The Drevicek Mill

The Drevicek Mill is a technical sight located in the Hradec Kralove region with a rich history. Inside the historical building is an exhibition of mill crafts and some extra bakery crafts. There are two types of visits. One is with a guide and the other without. The Mill is open whole year round and always ready for visitors. During your visit, you will have a chance to see a functioning mill, woodcrafts, and different parts of mill mechanisms. There is a devil’s shop for children at the start of your guide excursion. They can get a wood coin which can be exchanged for sweets with the devil’s helpers.  

The mill we are talking about is a water mill that was built during the First Republic era and technologically equipped to serve the needs of that time. During your visit, you can see proper, original, and almost 100 years old tools used in bakeries and watermills. As a source of movement, it uses the Francis Turbine. With the help of leather strips, its force goes to all machines situated on the 3 floors of the building through a transmission. During your visit, the mill can be observed whilst at work. Because of the system of the mill, it was possible to produce flour of the highest quality without electricity which is unimaginable these days.  

The building is mostly made of wood and metal to satisfy the local miller who owned this place. As soon as you enter, you’ll feel the atmosphere of 1939. The mill along with all its tools survived the Second World War and mainly the communist era of the Czech Republic in which the mill was nationalized without any big repairs. The mill was then closed for some time and after that, it was recognized as a state technical-culture sight. This mill is not just a replica, it is an original with its 100-year-old floors. 

For more information about the Hradec Kralove Region where this place is located click here.

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