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    Welcome to Balve

    Tourist, cultural and town information

    Balve is located in the heart of the beautiful Hönne Valley amidst impressive natural landscapes. Enjoy the peace and beauty of the surroundings or experience active recreation while discovering our varied leisure activities. Our modern, idyllically situated small town offers numerous cultural excursion destinations and is the starting point for wonderful hikes, bike tours and events.

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    Cultural treasures & sights

    Whether Balver Höhle or Luisenhütte - Balve has plenty of cultural sights and interesting places to offer!

    Nature adventure

    Hiking, biking and much more

    Explore the area around Balve and the beautiful Hönnetal.

    As varied as Balve


    International events, cultural highlights and much more.

    Event 06.06 to 09.06.2024

    German Championships
    in dressage and show jumping

    Be inspired by one of the most beautiful horse shows in Europe at Schloss Wocklum.

    Overnight stays & conferences

    Accommodation in Balve

    Hotels, holiday flats, guesthouses, farm holidays and conference offers.

    For young and old

    Balve for families

    Discover recreational fun and leisure destinations in and around Balve.

    When hunger calls


    Local, fair, varied

    Shopping in Balve

    Our twin town

    Visit Heerde

    Discover Heerde, our charming twin town in Gelderland in the Netherlands.

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    The Balver Mammoth

    Balve is famous for its mammoths, which are an affectionate symbol of the town. Images of these gentle giants can be found all over Balve, reminding us of their past here. The Balver Höhle, where mammoths lived a long time ago, is particularly exciting. One of the world's largest mammoth tusks has even been found there! These finds show how closely the history of Balve is linked to these wonderful animals.