The Fire Watch Tower

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  • Address: 9400 Sopron, Foter 1, Hungary
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  • Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +36-99311327
  • Ticket Price: 1150 HUF
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Family And Kids, Tower, Exhibition

The Fire Watch Tower - Review

Located at the northern end of the main square, this Fire watch tower is a landmark of Sopron. Built on the remains of a Roman age town wall, the structure served as the Northern tower of the city since 13th century. The Barque balcony and helm roof were added after the great fire of 1676.

The tower guards played an important role of keeping a keen watch over the area and signalling the positing of the fire with lanterns at night and colourful flags at the day time. The double-headed eagle on the tower was gifted by King Ferdinand II and Queen Eleonora in 1622. The fire watch tower has suffered damages and is stabilised number of times since then.

This Fire watch tower is the symbol of loyalty. On 14th December 1921, a referendum was held in which Sopron and eight neighbouring villages expressed their wish to stay a part of Hungary instead of joining Austria. A neo-Baroque door frame and a statue entitles “The People of Sopron paying Homage to the mythological figure of Hungaria” was installed in the memory of the referendum.

Climb up the spiral staircase of 200 steps and enjoy a fantabulous view of this historic town from the former post of guards!

The Fire Watch Tower Ticket Prices

  • The ticket price includes the coupon redeemable at the museum cafe.
  • Students have concession in the entry fee.
  • Children below 3 years of age and people with disabilities have free entry.
  • Combined tickets for Fire Tower, Boundless story Storno collection are available.
  • Group and family discounts are available.
  • When visiting the cafeteria, the wine is cheaper than coffee, do give it try!

How To reach The Fire Watch Tower by Public Transport

  • On foot

Restaurants Near The Fire Watch Tower

  • Graben etterem
  • Museum cafe

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TripHobo Highlights for The Fire Watch Tower

  • The Fire Watch Tower Address: 9400 Sopron, Foter 1, Hungary
  • The Fire Watch Tower Contact Number: +36-99311327
  • The Fire Watch Tower Timing: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • The Fire Watch Tower Price: 1150 HUF
  • Best time to visit The Fire Watch Tower(preferred time): 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Time required to visit The Fire Watch Tower: 01:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting The Fire Watch Tower

  • 95% of people who visit Sopron include The Fire Watch Tower in their plan

  • 65.38% of people start their The Fire Watch Tower visit around 10 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see The Fire Watch Tower

Monday, Saturday and Sunday

85% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting The Fire Watch Tower

People normally club together Kleinhoflein and Fabricius House while planning their visit to The Fire Watch Tower.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

The Fire Watch Tower Trips

The Fire Watch Tower, Sopron Reviews

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  • Great views. Make sure to eat at the place just in front of it for some wonderful food

  • You can enjoy the view of the old town on the observation deck level and the remnant of Roman in the basement. The staff are pretty nice, and you can get some postcards as well as souvenir at the information desk as well as the small boutique outside the tower.

  • So nice place has many historical corners Downs and around, reminds me with Montmartre the French large hill in Paris's 😁

  • An usual tower with spiral stairs but has an excellent view of the city from the top. They also have a VR setup on the top floor of the tower to re create the fire that destroyed the city.

  • Great view of Sopron. A lot of steep stairs, but worth the effort

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