The historic watermill in Birgel was also seriously affected by the flooding in the Eifel region in the summer 2021.
“We need to make a virtue of necessity”, the chief miller Erwin from the mill and his team of millers said to themselves. The mill, which dates back to the 17th Century is now being restored and will, they hope, be even more beautiful than it was before the floods. In order to be able to offer guests a cosy place outdoors, even when it rains, in addition to the wonderful rooms in the mill, most of the courtyard is now covered. The courtyard is ideally suited for this, as the load-bearing supporting structure can be connected directly to the brickwork,
with three steel girders forming the basis for the load-bearing framework, on which four solid wooden beams rest, which in turn support three glass dual pitched rooflights, which are securely connected to form the atrium roof.