History:

Ferropolis – the city of iron – is situated in the south-west of Saxony-Anhalt near the town of Gräfenhainichen, about 20km away from Dessau. The former coal mine Golpa-Nord was center of the industry up to its closure in 1991. Today the now flooded ground with its central peninsula, the lake, and five gigantic excavators shape a museum, monument and modern event arena in the same time and invites you to relax by the lake or discover the forest. This unique and imposing backdrop has been the meeting of Melt Festival since 1999, bringing together industrial history, culture, and nature.

Due to it’s central connection to the road and railroad network, Ferropolis is easily accessible from all over Germany. Ferropolis can be reached via the B107 exit Jüdenberg in the direction of Gräfenhainichen. Regional trains depart from several German cities to the stations Dessau, Wittenberg, and Gräfenhainichen. From there shuttle buses will take you directly to the festival. There is also Leipzig/Halle Airport nearby and only 45 minutes by car from Ferropolis.

Read more about how to make your way to Ferropolis in our travel section.