The Goldbach mill was first mentioned in 14th century documentary. It lay on the bank of the Goldbach northwest of Blankenburg, about 1.5 kilometers downstream of the Birkental mill.
The grinding mill with unterschlächtigem water wheel served mainly the supply of the today no longer existing place Goltorf. Over the centuries there have been several changes of ownership, i.a. belonged the Goldbach mill of the church Heimburg and the monastery Michael stone.
During the imperial era there was a bakery next to the Goldbach mill. Both trades - mill and bakery - were in operation until the beginning of the First World War. In 1934 was the demolition of the decaying Goldbach mill. Subsequently, the current buildings were erected in their place. These were used for various purposes, i.a. as accommodation for vacationers.
The place has in our days only historical significance, because there are no remnants of the former mill plant more visible. For some time the former Goldbach mill has been a stop on the Blankenburger Mühlenwanderweg.
August 16, 2018
The Goldbachmühle, which was first mentioned in the 14th century as part of the former village of Goltorf, is located along the mill hiking trail below the Regenstein castle and fortress near the blossom town of Blankenburg.
Today it is the ideal starting point for exploring the sandstone caves, the rain stone complexes and the idyllic hiking area north of the Harz heights.
A region full of myths and history.
In 1934, the Büttner brothers (Halberstadt coffee roasting company) built a mansion-like ambience from teak beams from a stripped frigate, which has retained its comfort and uniqueness to this day.
An individual note has been breathed into the old one and invites its guests to stay as a café, guesthouse and event location.(Source: goldbachmuehle-blankenburg.de)
December 20, 2020
The former mill trail is no longer one of the official hiking trails around Blankenburg.
He once led you past the sites of several former mills west of the city. These early commercial buildings and their predecessors were partly built in the Middle Ages.
Informative display boards at the edge of the path gave the hikers explanations about the individual objects.
The hiking trail was about 5.5 kilometers long and for long stretches it followed the course of the Goldbach, the water of which was once used to drive the mill wheels.
In order to be able to use water as an energy source, numerous water management structures such as Reservoirs and moats are created.
Significant waypoints along the Mühlenwanderweg included the former mills Mönchemühle, Birkenmühle and Regensteinmühle.
The starting and ending points of the route were at Michaelstein Monastery and a parking lot on federal road 81, north-west of Blankenburg, leading to Halberstadt, near the driveway to what was then federal road 6 (now A36).
Many of the sections of the mill trail are still there today and the locations of the former mills are still in their traditional location.
If you want, you can hike along the historic route without any current signs.
As a small replacement for the missing information boards, simply use the following descriptions of the former Blankenburg mills and the associated water management systems.(Source: harzlife.de)
December 20, 2020
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