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Bähr Mill Bad Gottleuba

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Functioning grinding and saw mill

It is no longer the water of the river Gottleuba that brings its power to the drives of the last of once 30 functioning grist and saw mills in the Gottleuba valley. The rattling of the historic grinding technology with turbines, sophisticated transmissions, roller mills and plansifters abruptly transports visitors to another time. Technology enthusiasts get their money's worth in the Bähr Mill. Crossed belts, bag beating machine, semolina cleaning machine and the lift, everything is set in motion. The lift has a load capacity of 150 kilograms - "including guide", the sign says. "When it vibrates and shakes on the floors here, people are excited," says Nora Mäke, and she still is herself. She is the great-granddaughter of Max Bähr, the man who gave the mill its name, who married into the family in 1895 and took over the mill business. Nora Mäke took over the mill in 2004. And for master miller Martin Mäke, it is like music every time he starts up the historic mill technology and the smell of ground flour or freshly cut wood wafts through the air. The mill was first mentioned in a document in 1388. The roller mills in the Bährmühle date from 1908 and were installed when the mill was rebuilt. You can follow the path of the grain over several floors until it is finally ground into meal, semolina or flour and filled into large sacks. The mill also includes a sawmill, which is still in working order today and has sawn many a log of local wood into boards. The main attraction is the original
preserved saw gate from 1898.

Mill festival at Whitsun
Every year, the popular mill festival takes place on the Whitsun weekend. In addition to demonstrations of the old saw and grain mill technology, the mangle and historical agricultural equipment, food and drinks as well as entertainment for the whole family await you in the romantic mill yard.

Guided hike "Small Mill Tour" and visit to the Bähr Mill
Every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month 9 am - Meeting point: MEDIAN Clinic
Bad Gottleuba main entrance, Königstraße 39


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Bähr Mill Bad Gottleuba
Am Tannenbusch 5
01816 Bad Gottleuba-Berggießhübel - OT Bad Gottleuba

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Phone: +49 173 9221550

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Touristinformation Berggießhübel
Talstraße 2a
01816 Bad Gottleuba-Berggießhübel

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Phone: 035023 52980

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