The old mill in Březová

Folk architecture

Trip type: By car, Cycle

Distance from KV: 5 km

An almost copybook example of regional folk architecture is the “Old Mill” in Březová. The building, which is comfortably accessible from Karlovy Vary by mass transport, is worth seeing although it is not folk architecture in the true sense of the word.

The Old Mill was built as a café and restaurant for hikers in the last year of the 19th century. It was built in place of the former “Labitzky Mill” on a piece of land which was the property of the union of Karlovy Vary sharpshooters in those days. It should have been a restaurant for guests coming from the nearby firing range. However, it soon became generally popular and has enjoyed this popularity until these days.

The grounds are dominated by a two-storey building with a high saddle roof built in the style of a half-timbered farmhouse typical of the region of Cheb. Everything is here - a timbered ground floor with a half-timbered first floor and a gable whose timbers have not only a structural but also a decorative function. There is a small balcony with a decoratively carved railing on the western side and a monumental cross with Christ set asymmetrically on the front, a shingle roof and a small wooden belfry on the top of the gable.

The Sharphooters’ mill, which cost Karlovy Vary sharpshooters an imposing sum of 16 thousand florins, was opened on the 30th April 1899 as has been used for its original purpose for incredible 112 years.  



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The old mill in Březová

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