Exploring the Kingsroad

The rural farm mills at Leine


In earlier times, every farm at Vennis in Vang had its own grinding mill along the Leinefossen waterfall.

These rural farm mills were used for grinding grain every spring and autumn.

However, as they did not produce fine enough flour, they were gradually abandoned. In the 1900s, they were instead used to grind malt for brewing beer and grain for animal feed.

There were once 13 mills here, but all except one were lost in a landslide during the flood of 1860.

Four were rebuilt, and today you can explore five historic mills to see how grinding was done in bygone days.