Sulkendrup Mølle, mill
Sulkendrup Mill is located in a deep valley amongst trees. The mill is mentioned for the first time in 1425, and it has been in operation until our millennium. It has been active for approx. 600 years.
Sulkendrup Mølle - the mill
Sulkendrup Mill is first mentioned in 1425 and has been in commercial operation right up until this millennium. Hence, the mill has been active for almost 600 years, which is completely unique. The mill was one of five mills placed along the creek of Ørbæk and has been renovated and is used for a wide range of purposes today. Most recently a Sunday café has been added. You can read more about it on Sulkendrup Mølle's website.
Like many other places and sights on East Fyn, Sulkendrup Mølle is closely connected with the rich cultural heritage you will find throughout East Fyn. The mill has been used for Holckenhavn Castle in the 18th century and was badly damaged during the Swedish War in 1659. Since the history of the mill stretches back to the beginning of the 15th century, there is a high probability that the water mill also has a close connection to the king's residence in the Middle Ages, Nyborg Castle. Perhaps the mill's flour was even part of the many food deliveries to the royal court. Read more about the story in The Kings Pantry.
Sulkendrup Mill – the nature
Sulkendrup Mølle is located by the creek of Ørbæk in a deep wooded gorge.
The creek, known as Ørbæk Å is something quite special in the context of water mills. In a 3.5 km stretch, the creek has a drop of 38 metres, enabling it to power 5 water mills, of which Lille Mølle and Sulkendrup Mølle are still preserved.
The water mill is, of course, located next to a mill lake, and in the area around here, you may be lucky enough to see ospreys and kingfishers and many other birds. Ørbæk Å, like many other creeks and streams on Funen, helps to maintain Denmark's best sea trout populations, so you may also be lucky enough to see a sea trout jumping on the fish ladder.
The mill is located in an unusually idyllic area and its location is perfect for cycling trips between the East Funen mills, for example Dyrehave Mølle, Lille Mølle, Sulkendrup Mølle and Kongshøj Mølle, or a detour to the two local breweries Refsvindinge Bryggeri and Ørbæk Bryggeri, However, the area also hides a much older history.
The Passage Grave at Sulkendrup Mill
There are as many as 5 burial mounds in the mill forest. Of these ancient monuments, the largest contains a passage grave from the Neolithic Age. These ancient monuments are around 5,200 years old and have been renovated over a number of years and opened to the public in 2014.
East Fyn contains a vast number of prehistoric monuments and not far from Sulkendrup you will find the dolmens of Lindeskov, and the - in that context - somewhat less ancient Magelund Fort, which was probably built sometime in the 12th century shortly before the construction of Nyborg Castle began.
Tent site and motorhomes at Sulkendrup Mill
Visit the mill's meadow area if you want to spend the night on a primitive tent site or just need an idyllic place to spend the night in your motorhome. Here you have access to basic necessities in the mill's buildings, but otherwise a stay here allows you to simply enjoy the calming nature.
Unique meeting place
Sulkendrup Mill also offers to use their building for conference meetings. The possibilities are endless and if you want a meeting place out of the ordinary, try Sulkendrup Mill.