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museums visitor centres Accessible for people with visual or hearing impairments Accessible for people with impaired mobility NaturParkHaus Stechlin

OT Menz Kirchstra├če 4
16775 Stechlin
Phone

033082-51210

www.​naturparkhaus.​de
post@​naturparkhaus.​de
Leisure Wheelchair users Leisure time Visually impaired Leisure time mentally handicapped
Discover, touch, experience - the NaturParkHaus in Menz offers a fantastic journey through natural spaces and a sensory garden. Visitors can explore the special features of the Stechlin-Ruppiner Land Nature Park and an exhibition that appeals to all the senses. The guest can enter the mysterious corridors of the ants, spend a moonlit night in the forest, talk to local animals on the phone and trace many other secrets of nature. The sensory garden next to the house with its many herbs, shrubs and other plants invites you to taste, smell, feel and hear.

The tour through the house can be completed by a 6 km long hike on the forest and water adventure path around the Roofensee lake or the moor adventure path. The accompanying booklet and rucksack can be borrowed from the NaturParkHaus.

The visitor centre is equipped for the disabled. Environmental education programmes can be booked.

Opening Hours

Labour Day 11:00h - 17:00h
Ascension Day 11:00h - 17:00h
Whit Sunday 11:00h - 17:00h
Pfingstmontag 11:00h - 17:00h
germanUnity 11:00h - 16:00h
reformationDay 11:00h - 16:00h
01.10.2020 - 30.04.2021
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 11:00h - 16:00h
Sunday/Holiday 11:00h - 16:00h

New Opening Hours 01.05.2021

01.05.2021 - 30.09.2021
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 11:00h - 17:00h
Sunday/Holiday 11:00h - 17:00h

t Information for guests with reduced mobility

Short description

  • 1 designated disabled parking space available
  • Indoor access: stepless.
  • Access outdoor area: stepless, path condition outdoor area: paved and level, water-bound ceiling in the sensory garden
  • Guest toilet available for guests with reduced mobility. Door width: 92cm, movement area in front of the WC: 138cm x >150cm, right: 0cm x 0cm, left: 95cm x 150cm, handles on right and left available.

    car parking spaces

    • Number of designated disabled parking spaces near entrance 1
    • Comment Upon request, guests with reduced mobility can be picked up from the car park and accompanied to the exhibition.

    Access and paths Indoor area

    • stepless access
    • Comment:
      • The entrance to the exhibition is at ground level.
      • Doors and passageways are all more than 90cm wide, only the entrance to the ant house in the exhibition is 59cm wide. The ant house is also visible from the outside.

    Reception

    • Reception counter or table not partially lowered to a height of 85cm but other possibility of communication available in sitting position
    • Comment The counter has a height of 120cm and cannot be driven under.

    Access and paths Outdoor area

    • stepless path guidance possible
    • Width of passage of the narrowest of all other doors to be used 151 cm
    • Width of the narrowest of all other corridors and passages to be used 151 cm
    • Condition of the path: The path along the road is sandy, but with a flat and stable surface.
    • Comment: Sensual garden accessible for wheelchair users by means of path fixation (except barefoot path)

    guest toilet

    • Width of passage of the narrowest of all doors, corridors and passageways to be used 92 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) 20 cm
    • Upper edge of washbasin (armrest surface) from floor 84 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 movement area in front of WC bowl 138 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 90 cm
    • Hand grips next to the WC on the right and left side available
    • Height (top edge) of handles 81 cm
    • The handholds protrude over the front edge of the toilet bowl 15 cm
    • Distance between handholds 70 cm
    • right handle can be folded up and locked when folded up
    • Seat height of toilet bowl (upper edge of toilet seat) 47 cm
    • Emergency call available
    • Comment:
      • The guest toilet for guests with reduced mobility is located in the outbuilding, approx. 20m from the exhibition building.
      • Access is via a ramp and through the large hall.
      • Persons with walking aids or residual mobility can use the lower WC facilities in the nature park house.

    Access to conference and event rooms

    • Access Stepless
    • via ramp
    • Ramp height 0.38 m
    • Ramp length 5.1 m
    • Entrance door passage width 138 cm
    • Comment: The conference room is located in the neighbouring building. A threshold of 3cm has to be overcome.

    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: Nearly all exhibits of the exhibition are wheelchair accessible (only some controls are not accessible while seated).

    Collection of data

    • Researcher (Institution) Tourist Association Ruppiner Land
    • Researcher (Institution) Tourism Academy Brandenburg
    • Date of data collection 02.02.2016
    • The data presented here are verified data

    t Information for blind and visually impaired guests

    Information and experience

    • Information material for visually impaired guests available
    • 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
      • The sensory garden in front of the house contains raised beds for tasting, feeling and smelling. There are also signs with Braille.
      • In the nature park house there are tactile signs to the animal voices ("animals of the night")
      • Registration desired

    Paths and safety

    • Danger points are marked and secured
    • Comment No guidance system in the exhibition (only for "Animals of the Night"), in the garden there is a guidance system through tree trunks.

    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
    • Guide dogs for the blind are allowed
    • Comment: If you are travelling by public transport, it is advisable to go to Gransee railway station and then continue by public transport. Driving services can be arranged via the Nature Park House.

    Collection of data

    • Researcher (Institution) Tourism Academy Brandenburg
    • The data presented here are verified data
    • Date of data collection 02.02.2016
    • Researcher (Institution) Tourist Association Ruppiner Land

    t Information for Guests with Learning Disabilities/ "Mental Disability

    That's good to know:

    • Everything will be explained and shown to you in peace. You can ask questions.
    • Do you need an accompanying person or support? Do you need a care service? We can make recommendations.
    • Further information: The signs in the garden contain very simple texts.

    We can still do that for you:

    • Further information:
      • The exhibition is easy to understand.
      • There is something for all the senses: feeling, hearing, seeing and smelling.
      • You can take a lot of things into your own hands and try them out.
      • Many guests with learning difficulties were already here. They liked it a lot.
      • Please bring a supervisor or companion with you.


    Who collected this information? When?

    • When is the information from? 02.02.2016