Via Molina was founded in 2018 by mill organizations in Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands. Via Molina wants to make mill routes throughout Europe accessible to the public.
We hope to join the Cultural route of the Council of Europe. See the website Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe for more information. In addition, Via Molina hopes to expand its activities further in the coming years with other mill organizations from all over Europe.
The Via Molina offers beautiful and interesting walk, cycling and car routes along wind- and water mills in various European countries. In previous centuries the mills were the most important tool of our ancestors. To preserve this legacy, you can now view or visit these ingenious mills. The routes often take you through beautiful landscapes and lead you to hidden places.
In this project we work together with The International Molinological Society (TIMS).
TIMS is the only Society that gathers encourages research and publishes worldwide interest of all aspects of molinology, as well as the restoration of mills. They work closely with national mill societies and organizations. It also campaigns at regional and government level to encourage the preservation of important historical mills and mill-sites.
TIMS has around 500 members in over 30 countries. Members of TIMS are for example The Netherlands, Belgium and Denmark.
Via Molina is registered in Germany. You can contact the mill organization in your country when you have any questions. Just send an e-mail to email@example.com and your e-mail will be forwarded to the mill organization in your country.
If you want to be part of Via Molina, please click here for information. The articles of association can be found here.
Nederland zonder molens is ondenkbaar. Maar om deze monumentale iconen te laten draaien en malen is geld en aandacht nodig.