Train rides and guided tours

Gordon Rohde 28 Jan , 2021

Train rides and guided tours in the Brickworks Park and Nature Park "Uckermärkische Seen"

A slight jerk and off you go on the brickworks railway through the brickworks park, past ring kilns and machine halls. Find your favorite spot in the park and join one of our interactive tours, where all your questions will be answered individually and you can experience live how an old steam engine is brought back to life.

Brickyard tour
"the park at a glance"

The tour for “Ziegeleipark beginners”! This field railway (original locomotive with replica wagons) used to transport bricks, coal and other materials on the company premises. Go on a grand tour with it. Your train driver will draw your attention to exciting things and give you valuable tips for your stay. You even drive through the building of the old "Ziegelei Stackebrandt". The ride on the brickworks railway is included in the brickworks park ticket.

Driving times of the brickworks tour

daily:
11.00, 12.00, 13.00, 14.00, 15.00, 16.00, 17.00

Duration: 
45 min.

Fri April 8 – Tue April 19, 2022
Entry and exit on the forecourt at the harbor portal crane

Guided tours_Ziegeleibahnfahrt_©ZP_Fotografin Julia Nimke

Nature park tour

The brickworks park is embedded in a wonderful lake and cultural landscape. Don't miss this trip through the so-called "tonstich landscape". It leads through part of the "Uckermark Lakes Nature Park". You are traveling with an original clay wagon train, which used to commute between clay pits and brickworks. Enjoy the idyllic ride. You might even spot a beaver or discover orchids. Your engine driver will explain to you at the track turnover in the middle of the clay engraving landscape how huge masses of clay were created and how nature is now reclaiming the terrain.

On selected weekends of the year, the "Tonlorenbahn" is pulled by an old, puffing steam engine!

Driving time of the nature park tour:
daily at 15:00 p.m

Duration:
75 min.

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Steam Train Rides
On the way in the Tonstichlandschaft

With our old lady, the steam locomotive LKM 127114, and a former clay wagon train, the journey on steam locomotive days leads through the idyllic clay lake landscape to Burgwall and back. Until the early 1970s, the clay from the open-cast mine was still transported by "steam" on the 630 mm field railway track to the brickworks for further processing. The train station is located at the museum harbor of the brickworks park opposite the entrance. You can buy historical tickets in the visitor center. The steam locomotive is only used up to forest fire warning level III, otherwise the train is pulled by a diesel locomotive.

Driving times 2022

  • 07. / 08.05.2022
  • 4.-6.06.2022 CANCELLED Forest fire level 4!
  • 13. / 14.08.2022
  • 3. / 4.09.2022
  • 1. / 2.10.2022

Departure: 13.00 clock and 15.00 clock

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Training to become an honorary steam engine driver

Climb into the locomotive driver's cab yourself and learn about our steam locomotive
Get to know LOWA from a completely different perspective. Fire it up, learn this
Maneuvering, grabbing coal and water and greasing. Get under
Guidance and supervision of a professional train driver on the journey from the museum port
to the former clay mine to Burgwall on 630 mm narrow-gauge tracks.
In the evening there is a hearty cauldron meal and if successful
Completion of the one-day training a t-shirt and a certificate as a reminder.

Costs

  • €290 on steam locomotive days
  • 440 € on the desired date

Registration

Annett Lepschies
(group and corporate events)
Telephone (0 33 07) 30 25 45
Email annett.lepschies@ziegeleipark.de

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Guided tour: How a brick is made
Traditional production from the early days

Berlin in the early days: large-scale industry settled there, workers moved en masse to the new capital of the Reich. The metropolis was bursting at the seams and building materials were urgently needed. Millions of bricks were shipped from the “Zehdenicker Ziegeleirevier” to booming Berlin. Back then, the production of bricks was hard manual work. With your guide, you enter original sites, for example the old kilns. To get you in the mood, you can watch a short film below the drying shed near the Streicherplatz, which gives you a good insight into the nature of the old brickworks.

Guides:
daily at 13.30 p.m

Duration:
75 min.

You can also experience this tour on your own with our audio guide

Fri April 8 – Tue April 19, 2022
2x daily at 11.30 a.m. & 13.30 p.m

Guided tours_brick tour_©ZP_photographer Susanne Wernicke

Guided tour: steam engine, light railway & more
Industrial History Live

Feel how it used to be. Gigantic technology is not only explained, but also demonstrated.
Did you know? The large steam engine in the Stackebrandt brickworks generated the power for all traction engines, electricity for the lighting and the electric drives. In the old workshops, an old transmission system with large leather straps distributed the energy to several machines. And in the Hoffman ring kiln, blanks made of clay were finally burned into bricks.

You can find out these interesting details during a guided tour from a knowledgeable guide. Be there when three authentic places come to life.

Guides:
daily at 11.30 p.m
except Fri April 8 – Tue April 19, 2022

Duration:
75 min

Guided tours_Technical guide_©ZP_Photographer Susanne Wernicke