ONLINE TICKETS ON THE BOTTOM OF THIS SITE!
The ticket office closes 60 minutes before the closing time of the Visitor Centre or when the tickets are sold out!
Boating under a charming small town Tapolca. Dissemination of scientific knowledge.
"Wonderful Karst" exhibiton under professional guidance with a climbing wall.
Contact, how to arrive:
Address: H-8300 Tapolca, Kisfaludy Sándor street 3.
GPS: 46.883241, 17.443424
(Please keep in mind to call only in opening hours.)
E-mail: tavasbarlang at bfnp dot hu
Bus and train schedule
|4th May – 30th June:||9.30 a.m. – 5 p.m.|
(ticket office closes at 4 p.m.)
|1st July – 31 August:||9.30 a.m. – 7 p.m.|
(ticket office closes at 6 p.m.)
|1st September – 31st October:||9.30 a.m. – 5 p.m.|
(ticket office closes at 4 p.m.)
|1st November 2021 – 28th February 2022||9 a.m. – 4.30 p.m.|
(ticket office closes at 3.30 p.m.)
|24th December – 26th December||closed|
|31st December – 1st January 2022||closed|
It takes about 1,5 hours to visit the Lake Cave Visitor Centre.
Visiting the centre does not take place in the order of arrival.
|Adult (Felnőtt)||2 500 HUF|
|Discounted* (Kedvezményes):||2 200 HUF|
|Child under 3 years:||free|
|Child (3-14 years) (Gyermek):||1 800 HUF|
|Child (15-18 years) (Gyermek):||2 200 HUF|
|Family ticket - 2 adults and max. 3 children (3-14 years) (Családi)||7 500 HUF|
|Further own children (3-14 years) to family ticket (Kiegészítő)||1 000 HUF|
|Visitors with disabilities (Fogyatékkal élő):||1 800 HUF (one accompanying person: free)|
The admission fees include:
- visiting of the exhibition with guidance in Hungarian. Naturally for over 40 members group there is a possibility to have German or English guidance by prior booking by email (tavasbarlang at bfnp dot hu). For individual guests and up to 40 members group we would like to offer the audio guide system in English, German, Russian, Slovak, Czech, Polish, French languages. Please inform below.
- a single-journey boating in the lake cave
- VAT- the fee of accident insurance of visitors.
A) ONLINE TICKETS ON THE BOTTOM OF THIS SITE!
B) AT THE TICKET OFFICE on the spot:
The ticket office closes 60 minutes before the closing time of the Visitor Centre or when the tickets are sold out.
Credit cards (except American Express) and Hungarian Forint in cash are accepted at the ticket office.
Please prepare your identity card and documents for discounted tickets* and show it at the pay-office.
We kindly recommend you to arrive to our cash desk as soon as possible to avoid any annoyance, because the tickets are sold in a ‘first come first served’ order.
Ticket purchase in advance: In order to decrease the waiting time of our visitors before entering the visitor centre, the Balaton-felvidéki National Park Directorate introduced a new regulation of visits from 2017. Our colleagues at the cash desk No2 sell the entrance tickets for a pre-fixed point of time. It is worth to mention that the ticket purchase could happen only for that day, in advance the purchasing is not possible. After ticket purchase our guests only have to return to the visitor centre exactly for the pre-fixed point of time, indicated on the receipt. After arrival they can enjoy the services of the visitor centre without any additional waiting time.
Before you buy the parking ticket, please take into account the upper informations! We reccomend to use the free parking area which is open from the bypass of South Tapolca.
Because of this kind of ticket purchase and because of the capacity of the visitor centre, it may happen that all tickets will be sold for a certain day before the official closure time of the cash desk on that day, therefore TICKETS MAY BE SOLD OUT BEFORE CLOSING TIME! It is worth to arrive to the centre in the early forenoon.
During Summer we recommend you to avoid standing in a line by avoiding the the busiest time period, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
The admission fees do not include, you can resort it for an extra charge:
Audio-guides: 1 000 HUF/ per device, which is suitable for two persons.
The audio guides is available in English, German, Russian, Slovak, Czech, Polish, French. Audio-guides are not available in other languages. Thank you for your understanding.
Dear Visitors! We would like to inform you, that the automatic camera system is currently under development, so the picture's quality won't be perfect. Thank you for your understanding!
While you enjoy boating in the beautiful underground water world of the cave, an automatic camera makes a photo of you. After your visit you can buy individual gifts in our shop, decorated with this photo.
- Photo - 690 HUF
- Photoframe made of cardboard - 100 HUF
- Key-holder (45X60 mm, transparent) - 990 HUF
- Fridge magnet, normal size (35X45 mm, sima, transparent) - 990 HUF
- Fridge magnet, big size (150X100 mm, it is also a photoframe with a backstay) - 1.290 HUF
In case you buy any of these gifts, you can download your photo from a given website with the code printed on the receipt within 2 weeks from the time of the purchase. More information is available in the Tapolca Lake Cave Visitor Centre.
- only groups (min. 15 persons) can book a visiting appointment in advance via e-mail: tavasbarlang at bfnp dot hu
Please indicate your contact details, the number of people in the group and the required day and point of time for the visit. For private persons we can not accept booking either on the phone nor via email.
Tapolca Lake Cave Visitor Centre:
A tortuous cave system is hiding under the streets and houses of Tapolca, a little town not far from Balaton. In the strictly protected cave, which was discovered more than 100 years ago, the visitors can make a unique boat trip on the lit, bluish water of the underground lake. The temperature is about 18 °C in the cave all year round. Thanks to the new lighting system, the Lake Cave awaits visitors with more beautiful lights and view than ever.
Those who are interested in the secrets of the underground world are invited to an exciting boat trip under the streets of the town. A new visitor centre opened next to the cave with a unique exhibition on the wonderful world of karst regions. The mysterious world of caves is interpreted by special attractions in 10 rooms. Children can crawl in the adventure cavern while the sensory abilities of adults are challenged by the „feel the rocks” game. Palaeogeographic paintings introduce the wildlife of past epochs. We ourselves can go on an underground expedition by watching 3D photos and the film. Karst water, the exotic artist of nature creates magnificent shapes out of limestone. From the tower karst of South China, through the empire of dripstones we arrive to the caves of Tapolca, the crystal world of fragile beauty. Lava tube caves and ice caves, tropical palaeokarst and many other attractions await you.
EXHIBITION ROOMS, ATTRACTIONS:
Dripstone RoomCave Divers’ RoomBat RoomGeopark RoomPrehistoric RoomPalaeokarst Room3D Movie RoomBoating in the CavePlaygroundClimbing Wall
The new visitor centre opened next to the cave in January 2015. The visitors pay the entrance fee at the entrance area of the visitor centre and approach the cave through the new building.
Facebook page of Tapolca Lake Cave Visitor Centre | view
The area of the Bakony–Balaton Geopark includes this exhibition site and its surroundings as well.