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Old November 14th, 2005, 05:48 PM   #1
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Sopron - Civitas Fidelissima

Sopron - Civitas Fidelissima





Sopron, a city of 53.000 inhabitants is located in Gyor-Moson-Sopron county.

Sopron is one of the cities with the most number of monuments in Hungary. It is located along the Austrian-Hungarian border at the foot of the Alps, 220 Kilometers away from Budapest, 60 Kilometers away from Vienna. There are a lot of attractions in this city: quiet little streets of the historical city center, unique buildings and monuments of the Middle Ages.

The city of Sopron is said to be the most "loyal city" of Hungary's. After the Trianon treaty of 1920, when Hungary lost two-thirds of its territory, the citizens of Sopron were allowed to hold a referendum on whether to stay with "little" Hungary or join the former part of Hungary called the Burgenland that as that was given to Austria.
On December 14, 1922 the people cast their votes and the town stayed with Hungary. It was then the title Civitas Fidelissima, meaning the most loyal town was awarded to Sopron.


Fire Tower and Storno House:

Fire Tower (1290):

View from the Fire Tower:

Fire Tower, Gate of Fidelity:

Main square, Benedictian Church (or „Goat Church"):

Main square, County Hall:

Main square, City Hall:

Main square:

Main square:

Main square, Trinity column:

Main square, Gambrinus:

New street:

Church street:

Church street, Esterhazy Palace:



Courthouse:
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Old November 14th, 2005, 05:49 PM   #2
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House of Hungarian Culture:

Liszt Ferenc Conference and Cultural Centre:

Sopron Casino:

Caesar House and Cellar:

Ógabona square:

Ógabona square:

Roman wall:

Várkerület street, The Rondella:

Várkerület street:

Várkerület street:

Várkerület street:

Várkerület street:

Várkerület, Castle gate Café:

St. George street:

Lion pharmacy (founded in 1623):

Fabricius House:

Fountain of Fidelity:

Column of Mary (1745):

Column of Mary (1745):

Dominican Church:
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Old November 14th, 2005, 05:52 PM   #3
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Füredi walkway:

Széchenyi statue:

Széchenyi square:

Ursuline square, Lábas (Arcade) House and Mary’s Fountain (1780):

Ursuline square, Ursuline Church (XV century):

Cave Theatre:

Károlyi Lookout Tower:

Lövérek Hills, Hotel Szieszta:

Lake Fertö:
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Old November 14th, 2005, 06:28 PM   #4
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Splendid and romantic, thanks for sharing

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Old September 16th, 2007, 05:40 PM   #5
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Sopron

SOPRON - the capital of the Blue Frankish wine
Ödenburg (German), Scarbantia (Roman/Latin), Šoproň (Czech, Slovak), Šopron (Croat)

Probably the best city in Hungary.

Sopron, a city of 53.000 inhabitants is located in Győr-Moson-Sopron county.
Sopron is one of the cities with the most number of monuments in Hungary. It is located along the Austrian-Hungarian border at the foot of the Alps, 220 Kilometers away from Budapest, 60 Kilometers away from Vienna. There are a lot of attractions in this city: quiet little streets of the historical city center, unique buildings and monuments of the Middle Ages.
The city of Sopron is said to be the most "loyal city" of Hungary (Civitas Fidelissima). After the Trianon treaty of 1920, when Hungary lost two-thirds of its territory, the citizens of Sopron were allowed to hold a referendum on whether to stay with "little" Hungary or join the former part of Hungary called the Burgenland that as that was given to Austria.
On December 14, 1922 the people cast their votes and the town stayed with Hungary. It was then the title Civitas Fidelissima, meaning the most loyal town was awarded to Sopron.
The downtown itself was built along the bank of Ikva. The surrounding area is rich in sources, the most well known ones can be in Balf. The Fertő (Neusiedler) lake, the third biggest lake of Central Europe is lying north-east of Sopron.
Sopron is famous for its wines (Blue Frankish, Tramini, Green Veltelini).







Fire Tower (XIII cent.), the symbol of Sopron:


Fire Tower, Gate of Fidelity:


Main Square, Benedictian (or Goat) Church (1280), Hungarian Parliament (Diet) has held its sessions in this church in 1553, 1622, 1625, 1635 and 1681:




Main Square, Holy Trinity Column (1695):


Main Square, Gambrinus House:


Main Square, medieval feeling:


Main Square, County Hall:


Ursuline Square, Arcade (Lábas) House (XVI cent.) and Mary’s Fountain (1780):

Ursuline Square, Ursuline Church (XV cent.):




St. Michael’s Church:


Roman and medieval walls:




New Street:


Church Street:


House of Hungarian Culture:


Liszt Ferenc Conference and Cultural Centre:


Sopron Casino:


Caesar House and Cellar:


Old Corn Square:


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Old September 16th, 2007, 05:41 PM   #6
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Castle District Street:






Castle District Street, Castle Gate Café:


Lion Pharmacy (founded in 1623):


Fountain of Fidelity:


Column of Mary (1745):




Dominican Church:


House of Two Moors:


Liszt Saloon Chocolate-Tea-Café House:


Wine Bar:


Széchenyi Statue:


Széchenyi Square, Statue of the mythical bird Turul of the Magyars:


Füredi Walkway:


Sopron Pláza:


Communal Stadium:




MKB Aréna:




Cave Theatre:


Lővér Hills (Hotel Siesta):


Sopron-Fertőrákos, Lake Fertő:
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Old September 16th, 2007, 05:56 PM   #7
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I feel ashamed because I've never been there...
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Old September 16th, 2007, 06:08 PM   #8
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Sopron is one of our most beautyful towns (fortunately we have a really great choice )
I like it because it is so clean and organised like an Austrian town.
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Old September 16th, 2007, 06:10 PM   #9
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very nice and clean,simply beautifull
pics are fantastic!
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Old September 16th, 2007, 06:58 PM   #10
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Yes, Sopron is a beautiful city! Thank You again ban Bank!
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Old September 16th, 2007, 07:05 PM   #11
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Apart from Kőszeg, Sopron is the only city in Hungary with a significant amount of pre-baroque buildings left.

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Old September 16th, 2007, 08:54 PM   #12
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yep, was there a month ago and i really liked it too
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Old September 16th, 2007, 11:21 PM   #13
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nice old town centre
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Old September 16th, 2007, 11:29 PM   #14
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This map drived me crazy I was wondered how Hungaria is on west of Austria land...

this is for sure most crazy map posted on SSC
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Old September 17th, 2007, 12:00 AM   #15
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This map drived me crazy I was wondered how Hungaria is on west of Austria land...

this is for sure most crazy map posted on SSC
Well, note that this is not a North-orientated map! It's rather a bird view of the region West on the top.

But the Austro-Hungarian border is definitely not as straight as the state borders of the United States There were an enormous debate whether Sopron and its surrounding should belong to Austria or Hungary after WWI. Sopron was the only city where the western peace committee permitted the local authorities to arrange a poll about which country the residents want to belong. The poll - won by hungarians - proved that most of people wanted to belong to Hungary. Of course this faithful city was the only that remained for Hungary, all others were occupied by austrians. But let's forget about it, it was a long time ago.
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A truly beautiful town.
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Old January 20th, 2008, 11:40 AM   #17
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Wow magnificent town!
It look much more bigger and more populous than 53 000 inhabitans though.
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Old January 20th, 2008, 02:32 PM   #18
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Couple of photos we took in summer of 2005. More comin up if when I've got time.
BTW, can anyone show us shots of the reorganized Deak square?


















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Old January 20th, 2008, 02:38 PM   #19
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We are preparing a trip there, because it´s located very near to Bratislava.. It´s very different from the other hungarian towns,It looks more to be austrian or slovak town than hungarian (also Kozseg)..this is probably caused by the pre-baroque architecture..
according to the images and according to what I have seen in other images this is one of your best towns with probably the second biggest historical centre..

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Old January 20th, 2008, 03:01 PM   #20
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We are preparing a trip there, because it´s located very near to Bratislava.. It´s very different from the other hungarian towns,It looks more than austrian or slovak town than hungarian (also Kozseg)..this is probably caused by the pre-baroque architecture..
according to the images and according to what I have seen in other images this is one of your best towns with probably the second biggest historical centre..
You're right, some pictures reminds me Bratislava. Sopron is very nice city.
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