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Gardens and parks Accessible for people with impaired mobility Barockgarten Neuzelle

Stiftsplatz 7
15898 Neuzelle


Leisure Wheelchair users
It is thanks to Heinrich der Erlauchten, Margrave von Meißen and Ostmark that the Neuzelle monastery was built on the steep slope of the Oderiederung. In 1268 he donated a monastery to the Cistercian monks for the salvation of his deceased wife. Today the Neuzelle monastery in the Neuzelle resort is one of the few completely preserved examples of monastic architecture.

In the 18th century the monastery gardens were redesigned in the "French taste" and are today the only baroque park in Brandenburg whose basic structures were not redesigned in later times. In recent years, the Neuzelle Monastery Foundation has largely restored parts of the historic garden monument according to plans dating from 1758 and impresses with symmetries, lines of sight and a terraced complex that offers a wide view over the baroque gardens and the Oder lowlands. In 2008, the Neuzelle Monastery Garden was voted one of the 53 most important gardens in Germany by the German Tourist Board.

The centre of the gardens is the Orangerie, where the orange trees and other Mediterranean plants from the monastery garden spend the winter from October to May and which is used as a café, for events and for weddings in the summer months. Visitors can be enchanted by the charm of the centuries-old monastery complex and experience a unique monastic garden culture. The view over the baroque garden and the Oderiederung from the monastery is one of the most beautiful views in the state of Brandenburg.

During the summer months, guests with reduced mobility can enter the baroque garden via the south entrance.

Year of construction: 1758
Approach: Car: B 112 Frankfurt (Oder)-Eisenhüttenstadt- Neuzelle; Train: RE1 to Frankfurt (Oder), continue with RB11 to Neuzelle Oder-Neiße-Radwanderweg: Exit Neuzelle approx. 2 km

Opening Hours

01.05.2022 - 30.09.2022
Monday 10:00h - 19:00h
Tuesday 10:00h - 19:00h
Wednesday 10:00h - 19:00h
Thursday 10:00h - 19:00h
Friday 10:00h - 19:00h
Saturday 10:00h - 19:00h
Sunday/Holiday 10:00h - 19:00h

New Opening Hours 01.10.2022

01.10.2022 - 30.04.2023
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 10:00h - 16:00h
Sunday/Holiday 10:00h - 16:00h
Es gibt keinen Winterdienst. Bei Schnee- und Eisglätte bleibt der Garten geschlossen.

t Information for guests with reduced mobility

Short description

  • 3 designated disabled parking spaces available
  • Guest toilet for guests with limited mobility in the neighbouring museum "Himmlisches Theater" infinitely variable accessible. Door width: 85 cm, movement area in front of WC: >150 cm long x > 150 cm wide, right: >150 cm long x 100 cm wide, left: >150 cm long x 120 cm wide, handles available.
  • Access to the Orangerie with café only via steps. In summer, however, the outdoor area of the café can be reached steplessly from the garden.
Special features:
  • A characteristic feature of the baroque garden is the long, steep staircase connecting the three levels:
    • Upper level with view at the height of the Stiftsplatz,
    • middle level as "intermediate platform" and
    • lower level with the gardens.
  • This staircase is not suitable for guests with reduced mobility. However, alternative footpaths lead to the middle and lower levels of the garden, which are marked with a wheelchair symbol on the overview plans. Access is from the Stiftsplatz via the path from the Stiftsplatz, which is largely paved, past the Protestant church and the southern monastery wall.
  • Since, in addition to the bumpy road surface, a gradient of up to 10% must also be mastered, an accompanying person is recommended as a pushing aid!
  • The horizontal path at the south portal to the lower garden level, the path to the middle terrace at the southern monastery wall and the paths in the lower garden area, on the other hand, are level and can all be used steplessly.
  • From the Stiftsplatz to the upper level of the baroque garden, a step of 16 cm must be overcome. The overview map is also only accessible via this level.

    car parking spaces

    • Number of designated disabled parking spaces near entrance 2
    • comment
      • On the visitor parking lots P1 and P2 there are 2 designated disabled parking lots. From here, the shortest route via the north side leads to the lower level of the baroque garden. However, official barrier-free access is via the south side.
      • Alternatively, guests with reduced mobility can park directly on the Stiftsplatz. Access is via the south side (road to the outdoor pool). The bollard is lowered by the museum staff, a bell is present.
      • If you want to visit the baroque garden, you can also park at the neighbouring gymnasium or at the swimming pool on the south side. There is another designated disabled parking space here.

    Access and paths Outdoor area

    • stepless path guidance possible
    • Condition of the path: at the south portal, at the height of the monastery wall, partly coarse cobblestone pavement and path sections with a gradient of 10%/ incline

    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 06.01.2017
    • The data presented here are verified data