Lutheran Church and the Sopron Collection of the National Lutheran Museum

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Lutheran Church and the Sopron Collection of the National Lutheran Museum

Lutheran Church and the Sopron Collection of the National Lutheran Museum

Lutheran Church and the Sopron Collection of the National Lutheran Museum
9400 Sopron, Templom u. 19.

The history of the Lutheran congregation in Sopron dates back to the time of the Reformation in Hungary. The Lutheran church of Sopron is the oldest, most outstanding architectural achievement of the period after the enactment of the Edict of Tolerance. Itt possesses an organ which has an unforgettable tone, therefore the church is often the venue of concerts.

The Members of the congregation have always patronized art and sciences so they have also contributed to the rich collection of Hungarian and foreign ecclesiastical objects which can be seen in the treasury of the church. The collection includes masterpieces of Communion chalices, jugs, ciboria, candlesticks and altar cloths.

The former vicarage is located near the Church. The two-storied Baroque palace is the seat of the Sopron Collection of the National Lutheran Museum. Visitors get an insight into the congregation’s life through paintings, handwritten documents, books and prints. The Portrait Room sums up the activity of important personalities up to the 20th century. The Room of Archives holds documents from the middle of the 16th century onwards. In the library of over 6000 books, handwritten Bibles and basic theological works are available for interested researchers.


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