The most explored cave system in Europe, the Aggtelek Caves in northeast Hungary reach up into Slovakia through the karst foothills of the Carpathian Mountains. Excavations in the caves show that humans have used this system as shelter for over 7,000 years. Today a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Aggtelek cave system is the biggest in Hungary, and the largest – and arguably most beautiful – stalactite cave system in Europe. The array of red and black stalactite dripstones and stalagmite pyramids in their galleries and enormous chambers is incredible.
PUBLISHED: July 24, 2013