Bükk

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For the village of Bic/Bükk in Sălaj County, see Şimleu Silvaniei.
Bükk
Lilla fromszeleta1.jpg
Alsó-Hámor viewed from Szeleta cave.
Location Borsod Hungary
Territory
Highest point Southern Pick of Kettős-bérc, 960,7 m[1]
Terrain Lower mountains
Location of Bükk Mountains within physical subdivisions of Hungary

The Bükk Mountains (Hungarian pronunciation: [bykː]; literally Beech Mountains) are a section of the North Hungarian Mountains of the Inner Western Carpathians. Much of the area is included in the Bükk National Park.

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Although Kékes, the highest point in Hungary, is not here but in the nearby Mátra Mountains, the average height of the Bükk Mountains–with more than 20 peaks higher than 900 m–exceeds that of Mátra. The highest point of Bükk is Istállóskő (959 m), third highest in Hungary after Kékes and Galyatető.

There are 1115[2] known caves in the mountain range, including István-lápa, the deepest cave in Hungary (254 m), the archaeologically important Szeleta cave, the Cave Bath (a main tourist attraction of Miskolc-Tapolca), the Anna Cave, and the István Cave. 52 of the caves are protected because of their fauna and microclimate.

The mountain range is also famous for its skiing facilities located around Bánkút. There are a number of maintained ski slopes equipped with several J-bar lifts. The long traditions of skiing - on the racing and recreational levels - in Bükk are fostered by local enthusiasts constituting the "Bánkút Ski Club" also in charge of operating and developing one of the largest alpine ski centres in Hungary (http://www.bankut.hu).

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  1. ^ http://index.hu/tudomany/2014/02/05/uj_csucsa_van_a_bukknek/
  2. ^ You can find the very latest informations about Hungarian caves here: http://www.termeszetvedelem.hu/index.php?pg=caves

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Coordinates: 48°05′N 20°30′E / 48.083°N 20.500°E / 48.083; 20.500