St. Willibrord church

p337 rindschleiden randschleider pad guy krier


St. Willibrord church

Show favourites


The frescoes from the and 16th century in the St Willibrord church in Rindschleiden are impressive. They cover some 170 m2. The origins of the ancient chapel date back to the 10 th century. The sanctuary was enlarged in the 16th century. The chapel is located in the municipality of Wahl in a scrape of an Ardenne high-plateau. The small church belongs to the most important cultural heritage in the country.

First, when the church was built in the 10 th century, it was dedicated to all saints. Only in de 15th century when the sanctuary was enlarged, it was dedicated to St Willibrord. Originally the church was no larger than 5 to10 m. Since 1535 the chapel had been enlarged several times. The visitor recognizes the different ages of elevation. An iron grating makes him see the ancient basements. Only in 1952 the frescoes were rediscovered. Finely restored, but even partly destroyed, they teach us about the bible.  Their function was not exclusively a decorative one. The faithful people and specifically the analphabets had in this way, to be familiarized with the most important passages of the bible.

Today the church is a protected monument. Some sources assert that Rindschleiden belonged to the ancient court of Echternach. Traditional transmission tells that St Willibrord created several medicinal springs by touching the soil with his pilgrim stick. In 1590 the spring of Rindschleiden was mentioned a first time. The baptismal font in stone was rediscovered and restored. The place exerts  a magic pull. The clergymen of Arsdorf, Buschrodt, Rambruch and Rindschleiden, meet each year on Whitsun for the service of worship in presence of a relic of St Willibrord.

Click to launch google map


Tel.: +352 83 86 44

Share this page


St. Willibrord church

Show favourites

In the surrounding area

Holiday house Heiderscheidergrund

Where : Heiderscheidergrund

We offer you, a house completely renovated, kitchen, bathroom , two berdrooms...

img 1901

Wëlwershaff - Appartement KIM (101 m2)

Where : Baschleiden

Comfortably equiped holiday home in peaceful courtyard adjacent to an 18th...

img 4606

FNEL Ferme Misere

Where: Arsdorf

Centre de formation jeunes

L-8808 Arsdorf

T. +352 26 480 450

La grange de Max

Where: Büderscheid

2, Op der Knupp

L-9643 Büderscheid

T. +352 621 17 60 49

Oa6, Santé & Bien-être

Where: Oberfeulen

13C, route d'Arlon

L-9180 Oberfeulen

T. +352 248 448 48

Schintgen-Nickels Josette

Where: Kaundorf

5, op der Zeng

L-9662 Kaundorf

T. +352 89 96 40