Sopron is situated near the western borders of Hungary, at the foot of the Alps, 70 km from Vienna and 220 km from Budapest. It creates a bridge between Hungary and its western neighbours, opening a gate for foreign guests visiting Hungary.
The curative and recreating air of the natural environment, the hiking routes of the wooded hillsides, the view towers, the mountain springs, and the proximity of Lake Fertő make Sopron one of the most beautiful and most pleasant holiday resorts of Hungary. The Löverek, the hilly area south of the downtown, is the most fascinating and most distinguished recreation area of the city. Calm forests with spruces, oaks and chestnuts, lilies of the valley and cyclamens, hiking paths and lookout towers - these are the attractions of the Löverek
The sourrounding of Sopron, the so-called Fertő/Neusiedler Lake Cultural Landscape (partly in Hungary partly in Austria) has been UNESCO World Heritage since 2001. This area has been the meeting place of different cultures for eight millennia. The remarkable rural architecture of the villages surrounding the lake and several 18th- and 19th-century mansions add to the area’s considerable cultural interest.