Beautifully located in the valley, the Düssel flows directly past the mill pond. You can hardly miss the highlight and the adjoining Winkelsmühle on hikes in the area.
May 13, 2020
The three-storey main house of the Winkelsmühle was built from quarry stone. The outbuilding consists of quarry stone in the basement and half-timbered structures on the upper floor. The door on the east side used to lead to the utility rooms. The mill wheel is on the north side.
The Winkelsmühle has been a listed building since 1970.
In 2001, the area around the mill was declared a "water mill" ground monument. It is very likely that there are structural remains of the previous buildings in the ground. Notes are also provided
April 22, 2020
The mill pond is one of many beautiful ponds on the Düssel
March 10, 2021
In 1387 in the list of tithe levies
The history of the Winkelsmühle has always been changeable.
First mentioned in a document in 1387 in the list of tithe levies to the Kaiserswerth monastery, the residential building is said to have burned down under the chaos of war and the barn to collapse 300 years later.
In the 1970s, "the building, which was absolutely ripe for demolition and was additionally destroyed by a roof fire," came under the spotlight of the Neandertal Association.
After all, the idyllic mill with swimming pool and the terrace cafe was a popular destination.
It has been extensively restored and converted for residential purposes.
The owners are currently arguing with the Mettmann district about right of way.
July 26, 2019
The path no longer leads directly past the mill, you walk past the outside. Unfortunately, this prevents a view of the beautiful building - but understandable from the residents' point of view. In good weather there is quite a lot of activity there.
However, this does not affect the path, it is still beautiful "outside".
August 6, 2020
Nice old mill ensemble that is privately owned today. Nice that you can still walk through here. Hopefully, all hikers will take the consideration that the inhabitants ask for according to the attached signs, it would be desirable.
October 8, 2019
"... The former upper ditch and today's course of the Düssel was carved into the limestone. The existing weir has been modernized. Remnants of the old Düsseldorf run can be found on the side of the slope, the southern and western sides of the valley, in the form of a pond.
By the way: In the 1930s the pond was used as a natural swimming pool ... "
March 24, 2020
Every pond is a highlight :-)
Artificially created pond above the mill along the Düssel
March 8, 2021
Beautiful half-timbered flour mill in the Neandertal. You can find more information about the hike around the Ice Age game reserve Neandertal at: netreisetagebuch.de/eiszeitliche-wildgehege-neandertal
February 18, 2021
If you're lucky, you can see kingfishers at this point 👀
November 27, 2022
Wonderful easy hiking trail right along the Düssel
May 1, 2021
I would split the highlights. And only leave the pictures dedicated to the title in the corresponding highlight
January 7, 2021
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