Limestone Stadium Bad Segeberg

23795, Bad Segeberg
Stadt Bad Segeberg
Geomontan GmbH, Grossschirma / OT Rothenfurth
Stump Spezialtiefbau GmbH, Niederlassung Chemnitz
Other participating companies
Geotechnik Projekt, Dr. Ing. Penzel / Technical University Bergakademie Freiberg
Protected object
Mine / Quarry, Touristic infrastructure, Art
Corrosion protection
Stabilized area
2000 m²
Maximum slope height
30 m
Slope inclination
60 ° - 90 °
Other installed applications
Underground/Open Pit Mining and Quarries
Initial situation

Since 2007, in the Limestone Stadium of Bad Segberg, rock faces were cleared to protect performers and spectators from rockfall.  Unfortunately, this caused considerable damage to the stage and scenery.  There was also a persistent risk that «bulges» over 100 m²  and several meters thick would come loose and crash down without warning.


The Kalkberg (limestone mountain) is mainly composed of anhydrite. Under the influence of humidity, dew, and rainfall, this turns to gypsum and increases volume. This process, known as gypsification, creates shell-like «bulges» up to several meters thick which protrude from faults running parallel to the slope.


Extensive tests and calculations were carried out before the protective work began. Trial anchors were installed to select the most suitable grouting mortar.

The SPIDER® rock protection system was dimensioned with SPIDER ONLINE-TOOL software by the Technical University Freiberg.

Around the stage, the appearance of the rock face could not be altered.  No nets could be hung in this area.  Rock nails with countersunk heads were used instead.

Installation of the SPIDER® rock protection system took place in 2009 and 2010 on several rock faces (e.g., near the cave exit and above the spectators' area).  In some cases, this occurred while events were in progress, in the theater. The rock face heights are between 20 and 30 meters which posed an additional challenge to the contractor, due to limited accessibility. A mobile crane with an attached drilling platform was used for some of the drilling work.

Your local contact

Roger Moor
Roger Moor
Country Manager Ost- und Zentralschweiz, Liechtenstein
Natural Hazards, Coastal Erosion Protection, Mining / Tunnels
Geobrugg AG
Aachstrasse 11
8590 Romanshorn / Switzerland
René Müller
René Müller
Country Manager Kantone AG BE BL BS FR GE JU NE SO VD VS
Natural Hazards, Mining / Tunnels
Geobrugg AG
Industriestrasse 21
5200 Brugg / Switzerland
Isacco Toffoletto
Isacco Toffoletto
Ticino Country Manager
Natural Hazards, Mining / Tunnels
Geobrugg AG Ticino
Stabile Cometal, via Pizzante 7
6595 Riazzino / Switzerland