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The windmill Johanna in Hamburg-Wilhelmsburg was built in 1875 today. A windmill in this place has been known since 1585. Until 1960, grain was still ground on "Johanna". Today it is only preserved as a monument to the peasant Wilhelmsburg.
October 15, 2016
The Johanna windmill is the fifth windmill that has been built at this location since 1582. It lies in the so-called Schönen Feld, dammed in 1433, on the original island of Stillhorn. The Stillhorn was condensed to the island of Wilhelmsburg in 1672 with the other islands, Reiherstieg-Rothehaus and Georgswerder. With an area of 35.3 square kilometers, Wilhelmsburg is the largest river island in Europe and also the largest district of Hamburg.
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May 25, 2018
The Johanna windmill is not just any windmill. Built in 1875 on the ashes of four previous windmills, it was bought 60 years later by a pair of millers in a miserable condition, again extensively restored and technically improved. Johanna and Erwin Sievers grinded baked and feed meal until 1960. Today is the windmill, which after a further decay in the 1990s by the Wilhelmsburger Windmühlenverein e. V. was restored, a popular visitor destination. Events take place here all year round and on Whit Monday it is even put into operation every year when the wind is good. Meals are provided in the mill café.
June 27, 2019
The first mill had stood here since 1585. After various predecessors burned down, this mill was built here in 1875. It is the symbol of the Elbe island Wilhelmsburg and a technical cultural monument. It represents a gallery dutchman in a stately country house style. Today's windmill Johanna is owned by the Wilhelmsburger Windmühlenverein e. V. used as a mill museum after a thorough repair and also serves as a wedding mill.
June 14, 2020
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