Flour from the mill by the rushing brook

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The mill in Anthering

Flour is still ground in the Anthering Mill today

What sounds a bit pompous in the title is actually true for the grain mill in Anthering near Salzburg. To this day, the water of the torrent in front of the house drives the grinder of the Fuchsmühle im Salzburg country at. The Achartinger Bach provides the background noise for our welcome by Manfred Luginger in the Fuchs Mühle Anthering. He continues to run the Anthering Mühle at the foot of the Haunsberg in the tradition of his grandparents. The power grid provides additional residual energy. This makes it one of the oldest grain mills of its kind in Europe Austria.



Painting at Anthering Mill
This is how Katharina Luginger beautifies her grain mill - pretty, isn't it?


The Fuchs Mühle in Anthering continues the family tradition

Somehow you can see the long tradition. On the way there, the path takes us back to another time through light deciduous forests, the ground of which is densely covered with wild garlic. When we finally drive over the torrent, the mill stands in front of us as a defiant building, which seems to say: "Here I am, and here I am!" would be the pretty hand-painted picture of Manfred Luginger's wife Katharina, which enlivens the gray house wall and gives the whole a friendly face. She then used simple brushstrokes to depict the grain harvest and shows how the grain was bundled and brought in with the cart.



Fox Mill Anthering
The Fuchs Mill in Anthering


Flour has been ground in the Anthering mill since 1638

Above the entrance is proudly the name of the "Fuchsmühle", which is already mentioned in old records from 1638. As we see it today, it has stood here since 1948, when its grinder was renewed, and it was the smallest and most modern mill in the state of Salzburg with pneumatics. Nothing has changed since then: "If we need repairs, we get our mechanic, who does everything by hand," Manfred Luginger tells us. "Spare parts have not been available for a long time."



Grinding flour in the Anthering mill
Flour is still ground in the Anthering mill today

Fuchs Mühle Anthering still uses hydropower today

She's in perfect shape for that. Manfred Luginger proves this to us when he starts the grinder with a single push of a button and the Anthering mill starts to work on all floors. The grain is ground 12 times in a complex system of air and gravity and separated into flour, semolina and bran. The grain is ground with roller mills and finally sorted in a sifter with 24 sieves into different types of fine flour, semolina and bran. "It's no different in modern mills," says Manfred Luginger. “Only a lot more grain is processed there. And the whole thing is controlled by computers, while we are still doing our own work here.” It can happen that a sieve is blocked and he has to switch off the entire grinder to find the fault. "I can't leave the mill alone when we're grinding grain," he says succinctly.


The flour is packed in sacks
The flour from the Anthering mill is sold lovingly packed in sacks

Milling flour on the sideline

Today, the Lugingers operate their Anthering mill more as a hobby than as a side business. Because it doesn't throw off much anymore. "We used to grind for bakeries in the area, but that's long gone." Today they sell their lovingly packaged flour to private customers in the nicely furnished shop, where you can also buy jams, baking books and other ingredients for baking bread can. Here, too, the artistic skill of the woman of the house is evident, as she lovingly decorated the shop and the mill with pictures she had painted herself. A shop that is a pleasure to visit!


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Homemade jelly
Anything else? Homemade jelly from the Anthering mill, for example?



If you would like to see for yourself how flour was ground in the past, then we recommend a visit to the

Fox Mill Anthering
Manfred and Katharina Luginger
Schoenberg 8
5102 anthering
Tel. + 43 (0) 6223 / 2424 or 2422

Opening hours sales room: Monday to Friday 9.00 to 13.00 clock

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Anthering mill
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Source: Anthering Mühle: On-site research at the invitation of Tourismus Salzburg

How Elena Paschinger of Creativelena experienced our visit to the Fuchsmühle can be found here:
(M) A gourmet trip to Salzburg: At the last Ma (h) l grinding is announced
Gudrun Krinzinger's report deals with the processes involved in flour grinding:
The fox mill in Anthering

Text: © Copyright Monika Fuchs, TravelWorldOnline
Photos: © Copyright Monika Fuchs, TravelWorldOnline
Video: © Copyright Petar Fuchs, TravelWorldOnline

Flour from the mill by the rushing brook

Monika Fuchs

Monika Fuchs and Petar Fuchs are the authors and publishers of the Slow Travel and Enjoyment travel blog TravelWorldOnline Traveller. You have been publishing this blog since 2005. TravelWorldOnline has been online since 2001. Your topics are Trips to Savor and wine tourism worldwide and Slow Travel. During her studies, Monika Fuchs spent some time in North America, where she traveled to the USA and Canada - sometimes together with Petar Fuchs - and spent a research year in British Columbia. This strengthened her thirst for knowledge, which she pursued for 6 years Adventure Guide for Rotel Tours and then for 11 years as Study tour guide for Studiosus Reisen tried to breastfeed all over the world. She constantly expanded her travel regions, but curiosity still gnawed at her: “What is beyond the horizon? What else is there to discover in this city? Which people are interesting here? What do you eat in this region?” These are the questions she is now trying to answer as a freelance travel journalist (her articles have appeared in DIE ZEIT, 360° Canada, 360° USA, etc.), among others. travel writer and travel blogger answers in many countries around the world. Petar Fuchs produces the videos on this blog as well as on YouTube. Monika Fuchs from TravelWorldOnline is below Germany's top 50 bloggers in 2021 Other Information about Monika and Petar Fuchs. Recommendations on LinkedIn from tourism experts Further recommendations from cooperation partners and tourism experts Professional experience Monika on LinkedIn