Aggtelek Biosphere Reserve in Hungary

Unique karst area The Aggtelek Karst area first became protected in 1978 when the Aggtelek Protected Landscape Area was declared. The following year the board of the UNESCO Man and Biosphere Programme (MAB) declared the whole territory, almost 20,000 ha, of the protected area as a Biosphere Reserve, and most of the area under strict protection was designated as the core zone. Read more about tourism and biodiversity in the national park >>

Making a difference The Tourism4Nature project, among other things, will help Aggtelek National Park to improve local stakeholder participation. Read about other activities of the project in the national park >>

Project Results An indicator and monitoring system - A study of land use history - A database of attraction and services - A study on carrying capacity - A tourism management plan - A training course on tourism related activities - A rehabilitation programme for orchards - A survey of traditional architecture - A Village rehabilitation plan - Guidelines on sound tourism - A trans-boundary festival - A marketing plan - A regional labelling scheme - A grant scheme for renovation of old buildings

Contact person at the Aggtelek National Park: Ms. Zsuzsa Tolnay
tel: (+36-48) 506-000 | fax: (+36-48) 506-001 | e-mail:
Mailing address: Tengerszem oldal 1, H-3758 Jósvafő, Hungary

Official website of the Aggtelek National Park:




Contact: Michael Meyer at Ecological Tourism in Europe (ETE) | tel: +49-228-359008 | fax: +49-228-359096 | e-mail: