The sprawling grounds in Rendsburg-Büdelsdorf, located in Schleswig-Holstein, has been the home of Schloss Rendsburg (castle) as a protective fort since the 14th century. With the opening of the Carlshütte iron foundry in 1827 came the first industrial settlement of the Dukes of Schleswig and Holstein. Since the foundry was officially closed in 1997, the space has been used for readings, exhibitions, theater and film showings and for concerts. One of the largest events here is the NordArt festival, which brings tens of thousands of visitors to the imposing Carlshütte every summer. This location is not only an impressive memorial to the industrial age, but also serves as an inspiring backdrop for the collective works at NordArt and for other cultural events.