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The Hungarian Natural History Museum about our fossil footprints
The Hungarian Natural History Museum issued a press release on the latest results of the research on the fossil footprints of Ipolytarnóc. Together with the staff of the Bükki National Park Directorate and the Herman Ottó Museum in Miskolc, they used the latest techniques, including 3D scanning, to track down the Miocene prehistoric world.
The theme tours of the Miocene Park are very popular
The thematic tours of the Bükk National Park Directorate are becoming more and more popular at the Ipolytarnóc Fossils Nature Reserve.
The footprints of Ipolytarnoc in the media
As part of the RiWild INTERREG project of the Bükk National Park Directorate the research on the footprinted sandstone continues, the expert of the Herman Ottó Museum of Miskolc stated about the newest discoveries in the media.
A supervolcanic eruption destroyed the Miocene Park
A new study was published on the research concerning the paleohabitat of the Ipolytarnoc Fossils.
Museum Day and EGN Week at the Fossils
In the second half of May the Prehistoric Pompeii of the Miocene Park awaits its visitors with special programs.
Mother Earth Day at the Miocene Park
The staff of the Ipolytarnóc Fossils will collect the rubbish on the access roads of the area in honor of the Earth Day and will celebrate the famous event with a special thematic tour.
Ancient monkey at the Ipolytarnoc Fossils
The Rudapithecus will come to Ipolytarnóc again after its 2014 photo exhibition. Starting at 11 a.m. on March 12, 2022, dr. Laszlo Kordos will present his new book about the fossil ape at a press conference and audience meeting in the Miocene Park. The joint event of the Bükk National Park Directorate and the Novohrad-Nógrád UNESCO Global Geopark pays tribute to the work of the famous paleontologist.
World Animal Day at Ipolytarnoc Fossils
The site commemorates the feast day of Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals and human caretakers of nature.
On October 4 at 11 am a short, open event will celebrate the life on Earth in the Ancient Pine visitor centre. Come and join us and protect Nature.
10/04/2022 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Geodiversity and Geotop Days at the Miocene Park
On October 6 and October 8 special events celebrate the rich geodiversity of the transnational Novohrad-Nograd UNESCO Global Geopark at its main gateway, the Ipolytarnoc Fossils Nature Reserve, managed by the Bükk National Park Directorate.
The event endorses the International Geodiversity Day initiative. The visitors can dive into the past from the Pannonian lake through a volcanic disaster to the Paratethys shallow sea full of with giant sharks at the Geosite of the Ipolytarnoc Fossils.
On October 6 (Geodiversity Day) at 10:45 AM at the Ancient Pine Visitor Center a guided tour starts leading through the exhibitions of the Time Spiral and the Geosites and one can touch the wall of the animated past.
On October 8 (the traditional Geotop Day) beside the same event, the guides will explicitly mention and promote the rich geodiversity of the geopark with nearby geosites worth to visit after the tours on the geological study trail.
10/06/2022 9:00 AM - 10/08/2022 5:00 PM
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ValuesMILLENNIUM LOOKOUT TOWER
Inaugurated on Aug 20, 2000, managed by the Bükk National Park, the terrace of the lookout tower of wooden structure offers a unique view to the visitors: the Bükk Mountains terrain, appearing in different colors in every season, the Szalajka Valley, the outline of the forests, and the rooftops of houses of 13 mountain villages to the north.Read more
In the Western Gate Visitor Center of the Bükk National Park Directorate in Felsőtárkány, visitors can observe the flora and fauna of the Bükk National Park through the interactive elements of the exhibition “Karst and its living world”, many times playfully, and they can also learn about the geological formation of the mountain.Read more
ValuesSZENT ISTVÁN CAVE
The total length of the passageways of the Szent István Cave is 1,514 m, its vertical dimension is 101 m. In the building in front of the cave you can find the ticket office and a souvenir shop. The length of the passageway shown to the visitors is 170 m, during the trip to and back it’s 340 m altogether, with some stairs.Read more