Dear mill friends, we are currently available for you daily by e-mail or telephone on +49 65979 28203.
Please leave a message & your phone number on the mailbox. We respond to bookings & inquiries by e-mail within 24 hours. The historic watermill reopens on 27.03.2024 after the winter break.

Historic water mill Birgel – Welcome to the mill experience center

The Eifel is one of the most extraordinary landscapes in Europe. In the heart of this landscape, in the Vulkaneifel, is the historic water mill. This place, lovingly cherished by head miller Erwin and his mill team, breathes the spirit of tradition, hospitality and satisfaction.

If you quit your job at the age of 48 and plan to only do a hobby for the next 50 years, then you speak of a healthy mind and happiness. “A healthy mind” will not tire you. “Luck” is another name for willpower.

“Glück zu” and wish you many happy hours here with us
Head miller Erwin von der Mühle and his milling team


2024 season

Easter arrangement

Easter arrangement in the historic Birgel watermill

Enjoy from 29.03. until 01.04.2024 a romantic Easter celebration in the Volcanic Eifel with overnight stay, breakfast buffet and 3-course dinner menu. Experience an exclusive mill tour and an idyllic hike on the Hirschbergsattel. We look forward to your inquiry! 06597/92820.

For more information click here.

Only until 10.03.2024:
Secure a quick 25% discount now for the start of the 2024 season

Romantik PaarSecure a romantic weekend in Birgel with a 25% discount in March and April. Enjoy the historic atmosphere of our Mühlenhotel, lovingly furnished rooms and excellent cuisine. Experience the charm of old half-timbered houses and the warm welcome of our team.

Book your time-out full of romance and coziness now.

Eifel pamper weekend

An extraordinary weekend package including an overnight stay in our romantic mill, the Kölsche Mühlenabend with a 3.5-hour program and our legendary jazz brunch on Sunday.

Starting on Friday at 2 pm, you will experience an unforgettable weekend where you can be pampered all around by us.

For more information click here.

Birgel adventure village

Our German Mill Day is part of the Birgel Adventure Village this year

On May 19, 2024, the Hiking & Adventure Day will take place in Birgel for the first time. The date coincides with German Mill Day, which is celebrated every year on Whit Monday. Experience fascinating days in the historic watermill with hourly mill tours, brewery tours and children’s programs such as: Bread baking. Culinary delights, an antique and flea market, musical entertainment and a shuttle service to other attractions await you from 10:00 to 17:00 for an unforgettable day.

You can find more information about the German Mill Day here

Sightseeing flight over the Historic Water Mill Birgel

Now new: Brewing beer with Erwin

Learn everything from A-Z you need to know about brewing beer

The brewing plant of the head miller Erwin is the latest addition to the historic mill site and was reconstructed by himself according to old conditions. Brewing beer involves manual labor during mashing and lautering, as there are no agitators or pumps. The most difficult part is maintaining the temperature in the wood-fired brewing kettle. Be a brewing assistant and let yourself be taken back to the good old days of the purity law.

For more information please visit our overview page

Now available in the online store & Mühlenlädchen:
The culinary gift box service

We give you great gift ideas!

There are endless occasions and opportunities to give joy and recognition to life partners, friends, relatives, neighbors, acquaintances or business partners with a special and high-quality gift. Especially great is the joy of the recipient, if the gift is something SPECIAL. And that’s where our unique gift boxes, filled with the finest specialties from the mill, come in. For any occasion. For every taste.

Just click and browse our gift boxes section!

Inn to the sawmill

Opening hours
Monday-Thursday 17:30 – 22.00
Friday & Saturday 11.30 – 22.00
Sunday 11.30 – 20.30
Monday to Thursday (for groups of 20 people or more): 12:00 – 22:00
Kitchen (acceptance of orders)
Monday to Thursday 18.00 – 21.00
Friday & Saturday 12.00 – 14.30 h & 18.00 – 21.00 h
Sunday 12.00 – 14.30 h & 17.30 – 19.30 h
Reservation under +49 6597 92820
More info

Beer garden & brewery restaurant

Beer garden & brewery restaurant:
Daily from 11:30 am to 10:00 pm
Reservation under+49 6597 9230993Moreinfo

Appointment announcements

You can find all upcoming dates here.

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30. March 2024 to 31. March 2024
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12. April 2024 18:30 Uhr to 12. April 2024 22:00 Uhr
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14. April 2024 11:00 Uhr
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19. May 2024 to 20. May 2024
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20. September 2024 18:30 Uhr to 20. September 2024 22:00 Uhr
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22. September 2024 11:00 Uhr
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Cuddle romantic weekend

Our bestseller – Experience a romantic weekend in the Eifel!

Historische Wassermühle
Our mill tours will take place again
Mill tours take place on Saturday and Sunday at 11:30 am. For this purpose, registration by telephone at +49 6597 92820 is required.
Bielenhof Alm
The Hirschbergsattel hiking trail and the popular Bielenhof-Alm are open. Here you will find all the information about opening hours and how to get there.
Mill gastronomy

Our mill gastronomy leaves nothing to be desired. Here everyone will find something! You can find an overview of the menus here.

online shop
Order mill specialties online and enjoy them at home.
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