Road Cycling Highlight
Windmill ArtlenburgThe villages on the southern bank of the Elbe between Artlenburg and Barförde belonged until 1816 to the Duchy of Lauenburg. As a "relic" of this time Artlenburg and Hohnstorf were still "banned" to the Lauenburg mill until 1830 (see Hittbergener mill, No. 6). In ice or high water but this was not to reach. In 1833, miller Carl Brügmann commissioned the Dutch mill built by him in Artlenburg. Hot brakes burned the mill in 1889 in a storm. The current mill with its quadrangular brick substructure was then built from parts of a water scoop mill. Since 1932, an electric motor supported the wind drive, from 1954 he took over the drive entirely and only in 1994, the miller stopped grinding. After a comprehensive restoration with the aid of the Windmühlenverein Artlenburg, founded in 1996, today a fully functioning windmill stands behind the dike at the mouth of the Elbe-Seiten canal into the Elbe.
March 24, 2019
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