For the past fifteen years, a regional cultural institution on the border with Germany, in the beautiful Moselle valley, has been presenting wide-ranging offer of entertainment, art and history. The local name for it is the Kulturhuef - the culture court - and it houses two museums, a cinema and a café with a small stage. Does that make you think it's on a huge scale? Prepare to be surprised!
Intimacy and diversity
The Kulturhuef forms part of the decentralised cultural offer in the Grand Duchy. Located in Grevenmacher's former abattoir, in Luxembourg's Moselle region, surrounded by vineyards, the Kulturhuef has taken on an interregional dimension by presenting an exceptionally varied cultural offer.
As well as a museum devoted to playing cards, the Kulturhuef also houses a printing museum. The machinery on display is in working order, and can be used - operated by museum volunteers - by artists working with printing techniques. The 'Cinémaacher' aims at a wider public, with its 78 comfortable seats and its non-specialist programming.
Lastly, the Kulturhuef welcomes the public for a meal or a drink among friends, and makes room for performers wanting to use the stage, all in a friendly atmosphere. For children, the Kulturhuef also offers art workshops, and makes it premises available for birthday parties and school visits.
A regional gem
It should be emphasised that the Kulturhuef functions mainly thanks to the work of volunteers, who operate the cinema projector as well as the printing presses.
Grevenmacher is a small town with a thousand years of history, on the Luxembourg bank of the Moselle. Apart from its picturesque centre, it is also known as a winegrowing centre and for its annual wine market, at which the general public can taste the new vintages, as well as for the grape and wine festival, with its procession of decorated floats.
(Article written by the editorial team of the portal luxembourg.lu)