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Accessible for people with visual or hearing impairments Accessible for people with impaired mobility Theme parks and adventure exhibitions Biosphäre Potsdam

Georg-Hermann-Allee 99
14469 Potsdam
Phone

0331-550740

https:/​/​www.​biosphaere-potsdam.​de
info@​biosphaere-potsdam.​de
Leisure Wheelchair users Leisure time Visually impaired Leisure time mentally handicapped leisure time deaf/hearing-impaired
The jungle landscape with 20,000 plants and many exotic animals as well as an hourly thunderstorm with lightning and thunder transports you to a distant world. The journey begins at the waterfall, leads along winding paths to the butterfly house and the aquasphere and continues on to the high trail. Various exhibitions bring visitors closer to the facets of the rainforest, and our guided tours provide additional impulses for exciting topics around the tropics.

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00h - 18:00h
Tuesday 09:00h - 18:00h
Wednesday 09:00h - 18:00h
Thursday 09:00h - 18:00h
Friday 09:00h - 18:00h
Saturday 10:00h - 19:00h
Sunday/Holiday 10:00h - 19:00h
Montag-Freitag letzter Einlass um 16:30 Uhr, an Wochenenden und Feiertagen letzter Einlass um 17:30 Uhr. Bitte beachten Sie die speziellen Öffnungszeiten zwischen Weihnachten und Neujahr.

t Information for guests with reduced mobility

Short description

  • 3 designated disabled parking spaces available
  • Indoor access: stepless
  • Guest toilet for guests with restricted mobility, infinitely variable. Door width: 108 cm, movement area in front of WC: >150 cm x >150 cm, right: 98 cm x 107 cm, left: 112 cm x >150 cm, handholds available
  • Conference and event rooms on the ground floor are infinitely variable, door width: >150 cm
  • Café and restaurant on the 1st floor accessible via elevator
  • Guided tours can be arranged in advance.

    car parking spaces

    • Number of designated disabled parking spaces near entrance 3
    • Comment Vehicles can drive up directly to the entrance on request.

    Access and paths Indoor area

    • stepless access
    • via ramp
    • Ramp inclination 7%
    • via elevator or other technical device
    • Entrance door passage width 151 cm
    • passage width of the narrowest of all other doors to be used 89 cm
    • Passage width of the narrowest of all other corridors and passages to be used 150 cm
    • Comment:
      • All main roads are fixed in the tropical hall (concrete, metal grids, wooden planks).
      • The tour winds its way through the tropical hall in serpentines, partly over ramps (max. gradient: 7%), the path width is 1.50 m.
      • Few objects in the tropical hall can only be reached via unpaved side roads (e.g. bark mulch) or steps. 3 lifts are to be used during the tour of the biosphere.
      • Access to the flight simulator at the end of the tour is via a ramp from the shop (5 m long and 1 m wide). In addition, there is access to the flight simulator via a platform lift (door width 82cm, movement area on the platform 82cm x 160cm), which can be operated independently.
      • At the end of the exhibition, an elevator can be used to get from the shop to the exit without steps. The last part of the way from the elevator to the exit is only 1.02 m wide over a length of 20 m.
      • The visual objects and showcases are usually easily visible from a sitting position, exceptions: Info stations (control knob on 120cm) and telescopes.

    Reception

    • Reception counter or table not partially lowered to a height of 85cm but other possibility of communication available in sitting position
    • Comment The checkout area is lowered to 90cm.

    elevator

    • stepless access
    • Width of the narrowest of all doors, corridors and passages to be used 150 cm
    • Elevator door width 140 cm
    • Length of elevator car: 151 cm
    • Elevator car width 151 cm
    • Length of the movement area in front of the elevator >150 cm
    • Width of the movement area in front of the elevator >150 cm
    • Comment A total of 3 different lifts are required to complete the tour of the biosphere. The data recorded here belong to the 1st elevator, which leads from the "Researcher's Room" to the basement at the beginning of the tour.

    guest toilet

    • Width of the narrowest of all doors, corridors and passages to be used 108 cm
    • Door does not open into the sanitary room
    • Length of the movement area in front of the washbasin >150 cm
    • Depth of the washstand underride (at a height of 67 cm) 14 cm
    • Upper edge of washbasin (armrest surface) from floor 80 cm
    • mirror above the washbasin, visible while sitting or standing
    • Length of the movement area in front of the toilet bowl 150 cm
    • Width of the movement area in front of the toilet bowl >150 cm
    • Length of the movement area to the right of the toilet bowl 98 cm
    • Width of the movement area to the right of the toilet bowl 107 cm
    • Length of the movement area to the left of the WC bowl 112 cm
    • Width of the movement area to the left of the toilet bowl >150 cm
    • Hand grips next to the WC on the right and left side available
    • Height (top edge) of the handles 87 cm
    • The handholds protrude over the front edge of the toilet bowl 15 cm
    • Distance between handholds 70 cm
    • Both handles can be folded up and locked in the folded up position
    • Seat height of toilet bowl (upper edge of toilet seat) 47 cm
    • Emergency call available
    • Comment: The data given here belong to the guest toilet on the ground floor in the entrance area. Further toilets for guests with reduced mobility are located at the Café and Restaurant Luncheon on the 1st floor (accessible by elevator).

    Access to conference and event rooms

    • Access Stepless
    • Entrance door passage width 151 cm
    • Comment:
      • The Orangerie is directly accessible from the outside and is infinitely variable.
      • Via the fire brigade entrance it is possible for guests with reduced mobility to drive directly to the entrance door by car.

    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.

    Collection of data

    • Researcher (Institution) Tourism Academy Brandenburg
    • Researcher (Institution) Tourism Academy Brandenburg
    • Date of data collection 13.07.2018
    • The data presented here are verified data

    t Information for blind and visually impaired guests

    Information and experience

    • Offers, exhibits etc. can be experienced with several senses

    Paths and safety

    • Danger points are marked and secured
    • comment
      • No guidance system for the blind is available
      • Hazardous areas are well marked and secured
      • The way through the exhibition can be easily seen with the long stick, but an accompanying person is recommended.
      • The elevator has buttons with raised writing, but there is no acoustic announcement.

    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.
    • Guide dogs for the blind are allowed
    • Comment:
      • Please make sure to announce the visit of a guide dog in advance, as there are free-running or free-flying animals in the biosphere!

    Collection of data

    • The data presented here are verified data
    • Date of data collection 13.07.2018
    • Researcher (Institution) Tourism Academy Brandenburg

    t Information for Guests with Learning Disabilities/ "Mental Disability

    Short description

    • Many guests with learning difficulties or intellectual disabilities have already been here. They liked it a lot.
    • You will also find yourself aloneand I've got it right. There are a lot of signs. The signs are easy to understand.
    • A contact person is at your disposal in the Tropenhalle.
    • Guided tours are made exactly according to your wishes. Please register in advance.
    • You can observe and experience many animals.
    • There is something for the senses: touch, smell, hearing, seeing.

      That's good to know:

      • Everything will be explained and shown to you in peace. You can ask questions.
      • Further information:

      We can still do that for you:

      • Are you coming by train? Or by bus? We have suggestions for you.
      • We have a lot of experience with guests with learning difficulties.

      Who collected this information? When?

      • Experts have checked: Is the information above correct?
      • Researcher (Institution) Tourism Academy Brandenburg
      • When did the information come from? 10.04.2012
      • When did the information come from? 13.07.2018

      t Information for deaf and hard of hearing guests

      Short description

      • Guided tours for hearing impaired guests can be offered by Biosphere Guides on request.
      • Guided tours for deaf guests are offered if a sign language or written interpreter is accompanied.

        Information and experience

        • Comprehensive information about all offers is available in writing.
        • comment

        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.
        • Comment:

        Collection of data

        • The data presented here are verified data
        • Researcher (Institution) Tourism Academy Brandenburg
        • Date of data collection 13.07.2018