Sopron between modernity and tradition

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Even if we do not want to admire in the museums of the ancient monuments, we perceive that we are in the former Roman province of Pannonia on the move.


To meet with the ancient past, it suffices to take a trip to the well-established and well-maintained hiking trails of the happenings Mountains, rising above the city. In Sopron, with subalpine climate, there are: construction of several thousand years, the forum of Roman and medieval castle walls, houses from the Baroque and the Renaissance, Gothic and Baroque churches and palaces from the 19th Jhdt. Century.

As for historic buildings is Sopron (Sopron), one of the richest cities. In the cellars within the city walls, you can taste the famous wine of the city, the Kékfrankos (red wine).

We are reminded of former life and economic activity of the Roman Empire. This alone through the Amber Road, the north-south running main road that connected among other Savaria (Szombathely) with Scarbantia (Sopron).

With its 53 000 inhabitants is today's Sopron, located at the foot of Lake Neusiedl, the gateway to the emerging Eastern Europe. The upturn in recent years one notices in particular by the many new and very good coffee houses and restaurants that have settled around the ring (Várkerület). Also for shopping trips to Sopron is excellent. The British supermarket chain Tesco operated "a branch here at the southeastern edge of town.

Particularly favorable in Sopron are services such as beauty salons, foot care, hairdressing, massage studios and Zahnambulatorien. It now know not only the Burgenland, but also many from Lower Austria and Vienna to appreciate traveling for a weekend like to Sopron: cozy and good food to go and relax a little soul.

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