Oberbolheimer Mill

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Oberbolheimer Mill

The mill (half-timbered house)

The mill (half-timbered house)

Location and history
Oberbolheimer Mühle (North Rhine-Westphalia)
Oberbolheimer Mill
Coordinates 50 ° 49 '25 "  N , 6 ° 38' 20"  E Coordinates: 50 ° 49 '25 "  N , 6 ° 38' 20"  E
Location Nörvenich district Alt- Oberbolheim
Waters Neffelbach
Built 12th century
Shut down Late 1960s. The whole village was razed
use Flour mill
Grinder two grinders, one oil grinder
drive overshot waterwheel
Stele Alt-Oberbolheim

The Oberbolheimer Mühle was in Alt-Oberbolheim in the district of Düren am Neffelbach .

The mill was first mentioned in 1196, as the provost, the dean and the convent of St. Adalbert in Aachen the Abbey Steinfeld leased the mill in Oberbolheim. 20 Malter Frucht and Kölner Soliden Geld were to be paid as a long lease .

The Oberbolheimer mill was the last mill in the Düren district. A few hundred meters later, the Rhein-Erft-Kreis begins with the urban area of Kerpen .

The mill was a grinding mill with an overshot water wheel and two grinding cycles in the alternating mechanism. It was possible to grind 4 bushels in one hour . Between 1820 and 1830, the owner Alexander von Govaerz from Oberbolheim installed a third grinding process. On October 20, 1827, he received the concession for an oil mill from the Aachen government . The mill operation was stopped in 1952. In 1969/70 the building was demolished because of the construction of the Nörvenich air base.

The homeland and history association of the municipality of Nörvenich e. V. unveiled a stele on May 31, 2019, on which the former village and the mill are described in words and pictures.


  • Yearbook of the Düren District 1978, published by the Eifelverein and Düren District, Jochen Zang and Reinhard Zenz, JSSN 03425835, pp. 52–60
  • Der Neffelbach, MD&V, Meinerzhagener Druck- und Verlagshaus, July 1987, ISBN 3-88913-402-5

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Susanne Sommer: Mills on the Lower Rhine. S. 326, Rheinland Verlag, Cologne 1991, ISBN 3-7927-1113-3