Meeting centre

As the name suggests, the meeting centre in Minheim is a place for religious and cultural get-togethers for all ages. The building, owned by the Catholic Parish of St. John the Baptist in Minheim, can be rented for all sorts of festivities. The cosy vaulted cellar on the basement floor has direct access to the outside. On the ground floor there is a small kitchen, sanitary facilities and additional rooms. The common room on the upper floor with an adjacent open kitchen offers a wonderful atmosphere that invites you to linger with its impressive combination of old and new elements. The old beams in the roof structure, decorated with paintings from the Moselle wine region, are particularly eye-catching.

Community Centre Minheim

When the Minheim School was closed down, the people of Minheim called for the former school building to be renovated into a community centre. After a thorough and lengthy planning process, ground was broken in early summer 1997. Construction work progressed rapidly, and the topping-out ceremony was celebrated on 12 September 1997. On 8 May 1998, the people of Minheim inaugurated their new community centre, joined by various local associations and prominent politicians.

The new cultural meeting place is a modern building with a lobby and a large window in the stairwell depicting Nicholas of Cusa, as well as a club room (formerly a classroom), a catering kitchen and bathrooms on the basement level, along with a rehearsal room (former break room) for local associations and a room for the young people of the village. The large, bright ballroom with a spruce wood ceiling and thick glazed windows was created as an annexe to the old school building.

Since the official ceremony, the community centre has received many visitors. In addition to countless private family celebrations, which are typically held in the ballroom or the rehearsal room, our local associations fill the centre with life with their activities.

Generation Park

Since the summer of 2018, the former schoolyard below the Minheim community centre has been converted into a park for all ages. Children, adolescents, adults and senior citizens can get active on the new outdoor fitness equipment. This includes a nest swing and a boathouse with a slide for our smallest residents in the entrance area to the community centre. There are also two rustic lounge chairs for relaxing in the lower section of the Generation Park. A wooden pavilion ensures that users and companions will be able to easily seek shelter in case of strong sunlight or rain. Partners and grandparents can actively participate at the Generation Park or relax while the children play. The sky’s the limit for the new Generation Park as a place for movement and meeting.

Kuckucksnest day care centre

After successful refurbishment and renovations, the daycare centre “Kuckucksnest” (Cuckoo’s Nest) now operates as a facility with two groups and capacity for 30 children between the ages of two and six. 25 slots are offered as full-time slots with lunch. The focus of our daycare is life as experienced by children and families here and now, with all its opportunities and challenges. The pedagogical concept of the “Kuckucksnest” daycare centre is open work.

The guiding principle is holistic, creative pedagogical work engaging all the senses.

The Kuckucksnest is an open house, a place of well-being that allows every child to find their own learning path in an attentive atmosphere of trust. In a stimulating environment both indoors and outdoors, there is lots to discover and encouragement to play, move, experiment and try new skills. Our daycare depends on the contributions of all adults – caregivers, parents and funding representatives – to ensure that the children experience this crucial time of their lives as beneficially as possible. For this reason, successful collaboration is very important to us. Since 2013, the Kuckucksnest has been a certified institution under the “Haus der kleine Forscher” (Little Scientists’ House) initiative: Learning maths and sciences are a particularly high priority in this regard.