„No more beer brewing in Copenhagen!“ That’s what the management of the Carlsberg Group, the 4th largest brewery group in the world, decided in the end of 2008. Beer production moved some 200 kilometers west to Fredericia, leaving a huge industrial area of 33 hectares in Valby, Copenhagen more or less empty. But the decision did not come as a surprise and plans for the redevelopment of the area were already discussed back then. Today Carlsberg Byen (Danish for Carlsberg City) still houses the brewery’s headquarters, a visitors center and a museum, as well as some stunning examples of 19th century industrial architecture (remarkable gates, chimneys and brewhouses with exotic ornamentation). But also the less magnificent buildings have come to new life: Arts galleries opened in former garages, a photography center moved into one of the brewhouses, and many artists and creative industries companies have found temporary atelier or office space in the huge abandoned buildings. Redevelopment plans aim at creating a city within the city, a new vibrant neighbourhood in the Carlsberg area within a decade or two. But the temporary use of the site makes it an exciting place-to-be already now.