Dybbøl Mill

Dybbøl Mill - the mill of type gallery-Holland, known as national symbol of Danish bravery

Thunderstorm, wars and short circuit has cost the “life” of today´s mill´s predecessors, and so the mill standing on Dybbøl Banke today is actually the fifth mill on this site.

1744 - 1800
The first mill stands here for 56 years before it is struck by lightning during a thunderstorm and burns down. 

1800 - 1849
The next mill burns down after being hit under bombardments during the First Schleswig War (1848-50) also known as the Three Year´s War. 

1853 - 1864
Due to the war, the rebuilt of the third mill is postponed and after approx. 11 years, the battles are raging around the mill yet again. The Second Schleswig War or the War in 1864 transforms Dybbøl Banke into a battlefield; the mill is bombarded again and burns down. 

1864 - 1935
Denmark loses the war in 1864 and Southern Jutland and the Sønderborg-area is occupied by the Prussians and the next mill is built under German rule. During the time of the industrial revolution electricity is introduced and unfortunately a short-circuit leads to a fire, burning the mill down to the ground. 

1935 -
The mill as you see it today is an almost faithful copy of the one built in 1864. The current mill was in operation until 1990, after which it was converted into a museum. In the grain magazine there are exhibitions about Dybbøl Mølle's history in the period 1744-2020 and about Dybbøl Mølle as a symbol. In the mill itself you can see the old grinders and the beautiful view from the gallery.

 

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