Culture & Cities barrier-freeListen to text: Culture & Cities barrier-free

Palaces and parks, castles and monasteries, museums and industrial heritage, in the cultural sector too Brandenburg has a myriad of barrier-free surprises up its sleeve. Find out about historic turbines at the Plessa power station without leaving your wheelchair, enjoy guided tours in sign language or, for our blind visitors, take the opportunity to participate in a "sensual" guided tour of Potsdam’s Dutch Quarter. We have put together a few initial suggestions for you on this page. You will find other deals under Search & Find

Church nave
Church nave

Parish Church of MünchebergListen to text: Parish Church of Müncheberg

This church, dating back to a 13th century Cistercian foundation, was heavily damaged in April 1945 and rebuilt between 1992 and 1997. An architecturally unique installation houses the town library and an additional events area, both of which are accessible via a lift. Sacred and secular usages are united here under a single roof. The outstanding acoustics are much appreciated by audiences and musicians alike. In addition to concerts, rolling exhibitions are staged and books and films presented.

Here you will find detailed information on barrier-free status.

App in Sign Language
App in Sign Language

Smart Phone App in Sign LanguageListen to text: Guided Tours of Potsdam in Sign Language

Since August 2012, the Biosphäre Potsdam - the "mystical tropical world just outside Berlin's gates" - has a special smart phone app for deaf guests. The exhibitions's texts are available as videos which can be downloaded on Iphones - as well as audio tours in spoken language and in sign language. The app contributes to the Biosphäre's concept: "Equality for everyone".

You can find more information concerning the accessibility of the Biosphäre Potsdam here.

Getting around Potsdam barrier-freeListen to text: Getting around Potsdam barrier-free

Street map of barrier-free Potsdam, plan showing location of audio facilities
Street map of barrier-free Potsdam, plan showing location of audio facilities

The City of Potsdam has issued its own folding maps in conjunction with the topic of “Potsdam barrier-free”. These are directed especially at visitors with restricted mobility and those who have impaired hearing and vision. A general plan and four further plans provide information on barrier-free status and facilities in the historic city centre, in the Park of Sanssouci, in the Volkspark and the Neuer Garten as well as in Babelsberg. In addition, there are audio facilities with descriptions of selected Potsdam sights with special content for blind and visually impaired visitors.

More information about the street maps can be found here.

More information about the audio facilities can be found here.

Sign Language in the Museum of the 30-years WarListen to text: Sign Language in the Museum of the 30-years War

Info film with sign language
Info film with sign language

In the lower part of the tower of the Old Bishop’s Castle at Wittstock, information films are presented by way of an introduction to the exhibitions. By request, these are available in sign language too: an introductory film with sub-titles and sign language interpreter as well as 4 different film sequences on the topics of "Adversity", "Field Medicine", "Battle" and "Mercenaries" are available for you either with superimposed sign language interpreter or with subtitles.

A stair lift makes the basement accessible also for visitors with restricted mobility.

Here you will find detailed information on barrier-free status.

Brandenburg an der Havel – An Experience open to Everyone!Listen to text: Brandenburg an der Havel – An Experience open to All!

Touch Model of Brandenburg/Havel
Touch Model of Brandenburg/Havel

The travel journal for the town of Brandenburg an der Havel, with its integrated directory of host institutions, sports the slogan: "An Experience open to Everyone". The title illustration features superimposed Braille and inserted sheets in Braille to provide handicapped people with the opportunity to get to know the "city in the river". Furthermore you can ask for a walk around the city, which was especially composed for disabled people. The route covers around 2 km. At the Neustädtischer Markt, a 3-dimensional touch model provides a view over the three historic centres of Dominsel, Altstadt and Neustadt. In addition, visitors can explore the feel of the bronze touch model – street names and text are written in Braille.

More information on barrier-free deals on offer at Brandenburg an der Havel is available here.(A 1.2 MB pdf file will load)

The Stage for the Lake Festival
The Stage for the Lake Festival

The Lake Festival: Open Air Theatre on the Ruppiner SeeListen to text: The Lake Festival: Open Air Theatre on the Ruppiner See

The Lake Festival on the Ruppiner See has developed over the years into a popular feature of the festival landscape of Brandenburg. The unique atmosphere, created by art and nature on the lake stage, with performances open to the sky, turn a visit into an unforgettable experience open to everyone. Wheelchair access is guaranteed and there is the opportunity to enjoy a performance with a sign language interpreter.

You will find more information about the Lake Festival here.

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