The fire

The fire of 1992
During the night of Walpurgis in 1992, a fire raged in Cassels. There was a concert inside the auditorium and bonfire on the field outside. The probable cause of the fire was Easter crackers, tucked in a door frame. When the fire brigade arrived at the site around 2 o’clock at night, the whole auditorium was in flames and could not be saved. So, the focus was on the other part of the house.

One part of the house that was saved from the flames was a unique stock of over 1500 orchestral works, most of them handwritten, that was stored in the building.

Almost everything in the auditorium was burned and only the brick walls remained. The few parts of the construction that were not burned up were damaged by water. The roof collapsed during an explosion of gases formed during the fire.