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Sopron Hungary

We are planning on a trip to Sopron from Budapest this week. Does anyone have any tips about places to visit en route and in the area? Hiking

trails and nature would be appreciated as well.

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We are going by car if we can get one! And for a number of days.

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I can't help at all with info on natural areas, but the driving route from Budapest to Sopron takes you very close to Győr, a pretty city with a larger historic district than Sopron has. Győr also has quite a lot of smallish, art-related museums. I enjoyed them all.

Not too far from Győr (I'd guess about 20 miles) is Pannonhalma Abbey, one of Hungary's key sights. I ran into problems in my attempt to see the abbey; it was a weekend day and there was an important religious event taking place, leading to a very late opening of the abbey. So I'd recommend checking the abbey's website and trying to visit on a weekday when it is going to be open. I'm not sure it's safe to depend on special-event information from the Győr tourist office, because no one warned me about going on the day I chose, and I'm guessing that special events are likelier to occur on weekends. (But that is just my guess.)

My lodging in Sopron suggested I have dinner at the Feher Rozsa restaurant, noting that the food was good and not overpriced (and I did notice higher prices closer to the center of the historic area). I took that advice and was happy with my meal. It's not a fancy place, though.

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Thank you so very much for your great tips. I appreciate it.

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Hi,
If you need dental work, Sopron is the place to go. People come from all over to have dental work in Sopron. Just a thought. Maybe a little dental cleaning?
wayne iNWI

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Oh that’s too funny. Weirdly. My crown fell out at dinner in Chopron and so I tried to find a dentist but alas it was the weekend ..