Frog Mill

Frog Mill,
18th century

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Do you hear that?

Almost 300 years ago it sounded like this here: "The mill rattled on the rushing brook” with steady clip-clap-clip-clap and the frogs sang along with their songs. Because at that time "the brook" still flowed by here – namely the Flügelsbach, which flows from Harxheim via Lörzweiler to Schwabsburg and ends in the Rhine at Nierstein. In the course of the reallocation of land in 1970, the brook was redirected and the old brook bed was filled up here. - Before that, however, the Flügelsbach turned the wheels of a mill here for centuries. The mill was named after the little quackers who lived in the brook: Frog Mill. It was first mentioned in a document in 1748. Until 1886 the mill wheel turned the grinding stone in the grinding chamber, where grain was ground into flour, which the Schwabsburg citizens needed for baking. Later, in the 19th and 20th century, new residential buildings were built around the mill. So the frog mill is a reminder of the old days, when there were still many mills along the Flügelsbach: with Klipp-Klapp, Klipp-Klapp and Quack-Quack!
If you have taken our historic tour through Schwabsburg, we have now come to the end. If you enjoyed it, why not take one of our tours in Nierstein! The first one begins at the noble courts at Nierstein’s market place. There is also a café, restaurants, and wine bars where you have the opportunity to have a snack or a drink!

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Frog Mill,
18th century

  • English
    • German
    • French
    • Dutch

Do you hear that?

Almost 300 years ago it sounded like this here: "The mill rattled on the rushing brook” with steady clip-clap-clip-clap and the frogs sang along with their songs. Because at that time "the brook" still flowed by here – namely the Flügelsbach, which flows from Harxheim via Lörzweiler to Schwabsburg and ends in the Rhine at Nierstein. In the course of the reallocation of land in 1970, the brook was redirected and the old brook bed was filled up here. - Before that, however, the Flügelsbach turned the wheels of a mill here for centuries. The mill was named after the little quackers who lived in the brook: Frog Mill. It was first mentioned in a document in 1748. Until 1886 the mill wheel turned the grinding stone in the grinding chamber, where grain was ground into flour, which the Schwabsburg citizens needed for baking. Later, in the 19th and 20th century, new residential buildings were built around the mill. So the frog mill is a reminder of the old days, when there were still many mills along the Flügelsbach: with Klipp-Klapp, Klipp-Klapp and Quack-Quack!
If you have taken our historic tour through Schwabsburg, we have now come to the end. If you enjoyed it, why not take one of our tours in Nierstein! The first one begins at the noble courts at Nierstein’s market place. There is also a café, restaurants, and wine bars where you have the opportunity to have a snack or a drink!

Route to the marketplace:

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