Vass Imre barlang

Vass Imre Cave - Imre Vass Cave

Useful Information

Location: Jósvafö.
Tours start at the Jósvafö Ticket Office of the Baradla Caves.
(48.4980184, 20.5368443)
Open: APR to SEP daily 15.
OCT Sat 15.
NOV to MAR registration 3 days in advance, minimum 5 participants.
Maximum 10 participants per tour.
Fee: Adults HUF 3,200, Children (6-16) HUF 1,600, Children (0-5) free, Students HUF 1,600, Seniors HUF 1,600, Disabled free.
Classification: SpeleologyKarst Cave
Light: bring headlamp/torch.
Guided tours: D=1 h.
Photography: allowed
Accessibility: no
Address: Vass Imre-barlang (ANPI), 3758 Jósvafö, Tel: +36-48-506-009, Fax: +36-48-506-001. E-mail: contact
Tourist Information Office (Tourinform) Aggtelek, 3758 Jósvafö, Tel: +36-48-503-000, Fax: +36-48-503-002. E-mail: contact
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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31-AUG-1954 discovered by speleologists from the Technical University.


Vass Imre Barlang (Vass Imre Cave) is not a regular mass tourist show cave, but a sort of alternative Green tourism cave. Tours are organised for small groups guided by a specialized guide. Such caves allow visiting and studying of the natural and cultural assets on site with educational and pedagogical intention. Still those are not wild caves, the tours are not cave trekking tours and do not require caving gear. Paved trails provide a safe walking, ladders, stairs, and bridges are installed, but no electric lighting. The tour into the cave requires outdoor garment, helmets with headlamps and a higher level of physical abilities than a show cave, basic physical fitness.

The cave is located near the Papp Ferenc Research Station, one kilometre from Jósvafö. It was discovered by an enthusiastic group of speleologists from the Technical University. The entrance is a 7 m deep shaft It has abundant flowstones, including columns, soda straws, and helictites. The cave has a unique colour, an intensive orange, which is reflected in the names of famous formation like the Narancszuhatag (Orange Cascade).