Grinding mills / industrial monuments

“Jakob Bengel” industrial monument: the historical chain and costume jewellery factory

After arriving at the old factory founded in 1870 you will immediately feel like you’ve been catapulted back into a bygone age – where you suddenly find yourself in the flourishing Art Deco and Art Nouveau eras. The overall ambience is characterised by the charm of this fusion between industry and history. In the fashion industry’s major cities, the name Bengel once enjoyed a legendary [...]

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Historic “Weiherschleife” Cutting Mill

The last gemstone mill operated by water wheel on the Idarbach river provides an entertaining spectacle in the form of a gemstone exhibition, along with spectacular multimedia shows, a gemstone handling room, a real gemstone mining site for children and adolescents, and the opportunity to enjoy a leisurely peddle boat trip on the Kallwiesweiher.

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Historic Biehl Water Grinding Mill, Asbacherhütte

The historic, water-powered agate cutting mill is a completely atypical water-powered cutting mill in comparison to the “Weiherschleife”. The reason for this can be traced back to the fact that it is a former gypsum mill, which was converted into a grinding mill in 1880. The Asbach Grinding Mill remains a genuine production site to this day, unlike many historical grinding mills that are [...]

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