The Fellowship of the Watermill Heiligenrode

The Fellowship of the Watermill Heiligenrode


Since 1986 there exists the Fellowship of the Watermill Heiligenrode. A group of 10 volunteers of all age groups in cooperation with the community of Stuhr have undertaken to restore and maintain all technical devices of the Monastery Mill. Thus a fully intact and operational watermill can be demonstrated and explained to visitors in a knowledgeable manner.

In 1995 the Fellowship of the Watermill Heiligenrode received a prize for exemplary restoration of the monastery mill by the Niedersächsische Sparkassenstiftung. For this prize a Little Mill with a set of natural grinding stones was bought, driven by electric power, whilst the old mill is driven by water energy.