Open Air Museum Finsterau

The open-air museum with direct location on the Bavarian Forest offers both a cultural program and barrier-free access for guests with disabilities.

Description

In the open-air museum Finsterau, visitors can immerse themselves in the living world of the Bavarian Forest over a hundred years ago and experience culture up close.

The Finsterau Open-Air Museum is located just before the border with the Czech Republic. Located right next to the Bavarian Forest National Park, this special kind of museum lets its visitors experience the past and culture of the border region up close. The farms in the open-air museum were carefully dismantled stone by stone and rebuilt in Finsterau. This preserves not only the special architecture, but also old crafts, customs and the life of the rural population in the barren countryside of the Bavarian Forest. With special school class programs, cooking and herbal courses as well as interesting themed tours, there is something for everyone to explore the open-air museum. Markets and other events round out the colorful program throughout the year at the open-air museum. The extensive grounds are accessible without steps. The museum restaurant d'Ehrn and the Café Heimat invite visitors to linger in the special ambience.

Information on accessibility

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All areas relevant for testing meet the quality criteria of the label "Accessibility certified - partially accessible for people with walking disabilities".

Some information on accessibility are listed below. For detailed information please see the evaluation report.

  • There are two marked parking spaces for people with disabilities (parking space size: 350 cm x 500 cm).
  • The terrain is steplessly accessible.
  • Almost all evaluated rooms and facilities available to the guests are steplessly accessible.
  • Exception: some houses are only accessible via a treshold of 5 cm.
  • The cash desk is 110 cm high at its lowest point. There is another, equivalent communication possibility while in a sitting position.
  • Seating is available in the outdoor area.
  • The exhibits are predominately visible while sitting.
  • The information on the exhibits is predominately legible while sitting.
  • There are wheelchair accessible tables in the café "Heimat" (maximum height 80 cm, wheelchair accessible at a height of 67 cm and a depth of 30 cm).
  • Guided tours for people with walking impairments and wheelchair users are offered on request. A reservation in advance is necessary.
  • Mobile or fixed seats are available for people with walking disabilities, which can be used during the guided tour.

Public toilet for people with disabilities

  • The maneuvering spaces are:
    • in front of/behind the door, in front of the toilet and the washbasin at least 150 cm x 150 cm;
    • left and right of the toilet at least 45 cm x 55 cm, no maneuvering space on the right.
  • There is a handle which can be folded up on the right side of the toilet.
  • The washbasin is wheelchair accessible. The mirror can be seen while standing or sitting. An alarm trigger is present.

Some information on accessibility are listed below. For detailed information please see the evaluation report.

  • Assistance dogs are allowed in relevant areas/rooms.
  • Outdoor paths usually have visually contrasting sidewalk boundaries.
  • The entrance is visually rich in contrast and recognizable by a tactile change of floor covering.
  • The signage is designed in clearly legible and contrasting font.
  • The exhibits are usually well illuminated.
  • The information about the exhibits is predominately provided in written form and is visually rich in contrast.
  • There is audible information about the exhibits.
  • The menu font in the café is not straightforward and visually rich in contrast.
  • There is a menu in large print, but none in Braille.
  • Guided tours for people with visual impairments and blind people are offered on request. A reservation in advance is necessary.
  • Information is not available in Braille or prismatic writing.

Some information on accessibility are listed below. For detailed information please see the evaluation report.

  • There is no clearly visible alarm.
  • There is no audio induction loop at the counter.
  • The information about the exhibits is predominately provided in written form.
  • There is audible information about the exhibits.
  • In the café "Heimat" there are ten tables with bright and glare-free lighting, on which there are no lamps standing or hanging that restrict the field of vision or eye contact.
  • There are no guided tours offered for people with hearing impairment and deaf people.

 Some information on accessibility are listed below. For detailed information please see the evaluation report.

  • The name or logo of the museum is clearly recognizable from the outside.
  • The destinations of the paths are always within sight or there are signs at a visible distance.
  • The information on the exhibits is predominately provided in written form, but not in easy language.
  • There is no menu with pictures, but the dishes are visibly presented (buffet, bar).
  • Information is displayed with pictograms or pictures.
Certified in the period: March 2020 – February 2023

Address & contact

Freilichtmuseum Finsterau

Museumsstraße 51
94151 Finsterau
Phone number: +49 8557 960613
Website: http://www.freilichtmuseum.de

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