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


Season start 2023 – We are open!

Beer garden, brewery bar & snack bar

Beer garden, brewery pub
Daily 11 – 22:00

Brewery snack
Daily 11 – 21:00
Pre-order: +49 151-70124851

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


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!

Appointment announcements

You can find all upcoming dates here.

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22. September 2023
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24. September 2023 11:00 Uhr
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20. October 2023
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22. October 2023 11:00 Uhr
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17. November 2023
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19. November 2023 11:00 Uhr
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Kuschel Romantik Wochenende

Our bestseller – Experience a romantic weekend in the Eifel!

Historische Wassermühle
Unsere Mühlenführungen finden wieder statt
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.

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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