The mills discovery route – explore the variety of mills in the Vogelparkregion Recknitztal.

Enjoy regional products while exploring the area. Take a rest and taste the extraordinary delicacies: cold-pressed oil, stone grounded mustard, gently roasted coffee, and various gourmet salts.

Mills have a long tradition – also in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. Thousands of mills once shaped the landscape. Even today, many of the historic mills are protected and open to visit.

Mills can take many forms. In the Vogelparkregion Recknitztal you will find historical windmills as well as extraordinary modern mills like the salt mill in the Salzmanufaktur M-V, the oil mill in Langenhanshagen, the mustard mill in Schlemmin and the coffee mill in Barth. Here, regional and healthy products are made with gentle processing and in pure quality.

You can either go by car or experience your mill tour by bike. Enjoy the beautiful nature on your way and take a rest at the different stops. They offer you a cup of coffee and a snack. Join guided tours to learn more about the history of the handcrafts and the production of the family businesses.

You can start your tour at all four mills and adjust it accordingly. This is one suggestion for you to explore the variety of mills in the Vogelparkregion Recknitztal.

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In Nature

Lenght: One day trip

Season: Spring, Summer & Fall

Curious Explorers

Bio-Rösterei LandDelikat

Our organic roast house "LandDelikat" is dedicated to developing healthy, natural and wholesome products. To guarantee the best quality and transparency for our customers, we use our own seeds for farming, harvest and graft ourselves.


1 hour

Enjoy the smell of fresh brewed coffee at the Bio-Rösterei LandDelikat. Different coffee beans bring different flavours into your cup. Join a short guided tour through the production and listen to the explanations of the staff about their set of guidelines and partners. You will learn more about coffee roasting and taste the special flavours.

A local specialty is the grain coffee. Michelle and Marcel Rost are growing blue Lupine nearby and offer this almost forgotten traditional product. The „Blue Lupini“ is caffeine-free, vegan and gluten-free.
Their shop offers more than coffee. They give room for other local products: handmade clothing, pottery and other food delicacies.

Nelkenstraße 16, 18356 Barth, Germany

Senfmühle Schlemmin

Try about 30 flavours of mustard at our traditional mustard mill. We are always working on new flavours - with produce that is growing nearby. With a lot of creativity we incorporate fruit and other ingrediences to create a special taste experience.


1 hour

More than 30 flavours of mustard – Ivonne Kostross is very innovative in the creation of new sorts of mustard. There are more fruity ones, hot ones and more classical mustards. Enjoy the variety and taste all of them in the little farm shop.

Take a glance into the production through the big window directly from the shop. Or you can join a guided tour when Michael Kostross talks about the old handcraft of producing mustard. The big stone-ground mill is the core of the production.

After learning more about the traditions you can take a rest in the backyard of the mill. Relax in a hammock chair or one of the big beach chairs. You can get some coffee and waffles or a more hearty snack with a cool drink. Take in the peaceful atmosphere while the hens are clucking in the background. Afterwards, you can take a walk in the park of the castle of Schlemmin just around the corner.

Hauptstraße 12, 18320 Schlemmin, Germany

Salzmanufaktur M-V

The salt manufactory MV is one of the hidden treasures in the region. In the heart of the little village Trinwillershagen, Axel Günther built his own salt tower.


1.5 hours

Enjoy the salty air in the tower of the salt manufactory. The healthy effect of the brine will sooth your lungs and skin. The tower shaped like a salt crystal is made out of 32t of Himalayan salt blocks. The in-house graduation tower creates a special relaxing atmosphere supported by the calming music and special lighting.

The little shop offers different gourmet salt products. Flavours like „Recknitztalter Fischsalz“ and „Ostseebrise“ bring you the taste of the region. You can join a salt tasting and learn more about the different kinds of salt.

Feldstraße 10, 18320 Trinwillershagen, Germany

Ostseemühle Langenhanshagen

Enjoy tasty regional products and relax in a calm and cozy atmosphere. You can learn more about healtyh food and take home some of our most favorite cake recipes.


1 hour

The Ostseemühle produces cold-pressed oil. Take a look into the production through the window from the shop. Or you can join a guided tour through the production to learn more about the process. After strolling through the regional market with products of the Ostseemühle and other regional products, you can sit down and relax in the reading corner. Take one of the books about healthy lifestyle and cooking and get inspired for little changes in your daily life.

The cozy coffee offers home made cakes and freshly brewed coffee from the Bio-Rösterei LandDelikat. During summer, you can also relax in the beautiful garden and enjoy the silence of the countryside idyll.

Dorfstraße 14, Langenhanshagen 18320 Trinwillershagen, Germany

How to get around

Your mode of travel makes a difference!

A major part of traveling is getting from place to place. Whether you are abroad or traveling in the local or regional communities. There are multiple transportation options to choose from but as a wellbeing guest, with the intention of doing good, a sustainable transport mode is to be preferred. Sustainable transport systems make a positive contribution to the environmental, social, and economic sustainability of the communities they serve.

In the example below, you can see how different transport choices give more or less CO2 emissions per passenger-kilometers. We hope it can help you make changes on the way you get around.

Background and assumptions to the calculation

The length of the route is 52km by bike and 44 km by car.

In the examples below we have the following assumptions:

  • All drivers have a fuel-efficient way of driving.
  • The calculation for buses considers that they are operating in partial load capacity.
  • CO2 emission for electric vehicles may vary based on how electricity is produced.
  • We use a single average for biogas emissions, although it may vary according to the production mode.

Note: The transport modes below are for comparison purposes. Check their availability at your destination. Different transport modes may affect the suggested length of the route.

Choose wisely and reduce your carbon footprint!
Bike - 0 g/CO2

Best Choice, Low Impact

Electrical Bike
Electric bike - 95 g/CO2

Low Impact

Electric Public Transport
Electric public transport - 684 g/CO2

Medium Impact (provided that the Bus is well filled)

Electric Public Transport
Biofuel public transport - 363 gCO2

Medium Impact (provided that the Bus is well filled)

Public Transport
Public transport - 1188 g/CO2

Medium Impact (provided that the Bus is well filled)

Electric car
Electric car - 910 g/CO2

Medium Impact (Medium sized electric vehicle)

Biofuel car
Biofuel car - 470 g/CO2

Medium Impact (Medium sized biogas vehicle)

Car - 2382 g/CO2

High Impact (Medium sized diesel vehicle)

Do you travel climate-smart?

Calculate your trip’s climate footprint! The Travel & climate calculator will help you choose travel options with low climate impact between different destinations. You can also have an estimative about the impact of your accommodation.