If you have sharp eyes, you’ll notice that the old town centre in Sopron appears in many old Hungarian films, as well as in some 21st century foreign series.
But why not visit the rightfully famous and popular city of Sopron in person? The 58-metre Fire Tower reigns over the Main Square of central Sopron, which is surrounded by the historic city wall. The Gate of Loyalty, which decorates the side of the tower facing the square, commemorates the referendum of 1921, when the citizens of Sopron had to decide whether they wanted to be part of Hungary or Austria. But the square also has some other interesting features: this is where you will find the sculpture of the Holy Trinity and one of the most famous buildings in Sopron, the Storno House where King Matthias, Ferenc Liszt and István Széchenyi all spent a few nights when visiting the town. If you walk southward, you will soon find Széchenyi tér, which was once the so-called Kétpék Lake, where, as legend has it, people dunked all the bakers who sold them bread that was lighter than the standard. The lake was later drained, planted trees replaced water and the land was gifted to the town by István Széchenyi.