Sightseeing

During the 2-hours-long walking tour guided by one of our qualified tour guides our guests get acquainted with the most beautiful monuments of Sopron. Besides the professional introduction of sights, they will hear interesting stories about the past and the present of the town. They get to know who the famous „poncichters” of Sopron are, why traditional local foods are prepared with beans and how Sopron’s most well known red wine got the name Bluefrankish.

Sightseeing on the Main Square of Sopron
Sightseeing on the Main Square of Sopron

The walking tour is easy to follow for each age groups. It is at a comfortable place, without tiring uphills or stairs. By larger groups we use head microphone in order to ensure that everybody can follow the explanations.

Walking tour in Sopron
Walking tour in Sopron

Sights visited during the tour:

  • Várkerület – Fountain of Fidelity, Statue of Virgin Mary, town walls
  • Archeological park behind the town hall
  • Main Square, one-time Forum Scarbantia
  • Firewatch tower
  • Buildings of the Main Square
  • Goat church, Old Benedictine monastery and Chapter house
  • Palaces in Church Street (Templom utca)
  • Lutheran church
  • Széchenyi Square
  • Synagogues in New Street (Új utca)
  • Building of St. George Street and St. George church (Szent György utca)

Tour guiding at the Rondella (Italian style bastion, 17th c.)
Tour guiding at the Rondella (Italian style bastion, 17th c.)

During opening times churches and Chapter house are entered (with the exception of the periods of services).

The walking tour can be complemented with the two following program modules:

 

Tour by sightseeing train

Tour by sightseeing trainAfter the exploration of the downtown of Sopron, there are still a great number of sights expecting you here. During the ride on the fun train / electric bus you will get to know more outlying places, not involved in the walking tour.

During the 1-hour-long programme our passengers get information through loudspeakers about the following places of interest:

  • Várkerület (ring road surrounding the old town)
  • Széchenyi Square
  • Deák Square
  • Lőverek (the hilly area of Sopron)

We provide this programme in English, German and Hungarian with audio guidance.
Live guidance by the groups own tour guide in other languages is possible via microphone.

 

Museum tour

In this tour you can visit the most popular museums of Sopron: Fire tower, Storno-house and Lenck-villa

Fire towerFire tower

Symbol of Sopron was renewed and opened for the visitors. The fire tower stands on roman foundations and from its circular balcony opens up a wonderful panorama of the downtown and Lőverek.
The visit to the tower takes 30-60 min.

 

Storno-houseStorno-house

The baroque cornerhouse in the main square standing near the fire tower is the Storno-house. It is one of the most beautiful palaces of Sopron.
The family has produced a rich and valuable private collection.
The visit to the Storno-house takes about 1 hour.


Lenck-villaLenck-villa

The bourgeois villa on the corner of Deák Square was the summer residence of the Lenck family. The building is surrounded by a beautiful park. Today, the building houses an ethnographic exhibition showcasing the lives of artisans and urban dwellers.
The visit to the Lenck-villa takes about 1 hour.

 

 

 

Prices

Walking tour with tour guide

  English German Hungarian
  70 € /tour 70 € /tour 17 000 Ft /tour

 

Tour by sightseeing train

  English German Hungarian
Sightseeing train
Ticket for adults
6 € /person 6 € /person 2300 Ft /person
Sightseeing train
Ticket for children
5 € /person 5 € /person 2000 Ft /person

 

Museum tour

  English German Hungarian
Fire tower
Ticket for adults
1200 Ft /person 1200 Ft /person 1200 Ft /person
Fire tower
Ticket reduced
600 Ft /person 600 Ft /person 600 Ft /person
Storno-house
Ticket for adults
1000 Ft /person 1000 Ft /person 1000 Ft /person
Storno-house
Ticket reduced
500 Ft /person 500 Ft /person 500 Ft /person
Lenck-villa
Ticket for adults
1000 Ft /person 1000 Ft /person 1000 Ft /person
Lenck-villa
Ticket reduced
500 Ft /person 500 Ft /person 500 Ft /person

 

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