The Wesselsky Watermill can be recognised by its fairytale creature named Rarášek. Rarášek is a small sprite who occasionally takes on the guise of a hare, black chicken, or a ginger cat.
In this 16th
-century mill, he most often likes to turn into a cat that likes to accompany young visitors. Rarášek will not only guide you through the Wesselsky mill
, but also show you all of the interesting mechanical devices that made it all function. This means that you will see the giant wooden waterwheel and the almost three-kilometre long mill race that brings water from the Oder River
all the way to the mill.
Anyone interested in taking Rarášek home as a souvenir can buy a lookalike doll of the real Rarášek before he turns himself into a cat. The Wesselsky Watermill is one of the places where tourists can explore Pohádkové Poodří (Fairytale Poodří).