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museums Accessible for people with visual or hearing impairments industrial culture Accessible for people with impaired mobility Handicrafts & manufactories Museumsdorf Baruther Glashütte

Hüttenweg 20
15837 Baruth/Mark OT Glashütte
Phone

033704-980914

https:/​/​museumsdorf-glashuette.​de/​
info@​museumsdorf-glashuette.​de
Leisure Wheelchair users Leisure time Visually impaired Leisure time mentally handicapped
In Europe's most beautiful glassmaking town, visitors can look over the shoulder of craftsmen and blow their own glass.

"Glashütte" stands on a simple wooden signpost in the forest of the Baruther Urstromtal. Those who follow him arrive at a very special place. Soon the trees will reveal a romantic settlement of simple half-timbered houses with red brick infills. It is a historical ensemble of workshops, the stately New Hut from 1861, residential buildings, school and inn. Time seems to have stood still here. Welcome to the museum village Baruther Glashütte, a tourist highlight between Spreewald and Fläming!

The art of glass making has been at home here for 300 years. The industry flourished in the 19th century, when the town became Brandenburg's largest glass producer with the production of lampshades made of frosted glass. Lampshades from Glashütte hung in many Berlin salons at that time. The "light metropolis" of Berlin employed 10,000 so-called belters and fitters around Moritzplatz, who fitted petreoleum lamps with cylinders and shades of glass from the Baruther Hütte. Did you know that Reinhold Burger, a glass instrument maker from Glashütte, invented the thermos bottle in Berlin in 1903? After two world wars and three decades of planned economy, the factory had to be abandoned at its birthplace in the Mark Brandenburg.

Today the Baruther Glashütte experiences a second spring as a museum village. It is a unique European experience location for manual glass production. In the listed ensemble, 20 different craftsmen and traders run small studios with handmade goods. A museum tells the history of glass making. Two cafés, an inn and a wine salon invite you to taste regional and international delicacies. And several hosts offer cosy rooms for a short holiday.

Special exhibitions, holiday programmes, children's and family celebrations, miners' Christmas, hut evenings: The calendar of events of the museum village is well filled all year round. There are also wine seminars and courses on old crafts such as felting, soap casting, pottery, forging and of course glass blowing.
Tips:
Try your hand at making glass and book one of ourcourse in glassmaking!
Take a stroll through the villageChristmas marketwith historical miner's Christmas, always on the weekend of the first Advent
Supplement to opening hours:
  • The opening hours shown refer to the museum.

  • Opening hours of the shops: Tues-Sun, 11.00-17.00 o'clock; also Easter Monday and Whit Monday

  • further opening hours can be found on the website of the museum village

Opening Hours

New Year 10:00h - 17:00h
Good Friday 10:00h - 17:00h
Easter Sunday 10:00h - 17:00h
Easter Monday 10:00h - 17:00h
Labour Day 10:00h - 17:00h
Ascension Day 10:00h - 17:00h
Whit Sunday 10:00h - 17:00h
Pfingstmontag 10:00h - 17:00h
germanUnity 10:00h - 17:00h
reformationDay 10:00h - 17:00h
Christmas Eve 10:00h - 17:00h
First Christmas Day 10:00h - 17:00h
secondChristmasDay 10:00h - 17:00h
New Year's Eve 10:00h - 17:00h
01.03.2021 - 31.12.2021
Tuesday 10:00h - 17:00h
Wednesday 10:00h - 17:00h
Thursday 10:00h - 17:00h
Friday 10:00h - 17:00h
Saturday 10:00h - 17:00h
Sunday/Holiday 10:00h - 17:00h

New Opening Hours 01.01.2022

01.01.2022 - 28.02.2022
Wednesday 10:00h - 17:00h
Thursday 10:00h - 17:00h
Friday 10:00h - 17:00h
Saturday 10:00h - 17:00h
Sunday/Holiday 10:00h - 17:00h
Öffnungszeiten des Museums! Öffnungszeiten der Läden Di-So 11:00-17:00 Uhr. Weitere Details auf der Webseite des Museumsdorfes.

t Information for guests with reduced mobility

Short description

  • 5 designated disabled parking spaces available
  • The museum village is spacious and consists of various buildings, each with different conditions. In summary it can be said that guests with limited mobility can cope quite well, but an accompanying person is an advantage, as the terrain is sometimes impassable (partly cobbled pavement/ lawn) or smaller steps must be mastered (door thresholds, kerbs, etc.). See below for details.
  • Guest toilet for guests with limited mobility accessible via ramp. Door width: 86 cm, movement area in front of WC: >150 cm x >150 cm, right: 0 cm, left: >150 cm x >150 cm. Hand grips available. Euro keys available at the museum.
  • Rollators and wheelchairs can be borrowed from the museum.
  • Various cafés and the Gasthof Reuner are continuously accessible (partly via the terrace), but do not have their own WC for guests with reduced mobility. The public WC behind the old forge can be used, however.
Special features:
  • Since 2015, visitors have been able to borrow a so-called "Wandermobil". The use of the mobile allows people with reduced mobility to visit the monument site and the surrounding cultural and nature trail. Thanks to the three wide balloon tyres, it can also be easily pushed over rough terrain. The hiking mobile was provided by the Rotary Club of Kloster Zinna.

    car parking spaces

    • Number of designated disabled parking spaces near entrance 5
    • Comment The official visitor parking lot is a few hundred metres in front of the museum village. Directly on the grounds of the museum village, however, there are a total of 5 designated disabled parking spaces distributed somewhat.

    Access and paths Indoor area

    • stepless access
    • Comment: The museum village consists of various buildings, which are accessible to guests and have different conditions. In summary it can be said that guests with limited mobility can cope quite well, an accompanying person is an advantage, as the terrain is sometimes impassable (partly cobbled pavement/ lawn) or smaller steps must be mastered (door thresholds, kerbs, etc.).
      The "main building" no. 21 (museum, glass studio, information, ticket sales, glassworks) is accessible via a threshold of 3 cm and a 105 cm wide door. From the information area to the shop, the official way leads through a turnstile, but the staff likes to open the stepless side entrance (door can be opened in two wings, each 71 cm wide). The neighbouring glassworks is unevenly paved inside, but otherwise steplessly accessible from the information area. Only the exhibit "Heating machine for the glass industry" and the exhibition on the 1st floor can only be reached by stairs.
      The following buildings are continuously accessible or have smaller door thresholds:
      • Nr. 8b Pottery and Café "Potteria" (door width 134 cm, coarse pavement on the way to the entrance; no own wheelchair toilet in the café)
      • No. 19a Gallery Packing shed and small shop (door width 102 cm, rough pavement on the way to the entrance, rails inside the building)
      • No. 19b Special exhibitions and event room, wine salon, Wojlog Feines on felt (continuous access to the building thanks to wooden bolhlen path with up to 10 % gradient; door width 103 cm, access to wine tasting room and exhibition room only 76 cm)
      • No. 19c Linen door (door 104 cm, threshold 4 cm) and Baba-Bär doll doctor: continuous access through linen door
      • No. 19d Puppet theatre Alte Feuerwehr: almost 3 cm threshold, door 89 cm
      • No. 20 Burger exhibition room: main entrance 18 cm step, side entrance with ramp 7%, 4 cm door sill, 100 cm door width
      • the large event hall is continuously accessible, door >150 cm
      Most of these buildings can be reached by steps:
      • No. 2 Soap: Step 6 cm,
      • No. 3 Ros(t)ige times kerb edge 8 cm and threshold 6 cm,
      • No. 3a glass art: curb and threshold inside 8 cm, glass panopticon on 1st floor only accessible via stairs
      • No. 3b Albertine, chocolates: the stairs can be bypassed by a short sloping piece of lawn; curb 8 cm, threshold inside 7 cm
      • No 4a Metallurgical plant 4, Konsum, Kunstglasserei Glasag, Kräuterladen: Access over several levels
      • No. 20 glassblowing: thresholds 4 cm and 5 cm, door 120 cm
      • No. 20a Wunderkammer Community house (4 steps + door threshold, in summer side entrance can be used with help)
      • No. 20b Village smithy: 2 steps of 20 cm and 16 cm each, door 93 cm


    Access and paths Outdoor area

    • stepless path guidance possible
    • Road condition: The area of the museum village is extensive and partly somewhat impassable. Although stairs and sloping terrain can be avoided thanks to well-made wooden plank paths or alternative routes, there are sometimes cobblestone pavements, kerbs or stretches of grass on the historic site to be overcome.

    guest toilet

    • Door can be opened with Euro toilet key
    • Width of the door to the sanitary room 87 cm
    • Width of the narrowest of all doors, hallways and passageways to be used 87 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 washstand undercarriage (at a height of 67 cm) 20 cm
    • Upper edge of washbasin (armrest surface) from floor 85 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 >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 75 cm
    • left hand grab handle can be folded up and locked in the folded up position
    • Seat height of toilet bowl (upper edge of toilet seat) 48 cm
    • Emergency call available
    • Comment: The WC is located in the building behind the old smithy. A Euro key is available at the museum and a landline telephone is available right next to the WC as an emergency call.

    Access to conference and event rooms

    • Access Stepless
    • Entrance door passage width 151 cm
    • Comment: The large event hall is continuously accessible.

    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.

    Collection of data

    • Researcher (Institution) TMB Tourismus-Marketing Brandenburg GmbH
    • Date of data collection 04.08.2016
    • The data presented here are verified data

    t Information for blind and visually impaired guests

    Short description

    • In the museum exhibition (building 21) on the upper floor, selected exhibits are provided with Braille.
    • In the exhibition there is a simple guidance system with wooden strips and notches on the exhibits on the floor.
    • Sensor boxes are available.
    • An accompanying person is required to visit the museum village, as there is no guidance system for the blind in the outdoor area.

      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

      Paths and safety

      • Paths and corridors are optically and tactilely contrastingly marked or equipped with a guidance system.
      • comment
        • In the exhibition on the 1st floor of the museum there is a simple guidance system with wooden strips and notches on the palpable exhibits on the floor.
        • The area of the museum village is quite extensive and by its historical structure partly provided with "stumbling traps" and danger places. There is no guidance system for the blind in the outdoor area. An accompanying person for blind and visually impaired guests is required.

      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.
      • Accompanying service can be offered
      • Guide dogs for the blind are allowed

      Collection of data

      • The data presented here are verified data
      • Date of data collection 04.08.2016
      • Researcher (Institution) TMB Tourismus-Marketing Brandenburg GmbH

      t Information for Guests with Learning Disabilities/ "Mental Disability

      Short description

      • Many guests with learning difficulties have already enjoyed it here.
      • You'll be shown everything in peace. You can ask a lot of questions.
      • During a guided tour different things can be touched and tried out.
      • You can blow glass yourself. Or boil soap. You can also work with clay. It's called pottery.

        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.

        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 have a lot of experience with guests with learning difficulties.

        Who collected this information? When?

        • We have collected the information above ourselves for you.
        • Researcher (Institution) TMB Tourismus-Marketing Brandenburg GmbH
        • When is the information from? 04.08.2016