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Heritage Sites:Angla Windmill Park and The Heritage Culture Centre

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In 1925, as many as 9 windmills were standing on the top of Windmill Mountain. Five of them, having survived until today, also give a powerful impression. Four out of the five Angla windmills are typical trestle windmills, characteristic of Island Saaremaa, built in the beginning of this century. A Dutch windmill, slightly higher and built in 1927, is standing in the middle of the others. The body of the windmill is not made of stone, as it's characteristic of the 'typical' Dutchmen, but is a wooden structure with eight facets. One of the four windmill - Vilido windmill was reconsturcted in 2009 and uses the wind power for grinding flour. The miller of the windmill is very kind. If the visitor wishes, he can take the flour ground with him in a small package. In addition to the post mills, there is also a Dutch windmill with turnable tower. In summer 2010 an exposition introducing the local history and agriculture are presented in the mill. Each person visiting the windmill can taste caraway and herb tea, pan bread or meat bread very common to the island.

The Heritage Culture Centre of Angla Windmill Park will eas open in June 2011. Guests can learn traditional handicraft skills, participate in events introducing Estonian national culture and taste rye bread made in Angla. Tuulikumägi.jpg

About the Heritage Site

  • Country: West Estonia, Saaremaa island
  • Location: Angla village, Leisi commune, Saaremaa island
  • Experience offered: In 1925, as many as 9 windmills were standing on the top of Windmill Mountain. Five of them, having survived until today, also give a powerful impression. An exposition introducing the local history and agriculture are presented in the mill. Each person visiting the windmill can taste caraway and herb tea, pan bread or meat bread very common to the island.
  • Good to know:
  • The group of windmills was last renovated in 1984-1985. At the moment you have access to one of the windmills, having a chance to watch the miller at work.
  • This is the only windmill mount of Island Saaremaa, having kept its original looks.
Talve 77, Kuressaare 93816, Estonia
phone: +372 51990265
e-mail: angla@kylastuskeskus.ee

Accessibility of Heritage Site

  • Opening times: The Heritage Culture Centre is located in the park.
1.06.-31.08: Open every day from 9:00 to 21:00
1.09-31.05: Open every day from 9:00 to 18:00
  • Entrance fee: Cash
  • How to get there

About 40 km from Kuressaare and 25 km from Kaali meteorite craters.