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Öland’s Runestones!! » 05-06 b Lerkaka Windmill Row 1

Lerkaka Windmills

These windmills are one of the most beautiful and best preserved rows of windmills on Öland. they are so-called post mills; the entire millhouse can be turned around the central supporting post.

The windmills have to a great extent lent character to Öland. The first mills were probably set up at the end of the Middle Ages, and in the middle of the 19th century there were some 2,000 windmills on the island. About 400 remain as monuments of the primary industry of the island (Taken from a site sign)

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