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Folk art shop on Fo Ter - Sopron

Folk art shop on Fo Ter - Sopron

Getting to Sopron.

We got to Sopron by train from Vienna as the train is operated by Austrian Railways we could get there on an einfach raus ticket which cost 32 Euros for up to 5 people. The journey took an hour and 10 minutes from Wein Meidling Station. Transport on the schnellbahn is included in the ticket if you are starting from another station.

Sopron Station

Sopron Station

Sopron is a very relaxed place with a very pretty old town. We mainly enjoyed wandering aimlessly around the old town streets with their lovely buildings and sitting enjoying the sun in some of Sopron's lovely old squares. We also had a very pleasant goulash soup meal with Soproni beer. Buying food and drink in the restaurants and supermarkets in Sopron was much cheaper than in Vienna. The currency is the forint, but some restaurants accept Euro. There were lots of money changers in Sopron.

The Old Town.

Fo Ter is the main part of the old town, but there are many lovely streets leading off it, such as Saint George's Street. The streets are lined with colourful old buildings and often lead to lovely wide open squares. There are several fountains, churches and a synagogue.

Beautiful building, Sopron. - Sopron

Beautiful building, Sopron. - Sopron

Sleepy courtyard, Sopron. - Sopron

Sleepy courtyard, Sopron. - Sopron

The Old Town

The Old Town

The Old Town

The Old Town

The Old Town

The Old Town

Fo Ter Square.

Fo Ter Square is the heart of Sopron's old town. The fire tower (Fo Ter) which gives the square its name is currently undergoing renovation so is surrounded by scaffolding. The square also contains several lovely buildings; some of which are museums. There is also a holy trinity statue and Goat Church. Goat Church was supposedly funded by a goatherd whose goats uncovered buried treasure. We did not go inside the church; I think it is now a museum. There were lots of restaurants, cafes and bars. The town hall was also on this square. This is a very pleasant spot for a meal or a seat in the sun.

Fo Ter Square

Fo Ter Square

Fo Ter Square

Fo Ter Square

Fo Ter Square

Fo Ter Square

St Ursula's Square.

St Ursula's Square in the old town is a wide open space. It contains the lovely Church and Convent of Saint Ursula and a statue of her, too. At one time this square was the site of the salt market of Sopron.

St Ursula's Square

St Ursula's Square

Roman Remains.

Near Fo Ter you can see some excavated Roman remains. They are of several buildings and streets that were part of Sopron's Roman forum. You can look down over the site and there are several notice boards around indicating what you are looking at. Quite interesting and worth a look. Near Fo Ter.

Roman Remains

Roman Remains

Roman Remains

Roman Remains

Near Fo Ter there is another interesting square with some old buildings and interesting monuments. The old Golden Lion Pharmacy is across the road from here. This is worth passing by for a quick look if you are in the area.

Near Fo Ter

Near Fo Ter

Near Fo Ter

Near Fo Ter

Near Fo Ter

Near Fo Ter

Near Fo Ter

Near Fo Ter

Szechenyi Ter.

This square is between the railway station and the old town. It contains a park, as well as a church and a statue of Count Istvan Szechenyi. It is quite a pretty square and worth a look if you are ever in Sopron.

Szechenyi Ter

Szechenyi Ter

Liszt.

Near the old town there is a Liszt Street with a plaque and bust of Listz. Stop and have a look if you are in town. The bust is outside the conert hall. I am not entirely sure of Listz' connection with Sopron.

Liszt

Liszt

Shops.

This lovely shopfront appealed to me as we we were wandering around. Baskets just look attractive when they are all grouped together or when they are hanging up around windows or doors. Sometimes it is not the big sights, but the little ones that make good photos.

Shop Front

Shop Front

Restaurants.

We had lunch in a restaurant near Goat Church on Fo Ter Square. The restaurant was located in a lovely old cellar. The bar part had huge barrels as tables. My husband had soup and Schmalzbrot, bread and dripping. In this restaurant it was covered with chopped onion and sprinkled with paprika. I had delicious goulash soup and we both had bottles of the excellent Soproni beer.

My husband enjoying his lunch. - Sopron

My husband enjoying his lunch. - Sopron

Posted by irenevt 06:32 Archived in Hungary

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