January 19, 2015

Hungary, Fertorákos limestone quarry

Whilst going through some old photos, I found some from my caving trip to Hungary in 1983. The first cave related site we visited was Fertorákos limestone quarry. This is near the Hungarian - Austrian border at Sopron and the quarry is 7 km from Sopron.

It is an old Roman stone quarry and reminded me of the Bath stone workings. It is Lajta limestone. Quarrying apparently stopped in 1948. Parts of the quarry are open air and there are some underground sections. It is quite impressive with high ceilings and very white rock.

There is an underground theatre/concert hall with a stage.

Read more on Fertorakos page.

See my next 2 blogs on Hungary, Tihany and Lillafured show caves and Aggtelek area.

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