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Caves of Aggtelek Karst - Baradla

The caves of the Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst are located on the border between Hungary and Slovakia. The caves of Hungary are situated in the Aggtelek National Park, the caves of Slovakia are situated in the Slovak Karst National Park. The caves were formed over millions of years. Several types of dripstone formations can be seen in the caves of the Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst. The caves also display a rare combination of tropical and glacial climatic effects and makes it possible to study the geological history over tens of millions of years. There are 712 caves in the Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst. The most notable are the Baradla Cave in Hungary and Domica Cave in Slovakia, the caves are connected by a 25 km long caves system. The Caves of Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst gained status as an UNESCO World Heritage in 1993. World Heritage Art: Dripstone

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Caves of Aggtelek Karst - Baradla - Caves of Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst: The Baradla Cave is one of the most breathtaking dripstone caves in Hungary. The cave is the...

Caves of Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst: The Baradla Cave is one of the most breathtaking dripstone caves in Hungary. The cave is the longest cave in Hungary. Some parts of the Baradla Cave has extraordinary colours. Time and the dripping water are the sculptors of the Caves of Aggtelek Karst and the Slovak Karst. There are 712 caves in the Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst. The caves were formed over millions of years. 

  1. Caves of Aggtelek Karst - Baradla - Caves of Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst: The Baradla Cave is one of the most breathtaking dripstone caves in Hungary. The cave is the...

    Caves of Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst: The Baradla Cave is one of the most breathtaking dripstone caves in Hungary. The cave is the longest cave in Hungary. Some parts of the Baradla Cave has extraordinary colours. Time and the dripping water are the sculptors of the Caves of Aggtelek Karst and the Slovak Karst. There are 712 caves in the Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst. The caves were formed over millions of years. 

  2. Caves of Aggtelek Karst - Baradla - Caves of the Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst: The Baradla Cave is situated in the Aggtelek Karst in Hungary, near the border between Hungary...

    Caves of the Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst: The Baradla Cave is situated in the Aggtelek Karst in Hungary, near the border between Hungary and Slovakia. The Baradla Cave is part of a large cave complex that continues into the Domica Cave in Slovakia. The Baradla Cave and Domica Cave are connected by a 25 km long cave system. Several types of dripstone formations can be seen in the caves of the Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst.

  3. Caves of Aggtelek Karst - Baradla - Caves of Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst: The Baradla Cave is the largest and most well known cave in Hungary. The narrow corridors of the caverns...

    Caves of Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst: The Baradla Cave is the largest and most well known cave in Hungary. The narrow corridors of the caverns connect immense chambers with names such as the Room of Lace, the Columned Chamber and the Concert Hall. In the huge Concert Hall, visitors get the experience of listening to Hungarian music. The first written mention of the Baradla Cave was in 1549. The Baradla Cave is one of the most beautiful caves in Hungary.

  4. Caves of Aggtelek Karst - Baradla - Caves of Aggtelek Karst: One of the dripstone formations in the Hungarian Baradla Cave. The entrance of the cave network is situated in...

    Caves of Aggtelek Karst: One of the dripstone formations in the Hungarian Baradla Cave. The entrance of the cave network is situated in Hungary, but the largest part is situated in Slovakia, called the Domica Cave. Together, the Baradla Cave and Domica Cave form the longest cave in Central Europe. The caves of Aggtelek Karst are situated in the Aggtelek National Park. Several caves of Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst were declared an UNESCO World Heritage in 1993.

  5. Caves of Aggtelek Karst - Baradla - Caves of Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst: Several parts of the Baradla Cave has extraordinary colours. The Concert Hall of the Baradla Cave...

    Caves of Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst: Several parts of the Baradla Cave has extraordinary colours. The Concert Hall of the Baradla Cave has blackish stalactites and a reddish and green coloured ceiling. The huge hall is used for concerts and musical performances. This dripstone cave has excellent acoustics, during a guided tour, visitors will enjoy a piece of Hungarian music. Small parts of the Baradla Cave were already opened to the public in 1806.

  6. Caves of Aggtelek Karst - Baradla - Caves of Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst: Reflections on the water of the underground river Styx in the Hungarian Baradla Cave. The main...

    Caves of Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst: Reflections on the water of the underground river Styx in the Hungarian Baradla Cave. The main passage of the Baradla Cave actually is the bed of an underground river. The cave was already inhabited in the Neolithic Period, about 4000 BC and is a major archaeological site. Visitors enter the cave through a natural entrance. The tour includes a part of the cave that already was used by the prehistoric man.

  7. Caves of Aggtelek Karst - Baradla - Caves of Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst: The reddish and green coloured ceiling and blackish stalactites of the Baradla Cave, the...

    Caves of Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst: The reddish and green coloured ceiling and blackish stalactites of the Baradla Cave, the caves are rich with several species of animals, such as a blind cave beetle and a blind well shrimp, a characteristic inhabitant of the waters of the caves of the Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst. Bats also inhabit the caves, out of the 28 European bat species, 21 live in the Aggtelek Karst, including two listed as endangered species.

  8. Caves of Aggtelek Karst - Baradla - Caves of Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst: The cascade dripstone lakes of the Domica Cave in the Slovak Karst, one of the most enchanted caves...

    Caves of Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst: The cascade dripstone lakes of the Domica Cave in the Slovak Karst, one of the most enchanted caves in Slovakia. A 5,3 km long section of the Baradla Cave lies in Slovakia: the Domica Cave. The total length of the Hungarian Baradla Cave and the Slovak Domica Cave is more than 25 km. The natural entrances of the Baradla Cave are situated next to the village of Aggtelek, the entrances have been known and used for thousands of years.