Do you know the name of the smallest village in Luxembourg? Rindschleiden (or Randschelt in Luxembourgish) is located in the north of Luxembourg, in the municipality of Wahl. Rindschleiden has only one resident! Despite its small size, there is a lot to discover in the village: there is an organ in the forest, a church unlike any other, a bistro in what used to be a school and was a pigsty before that, and a museum where you can see what a classroom looked like 100 years ago.
The Thillenvogtei Randschelt Museum, a non-profit organisation, has converted the An Hoppsch farmhouse into a museum where you learn about how the villagers lived around the year 1900. The museum’s collection includes many objects from that time: crockery, furniture, and even clothing. An old schoolroom has been recreated. You can sit at the school desks and see how children sat in classroom over 100 years ago. The Thillenvogtei is much more than a museum. It offers a range of activities, many of which focus on the life of farmers around 1900s. On Easter weekend (April 3, 4 and 5), the museum opens its doors to families and offers Easter workshops from 10am to 12pm, from 1:30pm to 3:30pm, and from 3:45pm to 5:45pm.
Next to the farm in Rindschleiden is the small MiRo bistro. It is housed in what used to be a school and was a pigsty before that! Upon entering the woods, you will find a meditation path on which you will also find an organ!
Information for parents:
- Where is Rindschleiden? Rindschleiden is in the municipality of Wahl. Where can I find more information about Rindschleiden and the museum? At www.thillenvogtei.lu and www.rindschleiden.lu.
- How can I register my children for an Easter workshop? By phoning 691 11 90 90 or by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.The price is 80 euros. When booking, please indicate the names and ages of the family members who wish to attend the workshops. By “family”, the museum means a household. Current health regulations apply. Visitors must wear masks.
- How long is the meditation path? 1.5 km. There are several places where you can have a rest. All along the path, there are a number of activities that visitors can enjoy.
- How long does it take? You can easily spend a whole day in Rindschleiden, visiting the museum and the surrounding areas on foot.