Schnapps distilling seminar / course in the Eifel

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.)

Distilling schnapps with Erwin von der Mühle

The distiller course is bookable again for 2023 from now on!

A short Eifel vacation with the experience of being close to the distilling of schnapps. Let our head miller personally introduce you to the secrets of distilling schnapps. All the basics about mash, brandy, spirit, liqueurs and toppings are explained and explained to everyone in an understandable way!

The following services are included in the arrangement for 2 people:

  • 1 x overnight stay
  • 1 x breakfast buffet
  • 1 x welcome liqueur
  • 1 x 3 course evening menu
  • 1 x mill feast from the cauldron, div. Schnapps,
  • 1 x schnapps distilling
  • 1 x mill tour
  • 1 x lunch
  • 1 x free parking space

Please note that we only offer smaller groups up to max. 6 people can accept.


Let our head miller personally introduce you to the secrets of distilling schnapps.

All the basics about mash, brandy, spirit, liqueurs and toppings are explained and explained to everyone in an understandable way!


Of course, a distillation process is also carried out during this time, so that the various runs can also be experienced with taste and smell. The highlight of the distillation process is that a mill feast is braised in the kettle during the distillation.

More information about our distillery can be found here .


You can enjoy the culinary delights of the mill at dinner together in the tavern. A rustic and warm atmosphere awaits you in the Mühlenhotel’s double room. The next day – after a hearty breakfast – we will show you all the mills in action and answer all your questions. Complete your experience at our mill with a hearty stew for lunch.


Dates 2023

21-22 April 23 (CANCELLED)
12-13 May 23 (CANCELLED)

per person 150,00€ in double room (+ 39€ in single room)
Further dates on request! For groups special dates on request!

Group appointments possible on request!

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