19th June- 30th June: 9.30 a.m. – 5 p.m. (ticket office closes at 4 p.m.) 1st July - 31 August: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. (ticket office closes at 7 p.m.) 1st September - 31st October: 9.30 a.m. - 5 p.m. (ticket office closes at 4 p.m.) From 11st November: CLOSED
The ticket office closes 60 minutes before the closing time of the Visitor Centre or when the tickets are sold out! 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.
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.
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