Geodiversity and Geotop Days at the Nograd Geopark

10/07/2023 10:45 AM - 1:30 PM



To join to the events of the International Geodiversity Day (October 6) on our Geoptop Saturdays (October 7 and 14) special programs celebrate the rich geodiversity of the transnational Novohrad-Nograd UNESCO Global Geopark. At its main gateway, the Ipolytarnoc Fossils Nature Reserve, managed by the Bükk National Park Directorate and at the Karancs subvolcano geosite guided tours are organised.

The event endorses the International Geodiversity Day initiative. The visitors can dive into the past from the Pannonian lake through a volcanic disaster to the Paratethys shallow sea full of with giant sharks at the Geosite of the Ipolytarnoc Fossils.

October 6 (Geodiversity Day) is the Day of the 13 Martyrs of Arad in Hungary, that is why 1 day later, which is the traditional Geotop Day, on October 7, at 10:45 AM at the Ancient Pine Visitor Center a guided tour starts leading through the exhibitions of the Time Spiral and the Geosites and one can touch the wall of the animated past. The guides will explicitly mention and promote the rich geodiversity of the geopark with nearby geosites worth to visit after the tours on the geological study trail.

On October 14 a guided tour is organised to the Karancs subvolcano geosite, which is situated at the state border of Hungary and Slovakia.

The geodiversity of this transnational geopark transforms this ancient world into a borderless landscape.
A report of a previous Geotop Day.