In 1812, the current gable mill was built. Visitors can learn about the mill trade and how to make flour from wheat.
In 1812, the current gable mill was built. It is still completely functional today. Visitors can learn about the mill trade and how to make flour from wheat. On the exterior, visible from afar, the rotating windmill blades and on the interior, the cog wheel, mill stone, triager and elevator are in motion - the interplay of the grinding process can be observed.
Especially interesting for visitors is how the mill rotates "in the wind" because it no longer rotated bit by bit with flock and hoist, rather it is pulled by a lance at the tail pole of the windmill in the required direction.
more facts in summary:
- until 1974, grinding was done with wind power
- 1978, it was given to the community as a technical monument
- 1992, the windmill blades were mounted
- 2015 Hatz-Motor, built 1936, returned to operation
The gable mill in Kühnitzsch is a technical monument and is maintained by the Heritage and Mill Society of Künitzsch/Körlitz e.V. Private windmill tours are offered for guests and groups. Please register by telephone with the chairperson of the society Kerstin Kaltofen: +49 (0)34262 62845 oder Hobbymüller Günter Hübner: +49 (0)34262 62810