Hellenurme Mill Museum

At Hellenurme watermill, just 35 km from Tartu (between Elva and Otepää), you can see how your ancestors used to live. The mill was built in 1880 by the Middendorff family. The machines, which still work today, mostly date back to 1922, when the great-grandfather of the current matron of the mill bought them. When the guests arrive, the flour miller will open the turbine and the water-powered mill will start working. You can see the entire process of grains becoming flour. The matron of the mill will tell stories of the way people used to live and offer traditional rye bread and a drink. Bring your friends or family, classmates, or colleagues!

At Hellenurme watermill, just 35 km from Tartu (between Elva and Otepää), you can see how your ancestors used to live. The mill was built in 1880 by the Middendorff family. The machines, which still work today, mostly date back to 1922, when the grea

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    This is the place to learn a lot about the subtleties of how your bread is made and the many, many forms of flour that come from grains. And there is the pleasure of seeing and feeling the...

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    Our group was welcomed with a great meal, in the big kitchen where the food was prepared. We had a marvelous lunch and after that an enthousiastic guide that showed us how the onyl working water mill...

  • Watermill middle of nowhere

    You can not believe, but it is still working watermill in Estonia, already 134 and still making good quality fresh flour for different kind of grains. And it is making not only flour, but also...


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