Ducal Grinding Mill
From luxurious tiles to artsy walking cane handles the Schleifmühle Schwerin created art from stones and gems for the duke and his staff. The mill is located on the outskirts of the castle garden, is still fully functional, and is being used as a museum nowadays. Visitors can learn about stone cutting and grinding techniques, as well as about the daily life of the laborers millers. The museum is open all week March through October from 10am-7pm.
The mill is powered by a wheel driven by water. The functional exhibit with its reconstructed 18th century technology illustrates the stone cutting and grinding process and will give visitors a close-up experience of an historic stone grinder manufactory. Since the 18th century, not only large rock-like objects, but also smaller minerals and gems could be refined in the mill. Some of them can be found in the exhibit. Additionally, there is a small museum shop with precious souvenirs.
March through October from 10am-5pm. And on request.