Back to list

museums Accessible for people with visual or hearing impairments Accessible for people with impaired mobility Fürst-Pückler-Museum Park und Schloss Branitz: Besucherzentrum in der Gutsökonomie

Robinienweg 5
03042 Cottbus


Leisure Wheelchair users Leisure time Visually impaired
Entrance portal to the large garden monument
The manor house on the eastern edge of Branitz park is the entrance gate to the internationally important Branitz garden artwork. The visitor centre with its service facilities and the museum shop is the first point of contact for visitors. Here you can buy tickets, books, souvenirs and information.
Event rooms offer space for lectures and presentations and can be rented for corporate events.
The exhibition "Masters of the Landscape. Prince Pückler and Carl Blechen" invites you to get to know two important Cottbus personalities for the first time. It provides information about the mastery of Prince Pückler, the parkomaniac, and the Cottbus painter Blechen and their common artistic principles of painting and garden art with a view to the creation and significance of Branitz Park.

War and Peace - Special Exhibition 2020
Branitz Park and Palace after 1945: What plans were there after the land reform and what happened to the Pückler legacy in the post-war period? The exhibition "War and Peace" looks back on an eventful period and tells of the élan of the first Branitz museum people and park rangers, of looting and provenance and of cucumbers and
Bees in the princely park. From May to October 2020.

Pückler line & Pückler ticket
The Pückler Line 10 starts at the main station and runs on a circular route to Branitz, passing numerous Cottbus sights. With the Pückler ticket (day ticket) you can not only use the complete public transport system in the Cottbus city area, but also take advantage of discounts (e.g. Branitz museums, zoo, park railway, public guided tours).
The Pückler ticket corresponds to the price of a day ticket for the Cottbus AB fare zone. It is available in the customer centres of Cottbusverkehr in the city promenade and at the railway station, at ticket machines, from the bus drivers and in the CottbusService.

ATTENTION: At present, access to Branitz Castle and the Visitor Centre is limited to 30 persons each. A snack bar is provided by the "Kleiner Cavalier" on the grounds of the Visitor Centre.

Opening Hours

01.04.2022 - 31.10.2022
Monday 11:00h - 18:00h
Wednesday 11:00h - 18:00h
Thursday 11:00h - 18:00h
Friday 11:00h - 18:00h
Saturday 11:00h - 18:00h
Sunday/Holiday 11:00h - 18:00h
Die Öffnungszeiten sind auf der Internetseite der Stiftung veröffentlicht. Im Winterhalbjahr (November bis März) bleibt das Besucherzentrum geschlossen.

t Information for guests with reduced mobility

Short description

  • 3 designated disabled parking spaces available
  • Outdoor access: stepless
  • Road condition Exterior area: level, solid concrete, partly sand paths
  • Guest toilet for guests with mobility restrictions continuously accessible. Door width: 92cm, movement area in front of WC: 148cm x 150cm, WC can be accessed from front and right and left, handholds available.
  • Conference and event rooms on the ground floor, continuously accessible
special features
  • the castle itself is not accessible to guests with reduced mobility
  • Visitor centre, Marstall ground floor, Cavalierhaus and park are well suited for guests with limited mobility, detailed information available here

    car parking spaces

    • Number of designated disabled parking spaces near entrance 3
    • comment
      • 3 disabled parking spaces near the visitor centre entrance
      • A transfer is possible directly to the door of the visitor centre.
      • further handicapped accessible parking spaces are located on the central parking lot

    Access and paths Indoor area

    • stepless access
    • Comment:
      • Access to the visitor centre is stepless.
      • The Marstall is accessible via 2 steps (height: 15cm and 16cm) or a mobile ramp (height 31cm, length 3m).


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

    Access and paths Outdoor area

    • stepless path guidance possible
    • Entrance door passage width 151 cm
    • Road condition: Stepless, level, made of sealed concrete. An exception is the pyramid.
    • Comment: Automatic key opening on the way out.


    • stepless access
    • Width of the narrowest of all doors, corridors and passageways to be used 91 cm
    • Elevator door width 91 cm
    • Length of elevator car: 135 cm
    • Elevator car width 115 cm
    • lowest height of controls 83 cm
    • top height of controls 91 cm
    • Comment The elevator leads to the multimedia exhibition Carl Blechen - Fürst Pückler in the basement of the visitor centre.

    guest toilet

    • Door width to the sanitary room 92 cm
    • passage width of the narrowest of all doors, corridors and passages to be used 85 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 146 cm
    • Depth of the washbasin underride (at a height of 67 cm) 23 cm
    • Upper edge of washbasin (armrest surface) from floor 82 cm
    • mirror above the washbasin, visible while sitting or standing
    • Length of movement area in front of WC bowl 148 cm
    • Width of the movement area in front of the toilet bowl 150 cm
    • Length of movement area to the right of the WC bowl 85 cm
    • Width of the movement area to the right of the toilet bowl 75 cm
    • Length of the movement area to the left of the WC bowl 15 cm
    • Width of the movement area to the left of the toilet bowl 75 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 17 cm
    • Distance between handholds 72 cm
    • Both handles can be folded up and locked in the folded up position
    • Emergency call available
    • Comment:
      • There are two (almost identical) disabled WCs in the building, one in the basement of the multi-media centre and one on the ground floor.
      • The Marstall also has a spacious disabled toilet with grab handles, which is infinitely accessible.

    Access to conference and event rooms

    • Access Stepless
    • Entrance door passage width 151 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.
    • Comment:

    Collection of data

    • Researcher (Institution) Tourism Academy Brandenburg
    • Researcher (Institution) Tourismusverband Niederlausitz e.V.
    • Date of data collection 15.02.2016
    • The data presented here are verified data

    t Information for blind and visually impaired guests

    Short description

    In the park, Marstall ground floor and Parkschmiede many can beThings are perceived with different senses.

    Guided tours for the target group are offered in the castle.

    One specially designed for the blind and visually impairedGuests created park guide is available. The park guide is designed with relief graphics and large print texts, supplemented by Braille.

      Information and experience

      • Information material for visually impaired guests available
      • Information material for blind guests available
      • Offers, exhibits etc. can be experienced with several senses
      • Comment A park guide specially created for blind and visually impaired guests is available.

      Professional competence/service

      • Information about further barrier-free offers in the region can be made available.
      • Comment: Guide dogs are allowed in the park

      Collection of data

      • Researcher (Institution) Tourismusverband Niederlausitz e.V.
      • The data presented here are verified data
      • Date of data collection 15.02.2016
      • Researcher (Institution) Tourism Academy Brandenburg