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Statues

Besides the statues of Jupiter, Juno and Minerva which adorned the main square of the Roman city (Fabricius House), there are many other fine sculptures to see in the public squares of Sopron. We recommend some of the most famous of these to our visitors.
Statue of István Széchenyi

Statue of István Széchenyi

The work of Lajos Mátrai produced in 1895. It stands in commemoration of Count István Széchenyi, the first honorary citizen of Sopron, on the square named after him. The statue was unveiled on 23 May 1897. »

Statue of Franz Liszt

Statue of Franz Liszt

Viktor Tilgner’s work dedicated in 1893 originally stood on Petőfi Square, in front of the theatre. Since 1977, it has adorned the little square in front of the Conference and Cultural Centre. »

Statue of Ferenc Kölcsey

Statue of Ferenc Kölcsey

The bronze statue of Ferenc Kölcsey is to be found at the end of Deák Ferenc Square in front of the primary school. »

Statue of master brewer

Statue of master brewer

The work of József Kampfl, the fountain was completed in 1995 for the 100th anniversary of the Sopron brewery. It is not just a pleasant spot of colour on the square as a fountain, it is also a source of drinking water. »

Statue of Mihály Sopronyi-Thurner

Statue of Mihály Sopronyi-Thurner

He was mayor of Sopron between 1918 and 1941. He also had an important role at the time of the referendum to decide where Sopron would belong. This work by László Kutas was completed for 1998, the 120th anniversary of his birth. »

Swan Fountain

Swan Fountain

The legend: a professor once told his student after he had failed his examination several times, that he would only pass the examination if the stone swan grew feathers. »

Statue of Sándor Petőfi

Statue of Sándor Petőfi

Originally standing at the other end of the square, the statue produced by István Lisztes has stood in front of the theatre named for Petőfi since 2011. In the winter of 1839-40, Sándor Petőfi did guard duty near here during his military service. »

Statue of Miklós Bánffy

Statue of Miklós Bánffy

The statue of polyhistor Count Miklós Bánffy, onetime foreign minister of Hungary, can be found in the Elizabeth garden. »

St. Mary's Fountain

St. Mary's Fountain

The well which formerly stood in the courtyard of the once Franciscan later Benedictine monastery has adorned the square since 1930. The heavy damage caused by the Second World War was repaired by Sopron sculptor Ernő Szakál. »

Relocation memorial

Relocation memorial

Laszló Kutas’ stone plaque produced in 2010 recalls that tragic event, when in the spring of 1946, some 7000 residents of Sopron who professed themselves native German speakers were compelled to abandon their property and leave. »

Holy Trinity Statue

Holy Trinity Statue

This magnificent Baroque column has adorned Sopron’s Main Square since 1701. It was produced by stonecutters from Sopron. It was commissioned by plague survivors Éva Katalin Thököly Késmárki and her husband Jakab Löwenburg. »

Holocaust Memorial

Holocaust Memorial

László Kutas’ work produced in 2004 in memory of the victims deported 60 years before can be found in the vicinity of the orthodox synagogue, which is in need of repair. »

Fountain of Loyalty

Fountain of Loyalty

Tamás E. Soltra’s ornamental well has stood on the small square since the June of 2003. The three figures are symbols of loyalty (1277), patriotism (1921) and freedom (1989). The stone carving is the work of the Faragó brothers of Sopron. »

Key to the city

Key to the city

In the year 1277, Sopron was elevated to the rank of a free royal city and granted privileges by King Ladislaus (László) IV, which promoted the development of this border fortification. »

Mary’s Column

Mary’s Column

The column was erected in veneration of Mary on the site of the mediaeval church of the Virgin and later the town pillory. »

Picnic memorial - Breakrthrough

Picnic memorial - Breakrthrough

The breach of the border on 19 August 1989 has entered history under the name of “Paneuropean Picnic”. This is commemorated by Miklós Melocco’s sculpture “ÁTTÖRÉS – UMBRUCH” (Breakthrough), which was unveiled in 2009 for the 20th anniversary. »

Ojtoz Memorial

Ojtoz Memorial

In commemoration of the 18th Royal Regiment from Sopron, which fought in the Ojtoz Pass in Transylvania at the beginning of August 1917. »

"VOLT" chairs

These have been positioned at various points of the town, within the scope of the project, “Sopron, city of stars”. »

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