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The Bükk National Park Directorate and the Forest Plays Music Foundation  organised a special event at Ipolytarnoc on the 30th of June, this year.
The European Geoparks Week, taking place at late May early June each year, is a European – wide festival of Geoparks aimed at raising public awareness of geoconservation and promotion of the geological heritage as well as events aimed at informing the wide public about geotouristic and educational activities in geoparks.
New beardog footprints have been discovered along the geological path. The exposed area has become uncovered again after the winter protection and  it is exhibited  along the left side of the study trail.
In the meantime excavation started under the walkway of the Conservation Hall, where uncovering of the paleosoil surface ended in early 1980.


The Lower Miocene strata of the Ipolytarnoc Fossil Site contains both marine and terrestrial fossils, including shark teeth, petrified trees, leaf impressions and tracks. Footprints of 11 vertebrate species have been described on the footprint-bearing sandstone, which was conserved by volcanic tuff covering.

It was due to the sudden volcanic catastrophe, which buried and conserved the paleohabitat, that fossil remains in so many plentitude survived. The site is considered the prime fossil locality of Hungary.

  • The Volcanic Catastrophe

    Ősmaradványok - FOSSILS