Windmill in Holíč

Windmill in Holíč

It is the only preserved windmill in Slovakia, dating back to the 1880s. It is a Dutch type windmill. The windmill is located at the edge of the fields above Holíč, 220 metres above sea level. Its base was a brick building with a circular floorplan. The moving roof with a wind turbine moved in the direction of the wind as needed.  Until 1926, the windmill had a rotating conical roof with an embedded wind turbine. The roof was later replaced with a brick dome. The mill has a typical sail, rotating as the wind blows. The mill has three floors. Three brick platforms in slight slope are leading to the main doors. The entire construction is closed. The milling stopped after the First World War. The mill had been dilapidating until the local hunting association had it reconstructed in 1970.

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Opening hours:
July - August
Sat - Sun: 14:00 - 18:00

Entrance fee:
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Contact:
Turistické informačné centrum
Zámocká ul.2, 908 51 Holíč
+421 907 657 884
tikholic@holic.sk
www.holic.sk

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