The Visitor Centre is open every day! 

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Due to technical reasons, the Tapolca Lake Cave Visitor Centre is CLOSED from 9.30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on 31 May 2017.

Dear Visitors,

In order to decrease the waiting time of our visitors before entering the visitor centre, we introduce a new regulation of visits from 2017.
If waiting time increases to more than 30 minutes during any time of the opening time of the visitor centre, the cash desk no2 will be open where visitors can buy tickets for a visit at a pre-fixed point of time.
After ticket purchase you only have to return to the visitor centre for the pre-fixed point of time, indicated on your receipt. Then you can enjoy the services of the visitor centre without any additional waiting time. 

Attention! 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.

We kindly recommend you to arrive to our cash desk as soon as possible to avoid any annoyance.

You can also reserve your visiting time and buy your ticket in advance at the cash desk, 1 day before your planned visit.



You can buy tickets here!

Online ticket purchase is possible only 24 hours before the visit, or earlier.
The visit is only possible at the visiting date and time indicated on the ticket!
Please show your printed ticket for validation at the cash desk.


Dear Visitor,

You can reserve your visiting time and buy your ticket in advance at the cash desk 1 day before your planned visit.

Thank you for visiting us!

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. Thetemperature is about 18 °C in the cave all year round. Thanks to the new lighting system, the Lake Cave awaits visitors from March 2012 with more beautiful lights and view than ever.

About the Visitorcenter

The diverse tourist attractions of the national park were enriched in 2014 by a new establishment, funded by the EU. Before the boat trip in the Lake Cave, visit the 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 Room
  • Cave Divers’ Room
  • Bat Room
  • Geopark Room
  • Prehistoric Room
  • Palaeokarst Room
  • 3D Movie Room
  • Boating
  • Playground
  • Climbing Wal


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