The article is about content and intention of international documents related to cultural tourism (Bruxelles, Mexico) and national legislative. It points at possible chances of using cultural-geographical marks of water mills in Europe and in Slovakia, together with historical, economical, ethnical and social relations of expansion of mills. It introduces a basic mill typology (animal powered, wind, water: classical, pile water, floating), visual and audial signification of mills as well as explains some faults in the mill presentation in open-air museums and as technical monuments 'in situ'. It also introduces some positive examples of private initiatives in Slovakia (Kolárovo, Vráble) and in other countries (Slovenia, Poland).
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