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Āraiši Windmill

Āraiši Windmill was built to suit the needs of Drabeši manor, around mid-19th century.

By its structure, it is a Dutch type mill, since the mill has a rotating "head", called "cap". With a special mechanism, standing at the foot mill, the mill "head" was turned to the wind, to make it blow right into its wings. Once, the mill was a place to grind groats, as well as flour for black bread and animal feed.

At present, the four floors of the windmill tell the how a grain is turned into flour, and offer a special grinder's meal made of barley groat and meat.

Amata district, Drabeši parish, Vējdzirnavas, LV-4101
+371 29238208
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Time: 
15 May - 15 Oct
Tuesday - Sunday
10:00 - 18:00
16 Oct - 14 May
closed
Payment Methods: 
Cash
Admission Fee: 
Paid
Tourism Object Services: 
Guide service available
Coordinates:
57.247909, 25.271286


Last updated: 
24.11.2020