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Internationales Wind- und Wassermuehlen-Museum

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Address: Bromer Str. 2, 38518 Gifhorn, Lower Saxony, Germany
Phone Number: +49 5371 55466
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I wasn't expecting to enjoy this, but I really did. It's a pretty place to walk around and see all the different types of wind and water mills. The lunch hall serves good beer... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 October 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

I wasn't expecting to enjoy this, but I really did. It's a pretty place to walk around and see all the different types of wind and water mills. The lunch hall serves good beer and baked items (not sure if the flour is milled on site) and is worth visiting. My only gripe is that the bakery wasn't open and... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

This was a lovely place to spend a few hours strolling the grounds. The weather was perfect and there were so many good photo opportunities. It was interesting to see the variety of windmills and water wheels.

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Jamestown, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

The museum is probably the best in the world. It features water and windmills from all over the world. The open air water and windmilsl are exact replicas or the real windmills like the one from Korea. The museums inside has miniature windmilsl from many countries dating back hundreds of years. Each one explains its purpose, age and history. You... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2015

We had a fantastic day here last week, it was amazing to walk round the wind,ills and even went into one and walked to the top, resulting in fabulous views of the town. Lovely coffee and cake in the cafe and the children could run and explore freely.

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Walkerburn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2015

Our teen was very unsure as to whether this was a good place to go, but at the end she gave it 4/5. Our younger daughter (9) loved it. A clean, well laid out site with original and replica windmills from all over the world. We loved it. You can go inside most of the windmills, although there is no... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2015 via mobile

The display of real and model windmills was quite extensive and well presented. The staff were friendly and helpful and the grounds enjoyable to walk through. I was disappointed that the information signs were only in German, therefore not fully understood by international travellers which seems to be the norm throughout most of Germany's tourist attractions. I was also disappointed... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2014 via mobile

We have noticed the windmills from the car on our journey to tge Autostadt. It took our attention so we decided to come back the next day. 10 euro entrance looked a bit high but finally we were glad we've gone in. There are windmills in real size from all the world located on the bank of a nice lake.... More 

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Knebworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2014

If you are in the Gifhorn area of Germany don't miss the Windmill Museum. Its really worth spending two or three hours there. The Restaurant serves excellent light lunches. The soup is wonderful! They also bake their own bread. The windmills are really interesting, don't miss the Russian Church. Children will enjoy this place as much as adults.

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Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2013

Small museums are fairly common when traveling and most are barely worth the time to stop. Gifhorn is one of the exceptions. If you are driving to/from Hamburg then take the time (about 1 hour) to divert through Gifhorn to this museum. The Museum is effective because it has both a large display of models of wind and water mills... More 

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Grenchen, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2012

You can see windmills from all over different countrys. But its also just relaxing to stroll around in a beautiful park. For the russian church you pay extra but it is worth to go inside.

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