Flood disaster 2021 – donations for the historic watermill

Announcement: Brewery beer garden and brewery grill are open!

New opening of the brewery grill in Birgel
The new brewery grill for off-site sales is open and tempting with crispy chicken, juicy chops and delicious potato pancakes with applesauce. The absolute novelty in our area far and wide.
Opening hours brewery grill: Daily from 11:00 to 21:00

Opening of the season of the brewery beer gates
Our new covered brewery beer garden attracts visitors to Birgel even on rainy days. Our home-brewed beer (Helles and Weizen) and delicious food invite you to stay.
Opening hours: Daily from 11:00 to 22:00
No table reservations and no card payment are possible.
The brewery team is looking forward to your visit!

Reopening of the Historic Water Mill
The complete reopening of the historic water mill including overnight stays is planned for Easter 2023 . We will inform you about further partial openings in the course of the year at this point. We are happy to accept any bookings for the period from 07.04.2023 again as of now. (Weddings, birthday parties, family celebrations, group travel). The best way to reach us is by email or on Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. by telephone on +49 6597 92820

We continue to look forward to your support:
Orders in the online shop (are possible again)
Donate to our donation account
Beer sale on site
(Sales times: Monday to Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)

Video message from Chef Miller Erwin

Donate vouchers
A donation of the vouchers you have already bought is the greatest help for us. Simply send us your voucher incl. Voucher number and a short message:

By email:

By post:
Historische Wassermühle
Mühlenstrasse 1
54587 Birgel

Donation account
Recipient: Erwin von der Mühle
IBAN: DE82 3007 0024 0302 1367 00
Deutsche Bank
Keyword: floods

Donate via PayPal
Donations via PayPal are not possible. We ask for a transfer to the donation account.

Dear mill friends,

As we have already told you in the last few days, the historic watermill was completely destroyed in most areas by the floods. Unfortunately, there will be no operation for a long time.

Thanks to the great support of many helpers, the first clean-up work could start and we will hopefully bring it to a good end. However, this alone will take a few weeks and the subsequent rebuilding will be a tough financial affair for us. We hope for insurance compensation and also for the promised emergency aid from the Rhineland-Palatinate state parliament.

But you, too, dear guests, can help us a lot with a donation if you would donate to us the vouchers you have already purchased and which cannot be redeemed for the next 12 months anyway. Donations are also very welcome. In the last few days, a lot of people have already done this in a friendly way. Every time the voucher is not redeemed, Mühle Birgel will receive a lot of financial help.

We thank you in the name of everyone in the mill for your support and of course we will let you know in good time as soon as we know more about the reopening of the mill.

All the best from Birgel, head millers Erwin and Mariette and the entire mill team