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Dutch windmill Eckartsberga

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A landmark of the town of Eckartsberga!

The Holländer Windmill in EckartsbergaThe Holländer Windmill on the Sachsenberg at the entrance to Eckartsberga is a landmark of the town of Eckartsberga. Built between 1830 and 1831 as a tower windmill by master miller Löffler and his seven sons, it was converted into a wood sawmill in 1849 after several fires. The tower of the windmill consists of limestone masonry. To
A landmark of the town of Eckartsberga!

The Dutch windmill in Eckartsberga

The Holländer windmill on the Sachsenberg at the entrance to Eckartsberga is a landmark of the town of Eckartsberga. Built between 1830 and 1831 as a tower windmill by the master miller Löffler and his seven sons, it was converted into a wood sawmill in 1849 after several fires. The tower of the windmill consists of limestone masonry. At the bottom the mill has a diameter of 8 meters. From the bottom to the top of the canopy the building is 13 metres high.

Instead of the four-winged cross that is common in Germany, this mill has a ten-cylinder wind turbine, which is otherwise only common in the Mediterranean region. This is a unique windmill design for Germany and also for northern Europe. The diameter of the wheel is 14 m.

For many years the Dutch windmill unused, doors and windows even walled up. Only in 1988 committed Eckartsbergaer began with the reconstruction of the monument. Unfortunately, in the night from 8th to 9th December 1993, an exceptionally strong storm destroyed the wind turbine. After extensive reconstruction work in 2006 the mill is now fully functional again.

Inside there is a small museum. Here the visitor gets a view into the heart of the old mill and can get an idea of the miller's craft with the lovingly displayed exhibits. Bread can be baked in the wood oven. The young visitors in particular can follow the development from the grain to the finished bread in an eventful way by grinding foam and the explanations of the mill warden.

Information: 034465/701912

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The Dutch windmill is currently closed. Extensive renovation work is being carried out.
The Dutch windmill is currently closed. Extensive renovation work is being carried out.

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Tourist information on the Finn

Market 19a
06648 Eckartsberga
Phone: +49 34467 / 401679
E-mail: eckartsberga@tourismus-finne.de
website: http://www.tourismus-finne.de/

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