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museums industrial culture Accessible for people with impaired mobility Eisenhütten- und Fischereimuseum Peitz

Hüttenwerk 1
03185 Peitz


Leisure Wheelchair users Leisure time mentally handicapped
The historic Peitz ironworks, located directly on the Peitz Ponds, is one of Brandenburg's most important technical monument sites. It was founded around 1550 during the reign of Margrave Johann von Küstrin and is connected with the construction of the fortress and the ponds including the hammer ditch.

The most valuable building is the blast furnace and foundry hall, originally preserved from 1810, which is now open to the public as a technical museum. The local lawn iron stone was processed here into wrought iron and castings for household, trade and military use. Numerous objects, display boards and models lead into the past of the oldest still functioning ironworks in Germany. The smelting plant in Peitz was closed down in the middle of the 19th century. The former moulding shop of the factory now houses the Fisheries Museum. It has an exhibition area of approx. 200 m2 on two levels. For visitors there is a large pond diorama, an aquarium, several exhibits and interesting things to discover from the long tradition of the Peitzer pond economy. Typical regional gastronomy as well as a nature trail through the pond area complete the tourist offer.

Opening Hours

Christmas Eve closed
First Christmas Day closed
secondChristmasDay closed
New Year closed
Good Friday 13:00h - 16:00h
Easter Sunday 10:00h - 17:00h
Easter Monday 10:00h - 17:00h
Labour Day 10:00h - 17:00h
germanUnity 10:00h - 17:00h
reformationDay 10:00h - 17:00h
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
Saturday 10:00h - 17:00h
Sunday/Holiday 10:00h - 17:00h

New Opening Hours 01.11.2022

01.11.2022 - 31.03.2023
Monday 10:00h - 16:00h
Tuesday 10:00h - 16:00h
Wednesday 10:00h - 16:00h
Thursday 10:00h - 16:00h
Saturday 13:00h - 16:00h
Sunday/Holiday 13:00h - 16:00h

t Information for guests with reduced mobility

Short description

  • No designated disabled parking available.
  • Indoor access: stepless.
  • Guest toilet for guests with limited mobility, infinitely variable. Door width: 93 cm, movement area in front of WC: 112 cm long x >150 cm wide, right: >150 cm long x 86 cm wide, left: >150 cm long x 99 cm wide, handles available.
  • Meeting and event rooms on the ground floor can be reached steplessly via ramp, door width: 85 cm.

Special features:
  • The following exhibition areas can only be reached via stairs of different heights:
  • the 1st floor of the permanent exhibition with 17 steps
  • the blower room with 4 steps
  • the mineral and fossil exhibition with 2 steps
  • the turbine house with the "water exhibition" with 9 steps
  • the 1st floor in the Fishery Museum with 14 and 16 steps (2 stairways)
  • the viewing platform with over 60 steps

  • The blast furnace hall is infinitely accessible from the cash desk area via a step or alternatively from the outside area via a side entrance.
  • The paths in the blast furnace hall are fastened by 99 cm wide metal grids. Some of the paths are uneven.

  • The entrance to the turbine house with the "water exhibition" can alternatively be reached via a back door without steps accompanied by a museum employee.

  • The texts of many information boards start at a height of 2 m and some of the exhibits are placed somewhat higher.

    car parking spaces

    • Comment After consultation with the museum staff, parking can be arranged directly in front of the museum.

    Access and paths Indoor area

    • stepless access
    • Entrance door passage width 151 cm
    • Comment:
      • The main entrance is a hinged door and has a single passage width of 104 cm.
      • The door sill is almost 3 cm high.
      • The door handle of the entrance door is 1.40 m high, so it may be advisable to have an escort for guests in a wheelchair (or guests in a wheelchair can make themselves noticed by knocking on the window pane).
      • A ramp makes the access from the blast furnace hall to the fishing museum possible.infinitely variable. The ramp is 5,57 m long, 124 cm wide, 28 cm highand has a gradient of just under 6%. In addition, there are double-sidedHandrails at the ramp.


    • Comment The counter at the cash desk has a height of 116 cm, but can be approached from the side.

    Access and paths Outdoor area

    • Comment:
      • The square in front of the museum is fixed with a water-bound ceiling.
      • A short strip in front of the main entrance consists of coarse pavement.

    guest toilet

    • Door width to sanitary room 93 cm
    • Width of the narrowest of all doors, corridors and passages to be used: 93 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 112 cm
    • Depth of the washstand underride (at a height of 67 cm) 14 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 112 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 >150 cm
    • Width of the movement area to the right of the WC bowl 86 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 99 cm
    • Hand grips next to the WC on the right and left side available
    • Height (top edge) of handles 88 cm
    • The handholds protrude beyond the front edge of the toilet bowl 12 cm
    • Distance between handholds 72 cm
    • Both handles can be folded up and locked in the folded up position
    • Seat height of toilet bowl (upper edge of toilet seat) 47 cm
    • Emergency call available
    • Comment:
      • A backrest with a seat depth of 57 cm is available at the WC. The toilet flush is available at the handle.
      • The movement area in front of the WC is restricted by a small cabinet.
      • The "pull handle" on the inner WC door has a height of 81 cm.

    Access to conference and event rooms

    • Access Stepless
    • Entrance door passage width 85 cm
    • Comment: The conference room is located in the Fisheries Museum.

    Professional competence/service

    • Comment: Arrival by car is recommended.

    Collection of data

    • Researcher (Institution) Tourism Academy Brandenburg
    • Date of data collection 10.12.2015
    • The data presented here are verified data

    Information for Guests with Learning Disabilities/ "Mental Disability Information for Guests with Learning Disabilities/ "Mental Disability

    Short description

    • The guided tours are conducted individually and according to the target group. Among other things, seats are offered, a short film is shown, guests can touch or feel selected exhibits.
    • There were already numerous guests with learning difficulties in the museum. They liked it a lot.

      That's good to know:

      • Everything will be explained and shown to you in peace. You can ask questions.
      • Further information:
        • On request we will discuss before the visit: What should be explained in the leadership? How should it be explained?

      We can still do that for you:

      • We have a lot of experience with guests with learning difficulties.

      Who collected this information? When?

      • Experts have checked: Is the information above correct?
      • Researcher (Institution) Tourism Academy Brandenburg
      • When did the information come from? 14.05.2012
      • When did the information come from? 10.12.2015