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industrial culture Accessible for people with impaired mobility Service Quality Germany Ziegeleipark Mildenberg

Ziegelei 10
16792 Zehdenick OT Mildenberg


Leisure Wheelchair users ServiceQuality Germany Level 2
The Zehdenick brickworks district was the largest in Europe. Today it is a fantastic local recreation destination with a museum park in the middle of an idyllic nature reserve.

The chimneys in Mildenberg no longer smoke. Many tracks are now overgrown with grass. And where once noisy excavators rummaged, the field larch chirps over a peaceful biotope. What a change! For 100 years Mildenberg stood for dust, smoke, noise and hard work. Today the extensive area in the heart of an idyllic lake landscape is a wonderful local recreation destination. Experience here an invigorating combination of nature enjoyment and industrial culture!

At the end of the 19th century Berlin was bursting at the seams. Bricks were urgently needed. It was a good coincidence that large deposits of clay were found by chance during the construction of railway tracks near the village of Mildenberg, about 50 kilometres north of the capital. The brick rush began. Already at the turn of the century, more than 5,000 people were working here in the "Zehdenicker Revier". They produced several hundred million bricks annually. 100 ships brought the longed-for cuboids continuously to the booming metropolis. Even today, the houses in entire streets of Berlin are made of Mildenberg clay.

The era of brick production in Mildenberg ended in 1991. The clay pit was returned to nature. Protected area, museum park, marina, inn, camping site and adventure playground were created. The Mildenberg Brickworks Park was opened in 1997. Brandenburg had a new tourist lighthouse.

Explore one of the most important industrial heritage sites in Europe - on foot, by bike or in proper style with the light railway. Visit the original ring furnaces, authentic workplaces and the field railway exhibition. Learn about the difficult conditions of the workers during guided tours and in multimedia productions. Part of the old technology is brought to life: the old steam engine, for example, or the transmission-driven machines in the old workshops. And then let the eventful day end with good regional cuisine in the restaurant "Alter Hafen" on the Havel.
Form bricks: Make your own personal clay brick under guidance using the traditional 'hand stroke method'.

Active recreation for families and children: bicycle, canoe and boat rental, adventure playground with giant slide, water rope ferry and small animal zoo as well as picnic area. Grill and other accessories can be purchased or reserved in advance at the Visitor Centre.

Ideally suited for rainy days: the exhibition "Bausteine für Berlin" in Ringofen III and the exhibition "Arbeiten im VEB" incl. cinema in Kesselhaus in the Maschinenziegelei.

Electricity filling station on the Ziegeleipark site near the visitor centre.
Disabled access, Museum shop

Opening Hours

01.04.2022 - 06.11.2022
Monday 10:00h - 18:00h
Tuesday 10:00h - 18:00h
Wednesday 10:00h - 18:00h
Thursday 10:00h - 18:00h
Friday 10:00h - 18:00h
Saturday 10:00h - 18:00h
Sunday/Holiday 10:00h - 18:00h

t Information for guests with reduced mobility

Short description

  • 3 designated disabled parking spaces available
  • Indoor access: via ramp
  • Outdoor access: stepless
  • Road condition Exterior area: partly paved, concrete slabs, paved paths with water-bound ceiling, stumbling points in the area of crossing rails
  • Guest toilet for guests with restricted mobility, infinitely variable. Door width: 99 cm, movement area in front of WC: 150 cm x >150 cm, right: 78 cm x >150 cm, left: 26 cm x >150 cm, handles available
  • Meeting and event rooms on the ground floor on the first floor can only be reached via a staircase or ramp (>18%) - therefore not recommended for guests with reduced mobility.
Special features:
  • spacious industrial area with different buildings (partly with exhibition rooms) with some narrow places, "tripping hazards" e.g. track beds or unevenness.
  • In principle, the usability is also guaranteed for guests with limited mobility, an assistant is recommended in some places.
  • Rides with the Brick and Tonloren Railways are also possible for wheelchair users (access to the cars with mobile ramps, auxiliary person required), Tonloren Railway with special car trailers.
  • Helpful personnel and mobile ramps are available, rollators and wheelchairs can be rented.
  • 2 toilets for guests with reduced mobility are available near the cash desk building.
  • Touch model of the Ziegeleipark with information in Braille available in the entrance area

    car parking spaces

    • Number of designated disabled parking spaces near entrance 3
    • Comment Way from parking lot to entrance area approx. 300 m

    Access and paths Indoor area

    • via ramp
    • Ramp inclination 8%
    • Entrance door passage width 91 cm
    • Width of passage of the narrowest of all other doors to be used 151 cm
    • Comment: Entrance building / ticket office
      Width of the exit door: 91 cm, behind it a 2 m long ramp with 12% gradient has to be overcome.

    Access and paths Outdoor area

    • stepless path guidance possible
    • Road condition:
      • The extensive outdoor area is partly paved with concrete slabs or paving stones, while large parts of the path consist of a well-consolidated water-bound ceiling.
      • Some "stumbling blocks" are present in the area of crossing rails.

    guest toilet

    • Width of passage of the narrowest of all doors, corridors and passages to be used 99 cm
    • Door does not open into the sanitary room
    • Length of the movement area in front of the washbasin 150 cm
    • Depth of the washstand underride (at a height of 67 cm) 24 cm
    • Upper edge of washbasin (armrest surface) from floor 84 cm
    • mirror above the washbasin, visible while sitting or standing
    • Length of the movement area in front of the toilet bowl 150 cm
    • Width of the movement area in front of the toilet bowl >150 cm
    • Length of movement area to the right of the WC bowl 78 cm
    • Width of the movement area to the right of the toilet bowl >150 cm
    • Length of the movement area to the left of the toilet bowl 26 cm
    • Width of the movement area to the left of the toilet bowl >150 cm
    • Handrails next to the WC only available on the left side
    • Height (top edge) of handles 80 cm
    • right handle can be folded up and locked when folded up
    • Seat height of toilet bowl (upper edge of toilet seat) 44 cm
    • Emergency call available
    • Comment:
      • There are two disabled toilets in the neighbouring building of the cashier's office. Both are built mirror-inverted, i.e. one can be approached from the right (see measured values above), the other from the left.
      • There are no other disabled toilets on the rest of the site.

    Shower/ sanitary rooms/ changing room

    • Comment: Options in the marina in Ziegeleipark & Yachtcharter Arlt

    Access to conference and event rooms

    • Comment:
      • The conference facilities on the 1st floor of the Ringofen are only accessible via stairs, there is no elevator.
      • from the outside there is an incline, but the gradient is 18%, so this is not recommended as access for guests with limited mobility.

    Professional competence/service

    • Information about further barrier-free offers in the region can be made available.
    • There are employees in the company who are trained for the target group.
    • Comment: Wheelchairs and rollators are available free of charge for use on site.

    Collection of data

    • Researcher (Institution) Tourism Academy Brandenburg
    • Date of data collection 22.09.2015
    • The data presented here are verified data