Kaleko Mølle

VISIT DENMARK’S OLDEST AND MOST CHARMING WATER MILL

Perfect for a cosy family outing.

In the idyllic and hilly landscape of Southern Funen, you will find the oldest running water mill in Denmark, dating back to the 17th century. The last miller left the premises in 1912 and since then, the mill has delighted visitors of all ages with its unique charm.

 

DISCOVER WATER’S WAY

Invite your kids on a magical adventure to explore one of our most important ressources throughout history: Water. Outside the mill, you will find listening posts with 9 fun fact stories about the importance of water to us humans. Experiment with hydro power at the waterplay station and conclude your adventure, enjoying Denmark’s first hiking trails for little feet. Just follow the “waterdrop” signs from Kaleko Mølle and to the sea.

 

SUMMER ACTIVITIES AT THE MILL

In the summer, the old mill comes alive. Visit our cosy café that also houses a small exhibition of elves and items from the Danish TV production “Nissebanden” – a popular Christmas tale for kids with outdoor footage from the mill.

Enjoy the changing workshops, creating traditional craft from the good old days. Watch the woodturner, the woolmaker or the bookbinder keeping the old skills alive. When farmers came to the mill, they were offered a schnapps or two, while waiting for their grain to be ground. Our local Faaborg Snapselaug proudly demonstrates how the herbal liquor was made.

 

HOME OF A MILLER

The old water wheel has been restored and runs just as it did, when it was grinding the grain in the 1600s. The mill house is displaying a miller’s home as it looked one hundred years ago. Get an insight into the life of a working mill from the days when mills played a central role in Danish industry.

Opening hours 2023

Prices Havevej 38, 5600 Faaborg


26 June – 20 Aug: Every day 10 am to 3 pm

The beautiful outdoor area and Water’s Way are open all around the year.


Free entrance

Group tours and additional openings can be booked at booking@ohavsmuseet.dk