Set in a 19th-century mansion, the Cultural Garden Katzenberg is located on the grounds of a former gun powder facility in the town of Kamnik. A multifunctional and flexible centre for artistic endeavours, Katzenberg spreads across 1800 m² with an additional enclosed garden.
The garden is used for events, from theatre performances to music concerts. Indoors (with its 70 odd rooms) there is a gallery space, several offices, a library, a common room for board and video games, and several spaces rented out to various cultural producers and individual artists as studios and storage. There are also a couple of rooms meant for resident artists, all in all, the mansion is able to host about 20 people. The facility is also used as a provisional museum, temporarily storing artefacts that relate to the former gun powder factory.
Set up in 2017 as a joint endeavour of several artistic collectives, the Katzenberg mansion used to be the headquarters of a gun powder factory since the mid-19th century. After the gradual disintegration of the powder and chemical business, the factory closed down in 2012.
The mansion itself was bought by a private company, Iskra Mehanizmi. As the mansion is near the Kamnik Culture House it was occasionally used for the organisation's various endeavours. However, in 2016, several cultural activists and organisations rented the entire place and kick-started its renovation. Now, it is a self-financed and self-managed project, open for various types of collaboration.
Until now, the mansion has been used as one of the main venues for the festival Kamfest and partly also for the Klovnbuf Festival.