Balver Höhle

Helle, Langenholthausen, Balve

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The Balve Cave (German: Balver Höhle) is the biggest cultural cave in Europe. It is located in Balve, Germany. == History == The Balve Cave was mentioned in the Thidrekssaga. Since 160 years the annual Schützenfest is a part of the culture. In 1985 the Festspiele Balver Höhle were founded with the mystery play Katharina von Georgien directed by artistic director Hermann Wedekind.

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Helle, Langenholthausen, Balve

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Description

The Balve Cave (German: Balver Höhle) is the biggest cultural cave in Europe. It is located in Balve, Germany.

HistoryEdit

The Balve Cave was mentioned in the Thidrekssaga. Since 160 years the annual Schützenfest is a part of the culture. In 1985 the Festspiele Balver Höhle were founded with the mystery play Katharina von Georgien directed by artistic director Hermann Wedekind. This was based on an idea by former chairman Agatha Allhoff-Cramer.

In 1991 a fairy tale festival was installed by Festspiele Balver Höhle. In 1998 the Festspiele Balver Höhle performed their first oriental musical.

Semi-professionals and professionals are working together at Irish Folk & Celtic Music, Balver Märchenwochen and other activities of Festspiele Balver Höhle.

FestivalsEdit

  • Balver Märchenwochen, since 1991
  • Irish Folk & Celtic Music, since 2002
  • Höhlenrock, terminated 2004
  • International Jazzfestival, terminated 2005

RehearsalsEdit

  • Christian Bollmann (until 1999)
  • Justus Frantz (1994–2007)
  • Mixery-Cave

Single eventsEdit

  • Redentiner Osterspiel
  • Mal Sondock's Hitparade
  • Public Viewing
  • Tu es Petrus (1997)

RecordingsEdit

  • Live in der Balver Höhle (1980)
  • Klangräume (1996)
  • MTV Unplugged Fanta 4 (2000)

LiteratureEdit

In GermanEdit

  • Klaus Günther, Die altsteinzeitlichen Funde der Balver Höhle, Aschendorff Verlag, Münster 1964

See alsoEdit

  • List of show caves in Germany

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

  • Veranstaltungen in der Balver Höhle - Schützenbruderschaft St. Sebastian Balve (in German)
  • "Peter Pan" auf der Insel Nimmerland - Schützenbruderschaft St. Sebastian Balve (in German)


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