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Wegberg Mill
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in Wegberg

In his book on the history of the town of Wegberg, mayor Adolf Vollmer declares that the Schwalm river starts where the Fussbach and Beeckbach brooks meet. The Wegberg Mill was located not even 100 metres down from this junction, on the Jütlich side of the river. However, the mill pond was in Gelders territory. It was first mentioned as long ago as 1506, when it was called 'Schabbis Mill'. Count von Nesselrode bought this mill in 1560. There is a drawing by the artist Renier Roidkin dated 1726 that shows the mill with three water wheels. Today, it is by no means clear whether the mill in fact had 3 wheels. However, a little over 100 years the mill definitely only had one water wheel. Thanks to ample water power, the mill could operate one set of millstones and the oil press at the same time for half of the day.

When the castle and the entire grounds belonging to it were sold, the mill came into private hands. In the late 19th century, the mill was acquired by Baltasar Ramachers. From that day onwards, it was known as Ramachers Mill. Despite the fact that there was enough water power, the miller illegally dammed the mill pond too high. Enough reason for what was then Wegberg village to buy the damming rights and the pond from the man who was the miller at the time for 30,000 gold marks. The mill was decommissioned in the late 1960s. The Ramachers family owned the mill until it was sold to the town of Wegberg in 2003. Following substantial refurbishment, the mill was reopened in 2009 to serve a new purpose as a community meeting place, and its name has since then reverted once more to

Opening times: Monday to Friday from 09:00 bis 18:00 clock. Saturday: 09:00 bis 13:00 clock.

Adress: Rathausplatz 21, 41844 Wegberg, Phone: (+49) (0)2434-9930786

 

Mai - September

Mo. - So. 09:00 - 21:30 Uhr

Oktober - April

Di. - So. 09:00 - 19:00 Uhr

Adresse: Rathausplatz 21, 41844 Wegberg