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museums Accessible for people with visual or hearing impairments Historical monuments and sites Accessible for people with impaired mobility Mahn- und Gedenkstätte Ravensbrück (Fürstenberg/Havel)

Straße der Nationen
16798 Fürstenberg/Havel
Phone

033093-6080

www.​ravensbrueck.​de
info@​ravensbrueck.​de
Leisure Wheelchair users Leisure time Visually impaired Leisure time mentally handicapped
The Ravensbrück Memorial and Remembrance Centre | Brandenburg Memorial Sites Foundation documents the history of the Ravensbrück concentration camp camp complex in its central main exhibition "The Women's Concentration Camp Ravensbrück - History and Memory" (since 2013, in the former Kommandantur building). The exhibition and is dedicated to the women, men and children from all over Europe who were imprisoned in this place. More than 1500 exhibits are on display on more than 900 m² of exhibition space, including original objects owned by survivors from all over the world.

In-depth insights are provided by permanent exhibitions about thecell construction (since 2006, in cell construction), theoverseers (since 2004, "In the wake of the SS" - female guards in the women's concentration camp Ravensbrück, in one of the former guards' houses), themale SS personnel(since 2010, The "Führer cab": everyday life and crimes of the Ravensbrück SS officers, in one of the former "Führer cabs") and the exhibition"Forced labor in the women's concentration camp at Ravensbrück. Textile production for the SS economy". in the former "Schneiderei".

Temporary special and travelling exhibitions are shown in the former garages.

Opening Hours

01.05.2020 - 30.09.2020
Monday closed
Tuesday 10:00h - 18:00h
Wednesday 10:00h - 18:00h
Thursday 10:00h - 18:00h
Friday 10:00h - 18:00h
Saturday 10:00h - 18:00h
Sunday/Holiday 10:00h - 18:00h

New Opening Hours 01.10.2020

01.10.2020 - 30.04.2021
Monday closed
Tuesday 09:00h - 17:00h
Wednesday 09:00h - 17:00h
Thursday 09:00h - 17:00h
Friday 09:00h - 17:00h
Saturday 09:00h - 17:00h
Sunday/Holiday 09:00h - 17:00h
Das Gedenkstättengelände ist von 9-18 Uhr zugänglich, im Sommerhalbjahr (1. Mai - 30. September) bis 20 Uhr

t Information for guests with reduced mobility

Short description

  • 1 designated disabled parking space available
  • Access indoor areas: stepless / via lift / via ramp
  • Access outdoor area: stepless, road condition outdoor area: historical floor coverings, partly with uneven areas. On the former barrack area: relatively fine pavement on the main path. Sidewalks with coarse pavement; partly: uneven pavement.
  • Guest toilet for guests with restricted mobility, infinitely variable. Door width: 100 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.
  • Meeting and event rooms on the ground floor accessible via elevator, door width: 96 cm
Special features:
  • The exhibition is divided into different buildings. The visitor information centre is continuously accessible, one outside elevator each leads to the seminar house and the exhibition building in the former SS housing estate. The commandant's office, cell building and crematorium can only be reached via steps.
  • The exhibition area is very spacious. Stepless routing is possible.

    car parking spaces

    • Number of designated disabled parking spaces near entrance 1
    • Comment a parking space for guests with reduced mobility will be reserved directly at the Visitor Information Centre BIZ

    Access and paths Indoor area

    • stepless access
    • via elevator or other technical device
    • Entrance door passage width 98 cm
    • passage width of the narrowest of all other doors to be used 98 cm
    • Width of the narrowest of all other corridors and passages to be used 151 cm
    • Comment: The exhibition is divided into several buildings:
      • The information provided above relates to access to thevisitor information centre
      • Seminar house 9a in the former SS settlement: accessible from the building side via a platform lift (max. 0.2 tons, platform dimensions 82cm x 164cm). The seminar room on the ground floor is continuously accessible, door width: 96cm. A wheelchair accessible toilet is also continuously accessible.
      • Exhibition building 9b in the former SS settlement: also accessible from the building side via a platform lift (max. 0.2 tons, platform dimensions 82cm x 164cm). Only the exhibition on the ground floor is accessible, the upper floor can only be reached by stairs. The space between the movable walls of the exhibition on the ground floor is sometimes quite cramped.
      • Commandant's office, cell building and crematorium areonly accessible via steps.

    Reception

    • Reception counter or table not partially lowered to a height of 85cm but other possibility of communication available in sitting position
    • Comment The cash desk and reception desk are located in the visitor information centre, where numerous seating options are available.

    Access and paths Outdoor area

    • stepless path guidance possible
    • Entrance door passage width 151 cm
    • Road condition:
      • the buildings of the memorial and memorial site are spread over an extensive area
      • the paths in the terrain are partly uneven and paved with historical flooring
      • it leads a path suitable for guests with reduced mobility through the former barracks area
      • other terrain parts are sometimes difficult to use (coarse slag)
    • Comment: stepless routing to most buildings is possible

    elevator

    • stepless access
    • comment
      • The two platform lifts on the exhibition building and on the seminar building are located on the side of the building.
      • they can be loaded with up to 0.2 tonnes
      • Platform dimensions 82 cm x 164 cm

    guest toilet

    • Width of the narrowest of all doors, corridors and passages to be used 100 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 undercarriage (at a height of 67 cm) 13 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 110 cm
    • Width of the movement area to the right of the toilet bowl >150 cm
    • Length of the movement area to the left of the WC bowl 110 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 handles 85 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) 51 cm
    • Emergency call available
    • Comment:
      • The information refers to the guest toilet in the BIZ.
      • an additional toilet for guests with reduced mobility is available in the seminar building

    Access to conference and event rooms

    • Access Stepless
    • Access via elevator or other technical device
    • Entrance door passage width 96 cm
    • Comment:
      • The conference room is located in seminar house 9a, which is accessible from the building side via a platform lift (max. 0.2 tons, platform dimensions 82cm x 164cm).
      • The seminar room on the ground floor can thus be reached steplessly, door width: 96cm
      • A wheelchair accessible toilet is also continuously accessible in this building.

    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.
    • Comment:
      • There are no own vehicles available for transfers and pick-ups.
      • on request, contact can be established with regional driving service and taxi companies

    Collection of data

    • Researcher (Institution) Tourist Association Ruppiner Land
    • Researcher (Institution) Tourism Academy Brandenburg
    • Date of data collection 14.03.2016
    • The data presented here are verified data

    t Information for blind and visually impaired guests

    Information and experience

    • Information material for blind guests available
    • Offers, exhibits etc. can be experienced with several senses
    • special guided tours for blind and visually impaired guests are offered
    • Comment There is a great deal of material available that makes the exhibition and the grounds accessible to blind and visually impaired guests:
      • a tactile model of the memorial site with information in Braille and acoustic information at the touch of a button (in season it is in the waterworks)
      • various exhibition boards with Braille as well as clay models for palpation in the field
      • An audio guide system is being planned
      • Guided tours for blind and visually impaired guests are available on request.

    Paths and safety

    • comment
      • The glass doors in the visitor information centre are fitted with contrast stripes.
      • It is not possible for blind guests to find their way around the extensive grounds on their own, a special guidance system is not available.
      • Due to the historical floor covering, there are many irregularities, especially in the outside area.
      • However, the exhibition buildings and the open-air grounds can be experienced well with an accompanying person.

    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.
    • Accompanying service can be offered
    • Comment:
      • Bringing guide dogs for the blind should be arranged in advance.
      • We do not have our own vehicles for transfer/collection journeys, but on request we can establish contact with regional transport service and taxi companies.
      • For registered groups, an escort service can be offered for visits to the exhibition and the open-air grounds.

    Collection of data

    • Researcher (Institution) Tourism Academy Brandenburg
    • The data presented here are verified data
    • Date of data collection 14.03.2016
    • Researcher (Institution) Tourist Association Ruppiner Land

    t Information for Guests with Learning Disabilities/ "Mental Disability

    That's good to know:

    • There is a lot of information about this offer. They're easy to understand. There are many good pictures in the information. You explain a lot of things.
    • Everything will be explained and shown to you in peace. You can ask questions.
    • Further information:
      • in the memorial place in Ravensbrück there are people who take special care of the guests (in difficult language they are called "professional educators").
      • Even before you come here, people will help you prepare your visit.
      • They can give you guided tours of Ravensbrück. Through the buildings and across the large grounds.
      • The guided tours are made exactly for your wishes.
      • Please register in advance.

    We can still do that for you:

    • Would you like to have tips for excursions without barriers? We have ideas for you.
    • Are you coming by train? Or by bus? We have suggestions for you.
    • We can pick you up at the station. Or from the bus stop. Or we can recommend a driving service to you.
    • We have a lot of experience with guests with learning difficulties.
    • Further information:

    Who collected this information? When?

    • Experts have checked: Is the information above correct?
    • When did the information come from? 22.01.2010
    • When did the information come from? 14.03.2016