Stage 05: Rust - Sopron


Stage 05: Rust - Sopron

Stage description

Goodbye Lake Neusiedl: one last time through the National Park Lake Neusiedl - Seewinkel to the cultural highlights Roman quarry Fertőrákos and old town of Sopron

You start in Rust on the first meters on the same way as on the previous stage down to the street "Am Seekanal". Now turn right (south) and continue along the small road until the signs on the left lead you onto a field path. At the next crossing turn right and immediately left again and follow the road parallel to Lake Neusiedl until you reach Mörbisch.

At the main road coming from the lake, follow this road briefly in the direction of the lake (left), but immediately turn right again into the Güterweg before you reach the Mörbischer Hof. Now walk along the shores of Lake Neusiedl - accompanied on the left by reeds and on the right by wine - straight ahead until the path bends to the left at an observation tower. This way you will reach a small road directly at the Austrian-Hungarian border.
Here turn left over the border and follow the small asphalted road, which is also used by the Neusiedlersee cycle path, straight ahead until you reach the beginning of Fertőrákos - here you will find a larger road.

If you follow the road to the left, after about 200 m you will reach the entrance to the Roman quarry of Fertőrákos, where a rock theater worth seeing is installed (entrance). The Bernstein Trail does not lead you to the left at the crossroads, but up to the right. After about 100 m turn left onto a gravel path and descend along small paths to a small valley with some houses. You cross the brook over a green bridge and walk along beautiful forest paths (parallel to yellow and green markings) to a crossroads at a paved section. Turn left here and immediately after 5 m turn right again (parallel to yellow markings). Via this very beautiful ascending hiking trail you reach a huge lookout tower.
Now you choose the only forest path on the left (parallel yellow markings) downhill until you reach a crossroads. Here on the left follow the very nice forest path (parallel blue markings) for a longer time until you reach a crossroads in the forest. You turn right onto another forest path (parallel to the green markings) and continue walking through the beautiful forest until you come to an asphalt road (beware, after crossing a gravel road do not go straight on along the forest road, but follow the less marked forest path on the left side, which can easily be overlooked).

Now you've left the forest again. Follow the asphalt road to the right and then straight on until you see the distinctive church "Szent Mihály főangyal-templom" - you are already in Sopron. Follow the signs to the right and left into the parallel "Tómalom ulica", via which you will reach a roundabout directly in front of the church.
Pass the church on the right (parallel yellow-red markings) until you reach the square "Sas tér" - here you are already at the edge of the old town. You turn left down into the "Szentlelek ulica" and reach the big ring road that leads around the old town. You cross the ring road and keep diagonally right through the "Firetower" to the beautiful main square of Sopron: Your exact destination is the tourist information directly at the main square.

Difficulty: easy
Duration: 5 hrs
Length: 18,9 km
Ascent: 204 m
Descent: 209 m