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monasteries museums Accessible for people with impaired mobility Kloster Chorin

Kloster Chorin
Amt Chorin 11a
16230 Chorin
Phone

033366-70377

www.​kloster-chorin.​org
info@​kloster-chorin.​org
Leisure Wheelchair users
The monastery was founded as a branch of the monastery Lehnin and was founded by the margraves of Brandenburg. Before the construction took place at the present location in Chorin, an abbey was built in 1258 in Mariensee on Parsteiner See. However, as the place proved to be unfavourable for the economic development, a move to Chorin took place. The monastery property extended over 13 villages, eleven farmhouses and two town courts. Due to its location in the border region, Chorin was at the centre of political events, the abbots even acting as electoral advisors from the middle of the 15th century. Between 1542 and 1543 the monastery was abolished in the course of the Reformation and converted into a chamber estate. In the 19th century the first archaeological and architectural-historical works took place, in which Friedrich Schinkel, among others, took part.

The early Gothic complex at the Amtssee was designed as a representative house and burial monastery for the Askanians. The east and west wings of the three-winged enclosure as well as the hospital - also known as the Abtshaus - and the church in the north are still preserved today. Of the farm buildings, a mill ruin and a brewery survived.

The impressive building ensemble is one of the most important brick monuments in northern Germany. Special features are the west façade of the former three-nave monastery church and the elaborate brick decor: lily and vine leaf tendrils, shaped stone friezes and an animal frieze as well as detailed vault consoles decorate the buildings. In the west wing wall paintings from the early 14th century can still be admired. The permanent exhibition, opened in April 2017, informs about the history of the monastery on approx. 600 sqm. The concerts of the "Choriner Music Summer" are among the most popular cultural events in Brandenburg.
The entrance area of the monastery also houses the tourist information office, which is available to guests for enquiries.

Opening Hours

28.03.2021 - 30.10.2021
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 09:00h - 18:00h
Sunday/Holiday 09:00h - 18:00h
29.03.2021 - 24.10.2021
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 09:00h - 18:00h
Sunday/Holiday 09:00h - 18:00h

New Opening Hours 25.10.2021

25.10.2021 - 27.03.2022
Monday 09:00h - 16:00h
Tuesday 09:00h - 16:00h
Wednesday 09:00h - 16:00h
Thursday 09:00h - 16:00h
Friday 09:00h - 16:00h
Saturday 09:00h - 16:00h
Sunday/Holiday 09:00h - 16:00h
27.10.2021 - 28.03.2022
Monday 10:00h - 16:00h
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
Letzter Einlass: 30 Minuten vor Schließung

t Information for guests with reduced mobility

Short description

  • 3 disabled parking spaces available
  • the parking places are approx. 300 m from the entrance, rough pavement, steep path
  • Stepless access to the monastery, steep path to the entrance over coarse paving (joints are provided with joint compound)
  • Guest toilet for guests with limited mobility, infinitely variable accessibility
  • Door width:96 cm
  • Movement area in front of WC > 150 cm x 140 cm, right 90 cm x > 150 cm
  • Hand grips available on both sides

    car parking spaces

    • Number of designated disabled parking spaces near entrance 3
    • comment
      • the parking places are approx. 300 m from the entrance, rough pavement, steep path

    Access and paths Indoor area

    • stepless access
    • Entrance door passage width 75 cm
    • passage width of the narrowest of all other doors to be used 75 cm
    • Comment:
      • Steep path with approx. 10 % gradient to the input

    Reception

    • Reception counter or table not partially lowered to a height of 85cm but other possibility of communication available in sitting position
    • comment
      • Table with 3 chairs available, to the left of the counter

    Access and paths Outdoor area

    • stepless path guidance possible
    • Road condition:
      • coarse plaster

    elevator

    • Width of the narrowest of all doors, corridors and passageways to be used 88 cm
    • Elevator door width 96 cm
    • Length of elevator car: 130 cm
    • Elevator car width 86 cm
    • lowest height of 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
      • Use of the lift only for exhibitions
      • These are not performed permanently
      • Access via entrance Klosterverwaltung

    guest toilet

    • Passage width of the door to the sanitary room 96 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 140 cm
    • Depth of the washbasin underride (at a height of 67 cm) 35 cm
    • Upper edge of washbasin (armrest surface) from floor 83 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 WC bowl 140 cm
    • Length of the movement area to the right of the toilet bowl 90 cm
    • Width of the movement area to the right of the toilet bowl >150 cm
    • Hand grips next to the WC on the right and left side available
    • Height (top edge) of handles 85 cm
    • The handles protrude beyond the front edge of the toilet bowl 10 cm
    • Distance between handholds 71 cm
    • right handle can be folded up and locked when folded up
    • Seat height of toilet bowl (upper edge of toilet seat) 45 cm
    • Emergency call available

    Access to conference and event rooms

    • Access via elevator or other technical device

    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
    • Date of data collection 06.04.2018
    • The data presented here are verified data