Bike Touring Highlight
There is a hornbeam labyrinth in the Ziegeleipark. Those who find the center can climb a climbing tree and enjoy the view over the Ziegeleipark and the Frankfurt skyline. Of course, it looks just as funny for the park visitors when someone looks over the hornbeam and waves :-).
May 18, 2020
The brickworks park
Construction of the brickworks park began in autumn 2003. It is a station on the regional park route, which is supposed to lead from the Main to the Taunus. The state of Hesse, the planning association Frankfurt / RheinMain and the municipality of Kriftel have jointly financed the Kriftel brickworks park.
The park was created on a former clay pit, which from 1905 supplied the material for the neighboring brickworks. Operations ceased in the late 1960s. The clay pit then served as a landfill for industrial waste. When it was noticed that the seal was leaking, the garbage was disposed of again. Then the clay pit was filled with unpolluted earth.
The landscape architect Günter Rademacher took up the past of the site for the design of the park. He chose brick as an essential design feature. Brick sculptures, a brick wall with a gate towards Zeilsheim and exhibition walls made of gabions filled with bricks bring the past to life. Enlarged photographs from 1954 by Ruth von Wangelin can be seen on the exhibition walls. The photographs show scenes from everyday life in the former brickworks and its workforce.
The brickworks park is not only worth a trip because of its eventful history.
"Trio" by Rocco Barone
On the initiative of the Rotary Club Main-Taunus, a circular maze of trees was planted in the Ziegeleipark. In addition, children can let off steam in the newly built playground. The skyline of Frankfurt can be admired from a viewing pavilion, which is surrounded by shrubs, roses and grasses. On the circular path through the park you can also discover two small ponds and the imposing wooden sculpture "Trio" by Rocco Barone, who lives in Kriftel. (Source: Municipality of Kriftel)
July 24, 2016
There is a hornbeam labyrinth in the brick egg park. If you find the center, you can climb a climbing tree and enjoy the view over the Ziegelleipark and the Frankfurt skyline. For the park visitors it looks of course just as funny when someone looks over the hornbeam and waves at them :-).
May 18, 2020
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