Nature reserve Ipolytarnóc fossils

Ipolytarnóc Fossils renowned nature conservation area

has been stewarding its unparallelled relics, fossils since the  area got protection status in 1944.  A volcanic catastrophe destroyed the paleohabitat and preserved its treasures at the same time by burrying them. Where is this Site? Only 150 kms north-east of Budapest, close to the Slovakian border.

A volcanic catastrophe destroyed the paleohabitat and preserved its treasures at the same time by burrying them. Where is this Site? Only 150 kms north-east of Budapest, close to the Slovakian border.

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The newly reshaped building blends into the landscape, although its structure is very unique, attracts the visitor's attention. Its main corridor represents the inner cavity of the giant petrified tree from which fossil find the area became famous in 1836. In the Visitor Centre's exhibition hall the geological past is well interpreted, its auditorium is capable of hosting large conferences.

In the Movie Theatre a world-class 4D animation introduces the visitor to the prehistoric past. The experience of the viewer is strengthened by the simulation of movement while sitting in a moving chair. A very rare experience indeed, worth a try!

Entrance fee for the geological path, including the cost for guiding

Adult - 1000 Ft/person

Child ( under 18 years) and retired, senior - 600 Ft/person

Child under 7 years - 300 Ft/person

Photo ticket - 600 Ft

4D motion theatre in the visitor centre

  • 1 050 Ft/person 

The Site is open

Between March and October  from Wednesday till Sunday and on red-letter days ( like Easter) between  900 - 1600 h.

Guided tours on the geological path

Between 930 - 1530 in every hour and a half . Since the entrance of the geological trail -- from where the guided tour starts -- is 700 m away from the visitor center, it is advised to arrive to the site 30 minutes earlier, before the planned tour.

Adress

Ipolytarnóci Ősmaradványok Természetvédelmi Terület
3138 Ipolytarnóc, Pf.: 1.

 More info http://ipolytarnoc.kvvm.hu/index.php?p=en_home 

 


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