Bulletin of the National Speleological Society - ISSN 0146-9517
Volume 22 Part 1: 85-91 - January 1960

A publication of the National Speleological Society

Speleology in Hungary
Frank Holly


Although a small country, Hungary is rich in karst areas and caves. Many of the latter were known from antiquity but since World War II, numerous new ones have been discovered. Notable among them is the Béke barlang, smaller than its famous neighbor, Baradla, but probably more beautiful. Great impetus to speleology in Hungary has been given by many spelunking groups formed of youngsters, students, and tourists. These groups have recently been coordinated by the formation of the Hungarian Speleological Society (HSS, 1959). Since there is a great demand for exact cave discovering methods, the development and use of physical and chemical methods has started.

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