Hungary is rightly known for its highly qualified healthcare professionals. Besides receiving top quality dental service, the dental patientsÂ also have the opportunity to get to know a beautiful city with a rich history: Sopron.
Our dental clinic inÂ Dental Sopron is located in the popular Castle District, in the proximity of several sights.
The town’s symbolic Firewatch Tower is only a 4 minute walk away from our dental office. For those who enjoy hiking, the forests of LĹ‘vĂ©rek and the Forest Park of Sopron are ideal destinations. Those who prefer culture can enjoy a good timeÂ at the Storno House, the Kecske Church or the Harrer chocolate factory. If you are interested in wine specialities, you can choose from the selection of famous wine cellars â€“ if you prefer a lighter wine tasting program, you can become familiar with the local specialties during the Tractor Party wine tour.
Sopron hosts one of the biggest popular music festivals in Hungary, the VOLT Festival.
The Firewatch Tower
We can admire the town of Sopron from the top of the 58-meter high Firewatch Tower which was built in the baroque era. The guards of the Tower had numerous tasks: they were watching potential pockets of fire and warned inhabitants immediately when they noticed foreign soldiers. They also had special responsibilities at weddings, funerals and town festivals: they provided music and signalled the passing of the time every 15 minutes with a flourish of trumpets.
Although 200 stairs lead up to the top of the tower, the sight makes usÂ quickly forget the tiring trip upwards.
Programs for hikers
Sopron is extremely rich in green areas, so hikers have a lot of opportunities to choose from. In the LĹ‘vĂ©rek we can spend a whole day with visiting the numerous sights, while a trip in the Forest Park of Sopron will be a refreshing experience for the lovers of nature.
LĹ‘vĂ©rek was built in the 13th century on the slopes of Sopron, where riflemen were protecting the city from intruders. Today, in the area of the LĹ‘vĂ©rek is a huge holiday resort with several sights.
Here we can find the KĂˇroly lookout Tower which is the most popular relaxing place in Sopron. From its two-level terrace there is wonderful panoramaÂ of the city. If we need a little rest, we can admire the wonderful flora of the Elisabeth and Botanic Gardens. If we still have energy left in us, we can go for a swim in the LĹ‘vĂ©r swimming pool.
The Forest Park of Sopron
The almost 2400 acres of green area offers programs for several days for the lovers of active holidays. 369 kilometres of marked tourist routes, nine lookout towers, numerous wells and monuments can be found in this area.
We can take part in organized horseback riding trips, try out the MTB tracks or do the activities in the forest gymnastic course.
In the town of Sopron we can choose several churches, museums and monuments to visit. We should walk with our eyes open as we can spot many monuments even in the surroundings of the clinic.
We can take a look into the former house of Ferenc Storno, Sr. and admire his work during a visit to the museum. As a young man, he was trained to become a chimney sweeper and he even worked in this profession. After his talent was recognized, he turned to painting, as well as excavating monuments and doing restoration work. Besides his own works of art, he and his family have acquired a significant private collection which we can also see at the exhibition.
Kecske (Goat) church
It’s one of Sopron’s best known churches. The church was built in 1280 by Franciscan monks and was named presumably after the goat that was present on the coat of arms of the family that restored the church in the 15th century. Several historical events took place in this church, it even hosted coronations and national assemblies.
Harrer Chocolate Factory and Confectionery
The Harrer Chocolate Factory was opened in 2009 for the audience. We can take part in a special factory visit which gives us an insight to the procedure of chocolate making and we can even taste the chocolate at different stages of the production.
At the end of the visit we can spend time in a cosy confectionery belonging to the factory, where we can try out even more delicacies.
The town’s geographical features favour grape growing, and high-quality grapes turn into high-quality wine. The Sopron wine region is a historical wine region of Hungary, the tradition of grape growing dates back to the Roman times.
If we would like to take part in a pleasant wine dinner, we can choose from the local wine cellars. In the “TasteVino BorbĂˇr Ă©s VinotĂ©ka” Szabolcs LukĂˇcs, the Hungarian Sommelier Champion of 2007 is waiting for us with his unique wine selection. The first wine cellar of Sopron, the authentic “Natura VinotĂ©ka” awaits its visitors on weekdays.
Tractor Party Wine Tour
During the Tractor Party, we can get an insight into the secrets of wine production. We can accompany the grape from the grapevines to the wine glass and we are even allowed to taste the result.
Since 1993, Sopron is the host of one of the best known popular music festivals in Hungary. Notable local and foreign musicians of numerous genres perform at the festival. It lasts for 5 days and it starts at the end of June or in the beginning of July.