With its 115 monuments and 240 listed buildings, SOPRON can justly claim to be "the most historic town in Hungary". Never having been ravaged by Mongols or Turks, the inner town retains its medieval layout, with a fusion of Gothic and Baroque architecture that rivals Castle Hill in Budapest. Sopron is also a major wine-producing centre and the base for excursions to Esterházy Palace, the vintage steam train at Nagycenk and other sites. The only drawback is its proxim¬ity to Vienna, which means that Austrians come here in droves to shop, eat out and get their teeth fixed, swamping the town over summer.
On arriving at the main train station south of the centre, head 500m up Mátyás király utca to reach Széchenyi tér and the Belváros (the old inner city). A five-minute walk along Lackner Kristóf utca will bring you to Ógabona tér, on the edge of the old quarter.
4-star-hotel in Sopron