History

1912

The then stationmaster Gustav Prömper - great-grandfather of today's operator - opened the railway line to Losheim.

1918-1920

After the Treaty of Versailles, Losheim becomes Belgian at first, but then becomes German again by a decision of the League of Nations in 1920.

1929

Purchase of the inn "To The Station" by the married couple Nikolaus and Anna Balter born Prömper

1944

Partial destruction by the 2nd World War In December 1944 Evacuation of the village and heavy damage of the place by the "Ardennes offensive"
 

1945/46

Reconstruction

1949

Losheim becomes Belgian

1953

The old inn "zum Bahnhof" is destroyed in a fire.

1954

Reconstruction of the hotel, with 18 rooms

1955

1958

Losheim becomes German again - Belgium has not yet recovered economically until today

1968

Marriage of Hermann-Josef Balter with Roswitha Schoos

1974

Takeover of the business by Hermann Josef Balter

1975

Construction of the Ardennes Border Market and the Furniture Gallery - sale of high quality Belgian oak furniture and cigarettes, coffee etc ..

1980

Steady enlargements of the Ardennes border market and the furniture gallery.
 

1986

Opening of the café "Old Smuggler"

1987

The term "Ardennes Center" is introduced.

1988

Laying of the foundation stone of the Krippana

1989

Opening of the Krippana

1993

Last custom's check in Losheim.

1997

Opening of EURO TECNICA in the former customs office of Losheim, at that time the largest fully digitally controlled model railway facility in Europe.

2001

Restructuring and extension of the Ardennes border market to become AD DELHAIZE LOSHEIM

2003

Handover of the various business units to the sons Guido and Michael. Guido Balter takes over the responsibilities of "Euro Tecnica", Michael Balter is responsible for the exhibition "KRIPPANA"

2005

Extension of the exhibition "EURO TECNICA" with various special exhibitions. Restructuring of the exhibition "KRIPPANA". Michael Balter opens the "Doll Dream Land" as a new visitor magnet. The sales room is enlarged adequately.

2006

Due to the variety and high quality of the offer, the facility - named after the motto "to marvel at the art" - is renamed "Ardenner Cultur Boulevard". Broken down in "Ars Ardenn" with the exhibitions "ArsKRIPPANA", "ArsFIGURA","ArsTECNICA" and the " Ardenner Center" with its offers for shopping and feasting.

2012

Directly opposite the ArsKrippana opens a new art gallery its doors - ArsArdenn
 

2018