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Other mill museums in Germany

A selection of other mill museums in Germany.
Woldegk Mill Museum
The Woldegk Mill Museum, housed in a Dutch mill dating back to 1883, documents the history of grain milling both in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and elsewhere. Each of the mill's four windows offers a view of a different mill in the group of five mills in Woldegk. The mills dominating this former milling town are faithful reconstructions of the originals and some are operational. Closed on Mondays, guided tours on request.
Altmühl Valley Mill Museum, Dietfurt an der Altmühl
The Altmühl Valley Mill Museum is located in Regnath Mill, which was first mentioned in records in 1467. More than 535 years old, the four-storey mill is operated by 53 leather drive-belts powered only by the waters of the Weisse Laber river. The mill's water wheel and a 110-volt direct-current generator provided Dietrat with its first electric power supply in 1897 and it supplied the whole town until 1950. Visitors can see an exhibition on the ground floor of the mill entitled "105 years of electric light in Dietfurt". By 1980, the mill was the last still in operation in the Altmühl Valley. It has been run as a museum mill since 1998. The technology used in the mill dates from the period between the two world wars. Guided tours on request.
Moisburg Rosengarten Mill Museum
The district mill has been an external site of the Kiekeberg Open-Air Museum since 1987. It houses several exhibitions on the history of milling in the region. Moisburg Mill was first mentioned in records in the 14th century. The interior of the mill shows it as it was in the 1930s when the old mill building was still home to a miller and his family. Visitors can see how millers used to live and watch a miller at work. Bread made from grain ground in the mill is served at the museum and can be bought from the neighbouring bakeries. Open May to October.
Haren Mill Museum
The buildings, machinery and equipment of the mill museum in Haren occupy a beautiful site covering almost two square hectares and illustrate all aspects of sowing, harvesting, milling and baking as well as the story of how wheat is made into bread. Mersmühle Mill dating back to 1825 was the first mill to be restored here. It is a fully operational tower windmill which was followed by a 1829 miller's house, a bakery (1809), a motorised mill, a half-timbered barn and a cart shed with cartwright's workshop. The site also includes a historical well (1854), a horse-capstan, a farmer's garden, cornfields and mature trees. The museum has a specialist library containing literature about mills. The exhibition space and other areas (about 945 m˛) house around 1,000 exhibits. Open May-October, closed on Mondays. Guided tours on request.
Boitzenburg Abbey Mill
The abbey mill dating from 1271 is located next to the ruins of a Cistercian abbey and was formerly part of its estate. The extensive range of exhibits in the working watermill illustrates the history of the mill from the 13th century to the present day. They include the miller's quarters furnished in early twentieth century style, an antique bread oven and an old smithy. An exhibition in the barn covers the changing relationship between man and machine in agriculture. The old milling machinery, including a set of milling stones and three diagonal roller milling machines, has been preserved almost completely intact. Closed on Mondays, disabled access.
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