Just as "Innsbruck" means "Inn Bridge", the name of the village/suburb of Muhlau has meaning too. "Muhl" means "mill", and "Au" means meadow, so "Muhlau" means something like "meadowmill". The Inn has always provided water power to drive mills and power stations, the fields along the Inn have provided grain, and Innsbruck has provided a market for flour, so this was a logical place for a mill. The modern incarnation of that industry is the Anton Rauch mill just across the street from the Inn, standing on the long-ago meadow of the floodplain of the Inn.        



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