The border with Hungary is not far from Vienna. We set out from our apartment past this colorful zebra peeking out of a passage and headed for the Philadelphiabrücke U-Bahn station and the commuter train to Sopron.
After a little over an hour on the train, we arrived at our destination and quickly covered the distance between the station and center of town. Thick, heavy sculptures and more delicate church towers greeted us on the way.
The sun shone through the lightly curtained windows framed by stained glass.
Walking in the main commercial district outside of the town wall, we discovered a local wine shop that sold Hungarian specialties.
People went about their business in the old town.
We decided to stop for lunch at Graben and it turned out to be the highlight of the day.
We tried spicy Hungarian goulash with fresh bread and chilies served in a decorative enameled bucket.