Skjern (Windmill) Vindmølle
Take a walk in the past
The mill you can experience today was built in 1872 in Albæk - a little east of Skjern. When the railway came to Skjern in 1875, it attracted people, which meant that in 1882 the mill was moved to Skjern, where it was erected just opposite the station. Initially, there was a ban on building tall buildings around Skjern Windmill. The mill needed wind to turn around, and tall buildings would shield the wind. But eventually it could no longer be enforced. The wind turbine did not get enough wind, and a war was going on, so that Skjern Windmill did not suffer. During World War I, wind power was needed again, and the mill was therefore moved to Marupvej outside the city, here there was more wind, and the wind turbine could now draw Skjern Electric Power and supply the city with electricity.
Today, Skjern Windmill is part of the Ringkøbing-Skjern Museum, where there is exhibited by local artists and various cultural events are held.
If you would like to know more about Skjern Vindmølle, opening hours, prices, and activity and event dates, please visit www.levendehistorie.dk/skjernvindmolle.
You can also experience Skjern Reberbane, which is Skjern's longest and narrowest building: https://levendehistorie.dk/om-skjern-reberbane