The special feature of the Kiekeberg Museum is that the houses are on special events »inhabited« until the evening hours, which in particular offers impressive lighting moods in the winter. The houses are cold — only 2 degrees warmer than in the open air — and so you can always see steam from the cookers or smoke from the fire places.
In the early evening it becomes so dark in the houses that one can only observe the farmer family and the servants and the maids at work in the light of candles and a few fire places. Muchwork is made close to the fire, because only there enough light is available.
Again and again one meet each other at the fire, to keep warm, or to natter. The evening meal is taken in candlelight.