Train Rides and Guided Tours

Gordon Rohde 08 Feb , 2021

Train rides and guided tours in the brickyard park and nature park "Uckermärkische Seen"

A slight jolt and off you go on the Ziegeleibahn through the Ziegeleipark, past ring kilns and machine halls. Find your favorite place in the park and take part in one of our interactive tours, where all your questions are answered individually and you can experience live how an old steam engine is brought back to life.

"Highlights of the Park" Brickyard Railway Tour

The perfect tour for newcomers to the park! The field railway (original locomotive with replica wagons) was once used to transport bricks, coal and other materials on the company’s premises. Hop on for a great ride. Your train driver will point out the highlights en route and give you valuable tips for your visit. You will even ride through the old “Stackebrandt Brickyard” building. A tour on the brickyard´s field railway is included in the price of your entry ticket.

Daily departure times:
11.00 a.m., 12.00 noon, 1.00 p.m., 2.00 p.m., 3.00 p.m., 4.00 p.m., 5.00 p.m. (to the depot)

Duration: 45 mins.

Nature Park Tour

The brickyard park is embedded in a wonderful lakeland and cultural landscape. Do not miss this trip across the so-called “clay pit landscape” and through part of the Uckermark Lakes Nature Park. You will travel in an original clay wagon that used to run between the clay pits and the brickyard. Enjoy the wonderful ride. You might even spot a beaver or orchids. Your driver will explain to you at the railway turntable in the middle of the clay pit landscape, how huge masses of clay were formed and how nature is now reclaiming the terrain.

By the way: On selected weekends, the train is pulled by a puffing old steam locomotive!

Departure time:
daily at 3.00 p.m.

Duration:
approx. 75 mins.

steam engine rides
full steam ahead through the clay pit landscape

On selected dates, we operate a tour across the beautiful clay pit landscape with its many lakes to Burgwall and back. The authentic tipper wagon train is pulled by our old lady, the LKM 127114 steam locomotive. Steam trains on 630mm. field tracks were still used until the early 1970s to transport the clay from the opencast mines to the brickyard, where it was then processed. The train station is located at the brickyard park´s museum harbour, opposite the entrance. Historical train tickets can be bought from the visitor center. The steam locomotive is used up to forest fire warning level III, otherwise the train is pulled by a diesel locomotive.

Travel times 2021

  • 1 and 2.5.2021
  • 22 and 24.5.2021
  • 21 and 22.8.2021
  • 4 and 5.9.2021
  • 2 and 3.10.2021

Departure: 1.00 p.m. and 3.00 p.m.

Driver’s cab rides:
Please book in advance by calling  03307 310410

12 noon, 12:15 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 4:45 p.m. (15 mins. each)
Price per person: € 12.50 (children must be accompanied by an adult!)

steam engine guide

How a brick is made
traditional brick-making at the onset of industialisation

Berlin in the early days of industrialisation: Large-scale industry was settling in, workers were moving in huge numbers to the new imperial capital. The metropolis was bursting at the seams and building materials were needed urgently. Millions of bricks were shipped from the Zehdenick brick-making area to booming Berlin. Brick-making was hard manual labour back then. Your guide will take you to the original production sites, for example the old kilns. To get in the mood, watch a short film that gives you a good insight into the character of the old brickyard.

Guided tour:
daily at 1.30 p.m.

Duration:
75 mins.

Also suitable for families!
You can also enjoy this tour on your own with our audio guide

Guide Ring Kiln III

Guide: Old workshop & Steam machines
industrial history close u & compact

Experience at first hand how it was in those days. You will not only be told, but also shown how the gigantic machines worked. Did you know that the large steam engine in the “Stackebrandt Brickyard” generated the power for all the traction engines, as well as the electricity for lighting and the electric drives? In what used to be the workshops, an old transmission system with large leather straps distributed the energy to the various machines. And in the Hoffman ring kiln, clay blanks were ultimately burned to make bricks.

You will learn all of this and more from your knowledgeable guide during the tour. Be there when three authentic sites in the brickyard are brought to life.

Guided tour:
daily 11.30 a.m.

Duration:
75 mins.

Guide: brick factory Stackebrandt