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House of Wilderness in the National Park Centre Falkenstein

Description

The Haus zur Wildnis in Ludwigsthal is an ideal place to get to know the wild nature and philosophy of the Bavarian Forest National Park.

The Bavarian Forest National Park is a "national park for all", which is particularly keen to enable people with disabilities to experience wild nature. The Haus zur Wildnis has been kept accessible. This means that all essential points of the exhibitions, the catering and the sanitary facilities can be used without barriers. Most of the exhibits can be seen from a seated position and the accompanying information can be read from a seated position, as well. Marked parking spaces are available for people with disabilities, and guided tours for people with walking disabilities and wheelchair users are offered on request.

Information on accessibility

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

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

  • There are nine marked parking spaces for people with disabilities (parking space size: at least 350 cm x 500 cm).
  • The object is steplessly accessible.
  • All evaluated rooms and facilities available to the guests are steplessly accessible or an elevator. Alternatively there are ramps are available.
  • The ramp has a maximum gradient of 10 % and a total length of 14 m.
  • The elevator cabin measures 110 cm x 210 cm. The elevator door is 106 cm wide.
  • All evaluated passageways/doors available to the guests are at least 90 cm wide.
  • The infocounter is at its lowest point 84 cm high. There is another, equivalent communication possibility while in a sitting position.
  • The exhibits are predominately visible when seated.
  • The information on the exhibits is predominately readable when seated.
  • There are wheelchair accessible tables available in the restaurant (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 may be used during the guided tour.
  • The entire route of the guided tour is steplessly variable for wheelchair users.
  • Offered aids: wheelchair

Public toilet for people with disabilities

  • The manoeuvring 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 90 cm x 70 cm.
  • There are grab rails available on the right and left of the toilet. The grab rails can be flipped-up.
  • The sink is wheelchair compatible.
  • The mirror can be seen while standing or sitting.
  • An alarm trigger is available.

All areas relevant for testing meet the quality criteria of the label "Accessibility certified - partially accessible for people with visual impairments and partially accessible for blind people".

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

  • Assistance dogs are allowed in relevant areas/rooms.
  • The evaluated areas that can be used by the guest are predominantly well lit, i.e. bright and glare-free.
  • There are no visually contrasting or tactilely detectable floor indicators available.
  • The signage is designed in clearly legible and contrasting font.
  • An outgoing emergency call in the elevator is confirmed audibly.
  • The break position is announced by spoken commands. The operating controls are not visually rich in contrast but tactilely detectable. Alternatively stairs or ramps are available.
  • Steps are not visually rich in contrast.
  • There are stairs without handrail.
  • The exhibits are usually well illuminated.
  • The information on the exhibits is predominately provided in writing and is visually rich in contrast.
  • There is audible information on the exhibits.
  • Exhibits can be captured tactilely.
  • The menu font in the restaurant is straightforward and visually rich in contrast.
  • There is no menu available in large print or braille.
  • Guided tours for people with visual impairments and blind people are offered on request. A reservation in advance is necessary.
  • Tactilely detectable exhibits are integrated in the guided tour.
  • Information is not available in Braille or prismatic font.
  • Offered aids: reading aids (reading glasses, magnifying glasses, etc.)

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

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

  • The alarm is clearly visible in the entire building/object.
  • An outgoing emergency call in the elevator is confirmed visually.
  • The information on the exhibits is predominately provided in writing.
  • There is audible and tactile information on the exhibits.
  • In the restaurant there are tables with bright and glare-free lighting, on which there are no lamps standing or hanging that interfere with the field of vision or eye contact.
  • There is a seating area with low background noises (e.g. corner seating, separate room).
  • FM systems (e.g. headphones, neck loops) are available for people with hearing impairments.

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

  • The name or logo of the establishment/facility is clearly recognizable from the outside.
  • There is no colored or pictorial guidance system available.
  • The information on the exhibits is predominately provided in writing, but not in easy language.
  • There is a menu with pictures available.
  • Guided tours for people with cognitive impairments are offered on request. A reservation in advance is necessary.
  • The guided tour for people with cognitive impairments is given using easy language.
  • The contents (e.g. exhibits) of the guided tour for people with cognitive impairments are easy to understand or are explained in a way that is easy to understand (e.g. visually).
Certified in the period: February 2020 – January 2023

Address & contact

Haus zur Wildnis im Nationalparkzentrum Falkenstein

Ludwigsthal
94227 Lindberg
Phone number: +49 9922 50020
E-mail address: hzw@npv-bw.bayern.de
Website: http://www.nationalpark-bayerischer-wald.de

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