Harry Malter Piste Circus, Belgium, was founded in 1968. Harry Malter Piste Circus closed down in 1978.
Karl Heinrich (Harry) Malter, scion of the well-known circus family Malter, was born on April 9, 1938 in Berlin. As a child he grew up with his 7 brothers and sisters in Germany where his father ran a zoo in Schweinfurt from 1942 to 1944.
In 1968 Harry Malter decided it was time to stand on your own two feet and founded the circus Piste. The circus traveled for 10 years throughout the Benelux with 45 permanent employees, more than 100 animals and a circus tent with 2000 places.
1978: The last performance was given in Antwerp in 1978 with 28,000 enthusiasts who came to visit during 11 days.
Harry Malter later established Harry Malter familypark in Belgium.