Industrial museum and nature park - there is much to discover in the Mildenberg Zigeleipark

11. July 2020 - Anika Semmer

Ziegeleipark Mildenberg – What to Expect in the Adventure Land


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Steam locomotive, petting zoo and the stuff Berlin is made of: Bricks. In the Mildenberg Ziegeleipark there is history in 3D to touch, try out, experience – and in the middle of nature.

Brick chimneys on the horizon, the sun glistening on the Havel – welcome to Mildenberg. Only about an hour’s drive by car from Berlin, I am in the middle of nature. Lush green meadows (sometimes dry in the dry summer) full of wildflowers, forests, lakes – and these imposing chimneys on the horizon.

They are real witnesses to the history of Berlin. The Zehdenick brick district was once the most important and largest in Europe! The 40-hectare Ziegeleipark Mildenberg is now an industrial museum in the middle of the nature park. You can see a lot here, just like in a classic museum, but you can also touch and handle things – you can even shape bricks yourself or take a brickyard driving licence.

Tips for trips in Berlin: These 10 parks in Berlin are worthwhile! The nature park Südgelände Schöneberg is a real insider tip.

Experience Berlin’s History at the Mildenberg Ziegeleipark

View from above over the extensive nature park Mildenberg Zigeleipark

Nature park and industrial museum – view over the Mildenberg Ziegeleipark

Petting zoo, picnic areas, playground, nature park with 1001 adventures just waiting to be discovered. And of course the ride on a historic clay lorry train – for families with children, the Mildenberg Ziegeleipark offers many possibilities.

For those interested in history, there are buildings with interactive exhibitions on many different topics related to bricks. In the early 20th century, billions of bricks were painted here – Berlin was built brick by brick from these bricks!

Tip: In summer, pack a towel and bikini / swimsuit! There are many beautiful bathing spots at the lakes!

Highlights to Explore and Linger

In the workshops at the Mildenberg Zigeleipark you feel like you've travelled back in time

In the workshops you feel like you’ve travelled back in time

  • Climb up the observation tower – the view is worth it!
  • Ride the rail bike
  • The old workshops, which look as if they are still in operation
  • Get to know the park in an entertaining 45 minutes on the authentic Tonlorenbahn (including history information) – for beginners and families with kids (quasi history compact)
  • Picnic by the lake – there is also the possibility to barbecue!
  • Petting and feeding animals in the small animal enclosure
  • Adventure play for kids with rope ferry, trampoline, water
  • Make your own bricks using the historic hand-painting method
  • Ride a go-kart instead of walking
  • Kayak and explore the clay pier landscape from the water (can be rented at the old marina)

My Day Trip to the Mildenberg Ziegeleipark

Ring kiln at Mildenberg Zigeleipark from the outside

From clay to finished brick in the ring kiln

I arrived by water on a beautiful early summer day by kayak. At the campsite in the old marina you can pull your kayak onto land and leave it – just let the building know.

We first took the ride on the “Tonlorenbahn” – it’s a round trip where the guide keeps stopping the train and giving a round-up with compact knowledge. For example, clay lorry trains used to transport bricks and coal around the site – he even drives through the building of the old Stackebrandt brickworks. Afterwards, we delved deeper into the history and explored the terrain and buildings on foot. There are additional information boards – so it’s up to you how much history you want to fill up.

History in compact doses anyone can read for themselves via signs

History in compact form to explore yourself

How deep you want to dive can be wonderfully dosed by everyone. Everything is on offer, from an insight into the hard life of the workers, to buildings that can be experienced authentically, to the history of bricks up to the present day.

The old workshops are a highlight. There it looks as if the workers have just left their tools and are on their lunch break. Old time clippings, master craftsman’s certificates and safety instructions hang on the walls.

You can explore the historic workshops in the Mildenberg Brickworks Park yourself

The old workshops with tools and machines

Funny and not at all as easy as expected was the (free) ride on therail bike!

Making Bricks

On the first weekend of every month, there are craft days where you can make your own bricks using the hand-painting method – unfortunately not when we were there.


Experience industrial history – by tram, bike, go-kart and on foot. To touch, to try out, to walk through. For adults interested in history, a half-day excursion to the Mildenberg Ziegeleipark is worthwhile – combined with a kayak or boat trip on the idyllic lakes of the clay pond landscape. The additional offer for families with adventure playground, locomotive rides and small animal enclosure is particularly attractive.

The Mildenberg Ziegeleipark – Facts

  • Opening hours: Open from 1 April to 31 October | Monday to Sunday 10:00 – 18:00
  • Website:
  • Location: Ziegeleipark, Ziegelei 10, 16792 Zehdenick (district Mildenberg)
  • How to get there: By bus 854 from Gransee railway station to the Ziegeleipark and by regional train RB 12 to Zehdenick and from there by bus to the Ziegeleipark Mildenberg station.  You can also get there by car, bicycle and even by boat.
  • Contact: Phone: 033-07310410 // E-mail: [email protected]
  • Age: For everyone
  • Duration: 2-4 hours
  • Offers & Prices:
    Ziegeleipark Park ticket (including Ziegeleipark railway) 8.00 € adults | children 4-14 years: 4.00 € // Theme tour: 5.00 € adults | children 4-14 years: 2.50 € // Audio guide tour: 5,00€ adults | children 4-14 years: 2.50 € // Nature park tour (with the steam locomotive through the clay pit landscape): 5.00 € adults | children 4-14 years: 2.50 € // Ziegleipark railway driving licence: 10.00 € children & adults

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