Bike Touring Highlight
The Gross Wittenseer windmill Auguste
In the heart of Schleswig-Holstein, embedded in the beautiful landscape of the Hüttener Berge Nature Park, directly on the Wittensee, is one of the most beautiful and best-preserved windmills in our country!
The Kellerholländer, built in 1874 - with Windrose and Venetian blinds - was comprehensively restored from 1998 to 2001, and today is windable and grindable again. It has both a wind power and an electric grinding, so that you can show the many interested visitors the grain milling even without much wind. The function and handling of sifter, oat squeezer, elevator, cake crusher and wind sweeper are also explained in the context of a mill guide!Builder and owner1861/62 Peter Kuhr built the first mill in Kirchhorst and after a fire the second in 1874 in Groß Wittensee and leased it to Hinrich Meyer.From 1882 to 1901, Hinrich Norden farmed the millFrom 1901 to 1913 Heinrich Greve runs the milling business and builds a steam engine!From 1913 to 1917 Hans and Jürgen Naeve manage the mill and create the residential buildingFrom 1917 to 1943, Julius Lemke takes over the milling business, renewing and modernizing the wind driveFrom 1943 to 1985, his son Wilhelm Lemke takes over his parents' business. He still grinds with wind power until 1958, then switches to electric propulsion and sets up the Feldstein storage facilityFrom 1985 until today, his son Hans Lemke takes over the mill, which has been a listed building since 1972, with the help of his entire family and the mill association founded in 1991 by the Groß Wittenseer citizen Klaus Detlef Naeve to preserve the Gross Wittenseer windmill restore and make it accessible to the public.windmuehle-auguste.de/index2.html
July 6, 2019
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