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Adventure holidays on the Wörnitz Island with a real cheese sommelier!
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The Schmalzmühle is a listed historical Middle-Franconian four-sided farm on an island in the River Wörnitz. It was described as early as the Peasants’ War of 1525, when the miller Thomas Wiedemann invoked the local peasants to revolt against their lords. The miller was a yeoman at the time; however, he lost all his rights after the defeat of the peasants.
The buildings of today go back to the years 1660 resp. 1680, according to the dendrochronological investigations. The Schmalzmühle had probably suffered under the ravages of the 30-years war and was rebuilt at the end of the war.
The Schmalzmühle is operated today by Friedrich König and his Frau Barbara. Alongside the agricultural farm and the sawmill, guests also experience the direct marketing of cheese and cheese seminars whilst they live in one of three individually furnished holiday apartments. The rebel peasant Wiedemann gives his name to the special “Bauernrebell“ cheese. Look forward to further interesting tales of the Schmalzmühle with its sawmill, farming and cheese making.
The Schmalzmühle lies at the foot of Mount Hesselberg, between Dinkelsbühl and the Franconian Lakes. The gently rolling hills around the Hesselberg provide plenty of varied bicycle and hiking trails.
Forest, fields and meadows define the landscape. The meandering River Wörnitz and “the Mountain“ give the countryside its special attraction. Take a trip back in time, discover romantic, medieval towns such as Rothenburg o.d.T., Dinkelsbühl or Nördlingen with their numerous towers, churches, marketplaces and alleys.