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.

Mill days of action in the historical water mill Birgel

Am 21.05.2024 bleibt die Historische Wassermühle für einen Tag geschlossen. Am 22.05.2024 sind wir wieder wie gewohnt für Euch da.

Being active in the mill – an experience for young and old

Look, marvel, actively experience!

Let us take you back to the time of ancient craftsmanship:

  • Bake sourdough bread in the old wood oven
  • Making mustard in the historical way
  • Grinding and crushing in the 300 year old mill
  • Press oil

1. grain mill

Each participant grinds their cereal, hammers their oatmeal, and mixes their breakfast cereal with other ingredients.

2. mustard mill

Here you put together your individual mustard according to your own taste.

3. bakehouse

In the bakery, whole-grain wheat and natural rye sourdough are kneaded into bread in normal or fantasy shapes and baked in a wood-fired oven to make a tasty bread.

4. sawmill

In order to imitate the function of the old horizontal creels, we saw a slice of wood with a drumsaw and apply the company logo of the mill to it. The branding iron with the logo is still heated in an old field blacksmith’s shop.

5. oil mill

Here you learn to press your own oil on handmade oil presses. When the first drops run into the glass, hearts beat faster and the joy is great.

6. distillery

In Erwin’s favorite workshop, there is no firing on such days, but the finished products are tasted and the function of the firing process is explained in detail.


Price for groups from 15 people from 22,50 € per person for a guided tour of the mill and a program.

Prices for groups of 15 people or more with several program points on request.

You can also request our special offer for this by phone or mail.
Tel. 0 65 97 / 92 82 0 – Mail


We look forward to your inquiry under Tel .: 06597/92820 or via our contact form !