The first written information about windmills dates from 1794, when the first windmill in Vojvodina was built, in Elemir, modeled on Dutch windmills, and Agošton Kiš takes the credit for it. The construction of windmills continued in the 18th century and the beginning of the 19th century. These kind of witnesses of the time in which they were created, take us back to the past and revive the spirit of the past. When you find yourself in one of these "Vojvodina giants", as they were once called, you will experience magic, hear the noise of the peasants who bring the grain to be ground, their happy conversations while they wait for the grain to be ground. Windmills were places where local residents gathered, made deals, and young people got to know each other.
In the past, entire families sustained themselves with flour ground in these unusual buildings. They are built on three floors from adobe, brick, the highest quality wood, which is said to have been dried for about a hundred years, and the highest quality stone. Although they had a great importance in people's lives, they lose their use value due to the development of technology at the beginning of the 20th century, so that today there are only 11 of them left in the area of Vojvodina. Today they represent a tourist attraction and a kind of cultural monument. If you want to visit these goliaths, you will be able to do so at four locations in Vojvodina, in Bečej, Kikinda, Vršac and Pančevo.
The windmill in Bečej was built at the end of the 19th century, it milled grain until the end of the 1950s, and its restoration was completed in 1991, when it started operating as an exclusive "Don Quixote" restaurant. In Kikinda, you can visit the Kikinda Suvača, one of the two remaining in Pannonia. In 1991, it was declared an immovable cultural property of exceptional importance for the Republic of Serbia. It is specific in that it used horses as its driving force. The next destination you should visit is Vršac, where Vetrenjača Motel is located. You should definitely not miss Pančevo, where the restaurant Vetrenjača (Windmill) is located. The remaining windmills are not open to visitors.