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Mills in the Leipzig region

Mills - Romance from bygone times

Mills were an important part of life in the past centuries. They provided people with food and work and were considered a meeting place for conversation and interaction. They were also a mirror for the latest technology and inventions.

Today, mills are once again enjoying renewed popularity, thanks to their old-fashioned technology, traditions, and the romance of an age long gone. These technical monuments attract interested visitors every year to the German Mill Day on Whit Monday. Between April and October you can attend numerous events. Visit the mills - alone or guided - and experience various cultural highlights. From time to time you may even hear the old miller's greeting "Glück zu".

Further information on the individual mills can be found here:


© C. Hüller
© Fouad Vollmer Werbeagentur
© S. Bartsch
© C. Hüller
© W. Siesing

The mill clinks in the wind beside a rushing stream