The mill pond is the slowly growing and verlandende water reservoir of the former princely mill, fed by the black Au. It is quite large and elongated and houses a variety of waterfowl. A pair of shovels was paddling over the water in front of our eyes.
April 30, 2019
The Schwarze Au is dammed up here to form the mill pond.
The first mill was the grain mill on the mill pond just before the river flows into the Bille. It was first mentioned in a document in 1350 in a messenger invoice from the Hamburg treasury. It was a compulsory mill for 13 surrounding villages until the introduction of freedom of trade. In 1650, the Auemühle brewery is attached to the mill and licensing rights are granted. 1681 Construction of a sawmill "not far from the place where the awe flows into the bille". The mill operation was stopped in 1959. The licensing rights associated with the mill were used to convert it into an inn.
January 3, 2021
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