Retz Windmill

Museum

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  • Niederösterreich-CARD

Description

Das Wahrzeichen der Weinstadt Retz ist nicht etwa eine Traube oder ein Weinfass – sondern vielmehr eine Windmühle: eine der beiden letzten, betriebsfähigen in Österreich!

The Retz landmark is clearly visible from miles away and overlooks the town from among the vineyards. The windmill is the only operational corn mill in Austria that is naturally powered by wind. The sails turn on a weekend when the wind is right. A wine taster or grape juice is included as part of the guided tour.

Guided tours:

May to September: daily, 11.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.
(Guided tours on the hour, last tour at 5.00 p.m.)

April and October: daily guided tours at 11.00 a.m. and 3.00 p.m., weekend on the hour from 11.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m., last guided tour at 5.00 p.m.

Tip:

Bread-making in the bakery at the windmill. Everyone bakes their own loaf of bread – the hand-kneaded dough is slid into the stone oven in the traditional way in the proving baskets. You can take the authentic windmill bread home with you.

Prices

Facility features

  • Tours
  • Regional products available
  • Shop
  • Toilet facility
  • Offers for children

Suitability

  • Dogs allowed
  • Suitable for bad weather
We speak ...
  • English
  • Czech
  • German
Location
  • calm environment
  • rural location
  • railway connection
  • bus connection
Distance
  • to the next train station: 1.5 km
  • to the next stop: 1.5 km

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