Windmühlen Greetsiel

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  • Seahunter

    Schoof's Mühlencafe: daily 11am - 6.30pm
     Mühlencafe: Sat. Sun. from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm as well as daily v. 27. 12. - approx. 07.01.
    Rest of operation v. End of Nov. - 26. 12.

    In 1613, at the present location of the green mill stood a post windmill. This was so badly damaged in February 1662 during a storm that it was demolished and replaced by a new building. The Grimersumer landowner buses made this mill from 1856 to a two-story gallery Dutchman, the most modern development of the classic windmill, rebuild. In 1857 she started operations and was named after her builder Bussensche mill. Until 1964 it was used commercially and then until 1972 for personal use. In the fall of 1972, she stopped her operation after a storm-induced wing fracture completely. In 1975, the then district of Norden acquired the building and had it restored in cooperation with the Association for the Conservation of Greetsiel Twin Mills and converted into a tea room and picture gallery. In the course of the district reform in 1978, the district Aurich owner of the mill. The district in turn gave them over in 1990 free of charge to the Greetsieler Mill Association. Since the beginning of 2004, after a temporary use as a bookstore, there is again a tearoom on the ground floor.

    On October 28, 2013, the hurricane Christian tore off wings and cap of the mill, the gallery and parts of the masonry were damaged. The mill was not insured against storm damage. The cost of repair estimated the Greetsieler Mill Association to about 300,000 euros, which should be raised by donations alone. Since September 2014, all orders for the reconstruction of wings, gallery and cap have been taken. The repair work should be completed by March 2015.
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    • June 18, 2016

  • Marvin

    In one of the mills you can eat (I think there is coffee and cake), the other you can completely see from bottom to top and look at the original mechanics of the mill! In addition there is a souvenir shop and a small shop with regional products and delicious bread!

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    • February 5, 2017

  • Naxxos

    View of the twin mills of Greetsiel.

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    • April 24, 2018

  • Naxxos

    Greetsiel has a lot of flair. The houses along the harbor are beautiful to look at.

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    • April 29, 2018

  • Vlady

    With 25 crab-cutters, who regularly drive to the romantic harbor of Greetsiel, here is the largest cutter fleet in Ostfriesland. In addition to the main catch, the crabs, which are actually called garnet, are also landed in small quantities and flatfish such as plaice, coarse and sole. The historic harbor is over 600 years old.
    Here you breathe history and seafaring romance in a unique environment of charming historic gabled houses and idyllic lanes. And: you enjoy pure sea air!
    Since 1991, there is the lock Leysiel, which separates the fishing port and the marina from the open North Sea. Up to eight cutters can be passed through here at the same time. Thus Greetsieler Hafen is tide independent, high and low tide "stay outside". The old Sieltor is over 200 years old and a popular meeting place for Greetsiel guests. Here the Greetsieler Sieltief flows.
    greetsiel.de/ferienregion-krummhoern-greetsiel/unser-fischerdorf-greetsiel.html

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    • June 7, 2019

  • Vlady

    The history of the Greesiel twin mill dates back to 1590

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    • June 7, 2019

  • Seahunter

    The Greetsiel Twin Mills are the landmark of Greetsiel, a district of Krummhörn in East Frisia.

    These are two Dutch windmills. They stand at a distance of about 130 meters at the entrance [1] east of the old Greetsieler Sieltief. The green, western mill dates from 1856, the red, eastern mill (Schoof's mill) was built in 1706 and can be visited. It was restored in 1921 with octagonal parts and the cap of the built in 1750 Auricher wall mill. On October 28, 2013, the hurricane Christian tore off wings and cap of the mill, and the gallery and parts of the masonry were damaged. [4] The mill was not insured against storm damage. The cost of repair estimated the Greetsieler Mill Association to about 300,000 euros, which should be applied by donations alone. Since September 2014, all orders for the reconstruction of wings, gallery and cap have been taken. The repair work should be completed by March 2015.
    Source and more information, see here:
    de.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greetsieler_Zwillingsm%C3%BChlen

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    • March 23, 2019

  • Mapf

    When approaching Greetsiel you can see two windmills from afar. They are also called "twin mills", as both are of the same type (two-storey gallery holland) and are in close proximity to Greetsieler Sieltief.

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    • July 17, 2019

  • 🚴‍♂️ Teuto Radler Stukenbrock 🚴‍♂️

    The twin mills are worth seeing. However, this applies to the whole place. The crab harbor is great.

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    • January 9, 2017

  • Mapf

    These are two Dutch windmills. They stand at a distance of about 130 meters at the entrance to the east of the old Greetsieler Sieltief. The green, western mill dates from 1856, the red, eastern mill (Schoof's mill) was built in 1706 and can be visited. It was restored in 1921 with octagonal parts and the cap of the built in 1750 Auricher Wall Mill (Wikipedia).

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    • July 17, 2019

  • Frank 🚲 👈

    very well preserved windmills, with mooring for boat rides

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    • July 20, 2019

  • Martin

    The twin mills are always nice to look at. So for me a clear MUST with every visit to Greetsiel

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    • August 27, 2019

  • Bettina 🌻

    A great eye-catcher in a double pack

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    • May 20, 2020

  • Golden Lady

    The two windmills in Greetsiel are especially beautiful and stand out from far away. As a photo motive, they are also excellent. Here you get a taste of the idyllic town of Greetsiel.

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    • July 20, 2019

  • Joachim S aus N

    The twin mills are a tourist highlight. Too bad that the southern mill (the red mill) is currently (June 2020) without wings. They fell victim to a storm and have not yet been restored.

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    • June 28, 2020

  • 🚴‍♂️ Teuto Radler Stukenbrock 🚴‍♂️

    The twin mills, old Holland mills.

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    • March 6, 2017

  • 🚴‍♂️ Teuto Radler Stukenbrock 🚴‍♂️

    Greetsiel, that's just pure vacation. No stress. You can really relax a lot

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    • June 16, 2017

  • MrKrid

    A must when visiting Greetsiel. Tip: The mill bread from the bakery!

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    • October 9, 2020

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Location: Greetsiel, Aurich, East Frisia, Lower Saxony, Germany

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