Visiting the Szemlő-hegyi Cave is ideal for school and preschool groups, families and tourists as well because a real fairy-tale world is waiting for them here.Dear Visitors!
The cave will be closed between the 17th and the 30th of September because of the renovation of the lighting system.
Thank you for your understanding!
Thanks to latest EU investment, now more experince can be given to our guests. Therefore, you should devote more time to visit us: in the projection room you can watch films or you can also spend more time in the interactive exhibition room before or after the cave tour. Walking along the new nature trail gives you a lot of interesting information about the traditional building materials of the historical must-see sights of Budapest and the rocks of the surrounding.
The temperature of the cave is 12 Celsius degrees (54 Fahrenheit) all year-round, so in summer time you should dress up warmer. The established route can be visited in casual clothes. Wearing comfortable hiking shoes is recommended.
The Szemlő-hegy cave is just one among many of the area's caves, which were created differently from the cold-water caves such as the famous Baradla cave of the Aggtelek Karst. The Szemlő-hegy cave was created by the upwarding hot thermal water, which created the special forms such as popcorn or cauliflowers.
Many other interesting things can be learned in the interactive exhibition room about the limestone or the only animal finding shelter in the cave, the bat. The process of cave rescuing is also exhibited here. You can try the cave rope technique and can climb through the needles eye. You can even pretend to be a caver on a photo you take, there is an interactive touchscreen knowledge database for you to improve your caving skills.
The entrance hall building and the park of the Szemlő-hegy cave was completely renewed in March 2011. The renewal project was successfully financed by the Hungary-Slovakia Cross-Border Co-operation Programme.