In the Middle Ages, the mound where Tørning Mølle is located today, was the location of one of the largest and most important fortifications in South Jutland; Tørninghus. In the 14th and 15th Centuries the fortification was vital in the struggle between Danish Kings and Counts from Holstein. Without success the Danish Kings tried to attack and conquer the fortification that was built on a hill that stretches into the sub-glacial area. From here, it was possible to control the major roads to the rest of Jutland. The fortification burnt in 1597 and today you can only see the vast mound and a few bricks. If you walk a bit further south a long the road to Tørninggård you will see the traces of the huge moats. Tørning Mill is closely related to the fortification and is probably just as old. The mill has burnt down several times – the latest being in 1907, whereafter it has been reconstructed and is now a beautiful example of industrial mills from the beginning of the 20th Century.
The mound and Tørning Mill are open to the public and near the main building of the mill you can find a small information centre.