The Renaissance Storno House exhibits Roman, Celtic and Avar relics, plus mementoes of Liszt. North of here rises Sopron’s symbol, the Firewatch Tower, founded upon the stones of a fortress originally laid out by the Romans. From the top there’s a stunning bird’s-eye view of the town. The “Gate of Loyalty” at the base of the tower commemorates the townfolk’s decision to remain part of Hungary when offered the choice of Austrian citizenship in 1921.

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28 Nov 2016 • Jonathan Bousfield insert_drive_file Article
Get on board: the 5 best European river cruises

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Among a certain segment of travellers, cruising is sometimes maligned: the dismal buffet and watered-down cocktails. Those kitschy lounge acts. The contrived sh…

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10 of the best European city breaks

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01 Dec 2015 • Emma Gibbs insert_drive_file Article
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