19. Februar 2020


Jäte den Wildwuchs und genieße den Charme einer alten Ziegelei!




15 Freiwillige inkl.  Campleitung


The „Alte Ziegelei“  (Old Brickworks) in Mainz is a former brickyard founded in 1900 to produce bricks in industrial manners with big ovens and technical machines. In 1985 an association was founded with the aim and purpose to preserve the area as an industrial monument and at the same time to develop it as a non-commercial educational, leisure and cultural centre for all. The outdoor area was redesigned taking into account the old clay pits and natural specifications. A near-natural system of woods, fruit trees and meadows was created, alternating with areas used for agriculture. 250 different plant species and more than 30 different bird species are currently native to the area. By participating in this workcamp, you are actively supporting biodiversity (UN SDG 15 Life on Land).

After many years of expansion, development and numerous activities, the Old Brickworks are now accommodating the historic brick works museum, a drama school, a kindergarten, an environmental NGO office, refugee accommodations, artists' studios and educational institutions. The place can be used by the general public for festivals, theatres, having barbecues and celebrating parties. The use of the brickyard is free of charge.


The orchard meadows on the area have to be maintained by removing bushes and shrubs (Cornus commonly known as dogwoods) that are threatening to overgrow this specific eco-system. This is physically quite demanding and hard work – especially during the hot summer period. Other tasks involve different renovations and refurbishments on the area of the old brickworks. 



The accommodation is quite basic. You will be staying in a building on the area. On the first floor you will have several sleeping rooms. Camping beds will be provided, but you need to bring a sleeping bag. Kitchen, Showers and toilets are on the ground floor and you will be able to use the outdoor area. Be aware that the old brickworks are a busy place, so there will be lots of other people around and you will have the opportunity to get to know many local people! On the 6th of September the “Ziegeleifest” – the yearly celebration of the association will take place.


Mainz is the capital of the German federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate with over 2000 years of history. It was an important domicile under the Holy Roman Empire and previously it was a Roman fort city. It is located on the banks of the Rhine River. Mainz is a very beautiful and interesting city with lots of places of interest within its own boundaries as well as in its vicinity.

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