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Kojetínské Hills

Čertův mlýn (Devil's Mill, 385 m)

Čerťák reservoir was built in 1970 on the site of a pond, which belonged to the so-called Devil's mill. The site is popular among the tourists since the end of the 19th century. There is a legend about the mill whose hero is an old retired soldier. They say, he stayed overnight in the mill on his way home. This mill was empty and deserted for about 20 years. Everyone, who stayed overnight in the haunted mill, was found dead the next morning. The soldier went to sleep, but he awoke at midnight – the mill wheel itself began to turn. The devil appeared and asked the soldier to go with him. However, the soldier chained him to a spinning mill wheel. Devil's promised that he would never show up in the mill. Then the cock crowed and the devil disappeared. Since then, the mill was calm and brave soldier got a house as a gift from the authorities. There is former quarry above the Čerťák reservoir. Picrite was mined here used as aggregate in roads in the vicinity. Jan Vahala, smith and innovator of agricultural equipment, was born in the mill. GPS: N 49° 34.04432', E 18° 0.02277' Pcr. 1 Devil's Mill on the historic card. Pcr. 2 Picrite.

GPS position

N 49° 34.044', E 18° 0.022'



Geopark Podbeskydí/Občanské sdružení Hájenka
Ing. Dalibor Kvita