Phone number 1: +36 (99) 311327
Open from: 1. January
Open till: 31. December
Opening hours: Apr.1.- Apr.30. 10:00-18:00 Mai.1.- Aug.31. 10:00-20:00 Sep.1.-Oct.31. 10:00-18:00 Holiday: Monday
Attendability: Closed for renovation until summer 2012
Description: The symbol of the city of Sopron is the Firewatch Tower. Its cylindrical lower part was built on the remains of the Roman town wall, and served as the north tower of the city from the 13th century onwards. The tower acquired its present form with its Baroque balcony and helm roof after the great fire of 1676. The tower guards fulfilled a most important role: watching the area, they indicated the position of the fire with lanterns at night and colourful flags at daytime.
Architectural style: Gothic, Baroque