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St. Stephen Dripstone Cave

St. Stephen Dripstone Cave located in Lillafüred is the empire of dripstones of special shapes. The total length of its passages reaches 1,043 metres, out of which visitors can access a section of 170 metres.

Discovering the cave is related to a dog. The animal fell into a shaft located above the Calvary Chapel. Local inhabitants noticed the dog’s barking that lasted several days. Two venturesome young men descended using a rope and saved the dog – then they discovered the underground halls full of dripstones.

The scientific exploration of the cavity system renowned for a long time as the Dog Cave was done by Ottokár Kadic in 1913; it was opened for the public in 1931.
The greatest depth of the cave is 55 m; its length is 350 m. The temperature of the cave does not rise above 10 degrees Celsius, even in the hottest weather, thus a sweater should be worn when visiting.


St. Stephen Dripstone Cave

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Miskolc-Lillafüred 3517
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Opening hours:

  • The cave is open every day year-round.
  • 1st April – 30th September: 09:00-18:00 hours (last tour at 17:00 hours)
  • 1st October – 31st March: 09:00-15:00 hours (last tour at 14:00 hours)
  • The tours depart every hour with a minimum of 10 visitors. Visiting time: 30 minutes

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