The Historic Mill at Sanssouci palace is the reconstruction of one example out of more than 40 mills that supplied Potsdam and its garrisons with flour in the 18th century. The mill was built from 1787 to 1791 replacing a former post mill from 1738. Becoming unprofitable the mill was closed in 1858.
Due to heavy clashes on April 27th 1945 the mill burnt down to its brick- built tower. After starting the reconstruction in the 1980th it was finished in 1993. Since 2003 the windblown mill grinds grain again regularly. A museum is established inside. The little shop on the ground floor sells flour, made at the Historic Mill at Sanssouci, as well as books and souvenirs.
All official health protection requirements as well as the applicable hygiene and safety regulations apply to your visit to the museum. You will receive your ticket on site at the cash desk.