Post Symposium Tour 11th – 14th September  -  “Mills in the Danish-German borderland”

The post-Symposium tour brought us to southern Jutland – once a duchy under the Danish king, from 1864 it was under German rule, and then once again united with Denmark in 1920. This history has, of course, influenced the development of the mills. On one day we visited Mandø in the Danish Wadden Sea. Mandø is an island which is reachable only during low tide. The island has only 62 inhabitants, but they have one of the smallest windmills in Denmark with machinery for making pearl barley. As a contrast we also visited the highest Danish windmill which is in Højer.