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castles Accessible for people with visual or hearing impairments Accessible for people with impaired mobility Bischofsresidenz Burg Ziesar

Museum für brandenburgische Kirchen- und Kulturgeschichte des Mittelalters
Mühlentor 15a
14793 Ziesar
Phone

033830-12735

http:/​/​www.​burg-ziesar.​de
info@​burg-ziesar.​de
Leisure Wheelchair users Leisure time Visually impaired
Ziesar has an exceptionally well-preserved medieval castle, which served as the residence of the bishops of Brandenburg from the middle of the 14th century to the middle of the 16th century. The Reformation marked the end of the episcopal residence in Ziesar. The administration of the office remained at the castle until 1819, after which it became private property until it was nationalised after the end of the war in 1945. From the middle of the fifties until the nineties, learning took place within the medieval castle walls, which housed a boarding school. Some time later, at the turn of the millennium, the reconstruction of the present museum and the restoration of the castle chapel began. It has a magnificent brick façade from 1470 and is completely painted around 1500. The southern façade of the chapel has high windows and the northern side has no windows, which is due to the defensive character of the castle in the Middle Ages.

In the castle museum of the Brandenburg church and cultural history of the Middle Ages with the permanent exhibition "Wege in die Himmelsstadt. Bischof-Glaube-Herrschaft (800-1550)", spectacular medieval finds can be seen, including tracery and curtain paintings and two medieval underfloor heating systems. Furthermore, the exhibition on more than 1000 square metres illustrates the history of the castle in Ziesar in its different epochs and focuses on the multi-layered architecture and use in the different periods.

Opening Hours

Christmas Eve closed
First Christmas Day closed
secondChristmasDay closed
New Year's Eve closed
New Year closed
Good Friday 10:00h - 16:00h
Easter Sunday 10:00h - 16:00h
Easter Monday 10:00h - 16:00h
Labour Day 10:00h - 17:00h
Ascension Day 10:00h - 17:00h
Whit Sunday 10:00h - 17:00h
Pfingstmontag 10:00h - 17:00h
germanUnity 10:00h - 16:00h
reformationDay 10:00h - 16:00h
01.05.2022 - 30.09.2022
Tuesday 10:00h - 17:00h
Wednesday 10:00h - 17:00h
Thursday 10:00h - 17:00h
Friday 10:00h - 17:00h
Saturday 10:00h - 17:00h
Sunday/Holiday 10:00h - 17:00h

New Opening Hours 01.10.2022

01.10.2022 - 30.11.2022
Tuesday 10:00h - 16:00h
Wednesday 10:00h - 16:00h
Thursday 10:00h - 16:00h
Friday 10:00h - 16:00h
Saturday 10:00h - 16:00h
Sunday/Holiday 10:00h - 16:00h
01.03.2023 - 30.04.2023
Tuesday 10:00h - 16:00h
Wednesday 10:00h - 16:00h
Thursday 10:00h - 16:00h
Friday 10:00h - 16:00h
Saturday 10:00h - 16:00h
Sunday/Holiday 10:00h - 16:00h
Die Burgkapelle kann zu den Öffnungszeiten um 12 und 14 Uhr, im Sommer zusätzlich um 16 Uhr, besichtigt werden.

t Information for guests with reduced mobility

Short description

  • no designated disabled parking spaces available
  • Indoor access: stepless / via ramp
  • Outdoor access: stepless
  • Condition of the path Outdoor area: Cobblestone pavement in the castle courtyard
  • Guest toilet for guests with restricted mobility, steplessly accessible via elevator. Door width: 94 cm, movement area in front of WC: >150 cm x >150 cm, right: 110 cm x >150 cm, left: 110 cm x >150 cm, handles available
  • Conference and event rooms on the ground floor, infinitely variable/accessible via ramp, door width: 91 cm
Special features:
  • The castle courtyard is paved with cobblestones.
  • The exhibition rooms inside the castle are continuously variable/accessible via elevator (exception: cellar room with spiral staircase - but visible from ground floor, cross vault room on 2nd floor - sound of the video presentation is transmitted via loudspeaker so that it is not necessary to enter the room). In the 1st floor, a height difference of 1.10 m in the Jerusalem area was compensated by an approx. 20 m long ramp.
  • the exhibits and information boards are easy to read from a seated position. Exception: some info cubes on 2nd floor, (OK: 90 cm)
  • The keep (tower) is not accessible to guests with reduced mobility.
  • The chapel is only accessible via 4 steps, but a ramp is planned.

    car parking spaces

    • Comment In addition to the parking lot, there are 3 other large parking spaces directly in front of the entrance to the Burghof, but these are not designated as disabled parking spaces.

    Access and paths Indoor area

    • stepless access
    • via ramp
    • Ramp length 1.15 m
    • Ramp inclination 12%
    • via elevator or other technical device
    • Entrance door passage width 92 cm
    • Width of passage of the narrowest of all other doors to be used 88 cm
    • Comment:
      • The main entrance to the museum is accessible via 6 steps. In front of it there is a bell for wheelchair users: the staff opens a side entrance (door width 92 cm), through which a stepless access to the cash register and the exhibition is possible.
      • Right behind this entrance a short ramp with 12 % gradient has to be overcome. The narrowest door width at the entrance to the checkout is 88 cm.

    Reception

    • Reception counter or table not partially lowered to a height of 85cm but other possibility of communication available in sitting position

    Access and paths Outdoor area

    • stepless path guidance possible
    • Condition of the path: the courtyard is paved with coarse cobblestones. The main paths and the interior are designed with not quite as coarse paving.

    elevator

    • stepless access
    • Width of the narrowest of all doors, corridors and passageways to be used 88 cm
    • Lift door width 90 cm
    • Length of elevator car: 140 cm
    • Elevator car width 110 cm
    • lowest height of control elements 95 cm
    • uppermost height of the control elements 95 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
      • The elevator measured here leads from the ground floor to the exhibitions on the 1st and 2nd floors and can be used independently by the guests.
      • on the 2nd floor there is an additional vertical lift to cross the 6 steps to further exhibition rooms. This lift is operated by the staff.

    guest toilet

    • Door width to sanitary room 94 cm
    • Width of the narrowest of all doors, corridors and passageways to be used 88 cm
    • Door does not open into the sanitary room
    • Length of the movement area in front of the washbasin >150 cm
    • Width of the movement area in front of the washbasin >150 cm
    • Depth of the washstand under the washbasin (67 cm high) 30 cm
    • Upper edge of washbasin (armrest surface) from floor 86 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 >150 cm
    • Width of the movement area to the right of the WC bowl 110 cm
    • Length of the movement area to the left of the toilet bowl >150 cm
    • Width of the movement area to the left of the WC bowl 110 cm
    • Hand grips next to the WC on the right and left side available
    • Height (top edge) of the handles 79 cm
    • The handholds protrude over the front edge of the toilet bowl by 33 cm
    • Distance between handholds 58 cm
    • Both handles can be folded up and locked in the folded up position
    • Seat height of toilet bowl (upper edge of toilet seat) 44 cm
    • Emergency call available
    • Comment: The guest WC is on the 1st floor.

    Access to conference and event rooms

    • Access Stepless
    • via ramp
    • Ramp height 0.7 m
    • Ramp length 11 m
    • Entrance door passage width 91 cm
    • Comment: The event room is located at the foot of the keep.

    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.
    • There are employees in the company who are trained for the target group.
    • Comment: The contact to driving service or taxi company can be established.

    Collection of data

    • Researcher (Institution) Tourism Academy Brandenburg
    • Date of data collection 11.01.2017
    • The data presented here are verified data

    t Information for blind and visually impaired guests

    Short description

    A special guided tour is offered in the castle.
    The guided tour gives an overview of the entire complex, its architectural history and art historical significance, the Christianisation of the Mark Brandenburg and the work of the bishops of Brandenburg.
    By sensing different materials and their artistic processing, by particularly pictorial descriptions and acoustic underpaintings the castle becomes experiencable for you.

      Information and experience

      • Offers, exhibits etc. can be experienced with several senses
      • special guided tours for blind and visually impaired guests are offered
      • Comment 1.5- 2 hour guided tour: "... open-minded! Experience the castle with all your senses" bookable on request.
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      Paths and safety

      • Elevators have acoustic announcements and buttons in Braille or raised pyramidal lettering.
      • Comment The elevator is equipped with Braille and the movement surfaces are free of obstacles.

      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.
      • There are employees in the company who are trained for the target group.
      • Comment: Assistance is gladly offered.

      Collection of data

      • The data presented here are verified data
      • Date of data collection 11.01.2017
      • Researcher (Institution) Tourism Academy Brandenburg