Örvényes Watermill

Örvényes is a small village on the north bank of Lake Balaton. Its history dates back to the 11th century, first known record of the name of the village is from 1093.

Since the beginning watermills were operating on the Pécsely stream, first written mention of the Örvényes watermill is from 1211. The mill had been rebuilt several times during the past centuries and it acquired its present form during the 18th century.

The overshot watermill is in working order, and inside the building operates the mill museum. In another building there is a small ethnographic exhibition with exhibits of everyday tools and objects and some interesting examples of local handicrafts.


Copyright ©: Text and photos by Károly Teleki Industrial Heritage Hungary

Source: 1) Örvényes: Műemlékek, természeti értékek. orvenyes.hu, 2015.