About Sopron

Sopron is situated near the western borders of Hungary, at the foot of the Alps, 60 km from Vienna and 220 km from Budapest. It is one of the oldest jewel boxes of the country. The inhabitants of the city are famed for their hospitality and loyalty to their hometown. This is also symbolized by the 'Gate of Faith', which can be found on the southern side of the Firewatch Tower, the symbol of the city.

 

The refreshing 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 Lővérek, the hills to the south, is the most fascinating area of the city. Another attraction of the historic town of Sopron is the excellent wines of the region.

 

Following the breakup of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the German-inhabited parts of the region were initially awarded to Austria in the Treaty of Saint Germain. After local unrest a referendum was held on December 14, 1921, with 65% voting for Hungary. Since then Sopron has been called Civitas Fidelissima, "The Most Loyal Town".

 

The 1989 Pan-European Picnic, one of the biggest milestone in the lifting of the Iron Curtain and the reunification of Germany, was held close to Sopron

According to city statistics, 2017 VOLT festival attracted 160 000 visitors to Sopron, making this almost week-long happening the second most popular and well-known musical event of Hungary after Sziget.

Accommodation

Machatsek Gyula Diákhotel és Kollégium

 

9400 Sopron, Baross út 4-6

 

Also watch out for the train tracks!

 

There is also a car park.

Approach

Train station is 1500, bus station is 1100 meters away from the accommondation.

 

Both Vienna and Bratislava are very close.

 

There are direct trains from Vienna Hbf to Sopron.

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