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Europe’s largest Water Wheel

Our water wheel with 44 blades, a diameter of 6,90 meters, width of 6,50 meters and a weight of 55 tons, is the largest functioning water wheel in Europe.

The water wheel is an undershot wheel, type Zuppinger wheel.

The water wheel turns approximately 4,5 times a minute around its axis, generating between 5 and 60 kilowatt of electricity per hour through the connected generator. By doing so, the water wheel supplies the entire premises (the brewery, restaurant, hotel and administrative department) with electricity most of the time.

Tip! Of course you can see the water wheel for yourself when you visit us and convince yourself of its grandeur.

The water wheel in action:

 

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Allgemeine Infos

Weitere Informationen zur Geschichte und Funktionsweise von Mühlrädern finden Sie hier:

http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wasserrad