The miller grinds the grain.

Mills in the Landkreis Börde

Windmühle Colbitz

Bock windmill from 1861, moved 53 m in one piece on 30.05.1992. The mill is wind-operated (two louvered wings, two wings with sails), the mill equipment is largely preserved: Grinding gear, shot gear, classifier, old hexagonal classifier, elevator, feise. Next to the mill is a newly built half-timbered farmstead: Bakehouse with old German oven, barn and club building.

Auerbachs Mühle Wolmirstedt

Bock windmill, called "Auerbachs Mühle", built in 1842, operated until 1952 (last time by the miller Karl Auerbach), emergency secured in 1983 after decay and extensively restored from 1992 to 1996 and 2011.The mill is wind-operated with a louvered wing cross, the equipment is complete: 1400 mm grinding gear, 1250 mm grist gear, 400 x 300 Dost roller mill, "Askania" classifying machine, roller cylinder, peeling machine as well as auxiliary equipment (bag elevator, elevators, transmissions, etc.), old electric motor (slip ring rotor). Next to the mill is an old göpelwerk, formerly used to drive a threshing machine.

Windmühle Klein Germersleben

Paltrock windmill, built in 1949 from a Bockwindmühle. The mill is windmilling and currently the only paltry windmill in Germany with so-called "Bilausche Ventikanten", a wing cross (steel construction) with streamlined sheathing (the Ventikanten) with associated rotating sterns and reminiscent of parts from aircraft construction. The mill equipment is almost completely preserved: double roller mill, grist mill, plansifter, throw sifter, cleaning, mixing machine, etc.

Schlossmühle Flechtingen

Artisanal watermill, formerly with overshot, later with Francis turbine or suction gas engine. First mentioned in 1311, parts of the building from 1695 (cf. coat-of-arms stone of the von Schenk family), in the 19th century extensive renovation of the building substance (upper floor, roof, etc.). Since 2003 extensive repair work, including the addition of a medium-velocity water wheel with 6.00 m diameter. The mill equipment was partly restored and partly supplemented: horizontal main gearbox, grinding gear, grist mill, roller mill, cleaning, elevator, elevators, hexagonal sifter. On the second floor a mill store was established, in the attic an exhibition on the history of agriculture.

Vordermühle Elbeu

Water mill site documented since the 16th century, current building structure 18th/19th century, in operation until 1973 (last with electric motor). Elongated two-story half-timbered building with a Gründerzeit façade facing the courtyard, water wheel mounted on the gable side. After the abandonment of the operation, the complete equipment including the water wheel shaft was dismantled. Since the 1980s, the plant has been gradually repaired by the new owner. In 1995, the Zuppinger water wheel (5.45 m in diameter, blade width 2.40 m) was renewed and put into operation. The mill equipment is preserved in remnants: horizontal main gear, grist mill with stone crane in remnants, grist machine (make: ILUS), elevator. Cooperation with the University of Applied Sciences Magdeburg for the purpose of hydroelectric power generation. Since 11.09.2013 a café has been established in the mill, the "Kaffeemühle-Elbeu".

Windmühle Eimersleben

A windmill built in 1848, shut down in the 1960s and subsequently reduced to ruins. Restored from 1985, today used as a recreational facility. Two louvered wings, two wings for sails, remains of the mill technology preserved (grinding gear, sack elevator).

Windmühle Wulferstedt I (western mill)

In 1808, the Breitmeyersche Bockwindmühle was built on this site, which was extensively restored in the mid-1990s after advanced decay. During a hurricane in the night of October 28-29, 2002, this mill went under the brake and subsequently burst into flames, destroying it completely. In 2003, a ruinous trestle windmill from Dreileben was purchased, dismantled and transferred to Wulferstedt. Reconstruction on the Wulferstedt site took place in 2004-2005. Of the technical equipment, a shot conveyor and the sack elevator have been preserved.

Windmühle Wulferstedt II (eastern mill)

Trestle windmill, built in 1820, after dilapidation since the late 1990s extensive restoration work. Wing cross (blinds) renewed in 2005. The mill's technical equipment consisted, among other things, of a grinding train, a shot train, a hexagonal sifter, a cleaning system and an elevator, and has been partially removed during the restoration. Due to the intended use as a recreational object, only a part of the mill technology was reinstalled.