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lookout tower Churches Accessible for people with visual or hearing impairments Accessible for people with impaired mobility Sights and Sights Oberkirche St. Nikolai Cottbus

Oberkirchplatz 12
03046 Cottbus
Phone

0355-713108

www.​st-nikolai-cottbus.​de
buero@​st-nikolai-cottbus.​de
Leisure Wheelchair users Leisure time Visually impaired leisure time deaf/hearing-impaired
The Oberkirche St. Nikolai, the largest church in Lower Lusatia, is a late-Gothic three-aisled brick building dating back to the 14th century and first mentioned in 1156. In the 15th century the striking west tower was added. The remarkable feature is the high elevation of the central nave, which causes the conspicuous difference in height between the side and central naves when viewed from the outside.

Inside the church the star vault and the pulpit as well as the high altar from the year 1664 with splendid alabaster carving are worth seeing. Also worthy of mention are the star and net rib configurations of the vault with their paintings and decorations. The mighty organ above the entrance to the church is one of the largest in Lusatia with 3672 pipes. In the nave and in the chapel annexes there are several important grave monuments of the 16th and 17th centuries.

The view of the green city of Cottbus from the 55 m high church tower is also worthwhile. The tower can be climbed during the church's opening hours, except during church services.

Opening Hours

01.04.2022 - 31.10.2022
Monday 10:00h - 17:00h
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 01.11.2022

01.11.2022 - 31.03.2023
Monday 11:00h - 16:00h
Tuesday 11:00h - 16:00h
Wednesday 11:00h - 16:00h
Thursday 11:00h - 16:00h
Friday 11:00h - 16:00h
Saturday 11:00h - 16:00h
Sunday/Holiday 11:00h - 16:00h

t Information for guests with reduced mobility

Short description

  • 12 designated disabled parking spaces available
  • Indoor access: stepless / via elevator / via ramp
  • Access outdoor area: stepless / via elevator
  • Condition of the path Outdoor area: Paving stones
  • Guest toilet accessible for guests with mobility disabilities above 1 level. Door width: 89cm, movement area in front of WC: 164cm x 145cm, left: 98cm x >150cm, handles available
  • Meeting and event rooms on the 1st floor accessible via elevator, door width: 86cm

    car parking spaces

    • Number of designated disabled parking spaces near entrance 12

    Access and paths Indoor area

    • Number of level(s) 1
    • Total height of steps 17.5 cm
    • via ramp
    • via elevator or other technical device
    • Entrance door passage width 223 cm
    • Comment: 2nd door at the altar usable for wheelchair users. intercom system, 2,8cm step

    Access and paths Outdoor area

    • 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 89 cm
    • Road condition: paved concrete roads

    elevator

    • stepless access
    • Width of the narrowest of all doors, corridors and passageways to be used 86 cm
    • Elevator door width 91 cm
    • Length of elevator car: 100 cm
    • Elevator car width 151 cm
    • lowest height of control elements 91 cm
    • top height of controls 91 cm
    • Length of the movement area in front of the elevator 120 cm
    • Width of the movement area in front of the elevator 130 cm

    guest toilet

    • Door width to the sanitary room 89 cm
    • Width of the narrowest of all doors, corridors and passages to be used 89 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 131 cm
    • Depth of the washbasin underride (67 cm high) 38 cm
    • Upper edge of washbasin (armrest surface) from floor 84.5 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 145 cm
    • Length of the movement area to the left of the toilet bowl 98 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
    • Distance between handholds 69 cm
    • left hand grab handle can be folded up and locked in the folded up position
    • Seat height of toilet bowl (upper edge of toilet seat) 53 cm
    • Comment: Grab handles permanently installed, limited movement area

    Access to conference and event rooms

    • Access via elevator or other technical device
    • Entrance door passage width 86 cm
    • Comment: 1 event room accessible via elevator

    Professional competence/service

    • There are employees in the company who are trained for the target group.

    Collection of data

    • Date of data collection 22.02.2016
    • The data presented here are verified data

    t Information for blind and visually impaired guests

    Information and experience

    • special guided tours for blind and visually impaired guests are offered

    Paths and safety

    • Paths and corridors are optically and tactilely contrastingly marked or equipped with a guidance system.
    • Danger points are marked and secured
    • Descriptions of the path guidance and condition in the outdoor area are available

    Professional competence/service

    • 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.
    • Accompanying service can be offered
    • Guide dogs for the blind are allowed
    • Comment: Accompanying service by appointment, transfer mediation through cooperation

    Collection of data

    • Researcher (Institution) Tourismusverband Niederlausitz e.V.
    • The data presented here are verified data
    • Date of data collection 22.02.2016

    t Information for deaf and hard of hearing guests

    Information and experience

    • Comprehensive information about all offers is available in writing.
    • special guided tours for deaf and hard of hearing guests are offered
    • there is an induction loop or FM system on site, which is indicated by a symbol
    • Comment Info-board with reference to induction loop in the entrance area

    Safety and security

    • optical and acoustic signals of bells and alarms

    Professional competence/service

    • Address list with useful information is available.
    • There are employees in the company who are trained for the target group.
    • A sign language or written interpreter can be organised on request.

    Collection of data

    • The data presented here are verified data
    • Date of data collection 22.02.2016