Lóczy barlang

Lóczy Cave


Useful Information

Location: Balatonfüred, Öreghegyi utca (Öreghegyi street).
Open: 15-MAY to 15-SEP Tue-Sun, Hol 10-18.
[2007]
Fee: Adults HUF 400, Children (4-14) HUF 200, Reduced HUF 300, Disabled free.
[2007]
Classification:  Karst cave. Mid Triassic limestones.
Light: electric.
Dimension: L=120m.
Guided tours: L=120m, D=15min.
Photography:  
Accessibility:  
Bibliography: Tamas Hazslinszky (2003?): Show Caves of Hungary. 6 page leaflet 20x20cm, published by Delta Publisher of Trade Papers.
Address: Balaton Uplands National Park, Kossuth u. 16, 8229 Csopak, Tel: +36-87-555-260, Fax: +36-87-555-261.
Department of Tourism and Education, Lóczy barlang Management, Anna Knauer (guided tours), Tel: +36-87-555-291.
Szilárd Somlai (education, forest school), Tel: +36-87-555-290.
Dr. Annamária Kopek (programmes, stage, press), Tel: +36-87-555-289
As far as we know this information was accurate when it was published (see years in brackets), but may have changed since then.
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Last update:$Date: 2015/08/30 21:55:47 $

History

 
1894cave discovered.
1934opened to the public.
1969electric light installed.

Description

Lóczy barlang was formed by thermal springs waters rising through Mid Triassic limestones. The solution processes forming the cave left the typical solution pits in floor and walls. The thin horizontal limestone layers are clearly visible and give the cave a strange character. There are little dripstones, but a few rare speleothems formed by the thermal water, like aragonite. Small bulbous aragonites are locally called pea-stones.

Lóczy barlang was named after the famous scientist Lajos Lóczy (1849-1920) renown for his work on Lake Balaton.


See also


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