Address: Vester Land 44
Admission: Adults: kr. 20 - children: kr. 5
Please pay by MobilePay or put the money in the "money barrel" just inside the door.
Members of Foreningen Gamle Sønderho: Free.
Sønderho Windmill is open from Palm Sunday until November, 15th.
Sønderho Windmill is unmanned.
Guided tours for groups can be arranged through firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone +45 5150 1850.
In 1928 the Foundation bought the Dutch gallery windmill, which was built in 1895.
The windmill which was condemned, has since been restored gradually, and was inaugurated in its present form in 2003.
The windmills inspired but simple construction builds upon centuries of experience and an impressive ability to keep balance. The skeletons eight upright beams are actually not fastened to the windmills brickwork, and the hat - with its wings, wing axel, wheels and swingwheels -rests upon 8 small iron bricks, that glide on an iron band at the top of the skeleton. It is the weight of the whole construction that keeps it upright - in storm and good weather!
The small wind wheel turns the hat
The present windmill in Sønderho was built in 1895 after the "dutch building method" as a cornwindmill.
The mill building is eigth sided with a brickbuilt base (undermill) while the body and hat of the mill are wood constructions.
Apart from the undermill there are three floors or lofts in the mill: a high grinding loft, a very low starwheel loft and a hatloft - as well as the hats layer of beams. On the grinding loft level there is an outside gallery, where the miller could reach the wings. He could also work the brake system and regulate the wing flaps.
The wind rose - the little eight-winged wheel on the hat - enables an automatic turning of the hat, so that the wings always face the wind.