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Accessible for people with visual or hearing impairments industrial culture Accessible for people with impaired mobility Optikpark Rathenow - Optik auf der Spur

Schwedendamm 1
14712 Rathenow
Phone

03385-49850

www.​optikpark-rathenow.​de
info@​optikpark-rathenow.​de
Leisure Wheelchair users Leisure time mentally handicapped leisure time deaf/hearing-impaired
Giant telescope, color pyramids, garden rays: Physics and garden art result in an iridescent mixture in Rathenow.

This invention was intended to change the world: the multi-spindle grinding machine, invented by Johann Heinrich August Duncker, patented in 1801. The complicated apparatus made it possible for the first time to produce optical lenses inexpensively. It was the key invention for the optical industry. Now eyeglasses could be produced cheaply for everyone. At first, however, the patent changed his native town itself: Rathenov became the city of optics. And this circumstance inspired a unique garden art project in Germany.

In spring and summer, Optikpark Rathenow offers a very special picture: tens of thousands of tulips, horn violets and pansies glow in the sun in all the colours of the rainbow at the start of the season. A few weeks later they are replaced by zinnias, petunias, bellflowers, sunflowers, student flowers, geraniums, begonias, magic bells and many other species - these are also sorted according to the spectrum of light. "Garden blasting" is the central attraction of the Optikpark: 37 beds, each four metres wide and 20 metres long. Due to the alternating planting they are in full bloom throughout the season.

The Optikpark was created on the occasion of the State Garden Show Rathenow 2006. It was also one of the venues for the Federal Horticultural Show 2015. Visitors to the park encounter the theme of optics in various forms: as the world's largest and most functional brachymedial telescope, as a lighthouse or optical sculpture, as a colour source, colour pyramid or optical playground. And if you want to treat your eyes and legs to a break after strolling through the colour spectrum, you can stop off at the Blaue Café or the bistro "Der Speicher" in an old mill building directly on the Havel.
Tips:
  • Optics playground with giant bouncy cushion

  • Rafting on the idyllic Havel Altarm

  • Water hiking base at the historic granary

  • Electricity filling station at the rear part of the Mühlenhof, entrance main entrance

Opening Hours

17.04.2022 - 03.10.2022
Monday 09:00h - 21:00h
Tuesday 09:00h - 21:00h
Wednesday 09:00h - 21:00h
Thursday 09:00h - 21:00h
Friday 09:00h - 21:00h
Saturday 09:00h - 21:00h
Sunday/Holiday 09:00h - 21:00h

t Information for guests with reduced mobility

Short description

General information on accessibility:
  • No designated disabled parking spaces available
  • Indoor access: infinitely variable via elevator
  • Outdoor access: stepless
  • Condition of the path Outside area: level, solid paths
  • Guest toilet for guests with restricted mobility, continuously accessible via elevator. Door width: 93.5 cm, movement area in front of WC: >150 cm x >150 cm, right: 0 cm, left: >150 cm x 119 cm, handles available
  • Conference and event rooms on the ground floor, infinitely variable access, door width: >150 cm
  • Access shower/ sanitary rooms/ changing rooms: stepless access via elevator
Special features:
  • It is a large park with different sights. In addition, there is an area opposite the park area with the "Alte Mühle" building, a restaurant, a stage and an information point.
  • Rollators and wheelchairs can be rented free of charge on request.
  • Accompanying persons can be provided on request.

    car parking spaces

    • Number of designated disabled parking spaces near entrance 1
    • comment

    Access and paths Indoor area

    • stepless access
    • via elevator or other technical device
    • Entrance door passage width 151 cm
    • Width of passage of the narrowest of all other doors to be used 114 cm
    • Passage width of the narrowest of all other corridors and passages to be used 96 cm
    • Comment: The measurements refer to the building "Alte Mühle".

    Reception

    • Reception counter or table not partially lowered to a height of 85cm but other possibility of communication available in sitting position
    • comment
      • Reception and ticket sales are located in a separate building. This is located on the grounds at the main entrance to the park.
      • Tickets can also be purchased at the ticket office at the second entrance to the park.

    Access and paths Outdoor area

    • stepless path guidance possible
    • Entrance door passage width 151 cm
    • Road condition:
      • Main roads are evenly paved
      • Color spaces - color dreams not accessible with wheelchair (steps)

    • Comment: At the time of data collection, the outdoor area was not accessible; data will follow in 2012.

    elevator

    • stepless access
    • Passage width of the narrowest of all doors, corridors and passages to be used 96 cm
    • Lift door width 90 cm
    • Length of elevator car: 143 cm
    • Elevator car width 109 cm
    • lowest height of controls 83 cm
    • top height of controls 120 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 is located in the building "Alte Mühle".

    guest toilet

    • Door width to sanitary room 93.5 cm
    • Width of the narrowest of all doors, corridors and passages to be used 93.5 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 washbasin underride (67 cm high) 26 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 left of the toilet bowl >150 cm
    • Width of the movement area to the left of the toilet bowl 119 cm
    • Hand grips next to the WC on the right and left side available
    • Height (top edge) of the handles 87 cm
    • The handles protrude over the WC bowl front edge 12.5 cm
    • Distance between handholds 71 cm
    • Both handles can be folded up and locked in the folded up position
    • Seat height of toilet bowl (upper edge of toilet seat) 45.5 cm
    • Emergency call available
    • Comment: This toilet is located on the 1st floor in the building "Alte Mühle" and can be reached by lift.

    Shower/ sanitary rooms/ changing room

    • Width of the door to the sanitary room 81 cm
    • Width of the narrowest of all doors, corridors and passages to be used 68.5 cm
    • Door does not open into the sanitary room
    • Infinitely variable shower for a wheelchair
    • Length of the movement area of the shower >150 cm
    • Width of the movement area of the shower >150 cm
    • no handholds in the shower available
    • Height of shower armature (can be reached from a sitting position) 127 cm
    • no emergency call available
    • Movement area in the changing area >150 cm
    • Width of the movement area in the changing area 140 cm
    • Bench in the changing area available
    • no handholds available in the changing area
    • Comment:
      • The shower rooms are on the 3rd floor and can be reached by elevator.
      • On request a seat will be made available to you.
      • The data collected relate to the changing rooms and shower rooms for men.

    Access to conference and event rooms

    • Access Stepless
    • Entrance door passage width 151 cm
    • Comment:
      • The survey refers to the concert hall on the ground floor of the "Alte Mühle".
      • There are also other event rooms
      • There is also a stage on the flat area in front of the "Alte Mühle".

    Professional competence/service

    • Information about further barrier-free offers in the region can be made available.
    • Comment:
      • The entire park is barrier-free (except the separate exhibition rooms).
      • Wheelchairs and rollators are available free of charge on request.
      • Additional escort service is offered.

    Collection of data

    • Date of data collection 03.04.2017
    • The data presented here are verified data

    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.
    • Guided tours are made exactly for the wishes of the guests. Please register in advance.
    • There's plenty to go through: trampolines, large swing, large carousel, large seesaws

      That's good to know:

      • There's good signs and signposts. You always find the way.
      • Do you need an accompanying person or support? Do you need a care service? We can make recommendations.

      We can still do that for you:

      • Would you like to have tips for excursions without barriers? We have ideas for you.

      Who collected this information? When?

      • Experts have checked: Is the information above correct?
      • Researcher (Institution) Tourism Academy Brandenburg
      • When did the information come from? 01.12.2011

      t Information for deaf and hard of hearing guests

      Information and experience

      • Comprehensive information about all offers is available in writing.
      • Comment Special guided tours for deaf and hard of hearing guests can be organised on request.

      Safety and security

      • optical and acoustic signals of bells and alarms

      Professional competence/service

      • Information about further barrier-free offers in the region can be made available.
      • A sign language or written interpreter can be organised on request.
      • Comment: Several guided tours with deaf groups have already been organised.

      Collection of data

      • The data presented here are verified data
      • Date of data collection 03.04.2017