The history of the Mühle Vogelsang
1810 Family Halfen/Steffen took over the old mill property
1870 until then, my ancestors had grounded grain with today’s functioning mill wheel
1954 Willi Steffen established a seasonal wine tavern. He had been making wine for several years and guests could try local wines and eat light snacks The vineyard used to be behind the mill. We assume, that the wines must have been very fruity, fragrant with a good acidity. As you know, the beginning is the vineyard – the true source of a wine’s greatness. Moselle valley’s emphasis is on vineyards known for the excellence of their moderate climate, schist soils and management.
1956 Willi Steffen established a camp site with approx. 50 pitches
1978 Willi’s daughter Gisela took over the business together with her husband Erich. They decided to expand the camp site. They bought a few meadows and had finally about approx. 170 pitches. The old mill has been faithfully restored and redecorated. They converted the old barn nearby into five lovingly decorated en-suite holiday flats.
2007 The next generation is already interested in keeping the business and the spirit alive. Erholungsgebiet Vogelsang is now in its third generation of management and over 200 years of ownership by the same family that constructed it some over 50 years ago. We are proud of the archieved results and we won’t rest on one’s laurels!
- Relax in an unique atmosphere, lean back in an old mill and enjoy traditional, home-made German food, just as simple as plain vanilla! We think, that nowadays we have to help taking the stress out, forget about the hassling and bassling – enjoy a pleasant meal or stay!
- We also offer typical seasonal menus – please have a look at our menu or the seasonal leaflet. Both, the monthly and our a la carte menu gives emphasis of the use of fresh produce, prepared with care!
- “Make do & mend” is our slogan!
Have you seen the collection of old pictures and postcards which we have on display? If not, we highly recommend that you do! You may even recognize a building of formerly times. We are ambitious to keep the ambiance and elegance of those by-gone years.
The old mill combines tradition and nowadays modern spirit.
We invite you to have a break in an historical building.