Sopron, Hungary

Area Code 99, $1=283Ft, Aug 28, 2000

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Old town area is a small horse shoe shape. If you arrive here by train, as you come out from the station, continue walking 10 min., then you reach Vakrerulet u. Continue walking another 4 min to the information office. If by bus, go out to Lackna Kristo and walk to right 5 min. to the information office.
Sopron should be visited between W to Sa. because on Monday museums are closed, Tu Synagogues are closed and on Sunday information office and many shops are closed.
i Tourist OfficeTourinform: Elokkapu(Varkerulet ut), n end of the old town area and N from the tower. T338-892 M-F9-18, Sa9-13:00. Free maps are ones in the accommodation info booklet or a small copy paper. Staff speak English and very helpful comparing to the staff we encountered 2 years ago.

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Orsolya Divathaz: Orsolya ter. Private information office and travel agent selling local printed guide books for Sopron in various language, 220-350Ft
$ OTP Bank: Varkerulet ut. M 7:45-18:00, Tu-Th7:45-17:00 F7:45-16:00. Can change T/C with no com.
Many private exchangers are on the same street for ATS, DM and dollars are their favorate, but the rates are not always good.
H Hospital: 1km SW from train station.
Hp Pharmacy: Varkerulet, N E corner of the town center.
M0 Post Office/Telephone: Szechenyi ter, a square just S from the old section of the Sopron. The post office is the best building in the square. M-F8-20, Sa8-12:00
T Train Stations: 1km S from the town center. Take Malyas Kiraly. International trains to Ausria, Wiener Naustadt and Vienna. The international ticket office seems to be open just before the train leave. I could not check the fare from here.
B Bus Terminals: Lackner K + Ferenczy Just W from the town center.
s Julius Meinl: Varkerulet ut. #100.M-F6:30, Sa6:30-15 Many smaller supermakets are on the same street.

LOCAL TRANSPORT
The center of the city is very small. No need to use public transport unless you stay out side of the town. No info for city bus at this moment.

FESTIVALS 1998
Mar 14-31 Spring Music Festival Classical Music
Jun 23-Jul16 Sorpron Fesival Week (international), opera, street performance, cave theater, etc.
July19-22 Beer festival

@ Internet @
@ MATAV: Szechenyi ter 6. I am very sorry I could not confirm if MATAV in Sopron has the internet facility or not. www.matav.hu

Transport

Train, IC train 340Ft extra
Domestic
To Gyor:
612Ft, 85km,
To Budapest: 612+974Ft. 85 + 131km, You have to break the journey in term of the train fare, For IC supplement, you pay once.
To Szombathely: 450Ft, 62km,
International
To Austria, Sopron is the border town. The international train office seems to open only just before the trains leave.
To Vienna(Sudbf) ?Ft, 99km,
To Wiener Neustadt ?Ft, 34km,
To Neusiedl am see ?Ft, 76km,
Sopron - > Gypr - > Budapest
Budapest:- Kelati station
Sopron Gyor Budapest
IC

6:20

7:26

8:58

6:30

7:57

9:43

7:40

9:15

IC

10:00

11:06

12:43

10:00

11:50

13:33

11:40

13:13

IC

14:20

15:26

16:58

14:30

16:00

17:38

15:53

17:13

17:35

19:18

IC

18:20

19:28

20:58

18:30

19:39

19:55

Deli 21:33

20:23

Deli 22:18

19:41

21:13

X: M-F, +: Su
Sopron - > Szombathely:
1.5hrs
4:26, X5:48, 7:05, 11:12, 14:48, 15:55, 17:31, 19:43, 22:31
Szombathely - > Sopron:
X3:43, 5:29, 7:20, 10:03, 11:45, 14:30, 16:26, 18:23, X20:10, SaSu21:48
Sopron - > Wiener Neustadt: 40min. M-Sa4:55, 6:39, X7:20, 8:46, X9:46, 10:46, X13:44, 14:44, M-Sa17:44, 20:44
Sopron - > Vienna(Sudbf): 1hr 20min. , M-Sa4:14,M-Sa5:14, 6:24, X9:48, 10:48, X13:48, 14:48, 17:48, 18:48

Bus
Budapest 1,928Ft 217.3km 3.0hrs, SaSu5:00, 6:05, 10:05, 13:00, 14:10
Gyor

878Ft

89.7km 2.0hrs, SaSu5:00, 5:20, 6:05, 10:05, 13:00, 14:10, 14:20
Pecs

2,544Ft

287.7km 6.0hrs, 5:55, 8:00, 15:35
Vienna

?Ft

64km 1.5hrs, M-Sa8, F9, MThF9:10, 12:15, Sa16:45, 17:10
Wiener Neustadt

?Ft

40km 1.5hrs, WF17:55




Accommodation
LOW MIDDLE HIGH

HOTEL CODE
Cheap accomjmodation is the biggest problem here. It seems to be only camping is the option. But the town is small, you may come here from Gyor or Budapest for the day trip. The list below is ones Tourinform recommended not ones we have checked.
h Trimmel Vendeghaz: Folsolover u 25, T316-374. 3000Ft/p. Guest house.
h Sportcentrum Panzio: Lackner K. u 48, T311-250. 6000Ft/room. Pension
Camping
h Ciklamen Fahazak & Gyemek es Ifjusagi Tabor: Brennbergi u 82, T313116, Bus #3 from the bus stop near the bus station. 20 min.

Food
Many restaurants are found in the busiest street, Varkerulet ut. Most of them are totally for tourists and their interior are beautiful. There are many coffee shops through out the town serving delicious looking cakes.
r Szalai: Uj #3, 10-22:00, Hungarian local restaurant in the middle of the historical area serving food with resonable price. menu 300Ft+, Rec
r Kaffeehaus: Szechenyi ter #13, another classical coffee house serving cakes and coffees. Their interior is nice but they have seating outside.

Sight

Museum Generally Tu-Su 10-18:00, unless stated
admission fee: Normal/Student discount

Fo ter(the main square), located N part of the old section
S Fire Tower: Fo ter 1, Old fire tower and the gate way tower for the town, medical cellar prison, Now symbol of Sopron, Exhibition on the history of Sopron. 10-18, 150/80Ft good view from the top.
S Storno House: Fo ter 8 ,Town history museum & Storno Collection museum: 200/100Ft
S Fabricius house: Fo ter 6, hosting 2 museums. Roman Lapidarium(Roman Kotar) and the history/life in Sopron, 150/80Ft, The other one 100/50Ft
S Patika Apotheken Museum: Fo ter 2, 80/40Ft
Tu-Su 10-14:00
Bences Templom: Fo ter, 10-12,14-17:00, 13th C.
Orsolya Square, in S part of the old area
S
S
Uj Str.(New Street) street connecting For ter and Orsolya ter
S The Forum of Scarbanntia: Uj u 1, Roman ruins
S Old Synagogue: Uj u 22, W-M 9-17:00, 13th C synagogue, Gothic style.
S New Synagogue: Uj u 11, M13-17, W-F 9-12:00
Other
S Bakers Museum: Becsi ut 5, Old bakery.
S Sopron Museum: Deak ter 1, SW part of the center. W end of the Deak ter. The entrance is on Scatkai Endre u. Exhibion of old craftmanship. The display includes a number of national costumes. 150/80Ft

Out side of town.
S Brennberg Valley: A

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