Gatower Mühle

The New Windmill in Gatow
The Gatower Mühle is one of eight windmills still standing in Berlin. This one can be found in Gatow, a neighbourhood south of Spandau and across the waters from Grunewald. And since we have been looking for windmills around Berlin for a while now, we had to write something about this one.

While researching this windmill’s background, we found out that nobody knows for sure when it was initially built. Maybe, 1824. Or was it 1845? Nobody seems to know for sure, but we know that the windmill you can see in the pictures here is not the original one.




The original Gatower Mühle was destroyed back in 1921 during the filming of a movie called Die Liebesabenteuer der schönen Evelyne oder die Mordsmühle auf Evanshill, which can be freely translated as The Love Adventures of Beautiful Evelyne or the Murder Mill on Evanshill. We wish we could watch a movie, but this is one of many films from that era that are now considered lost.

The Gatower Mühle that we visited was built back in 2008 to celebrate 750 years since Spandau was founded. For those who don’t know, Gatow is located in the district of Spandau. Trainees from the Spandauer Knobelsdorff-Oberstufenzentrums school were responsible for putting together the windmill, which was considered the first step into what some call a museum village. The idea is to use the area to present how the old Gatow used to look. You can see this today when you pass by the Dorf Gatow before going up the hill into the Gatower Mühle.

The original Gatower Mühle was destroyed back in 1921 during the filming of a movie called Die Liebesabenteuer der schönen Evelyne oder die Mordsmühle auf Evanshill, which can be freely translated as The Love Adventures of Beautiful Evelyne or the Murder Mill on Evanshill. We wish we could watch a movie, but this is one of many films from that era that are now considered lost.
The original Gatower Mühle was destroyed back in 1921 during the filming of a movie called Die Liebesabenteuer der schönen Evelyne oder die Mordsmühle auf Evanshill, which can be freely translated as The Love Adventures of Beautiful Evelyne or the Murder Mill on Evanshill. We wish we could watch a movie, but this is one of many films from that era that are now considered lost.
The original Gatower Mühle was destroyed back in 1921 during the filming of a movie called Die Liebesabenteuer der schönen Evelyne oder die Mordsmühle auf Evanshill, which can be freely translated as The Love Adventures of Beautiful Evelyne or the Murder Mill on Evanshill. We wish we could watch a movie, but this is one of many films from that era that are now considered lost.
The Gatower Mühle is one of eight windmills still standing in Berlin. This one can be found in Gatow, a neighbourhood south of Spandau and across the waters from Grunewald. And since we have been looking for windmills around Berlin for a while now, we had to write something about this one.
The Gatower Mühle can be found on top of Kirchberg, now named Windmühlenberg since this is where the windmill is located. It doesn’t work since the trees that have grown around the hill since the original windmill burned down to keep the wind out. Too bad since it would be fantastic to see it working again.

We visited the Gatower Mühle at the end of March 2021, during a bike ride from Neukölln to Potsdam. We have been eager to explore this part of Berlin for a while now, but we didn’t have many opportunities to do that. Finally, we were able to do that on a surprisingly warm day before Easter. If you are curious to learn more about the windmills that we found in Berlin, you can read what we wrote about the one in Neukölln here.

The Gatower Mühle can be found on top of Kirchberg, now named Windmühlenber, since this is where the windmill is located. It doesn't work since the trees that have grown around the hill since the original windmill burned down to keep the wind out. Too bad since it would be fantastic to see it working again.
The Gatower Mühle can be found on top of Kirchberg, now named Windmühlenber, since this is where the windmill is located. It doesn't work since the trees that have grown around the hill since the original windmill burned down to keep the wind out. Too bad since it would be fantastic to see it working again.
The Gatower Mühle can be found on top of Kirchberg, now named Windmühlenber, since this is where the windmill is located. It doesn't work since the trees that have grown around the hill since the original windmill burned down to keep the wind out. Too bad since it would be fantastic to see it working again.
The Gatower Mühle is one of eight windmills still standing in Berlin. This one can be found in Gatow, a neighbourhood south of Spandau and across the waters from Grunewald. And since we have been looking for windmills around Berlin for a while now, we had to write something about this one.
The Gatower Mühle is one of eight windmills still standing in Berlin. This one can be found in Gatow, a neighbourhood south of Spandau and across the waters from Grunewald. And since we have been looking for windmills around Berlin for a while now, we had to write something about this one.

Gatower Mühle

Gatower Mühle: The New Windmill in Gatow

Buchwaldzeile 48, 14089 Berlin





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