THE CAVE

PROPHECY FEST 2024 • BALVER HÖHLE, GERMANY • 5.-7. September 2024

PROPHECY FEST 2024
BALVER HÖHLE, GERMANY
5.-7. September 2024

ALCEST &

NICOLAS HORVATH

Balver Höhle – the Cave

Prophecy Fest takes place in the Balver Kulturhöhle (“Balve culture cave”) in the Hönnetal (“Valley of Hönne”) near the town of Balve in the Sauerland region of the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia.

The naturally formed karst cave has been used by humans since the early stone age (palaeolithic). This important archaeological site has yielded remains from many periods through the ages until medieval times. According to Germanic legend transmitted through the old Icelandic Thidreksaga, the mythical blacksmith Wayland came to this cave to learn his magical craft from the dwarven masters that were dwelling there.

The gravity of its history and the special acoustics of the Balver Cave provide a unique atmosphere that perfectly echoes the musical spirit of Prophecy Fest.

Prophecy Fest Balver Höhle, Germany