When the clay deposits around the town of Zehdenick were discovered in 1887, the area quickly became the largest brickyard region in Europe. At the peak of industrial production, more than 700 million bricks were manufactured here every year. Production at this location ceased in 1991. Different exhibitions acquaint visitors with important eras of the industrialization and the development of the brickyard Zehdenick. Traditional methods from the founding years to the "VEB Ziegelwerke Zehdenick" - every-day life and the circumstances of the people working in the brickyards play an essential role. A ride on the "Tonlorenbahn" train leads past protected brickyards, along the Havel river and offers one-of-a-kind views of the lakeland surrounding the brickyard park.
Foto: Museumsverband des Landes Brandenburg e.V., Andreas Tauber