Our Mill museum
What nowadays functions on electricity, once upon a time was driven by watercraft. How this was made, and other interesting things about different handicrafts, you can experience in our mill museum.
In the Thal mill you are showed how a traditional grind operation takes place. The Rendl mill has a channel and a tamper. With the channel the corn was liberated from its husk and the tamper was used to make loden tissue to grind the bark of the pine tree (used to make the substances to tan leather) and to mill the bones of the animals for slaughter.
The Schiasser mills on the Thal-river had a very special work to fulfill. With their help, the kids of Aldein made their marbles out of sandstone in two or three different colors. In a 3rd building of the water mill, you can find the tools of the black smith. Very interesting is the presentation how the water hammer functions and the water driven bellows for the black smith fire.
Since 2009, one can have a look at the Venice saw. During several months it was reconstructed and moved from the mill museum to the mill ensemble on the Thal-river. A lot of pieces were restored on the well intact remained mill and at the end it was put in function.
Impressing indeed how in the mill planks are made from a tree. The saw, driven up and down by watercraft in the Venice mill cuts the tree in planks, straight as a die. The mill lake provides even in summer enough water to drive a tamper and a black smith. So long forgotten handicrafts can be shown to our guests.