For centuries, mills in the whole of Europe have been places where people of different origins come together.
In their diversity, mills have characterized the European history in its technological development and were an important part in the daily life. Preserving this is one of our main concerns. Milling technology is similar in all countries, therefore aspects of operation, maintenance and care can be easily exchanged. But mills do not only fascinate technology enthusiasts: Mills are magical places. There are mysterious stories and myths behind many mills. Telling them is exciting and encourages many strangers to tell their stories in return.
The Wassermühle Karoxbostel especially welcomes the “Via Molina”-initiative, a European cultural road connecting mills and supports this to the best of our abilities. Mill sites and connecting roads in Europe should become a major element of touristic interest and strengthen awareness and understanding of our common European culture. Our watermill already is part of the Lower Saxony Mill Road. From the beginning of the project Wassermühle Karoxbostel has taken particular care that all visitors, both members and non-members, can freely access the mill's premises. Guided tours are offered in different languages and the mill is a highly regarded meeting place for millers from near and far. We maintain close contact to national and foreign mill enthusiasts, and our members regularly publish articles in mill journals. Due to its easily accessible location and the magnitude of the site, the mill is predestined as a meeting point accommodating various groups for discussions, seminars and conviviality.