Paradiesmill Rischenau 

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    Dear friends, welcome to our homepage!


    We are the "Paradiesmühle Rischenau",  a historic water mill of the domain

and the earldom of Lippe-Biesterfeld from 1664.

    In 2004 altered into a cafe, bistro and pub as well as a mill museum.

    Within historical walls, between restored mill machines with a view into

    a mill snuggery of 1905, regular mill guidance's, performances, exhibitions,

    and show events take place. 

    The idyllic informal atmosphere completes the experience of a place to go

    and relax or just to have fun.  

    How about our excellent Sunday Brunch or an Evening Buffet during

    an exciting Murder Mistery Game? It could be just the right thing for you!

    We promise: We cater for all tastes! Demand us!

    We prepare an individual and unforgetable celebration for you and your friends or   

    colleagues!   English speaking staff.  

    Here are a few pictures of our last events which speak for themselves:   christmasparty.htm travestie3.htm fruehschoppen2.htm  


     We arrange your individual firm-, club- or society celebration from 10

     up to 130 persons in our house!  

     For further information please contact us.

     We are looking forward hearing from you.  

     Bodo Westerhove  

                 Fon 05283  94 92 91             

       Fax 05283  94 81 50  

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Only a google translation from the history of the mill  :-)

It was once, before 340 years in the year 1664 as the local count Jobst Hermann to Lippe-Biesterfeld, an ancestor of the deceased prince Bernhard of the Netherlands, in Biesterfeld a mill to establish left. Four ponds switched before it should operate the mill. The Paradiesteich lain above the mill belonged to. Proudly he thought in the faith in the right to be to be allowed to do this as a count also but it not on the Groll of the Paderborner of archbishop had counted, who had to give its agreement here in the country to the building in addition. Thus it went immediately that the bishop sent its messengers with a battery soldier, the Biesterfelds mill "to sharpen itself". Within a few days the mill was made alike for the ground, all woods smashed and also the water wheel into pieces thrown that only the foundation walls remained remaining..... ... and it that the building site remained lying one hundred years wildly, came in such a way to the last Master of Biesterfeld, count Friedrich Carl August the courage found at the Martinstag, 10. November 1764 the mill to establish again. The building of the mill cost at that time 734 Thaler, 20 Groschens u. 4 Pfennigs. The mill served first as sawing mill for sawing wood, as drilling mill for the production of waterrolls from trunks and naturally as meal mill for grinding grain and pellet. The mill became since this time to the respective managers called "Konduktoren" of the domain and dairy-farm Biesterfeld leases, whose first Miller of the office managers was Gebser. 1793 take over Anton Mueller with his son Dietrich the mill and inhabit two areas of the old mill building (today's mill bureau and behind it-convenient kitchen chamber) In this time for the first time the name "Paradiesmuehle" arises, their name on the "paradies" employer-employee relationships due to the freedom of trade refers... and not, as one to assume could, due to the situation... Starting from 1833 the local carpenter master Heinrich Topp resumes the mill, which for the first time additionally an oil mill operates; later the messuage ignores nine years against a payment from 500 Thalern in hereditary lease at the Elbrinxer Ernst Christian Herbst. In this time the porch put on in break stone framework (that again, after nearly hundred years, into 2004 again showed up) develops. To 2.12.1847 the mill is sold to Miller Friedrich Warneke for 1200 Thaler. Under its managements the oil mill is continued to remove and a new Gruetzemill is taken in enterprise. (two known House spirit - one at the barn wall - one at the wasserfall and a house stone in the turbine chamber today still witnesses from its doing)

After death Warnekes sells its wife the mill 1867 for now 3200 Thaler at the Mosebecker William Tegeler... But the contract seemed to stand under no good star; a dark shade floats over the luck of young Mueller: Two years from this its mill boy Friedel from dear grief drowns itself in the Paradies-pond (one whispered the love for a young girl from wohlsituiertem house remained malfunctioned for it) and two months later Miller deceases painful at a persistent lung evil.... A large mountain debts piles up itself before the widow Tegeler on and to 2. Weihnachtstag in the year 1870 decides to deal itself it heavy heart with the marriage with the mill specialist Heinrich Karl William Specht from Bodenwerder, in order to turn the fall away of the mill. (you find the marriage bill to the right site at the large window in the today's association area) finite seems to hold the luck again for introduction: Under the new management seems the mill to new life: A new water wheel is purchased established, better Muehlsteine, a cart enterprise improves the customer service. In the year 1887 by the building and enterprise of a steam engine additional capacity for the mill working is created. (in the area to the today's kitchen and the bar area witness good-received plans at the walls of it). Into this time the entire Muehlanwesen changes from hereditary lease in private property. In the year 1908 the married people Specht decease childless. The nephew August Specht out Niese takes over the mill. In its time 1922 the steam engine is torn off, finally replaced by an electric motor and by a diesel engine. The water wheel operated to 1928 was replaced by a higher performance turbine and operated to 1990 to visit those in the turbine chamber is... To center of the 40's August Specht deceases and its son Friedrich in confusions of the Second World War. The mill ignores 1946 after marriage of the sister Friedrichs, Luise Specht, with Fritz Hofmeister from Rischenau and to beginning of the 90's as mill and cooperative for the localities around Rischenau is operated (here all for the agricultural need necessary one was driven out). After death Fritz Hofmeister in the year 1990 ignores the mill to its son Fritz Juergen, while Luises sister, its aunt, Emma Specht as last "Muellerin in Rischenau", which holds messuages further. In the year 2004 acquire Bodo Westerhove originating from Berlin the Paradiesmuehle and supply them after extensive restoration with the help of many industrious friends of the public in form of a newly opened mill cafe again. After 340 years mill history they arouse the Paradiesmill again to new life.....

Since that we invite 24.03.2005 you, us in the Cafe, Bistro, Beergarden, to visit mill museum and pension. Cordially welcomes. We have weekendly for you opened starting from 15 o'clock, Sundays and holiday starting from 10 o'clock, each Sunday invite we you to our Paradies-Breakfast-Menue starting from 10 o'clock to 14 o'clock. We look forward to your attendance.

greetings from the Lipperland Paradiesmill Rischenau..

Bodo Westerhove

Fon 05283 94 92 91

fax 05283 94 81 50

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