Istallosko Ancient Men's Cave

Istallosko Ancient Men's Cave

Istallosko Ancient Men's Cave
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MikeLondonSE13
London, UK8,270 contributions
Sep 2023 • Friends
7/9/23 - thursday early evening

We three middle aged guys from London were aiming to walk to the cave and return by dusk. We do not trek of hills seriously and have one pair of shoes for two weeks in Hungary, flying cabin luggage only. Luckily restaurants we go to do not demand smart shoes and we do not go to clubs that reject sports shoes any more!

It was getting late as we got to the far lake in the valley as we were distracted by smoked Trout on the way (see other reviews). We went off the main path by the lake, a steep incline up a well foot worn and water eroded path for a couple of hundred metres (at around 16:40) with sitting breaks on fallen logs. A couple of young hiking type couples passed us on their way down and I asked how far it was as the gglmp info was inconsistent. They said not far and it would be flatter, this being the steepest section.

The path did flatten out, thankfully, going through dense vegetation, steep slopes with scree (the narrow paths had a railing provided) and eventually we got to the cave at 16:53 still in bright sunlight. I do not like heights but felt safe and secure all the time. I was expecting worse.

Unfortunately near the entrance it was littered with a few energy drink cans. So sad. There are no bins as this place is so remote no-one is going to be paid to empty them. Just take your flipping rubbish back with you! Obviously as I'm writing to more responsible people on TA so preaching to the converted. Look up hashtag energydrinks4lazyppl on X.

We had the whole cave to ourselves!

The cave is big, wide and deep but stops as a dead end after 50m. A small puddle is the only water where there is a sign saying do not use the cave as a toilet!

There were a couple of different bats flying around, maybe more if one were to stay at dusk but that would be dangerous.

It is worth the trek, even in normal shoes (high heels and platforms excepted).

At 17:06 we left, still in bright sunlight, and did not see anyone on the way up at all. We were there all alone and the first people we saw were at the railway station area, even though the last train left at 16:30. The couple were just wandering around and did not look like they were off to the cave. Maybe the last people up the cave came in the last 16:00 train and made their way back downhill on foot?

On our return back to the main town I walked asking the railway track till the museum. Great fun! I picked up some litter (there was not much thankfully!) for my cheekiness and recycled what I could later.
Written September 9, 2023
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Gabor K
Budapest, Hungary521 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
A short and relatively easy walk from the falls, it is worth to visit this unique place. Pretty much intact, a piece of the old times as it was. Don't expect big attraction here, the power of this place lies in the simplicity, just like of the prehistoric life as we imagine.
Written October 22, 2018
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pawel_hbg
Sopot, Poland9,999 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
It is quite steep to go there.Take good shoes. However it is worth to do it. There are nice views and cave is great.
Written August 12, 2020
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eva
63 contributions
Aug 2016 • Family
From the forrest railway station you can walk to the Cave about one kilometer some steep uphill but a short hike. The view of the mountains are great. The cave is empty so you have to immagine the ancients there and breath in some historic air. ;)
Written August 31, 2016
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OZS_ATW
Budapest, Hungary3,236 contributions
May 2016 • Couples
It is accessible from Szalajka Valley. Some of the trail requires medium strengths to reach. (Approx. 40 min.)
An 8,000 kg weight cooker was in here in the 1920s. 30,000 year-old tools were also found in the cave.
Written June 2, 2016
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