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Sopron, Fő tér Tuesday: 10:00 - 18:00
The symbol of Sopron, the Fire Tower

The symbol of Sopron, the Fire Tower

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The location

There has never been a traveller, and there are still no tourists today, who have not seen or immortalised the symbol of Sopron, the city tower built on Roman foundations. Its perimeter offers an unrivalled view of the city centre and the Lőverek mountains surrounding Sopron - on a clear day you can even see the nearby Alpine ranges. The tower served as the northern gate tower of the city. The lower angular part was built at the end of the 13th century. The cylindrical part dates from the early 14th century. It took its present form, with its Baroque parapet and helmet, after the fire of 1676. The tower is also a symbol of the consciousness and loyalty of the citizens: in the referendum of 14-16 December 1921, Sopron and eight municipalities voted to belong to Hungary. The baroque gate frame was designed by Rezső Hikisch to commemorate this. The group of statues above it (Hungaria gathers the loyal inhabitants of the town around her) is the work of Zsigmond Strobl Kisfaludi. A visitor centre in the building provides information about the museum's exhibitions.

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Openness, contact

Opening hours

  • Monday: 10:00 - 18:00
  • Tuesday: 10:00 - 18:00
  • Wednesday: 10:00 - 18:00
  • Thursday: 10:00 - 18:00
  • Friday: 10:00 - 20:00
  • Saturday: 10:00 - 20:00
  • Sunday: 10:00 - 18:00

Address and contact

Museum hours

The Sopron Museum offers experiential museum education sessions for its permanent and current temporary exhibitions. With the help of our museologists, we offer useful knowledge acquisition, interactive learning and creative activities on a wide range of topics.

We welcome children for guided tours and museum education in our exhibition spaces

  • the kindergartener,
  • schoolchildren,
  • groups of students in secondary and higher education!