The rattle millThe Klappermühlchen is a miniature mill house in the Alzenau city forest. It has a small undershot water wheel that is operated by the water power of the access ditch. Part of its water is bundled via an artificially created channel, the mill channel, and directed onto the mill wheel. This then turns a disc that is studded with dwarf figures. The dwarfs walk through a window inside the house. With the help of this disc, four tiny hammers are moved that hit two different metal plates. Due to their different lengths and strengths, each time the hammer blows, a different tone is created. The “rattling” of the mill can be heard from several hundred meters away. The mill house was built in 1913 and is now cared for on a voluntary basis. The area around the Klappermühlchen is fenced and must not be entered.
July 25, 2021
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