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Flyer Hohenlimburg, © Tourismus NRW e.V.

(Former) Rockpalast in Hohenlimburg


a short guest performance

Hohenlimburg has only 30,000 or so inhabitants, and is located to the east of Hagen just over the border from the Sauerland region. Today, it is generally associated with the palace theatre performances at Schloss Hohenlimburg. However, in the former Oeger-Lux cinema, which is now a mosque, Michael Arens and Nobi Höhne opened a punk bar and small concert hall in 1980, which wrote rock history as the Rockpalast Hohenlimburg. It’s incredible to think which bands performed here on the edge of the Ruhr region in the two-and-a-half years in which the venue existed. They included the greats of the German New Wave, such as DAF, Extrabreit and Abwärts, as well as the metal band Accept, the punk rockers The Exploited and the drumming legend Ginger Baker.

Further information
Kronenburgstraße 14, 58119 Hagen