Sopron Hungary

Next morning we are going to the old town of Sopron again. It’s cloudy today. It seems like it rained last night.

From the hotel, walking to the city center of Sopron.

From the hotel, walking to the city center of Sopron.

Sopron City Map

Sopron City Map

Sopron [ˈʃopron] is a city in Hungary on the Austrian border, near the Lake Neusiedl. It has about 60,000 inhabitants and is situated in County Győr-Moson-Sopron.

Várkerület Street Sopron

Várkerület Street Sopron

Várkerület Sopron Hungary

Várkerület Street, walking to the Main Square.

Main Square of Sopron

Main Square of Sopron, Holly Trinity Statue in the center.

—Storno House, City Hall, Esterházy Palace and County Hall (Győr-Moson-Sopron) in the main square of Sopron

—Storno House, City Hall, Esterházy Palace and County Hall (Győr-Moson-Sopron) in the main square of Sopron

Goat Church is a Benedictine church consecrated to the Blessed Virgin.

Goat Church is a Benedictine church consecrated to the Blessed Virgin.

The church is one of the most outstanding examples of 13th century Gothic architecture in Hungary. Its curious name stems from a legend that the church’s construction was financed by a goat herder whose flock unearthed a cache of loot.

Firewatch Tower (12th century)

Firewatch Tower (12th century) at the northern end of the Main Square is the symbol of Sopron.

Firewatch Tower takes in the views from the top of this 16th-century tower, once used to keep watch over the city in case of fires and smuggled wine.

Façade of the Firewatch Tower

Façade of the Firewatch Tower

After the Firewatch Tower on the Main Square, we are going to wander around the city of Sopron.

Walking around the city center of Sopron.

Walking around the city center of Sopron.

House in the city center, 1991

House in the city center, 1991

Roman ruins, part of the city wall Sopron

Roman ruins, part of the city wall Sopron

Wandering about the city of Sopron.

Wandering about the city of Sopron.

St. Jude Thaddeus Sopron

St. Jude Thaddeus Sopron

The former Dominican church (1719-1725) was built in honor of the Holy Apostle Jude Thaddeus in the style of Baroque.

My friend said. “well, let’s go for a picnic”. I answered. “It is cloudy today, so it is not ideal day for a picnic.” She was smailling.

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