NordArt – northern Germany's window on the art world

The former Carlshütte foundry provides a unique setting for NordArt, one of Europe's largest exhibitions of contemporary art, which is taking place this year from 8 June to 6 October. The foundry halls seem almost out of place against the natural landscape – but it is exactly these contrasts that make the foundry such a perfect venue for the event, an annual fixture since 1999. The exhibition shows a creative side to northern Germany, which is so often portrayed as rather bleak and rugged. The exhibition rooms available here offer the 200-plus artists from all over the world an opportunity to showcase their work in an appropriate environment.