'Martin Zöberl and his floating mill.'
Once the Danube boasted many ship mills: water mills, floating on the river that turned the wheel. During the last decennies only Romania had some left, in an open air museum. Until Martin Zöberl in Orth an der Donau decided to built an authentic ship mill with his own hands, using technical drawings from around 1800. After three years it was finished and functioned properly. Because it floats you can reach it only over water: with the Tschaike, a reconstruction itself of a boat dating 1530. Photo Paul Smit.