North of Storno House rises Sopron’s symbol, the Firewatch Tower (Jan–March Tues–Sun 10am–6pm; April–Sept daily 10am–8pm; Oct–Dec daily 10am–6pm; 1150Ft), founded upon the stones of a fortress originally laid out by the Romans. The Gate of Loyalty at the base of the tower commemorates the townsfolk’s decision to remain part of Hungary when offered the choice of annexation to Austria in 1921.

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