Ebergötzen - Max and Moritz come to life in the "Herrenmühle"

The Wilhelm-Busch Mill – the scene of Max and Moritz's story of the two rascals – is today a worthwhile destination for lovers of history and educational entertainment, a mill museum is the magnet for visitors from home and abroad who are enchanted by the charm of the rumbling mill.

Ebergötzen for friends of fairy tales

"Give it to me! And into the funnel, he shakes the villains." Not only does it look like "Max and Moritz" here, but grain is still ground into flour just like in olden times. The heavy mill wheel drives the gearwheel, as it has done for centuries. "The bed wobbled as the wheels were driven and the falling water rushed through my dreams" is how Wilhelm Busch aptly described his nights spent in the mill house.

Wilhelm Busch's "old rumble mill" today welcomes more than 20,000 visitors of all ages to guided tours. In addition to rooms demonstrating the work of the mill, the miller's life in the low rooms also comes alive. The part of the tour that elicits the greatest enthusiasm is the historical part. During the tour the water rushing behind the house is led into the mill wheel and the "rumbling" millstone grinds the grain. The visitor experiences a craft that is long since a thing of the past and thus dives into a fairytale, legendary world.

Ebergötzen for holiday tourists and day visitors

Ebergötzen also offers many excursion destinations in the immediate vicinity, especially Lake Seeburg and the European Bread Museum.

The Seeburger lake is the only large natural water area in southern Lower Saxony; numerous bird species can be found here as migrants or permanent guests that are extremely rare in this great diversity.

Another highlight is the European Bread Museum. The staple food bread has left a deep impression on art, culture and traditional customs. Numerous exhibits from different subject areas clearly show the great importance bread has always played in human history.

In addition, the charming, natural landscape is a popular destination for local recreation and short holidays. Thirteen round trips for cyclists and hikers with cultural, touristic and historical themes or targeted excursions to the region's attractions guarantee a varied and relaxing stay.

Events & Guided Tours

A special note for guests who do not speak German:
Some of the guided tours and audiences offers or events presented here are currently only available in German,
some are offered regularly, others on demand in different languages.
In many cases, fairytale magic and fabulous seductions do not need spoken language to be properly experienced.
Let yourself be surprised or inquire directly at the address given in each case.
And please understand that for technical reasons some descriptions are shown here only in German. Thank you very much!

Ebergötzer Historical Tidbits

Wilhelm Busch was handed over to the Ebergötz pastor at the tender age of 9 years for further education. Busch conquered the village with the miller's son of the same age, Erich Bachmann.

The experiences of the two friends became the source for "Max and Moritz". "Some things really happened," Busch remembers later. The footbridge over which the tailor Böck walked and the house of the widow Bolte were in the immediate vicinity of the mill. Ebergötzen also had a teacher named Lämpel to offer.

 

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