Here we have a fascinating photograph taken in June 1912. It features a horse-drawn plough outside an early post mill. The windmill was located in Hamersleben in the Quedlinburg area, north of the Harz mountains, in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. The windmill is believed to have burnt down towards the end of the Second World War.
Close to the German / Danish border, in the state of Schleswig-Holstein, in a small town called Grödersby, a rather splendid four-floor ‘Dutch’ windmill dating back to 1888 can be found.
Unfortunately as the mill is now a private residence there is currently no public access.
It is though possible to rent a beautiful nearby little house called Mühlenholz, which used to belong to the owners of the mill, at a very reasonable rate. Full details of the cottage can be found here.
Bremen Mill Through Time
Three images of the ‘Am Wall’ smock (Galerieholländer) mill in Wallanlagen Park, Bremen, north-west Germany.
The mill dates back to 1898 and is built around an eight sided base, with the upper part steered by a wind vane. The four sails of the windmill are shuttered.
This fine example of a smock mill is now home to a restaurant and the mill itself open tourists every afternoon on payment of a small charge.
Today’s scan from our picture archive dates back to 1930 and features a windmill and farmworkers in the village of Jakobsdorf, in what was Silesia, Germany. In 1945, Jakobsdorf, was renamed Jakubkowice and became part of Poland. Alas, the windmill itself has long since disappeared.
The mill in Vietz, East Brandenburg, Germany. Since 1945, Witnica, Lubuskie, Poland.
An old postcard featuring two wonderful-looking windmills in Boyadel, Silesia, Germany.
More old photographs and vintage picture postcards of windmills in Germany.
An old postcard showing a windmill in Brokdorf an der Elbe (on the river Elbe) in Germany.
More German Mills on old postcards.
A new addition to our picture archive – an early image of a mill in Germany.
More old pictures of windmills in Germany.