Babič mill on Mura river

Babic's mill on Mura is the only preserved and functioning mill on the right bank of the Mura River. It is special because of the outer wooden water wheel mounted on two boats. In the building there is a grinding machine driven through the castle by the aforementioned bike. It is proclaimed a technical monument under the auspices of the Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage.

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mills on the Mura were preserved due to the heart of some old owners.

At the end of the 18th century, 93 floating mills were on the Mura River, and in 1925 93 owners of floating mills were to be written. The only Pannonian floating mill today is Babic's min on the Mura in Veržej. It is Babic's mill is the third generation of mills standing at this site.


The owner of the first mill, which was erected in 1890, was Vladimir Babica - Mirča. Min was floating and always adapted to water levels. The floating mills were characteristic of plain landscapes, which were relatively densely inhabited, and residents produced zito and wheat. The floating mill was independent of the whimsical nature and the amount of precipitation and was made entirely of wood. There was a fire in the mill and burned to the ground.


In 1915, another min was built, owned by Jožef Babic, father of Mirč. The walls and boats were made of wood, and the roof was covered with a special type of bark. This mill also burned to the ground.

Then, in 1925, Jožef Babic built a new mill, thus continuing the mill tradition. The mill house moved to the bank of the Mura, and the water drive was attached to two wooden floating boats, and different belts were used to transfer the drive force.

MIN, still wooden today, is erected on four pillars along the bank of the Mura River, and the water wheel is now attached to two floating knits that are from iron today. In 1990, Mura rose a drive wheel.

In three months, the Babic family set up a new drive wheel that is still breathing with the river.

Water wheel is a known life of life and a symbol of coexistence between the miller and the river, which once gives something and takes a second time.

In the mill, they offer different types of flour: white, rye, bread, buckwheat and corn, buckwheat and millet porridge and other milk products.


The world along the Mura River is beautiful. The man he visits always wants to go back between the fields, meadows and into the heart of the forest, where the Mura River is hiding with its dead. The river murmur, which slowly and powerfully winds between the trees, slowly drives the mill wheel and whisper gently:

"Well come when!"

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