Bettinger Mill, which has a proud 750-year history and once belonged to the Benedictine monastery Tholey Abbey, has been in use to grind grain up until the late 1970s. When the association Mühlenverein Schmelz e.V. was founded in 1993 to oversee the renovation and preservation of the mill, it went to work immediately, determined to restore the historic building complex to its original splendour. Through the dissolution of old farm houses, historic equipment could be acquired and is now exposed on site. The original machines inside the mill have been preserved to a large extent. The original water wheel, in use up until the 1930s, has been entirely restored and, with the exception of the original transmissions, it is functional again. However, a modern mill wheel has been added, which generates electricity. The Bettinger Mill ensemble is composed of a main building (occupied by the proprietor), a barn and a former servants` house, which are grouped in a U-shaped formation around a paved courtyard. The property`s garden has been beautifully restored and is maintained all year round by the horticulture association.