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Vlotho - Windmühle in Exter 13 | by Daniel Mennerich
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Vlotho - Windmühle in Exter 13

The photo show the Lindemann Windmill built in 1850 of natural stone. In 1961 the wings were damaged by a storm and the mill was brought to the shutdown.


The association "from the grain to the bread" which maintains a mill court arrangement with water mill in Löhne-Wittel took over in 1985 the mill.

In 2004 in September the association “windmill Exter inc.” was founded to receive the monument unique in this region.


It concerns a Dutchman's mill.


As a working platform for the service an earthwork and on the valley side a wooden gallery serves on the mountain side; this is a big specific feature.

Earlier the cap had to be turned by hand. Later the cap was turned by the wind rose automatically in wind direction.


The wings are provided with flaps which can be opened by a hand device or be closed. The mill had three sets of millstones, one to grind coarsely (grain feed), one for rye and one for wheat (today not more available).

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Taken on February 17, 2010