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Post Mill in Quedlinburg

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.

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A scan of a 1912 private photograph of a windmill in the Quedlinburg area of Germany.

The Mill in Grödersby

Jens Ole Sendke windmill

Groedersby windmill as featured on an old picture postcard posted in 1909.

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.

Grödersby Groedersby mill

The Mill in Grödersby seen from a distance on a grey day in November. Photo by Jens Ole Sendke.

Unfortunately as the mill is now a private residence there is currently no public access.


Grödersby on a map of north-west Europe.

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 Windmill

Bremen Mill Through Time

Bremen muehle mill

An old photograph of the mill in Bremen, Germany, c.1935.

Three images of the ‘Am Wall’ smock (Galerieholländer) mill in Wallanlagen Park, Bremen, north-west Germany.

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A late 1960s photograph of the late 19th century windmill from the grounds of the Hillmann Cafe.

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.

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An aerial view of the Am Wall mill in Bremen. As can be seen the mill is located in the middle of a city park.

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.

The Windmill in Jakobsdorf (Jakubkowice)

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A super looking windmill in Jakobsdorf (Jakubkowice), Silesia, c.1930. Click to enlarge image.

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.