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active experiences Accessible for people with visual or hearing impairments ServiceQuality Germany Level 1 Service Quality Germany Barfußpark Beelitz-Heilstätten

Straße nach Fichtenwalde 13
14547 Beelitz-Heilstätten
Phone

0162-2909999

https:/​/​derbarfusspark.​de/​
kontakt@​derbarfusspark.​de
Leisure time Visually impaired Leisure time mentally handicapped
In the barefoot park in Beelitz-Heilstätten, three barefoot paths with a total length of 3.1 km lead through deciduous, coniferous and birch forests. Those who are courageous walk over piercing beechnuts and fine broken glass. The intrepid wade through muddy loam and deep mud. But also sand, straw and stones tickle the feet. Cold water makes it perfect.

But that's not all: over 60 stations in the forest invite you to experience nature with all your senses, to test your skill, endurance and team spirit. There are smell and touch boxes, sound balls, ear trumpets, tree telephone, sand pendulum, ball labyrinth and group xylophone as well as a wild herb garden. The barefoot park is well suited for visually impaired and blind visitors who want to feel their environment.

In order to relax completely, there are lockers for the shoes, a washing station, a café with regional products and a playground at the entrance of the barefoot park.

Opening Hours

15.04.2022 - 03.10.2022
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 - 19:00h
Sunday/Holiday 10:00h - 19:00h
Alle Öffnungszeiten auf der Website vom Barfußpark.

t Information for blind and visually impaired guests

Short description

  • The 60 experience stations on the three circular paths offer nature experiences with all the senses. Two of the stations on the red circular path are designed in such a way that they can be experienced particularly well without visual sense: "Blinde Reise" and "Tast- und Riechkästen".
  • At some stations there are handrails, but there is no continuous control system. Blind and visually impaired visitors are therefore strongly advised to have a companion.
  • Dogs are not allowed on the adventure trails for hygienic reasons. Dogs may be kept on a leash up to the café area. Please announce assistance and blind guide dogs in the apron, so that an individual solution can be discussed.

    Information and experience

    • Offers, exhibits etc. can be experienced with several senses
    • special guided tours for blind and visually impaired guests are offered
    • The barefoot park appeals to all the senses. Special guided tours for visually impaired and blind visitors can be offered on request.

    Paths and safety

    • Danger points are marked and secured
    • comment
      • At some of the 60 stations handrails are available (e.g. at all water basins and wet stations, at the bridge), but not everywhere.
      • There is no continuous control system.

    Professional competence/service

    • Information about further barrier-free offers in the region can be made available.
    • Information on barrier-free arrival and departure by public transport can be provided.
    • Transfer or pick-up from the station/bus stop etc. is possible.
    • Accompanying service can be offered
    • Comment:
      • If you register, someone will be happy to pick you up on foot from the station and accompany you to the barefoot park. An accompanying person can also be made available to you in the park by arrangement.
      • The staff of the barefoot park will be happy to advise you in advance and also offer guided tours on site.

    t Information for Guests with Learning Disabilities/ "Mental Disability

    Short description

    • There are 3 main circular paths: a red one, a blue one and a yellow one. They are well signposted. The red way's the best way to start. And if you like it, there's another way. Or two. The three ways are together 3 kilometers long.
    • There are 60 stations with nature experience.
    • The best thing is to take off your shoes and walk barefoot. Some visitors don't want that. You can keep your shoes on then.
    • There were already visitors with learning difficulties here. They liked it a lot.

      That's good to know:

      • There is a lot of information about this offer. They're easy to understand. There are many good pictures in the information. You explain a lot of things.
      • There's good signs and signposts. You always find the way.
      • Everything will be explained and shown to you in peace. You can ask questions.

      We can still do that for you:

      • Would you like to have tips for excursions without barriers? We have ideas for you.
      • Are you coming by train? Or by bus? We have suggestions for you.
      • We can pick you up at the station. Or from the bus stop. Or we can recommend a driving service to you.

      Who collected this information? When?

      • Experts have checked: Is the information above correct?
      • Researcher (Institution) TMB Tourismus-Marketing Brandenburg GmbH
      • When did the information come from? 18.08.2017