Tapolca Lake Cave Visitor Centre, Tapolca

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Tapolca Lake Cave Visitor Centre

Dear Guests!

Please keep distance (1,5 m) and wear a mask.

Thank you for your understanding!

Dear Guests!

Boating under a charming small town Tapolca. Dissemination of scientific knowledge.

"Wonderful Karst" exhibiton under professional guidance with a climbing wall.

Dear Guests! Because of the great interest for Tapolca Lake Cave we would like to suggest you to use the online ticket purchase system (JEGYMESTER.HU) (24 hours before the planned visit) or to buy the ticket in time on the spot - especially in case of rainy weather, when the Lake Cave Visitor Centre is almost fully booked! Thank you for your understanding and cooperation!

Contact, how to arrive:

Address: H-8300 Tapolca, Kisfaludy Sándor street 3.
Telephone: 003687412579
(please keep in mind to call only in opening hours)
Fax: 003687555261
E-mail: tavasbarlang@bfnp.hu
GPS: 46.883115, 17.443221
Google map can be seen here
Bus and train schedule

Opening hours:

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.)
1st November : 9.00 a.m. - 4.30 p.m. (ticket office closes at 3.30 p.m.) On Mondays: 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.

Admission fees, online ticketing system

Visiting information

About the Lake Cave

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.


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

Video for our Czech visitors

The area of the Bakony–Balaton Geopark includes this exhibition site and its surroundings as well.

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