The "Räucherei" (English: smoke den) in Kiel-Gaarden is a meeting point of the workers' welfare association and offers cultural projects for all age groups. Fish used to be smoked here until 1974, and the old ovens as well as the chimney are still part of the hall which has a size of 350 sq.m. A number of events here are fixed dates in Kiel's cultural scene: there are Live Sessions for amateur musicians, Spare Time and Culture, a meeting point for disabled and able bodied people, a Children's Disco and an Open Stage for up-and-coming artists - to name jut a few. A lot of concerts by renowned bands also take place in the big hall. Projects for children and teenagers are another important part of the range of activities on offer at the Räucherei. A climbing wall and a streetball court are just outside the building.