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Valley The mill, picturesquely situated in the Nister valley below the town of Hachenburg, can look back on a history dating back to the Middle Ages. First mentioned in a document in 1234, the Nister mill is one of the oldest businesses in Hachenburg. Since the Middle Ages, the inhabitants of the town of Hachenburg and the villages of Nister and Altstadt were allowed to have their flour milled exclusively in the manorial Bannmühle for a fee. At the beginning of the 19th century, the mill, which was rebuilt after a fire in 1913, passed into private ownership.

From the hiding place of the first Federal Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany to a riding stable

The Nistermühle became famous during the National Socialist era when it served as a hiding place for Konrad Adenauer, the mayor of Cologne and later the first chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, who was persecuted by the Nazi regime in September 1944. Today, the memorial plaque donated by the CDU Westerwald on Adenauer's 100th birthday on 5 January 1976 and unveiled on 18 January 1976 commemorates the event. In 1973, the newly founded Hachenburg Riding Club found a new home in the mill's farm buildings.
The mill is privately owned, serves as an equestrian farm and can only be visited from the hiking trails surrounding it.

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Historic mill in the Nister

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