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museums industrial culture Accessible for people with impaired mobility Technisches Denkmal Gaswerk Neustadt (Dosse)

Havelberger Straße 25
16845 Neustadt (Dosse)


Leisure Wheelchair users
The gasworks, commissioned in 1903, is still fully equipped with the technology of gas production at the start of production. An exhibition on the history of the gas works and on gas-powered household appliances (ovens, refrigerators, bathtubs, old gas meters) enriches the unique sight, because in Europe, apart from this, there is only a museum of this kind in Greece.

The small municipal gasworks offers a contrast to the Brandenburg State Stud opposite. From 1903 onwards, so-called luminous gas was produced here, which was used in lighting fixtures. Even though the introduction of electricity was already in the starting blocks, the small gasworks remained in operation until 1980 and its capacity was even expanded in 1960. The gas was obtained in a complex and complex process by so-called "dry distillation". With the expansion of the long-distance gas networks in the GDR, the gasworks finally became superfluous, especially since its efficiency was relatively low and working conditions were very poor.

You don't have to be a gas expert to enjoy the technically and architecturally remarkable small ensemble, which is explained in the guided tours in an expert and generally understandable way. A special exhibition on the Spiegelberg mirror manufactory can be seen in one room.
You can even see original mirrors from Neustadt (Dosse).
The exhibition provides insights into the art of glass and mirror making in the 17th century and the settlement of the Huguenots.

Other sights in Neustadt are the listed classicist railway station building, the district on the Dosse arms with former mills and about three kilometres outside the city the technology collection in the former Hohenofen paper factory. A day trip to Neustadt is therefore absolutely worthwhile! For the guests bicycles are available for rent.

Opening Hours

Tuesday 10:00h - 16:00h
Wednesday 10:00h - 16:00h
Thursday 10:00h - 16:00h
Friday 10:00h - 16:00h
und nach Vereinbarung

t Information for guests with reduced mobility

Short description

General information on accessibility:
  • no designated disabled parking spaces available
  • Indoor access: via 2 steps
  • Outdoor access: stepless
  • Condition of the path Outdoor area: Cobblestone pavement and lawn area
  • Guest toilet accessible for guests with mobility disabilities above 1 level. Door width: 65 cm, movement area in front of WC: 77 cm x 120 cm, right: 100 cm x 55 cm, left: 0 cm x 0 cm, no handles available
Special features:
  • is one of the last surviving witnesses of the more than 150-year history of gas production in Europe.
  • in May there will be another exhibition in the old gas container
  • Guided tours with advance reservation possible (duration approx. 1 hour)

    car parking spaces

    • Comment There is sufficient parking space on cobblestones, but not designated as a disabled parking space.

    Access and paths Indoor area

    • Number of level(s) 2
    • Total height of steps 13 cm
    • Entrance door passage width 117 cm
    • Width of the narrowest of all other doors to be used 79 cm
    • Passage width of the narrowest of all other corridors and passages to be used 89 cm
    • Comment: 1st step: 9 cm
      2nd step: 4 cm

    Access and paths Outdoor area

    • stepless path guidance possible
    • Condition of the path: cobblestone pavement and lawn

    guest toilet

    • Width of the door to the sanitary room 65 cm
    • Width of the narrowest of all doors, corridors and passages to be used 65 cm
    • Door opens into the sanitary room, but does not influence the movement surfaces
    • Length of the movement area in front of the washbasin 70 cm
    • Width of the movement area in front of the washbasin >150 cm
    • Depth of the washbasin underride (at a height of 67 cm) 23 cm
    • Upper edge of washbasin (arm rest surface) from floor 79 cm
    • no mirror above the washbasin, visible while sitting or standing
    • Length of movement area in front of WC bowl 77 cm
    • Width of the movement area in front of the toilet bowl 120 cm
    • Length of the movement area to the right of the WC bowl 100 cm
    • Width of movement area to the right of the WC bowl 55 cm
    • no handholds next to the WC available
    • Seat height of toilet bowl (upper edge of toilet seat) 41 cm
    • no emergency call available

    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.
    • Comment: You will receive information about taxi/transport companies in the area.

    Collection of data

    • Researcher (Institution) Tourist Association Ruppiner Land
    • Date of data collection 25.01.2017
    • The data presented here are verified data