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Churches Accessible for people with visual or hearing impairments Accessible for people with impaired mobility Nikolaikirche Potsdam

Am Alten Markt
14467 Potsdam
Phone

03312708602

www.​evkirchepotsdam.​de/​gemeinden/​nikolai
info@​nikolaipotsdam.​de
Leisure Wheelchair users leisure time deaf/hearing-impaired
With its dome visible from all directions, the Nikolaikirche on the Alter Markt is probably the most striking building in the state capital Potsdam. After the old Nikolai church burnt down in 1795, its reconstruction was planned in 1800. However, the laying of the foundation stone of the building planned by Karl Friedrich Schinkel was delayed until 1837.

According to various planning ideas, a central building had prevailed that resembled a cube on a square ground plan. Initially, only the substructure was completed. The dome roof was added later. The church was consecrated again in 1850.
After severe destruction in World War II, the church was consecrated for the third time in 1981. Since then there has been a service every Sunday again.

In addition, the church invites to numerous concerts and events. The church can be visited daily between 10 am and 6 pm. The 42-metre-high viewing platform offers guests a magnificent view over the entire city and nearby Havelland.

Opening Hours

Monday 09:30h - 19:30h
Tuesday 09:30h - 19:30h
Wednesday 09:30h - 19:30h
Thursday 09:30h - 19:30h
Friday 09:30h - 19:30h
Saturday 09:30h - 19:30h
Sunday/Holiday 10:30h - 19:30h

t Information for guests with reduced mobility

Short description

  • designated disabled parking spaces available
  • Indoor access: stepless / via elevator
  • Guest toilet for guests with restricted mobility, steplessly accessible via elevator. Door width: 93 cm, movement area in front of WC: 78 cm x >150 cm, right: 0 cm, left: 130 cm x >150 cm, handles available
  • Conference and event rooms on the ground floor, infinitely variable access, door width: >150 cm
Special features:
  • A tower ascent is unfortunately not possible for guests with limited mobility (no lift to the viewing platform).

    car parking spaces

    • Comment Public parking spaces for the disabled are located at the Old Town Hall (approx. 100m away) and Am Kanal (approx. 300m away).

    Access and paths Indoor area

    • stepless access
    • via elevator or other technical device
    • Entrance door passage width 151 cm
    • 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
    • Comment:
      • To the right of the main staircase there is an outdoor platform lift. A bell can be used to call personnel from reception to operate the lift.
      • The entrance door has two wings. The passage width of a single door leaf is 88 cm.

    Reception

    • Reception counter or table not partially lowered to a height of 85cm but other possibility of communication available in sitting position

    elevator

    • stepless access
    • Passage width of the narrowest of all doors, corridors and passages to be used 96 cm
    • Elevator door width 96 cm
    • Length of elevator car: 111 cm
    • Elevator car width 185 cm
    • lowest height of control elements 95 cm
    • top height of controls 99 cm
    • Length of the movement area in front of the elevator >150 cm
    • Width of the movement area in front of the elevator >150 cm
    • comment
      • The above data refers to the outdoor platform lift to the right of the main staircase. The lifting capacity of the platform lift is 300 kg.
      • Inside the church there is a further stair lift, with which a stepless access to the guest toilets in the basement is ensured.
      • Dimensions of this second stairlift: platform 79 cm x 100 cm, load 225 kg. The platform of the lift floats 10 cm above the ground in the basement, but an 18 cm ramp allows stepless access. The personnel is required for operation.

    guest toilet

    • Door width to sanitary room 93 cm
    • Width of the narrowest of all doors, corridors and passages to be used 80 cm
    • Door opens into the sanitary room and influences the movement surfaces
    • Length of the movement area in front of the washbasin 107 cm
    • Width of the movement area in front of the washbasin >150 cm
    • Depth of the washbasin underride (67 cm high) 25 cm
    • Upper edge of washbasin (armrest surface) from floor 90 cm
    • no 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 78 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 WC bowl 130 cm
    • Hand grips next to the WC on the right and left side available
    • Height (top edge) of the handles 87 cm
    • The handholds protrude over the front edge of the toilet bowl 15 cm
    • Distance between handholds 70 cm
    • Both handles can be folded up and locked in the folded up position
    • Seat height of toilet bowl (upper edge of toilet seat) 50 cm
    • no emergency call available
    • Comment:
      • The toilets are located in the basement and are accessible by a stairlift operated by the staff.
      • There is one men's and one women's toilet each for guests with reduced mobility.

    Access to conference and event rooms

    • Access Stepless
    • Entrance door passage width 149 cm
    • Comment: The parish hall is right next to the nave. The entrance door is double-winged, the single passage width is 74 cm.

    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) Tourism Academy Brandenburg
    • Date of data collection 02.02.2017
    • The data presented here are verified data

    Information for deaf and hard of hearing guests Information for deaf and hard of hearing guests

    Information and experience

    • Comprehensive information about all offers is available in writing.
    • there is an induction loop or FM system on site, which is indicated by a symbol
    • Comment The induction loop is located in the floor. Mainly the front rows of seats are suitable for hearing impaired guests.

    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.
    • Address list with useful information is available.
    • A sign language or written interpreter can be organised on request.

    Collection of data

    • The data presented here are verified data
    • Researcher (Institution) Tourism Academy Brandenburg
    • Date of data collection 02.02.2017