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 you see today is an almost true copy of the mill built in 1864. The present mill was in use until 1990, producing the flour Dybbøl Mel. Museum Sønderjylland arranges exhibits in the mill, the grain storage and a part of the millers housing in 1995. 


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