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Content & operation

The provider within the meaning of TMG and RStV is
Stadt Balve (website operator)
Mayor Hubertus Mühling
Widukindplatz 1
58802 Balve
Phone: 02375 / 926-0
Fax: 02375 / 926-160

The town of Balve is a public corporation. It is represented by Mayor Hubertus Mühling. Responsible for the content according to § 5 Telemediengesetz (TMG): Hubertus Mühling (address as above).

Value added tax identification number according to § 27 a of the Value Added Tax Act (UStG): 12/55/78/238

Contact person:

Tourist-Info in the city center office of the city of Balve
Alte Gerichtsstr. 1
58802 Balve

Tel.: 02375 926-157 and - 158

E-mail: innenstadtbü


The layout of the homepage, the graphics and images used are protected by copyright unless otherwise stated. The pages may only be reproduced for private use, changes may not be made and reproductions may not be distributed without permission.

Insofar as we offer the user software for download within the scope of the web pages, the user's right of use is limited to personal use within the scope of using the website.

Content and exclusion of liability for cross-references

As the website operator and content provider, we are responsible for our "own content" that we make available for use in accordance with general legislation.

Cross-references ("links") to content provided by other providers are to be distinguished from our own content. Through the cross-reference, we provide "third-party content" for use, which is identified as such by colored markings. We are only responsible for this third-party content if we have positive knowledge of it (i.e. also of illegal or punishable content) and it is technically possible and reasonable for us to prevent its use.


Links" are always "living" (dynamic) references. When the link was first created, we checked the third-party content to determine whether it could give rise to civil or criminal liability. However, we are not obliged to constantly check the content to which we refer on our website for changes that could give rise to new liability. Only if we determine or are informed by others that a specific offer to which we provide a link triggers civil or criminal liability will we remove the reference to this offer, insofar as this is technically possible and reasonable for us. The technical possibility and reasonableness is not influenced by the fact that the illegal or criminal offer can be accessed from other servers even after access from our homepage has been prevented.

The creation of hyperlinks and inline links from other websites to our website without our prior written consent is expressly prohibited. In particular, it is not permitted to integrate or display our website or its content in a partial window (frame) by means of a hyperlink.

Rules of use

There is free and open access for interested parties to numerous pages, in particular information offers. We assume no responsibility for the topicality, correctness and completeness of the content of these freely usable pages.

The information provided may only be accessed in a way that does not significantly impair the use of our online offer by other visitors.

Communication: E-mail

Electronic communication by e-mail with the town of Balve - restricted access according to § 3 a VwVfG
The town of Balve offers the possibility of electronic communication. In the area of administrative procedures, electronic communication is governed by Section 3a of the Administrative Procedure Act for the State of North Rhine-Westphalia (VwVfG NRW).

According to this, the transmission of electronic documents is permitted if the recipient has opened access for this purpose. The town of Balve has partially opened this access in accordance with the following technical framework conditions for electronic communication.

Please note that communication by e-mail via the Internet is - technically speaking - insecure. Confidential or personal content should not be sent by e-mail.

This information only applies to communication with the town of Balve and does not apply to links to offers from third parties, e.g. other authorities.
Unauthorized third parties can gain knowledge of the content of e-mails and even manipulate them.

Help with questions about the admissibility of electronic mail
If you are not sure whether your request is admissible or can be processed electronically, please contact the responsible clerk in advance or - for technical questions only - Mr. Martin on (02375) 926 - 127.

Municipal e-mail address for legally relevant electronic communication
In the following regulations, a distinction is made between e-mails with and without legally relevant content.
The following e-mail address has been set up for legally binding electronic communication by e-mail within the meaning of the Administrative Procedure Act:

Please only use this e-mail address for administrative procedures in accordance with § 3a VwVfG.

Other e-mail addresses for electronic communication without legal relevance
You will also find other e-mail addresses of individual departments or persons on our website. These e-mail addresses are not official mail inboxes and do not constitute legally binding access. Please only use these addresses for e-mails relating to simple "day-to-day business", which do not (or should not) entail any legal obligations or legal consequences.
If you wish to use this method to arrange appointments or make simple, perhaps even time-bound declarations, we recommend that you ask for confirmation of receipt.

Permitted file formats for file attachments
If you would like to send e-mails with file attachments to the administration, please note that the administration cannot support all file formats and applications available on the market.

The following file formats are processed in Balve:

  • Adobe Acrobat from version 4 (pdf),
  • RichTextFormat (rtf),
  • Microsoft Word (doc, docx),
  • Microsoft Excel (xls, xlsx),
  • Text (txt)
  • Image files (jpg, tif, bmp, png)
  • Compressed files (zip only)

in each case without macros (this list is constantly updated).

The following applies to all other formats: Your declaration is not legally received and is not legally binding.
If you use different file formats, the e-mail may not be processed.

Size limit for e-mails
The size of acceptable e-mails is limited to 10 Mbyte. Please use compression programs (zip format only) to reduce the size of any attachments so that data can be transferred quickly and efficiently.

Feedback for e-mails that cannot be processed here
If an e-mail cannot be processed, you will be informed by the recipient as far as possible. This can be caused by computer viruses, general technical problems or deviations from the above technical conditions, for example.

No support for signatures
In accordance with Section 3a of the NRW Administrative Procedure Act, a written form prescribed by law can in many cases be replaced by the so-called "electronic form".

Unfortunately, the City of Balve is not yet able to check electronic signatures for authenticity and validity. This means that you cannot send documents that are subject to a written form requirement in electronic form. We therefore ask you to use paper-based communication in these cases until further notice.

Acceptance of encrypted electronic mail

Acceptance of encrypted electronic mail (De-Mail)

The town of Balve can also be contacted by De-Mail. The central mailbox is:

De-Mail enables verifiable and confidential electronic communication. In concrete terms, this means that nobody can hide behind a false identity, as only users with a verified identity can send and receive De-Mail. The background to this is that every user must identify themselves to the provider of their choice to open their De-Mail account, which can later only be used by them.

A major advantage of De-Mail is the legally secured delivery: the sending, receipt and content of De-Mails can be legally proven at any time.

To send a De-Mail, you must have your own De-Mail account

Further information is available at:

Realization & implementation

Advertising agency netzpepper
Wernsdorfer Str. 1
59955 Winterberg

Picture credits

City library | St. Blasius | Schützenfest Balver Höhle
© Sven Paul

Shopping in Balve | Hiking | Prophecy Fest | Pub facilities | Landpartie | Eisborn
© Maik Wiesegart - freiwerk® - Agency for digital marketing

Balve Optimum:
© Stefan Lafrentz -

Bürgerhaus am Platze - Wedding room:
© Carsten Kraemer

© Stephan Sensen
© 2024 | Märkisches Sauerland | Heinz-Dieter Wurm

© YariK -

© Sauerland-Tourismus e.V./Paul Masukowitz/REACT EU
© Sauerland-Tourismus e.V./Paul Masukowitz

Sauerland forest route:
© Sauerland-Tourismus e.V. / Klaus-Peter Kappest

Balver Höhle:
© Photo Klein and Neumann Iserlohn

© Photo studio Tölle Iserlohn

Sauerland Park Hemer and Felsenmeer:
© 2024 | Märkisches Sauerland | Simone Rein

© AquaMagis Plettenberg GmbH

© RiMODROM Hemer

Fort Fun Abenteuerland
© Fort Fun Abenteuerland

Elspe Festival
© Elspe Festival


Wiki Commoms:

Museum of Pre- and Early History:
By Asio otus - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,

St. Blasius:
By Frank Vincentz - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,
By Frank Vincentz - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,
By Frank Vincentz - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,
By Arnoldius - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,
By Frank Vincentz - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,
By Frank Vincentz - Own work, CC BY-SA 3 .0,

Ebberg observation tower in Eisborn:
By © Bubo bubo / Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0,
By © Asio otus / Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0,

By Weissmann, CC BY-SA 3.0,

Pius Chapel
By Bubo - Self-photographed, CC BY-SA 3.0,

Former town hall
By Frank Vincentz - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,

Bird's eye view of the city
By Michael Kramer - Own work, CC BY-SA 3 .0,

By Volker Polednik - Own work, CC BY-SA 3 .0,

Gut Rödinghausen
By © Asio otus / Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0,

By Frank Vincentz - Own work, CC BY-SA 3 .0,

Kino Altena
By Frank Vincentz - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,