Discovering and photographing the unknown beauty of Europe
Or Dybbøl Mølle, as it is called in Danish. Remember this? Because of the outcome of the Second Schleswig War, Denmark lost quite some of its territory to Prussia and Austria.
Dybbøl is known for the Battle of Dybbol. According to Wikipedia,
The Battle of Dybbøl (Danish: Slaget ved Dybbøl; German: Erstürmung der Düppeler Schanzen) was the key battle of the Second Schleswig War and occurred on the morning of 18 April 1864 following a siege starting on 7 April. Denmark suffered a severe defeat against the German Confederation, which decided the war. Dybbøl was also a battlefield in the First Schleswig War.
During these two wars, Dybbøl Mill served as a symbol of the Danish people and even today it is still a national monument. After both wars all that remained of the mill was a lot of rubble, but luckily it was rebuilt. Nowadays, it serves as a museum and a memorial of both the Schleswig Wars and the two World Wars.
You can visit exhibitions about the mill itself – it’s in fact a grain mill – and about the wars I have mentioned before. The Viking and I were very interested in the mill, but since we arrived there very late in the afternoon, we thought we would not have enough time for a visit. I don’t have many pictures either; it was so raining so hard that I only took a couple of shots while being in the car.