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  • Day4


    August 29 in Hungary ⋅ ☁️ 19 °C

    Sopron im Nordwesten von Ungarn, südwestlich des Neusiedler Sees. Sie hat über 60.000 Einwohner und liegt im Komitat Győr-Moson-Sopron. Das Stadtgebiet wird von der Ikva durchflossen und ragt wie ein Sporn in österreichisches Staatsgebiet.Read more

  • Day233

    Day 234: To Sopron via Bratislava

    October 6, 2017 in Hungary ⋅ ⛅ 9 °C

    Back on the road! Checked out of our room in Vienna with nary a backward glance - it's been a disappointing place and we definitely won't miss it. Short walk up to Westbahnhof to the underground where we caught the train right across to the far east of Vienna, end of the line at Semmering. Short wait before we hopped on a train heading across the border to Bratislava - probably the closest pair of capital cities anywhere in the world!

    Off the train in Bratislava within about 45 minutes of leaving Vienna, noting how much poorer Slovakia seems than either Austria or Slovenia. More beggars about etc. Waited about 20 minutes for a bus out to the airport where we picked up our car for the next month, a small Skoda Flavia about the size of a VW Polo. Nothing too fancy, but it's got a surprisingly large boot, air-con, cruise control, USB charging and in-built navigation which ticks basically all our boxes!

    First step was to drive immediately back into Austria! We'd rented the car from Slovakia since the rates are much cheaper; this rental was costing us about 15 euros per day! So we headed south into Austria (via a Slovakian McDonalds for lunch) towards the last world heritage site we haven't seen, the Neusiedlersee. This is a large closed lake (ie not fed/drained by a river) that covers a huge area on the Austrian-Hungarian border. It's about 30km long and 6-12km wide in various points, though it's entirely less than 6 feet deep!

    Drove to a few different points of interest on the eastern side, including the visitor centre at Illmitz and the seaside town of Podersdorf. Lots of windsurfers and kite-surfers out on the lake since it was very flat but extremely windy! Very difficult for filming but we managed. Not much information about though which was a bit frustrating, so I couldn't really add much insight to my video beyond what was on the UNESCO website, and Wikipedia!

    Eventually we headed across the border into Hungary to our home for the next couple of nights, Sopron. Checked into our guest-house (via the supermarket) which was sort of a B&B type place, but the owners were out of town for the weekend and the other room was unoccupied - so we had it to ourselves. Nice.

    Got settled in, then headed into town for some dinner. Some nice looking places around, though we ended up having drinks at a fancy bar (a wine and a large beer was about 3 euros), then a traditional local restaurant on the main square. Again the food was very cheap - Hungary in general tends to be cheap, from what I remember. Seems like a nice little town as well!
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    Trish Forrester

    I loved Sopron!

  • Day234

    Day 235: More of Neusiedlersee

    October 7, 2017 in Hungary ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    Headed down into the main town of Sopron for a rare cafe breakfast, since the prices seemed good and there were interesting cafes around. Our main mission today was to drive around the western side of Neusiedlersee, checking out the various little towns and just doing some exploring.

    So off we went! First stop was the small town of Rust back over in Austria which a few people had recommended. It was fairly pretty but quite touristy, and with most places either set up for paid wine tasting or booked out for tour groups. We wandered around and did a little filming but headed on soon afterwards.

    This unfortunately proved to be essentially the story of the day - semi-cute small towns but with not much happening due to the low season and impending winter. Plus with the huge reed banks around the lake it was often difficult to get decent views of the water at all, many "on the sea" towns were actually a kilometre or more inland!

    What I also found extremely frustrating was a complete lack of signage about anything world heritage related; my usual process for filming is to go in with a small amount of knowledge, and supplement it with whatever I can find on location to create the video. But here there was literally nothing - a few "this town is World Heritage Listed" signs on the Hungarian side, but nothing at all in Austria. No info, no maps, no brochures. Very annoying. Even when we went to the main visitor's centre and asking for World Heritage info they had nothing!

    In the end we just filmed a few nice bits of landscape, spoke a little to camera about how frustrating it was, and left it at that. It won't be my greatest video ever, but it probably won't be my worst either.

    Back to our apartment in Sopron by mid-afternoon where we relaxed and did bits of work. Only real excitement was a complete blackout while I was washing up from dinner - the whole block, not just our place thankfully. Luckily the power came back on after an hour or so.
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    Trish Forrester

    The house looks a bit unusual

  • Day16

    Hungary, Győr-Moson-Sopron

    April 5, 2014 in Hungary ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Laszlo Nagy
    "As the white line in the middle turns back, so I hope to turn back sometimes to places, situations of the past, which meant me a lot!"

    All Hopes:
    Every new day with my kids.

    An impulse of inner peace and serenity.

    I hope that life starts at the yellow end - and not on the blue one.

    "A doorway to hope" is what I thought when I first saw this painting. The door opens to my hopes. Thank you.

    My hope always to venture new!

    Never give up hope! It reminds me of pic#008. Love it!

    This beautiful painting reminds me to be always in my own center and never forget who I am.

    I want simply to keep registering my responses; it is a daily pleasure. This speaks to me of time, travel and destination. I hope it is a good one!

    As the white line in the middle turns back, so I hope to turn back sometimes to places, situations of the past, which meant me a lot!

    This painting looks like the letter G turned on its side which is my dad's initial.

    I always believe there is hope, no matter how difficult it is.

    I hope to appreciate all that I am lucky enough to have.

    Hope for the future whichever way life turns.

    I hope that at the end every problem turns out to be good - like the bright yellow end in the picture.

    From the sea to the sun - and vice-versa. I can´t wait!

    Reality & inspirational shapes & colors in life intuition & fog

    More heat among the people.

    The changing nature of our hopes. They start from the same place but they transform as time goes by. In these strong colors and shapes I see Hope, strength and I fight my battle with cancer I hope to look at this painting every day.

    This spiral starts from cold colors, but after each turn they become warmer, to burst in the end into sunny, hopeful yellow. It is a reminder that one should keep going even if things look bad - it might get better around the corner. A cliche, but true.

    This is my window which opens to Hope with all those glowing colours of hope.

    This picture is for me like hope for the whole world.

    The ancient Greek meander - a symbol of infinity and unity - that has been usurped by dark forces, here is reclaimed to show colour, light and hope for a brighter future!

    May that path lead me to my home.

    My hope is: I hope I am lucky enough to win this as it would make a lovely twin for martins picture.

    Beautiful colors and technique. My daughter would love it.

    I love art and when I paint I'm in my own little world. My hope is that I become a better artist !

    This painting reminds me that whereever you come even the next step can be the first step to change.
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  • Day293

    Hungary, Gyõr-Sopron-County

    January 7, 2015 in Hungary ⋅ ⛅ -2 °C

    Marti Nagy
    A benevolent cloud against a venomous one or is it the reflection of a poppy thanking the rains? A respect for nature and all its creations is my wish.

    "Dear Heidi and Peter, thank you for your generous gift. It is a lot of pleasure to see the selected paintings and hopes daily. All hopes to each painting centrally connected, a wonderful way of sharing them and perceiving the beautiful artworks. Best wishes, Marti Nagy"Read more

  • Day3

    Wiener Neustadt

    March 16, 2016 in Hungary ⋅ ⛅ 5 °C

    Mai úticél Bécsújhely. Az idő lassan-lassan javulgat, odaát már nyoma sincs a hónak, csak a szomorú szürkeség, bár a földeken már látunk 2 igazi gólyát! Wiener Neustadt elég kókadt, azaz pang, sok korábbi üzlet "beadta a kulcsot", de a gyönyörű vastaglábú középkori házak ahogy körülölelik a főteret....Read more

  • Day2


    March 15, 2016 in Hungary ⋅ ⛅ 2 °C

    Elkakult az idő március 15-re, havaseső, fagyhalál "köszönti" az ünnepeket. Bánatunkban átmenekülünk labanc testvéreinkhez 😉, de olyan vacak az idő, hogy be kell menekülnünk néhány üzletbe. Eisenstadt kihalt, de még így is szép és a virágok jelzik, hogy akkor is jön a TAVASZ!Read more

    Dori Matkocsik

    Cukik 😍

    Dori Matkocsik


    marianna kustel

    Márcisz-mondtad valamikor még a XX.században 😉

    marianna kustel

    A FÉRFIszakosztály 😀

  • Day2


    March 15, 2016 in Hungary ⋅ ⛅ 2 °C

    Visszamenekülünk a délutánra kicsit nyájasabb képet mutató Magyarországra -néhány bárányfelhő, kicsit kékül az ég (vagy csak az új sálam?😀), már 4 fok is van- és bevesszük magunkat a Gustoba. Fenntartással fogadom -szegény öreg rókát megcsaljuk- de Füleséknek igazuk van, ebben Picque is egyetért, mert eleszi előlünk az édesburgonya levest szalcsival.Read more

    Dori Matkocsik

    ❤️❤️❤️annyira szép es cuki

  • Day1

    Elso volt megvolt :-)

    June 27, 2017 in Hungary ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    Életem első VOLT-ja köszönhetően a Linkin Parknak, mert bármilyen hihetetlen a Szigetre nem de VOLT-ra sikerült elhivni őket. Most végre értelmet nyert hogy egyetem alatt mindig felirtam a szigetes wish listre őket :-) ha már közös a szervező gárda. De nagyon jó volt... bár egyetlen apró probléma volt azért, hogy a hangositokat kivágtam volna a fenébe, mert nagyon benak voltak, de a koncert ennek ellenére szuper volt, eleg jól berekedtem a végére. Doriekkal előtte megneztuk Deniz veget, ami szupi volt, a Subscribe sajnos kissé eldurvult ahhoz képest mint ami az emlekunkben élt ( nem csak nekem hanem Krisztiannak is), a Linkin zseniális volt, a Brains is szuper volt utána, de az Anna and the Barbies nagyon lehangolo volt, annyira h eldöntöttük h haza is megyunk... az utat hazafele Krisztiannak köszönhetjük, mert a több órás taxi sort kellett volna kivárni ha nem intez valami fuvart hazafele. Összességében szuper este volt, nagyon kedves barátokkal, jó kis koncertekkel, kiemelten eggyel, Dorikaval ugri-bugri az egyetemi évek emlékére, sok éneklés és meg esküvői tanu felkeres is! 😃 abszolút 5 pont 😉Read more

    Dori Matkocsik

    Milyen esküvői Tanu felkérés? Erről lemaradtam

    Noemi Szoke

    Gábor, akinél kajaltunk, mondta h szeretnek ha a polgarijukon mi lennénk a tanuik es majd neznek idopontot a szentendrei onkormanyzaton ha vallaljuk 😃


You might also know this place by the following names:

Sopron, شوبرون, Шопрон, Σόπρον, شپرن, שופרון, सोपरोन, Šopron, ショプロン, შოპრონი, 쇼프론, Sopronium, Šopronas, سوپرون, SOP, שאפראן, 肖普朗