The Schneider Brewery Inn in the heart of Essing

Hotel & Brewery Inn "Schneider"

Description

The Schneider Brewery Inn in Essing captivates with its very special location: with the Jura rock massif at its back, on the banks of the Altmühl River and at the foot of the old robber baron's castle of Randeck. The heart of the inn is the in-house show brewery in the beer hotel. 

The view of the picturesque village of Essing in the Altmühl Valley is like a painting. The mixture of rugged rock and gentle water is unique. In the midst of the romantic market lies the family-run Brauereigasthof Schneider. The brothers Johannes, the chef, and Matthias, the brewer and hunter, spoil their guests with regional specialties, game from local hunting grounds and beers from the in-house brewery. Sustainability is a top priority here: 99% of all products are sourced from the region around Essing, and food is recycled holistically. Even fine spent grains, a by-product of the brewery, are made into Treberkipferl. In the show brewery, everyone can not only look over the brewmaster's shoulder, but also become active themselves in individual brewing courses and guided tours. The brewery inn Schneider consists of the restaurant with beer garden, the beer hotel and the country hotel Schneider. The inn can be reached via a ramp. The beer hotel and the associated show brewery are also barrier-free accessible. It has an elevator that leads to all floors. A wheelchair-accessible restroom is located on the 1st floor of the Bierhotel - directly across from the inn. The Landhotel Schneider is accessible at ground level. There is no elevator available. 

Information on accessibility

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Some information on accessibility are listed below. Detailed information can be found in the test report.

  • There is a general car park. The parking space for people with disabilities below the carport is not marked (parking space size: at least 400 cm x 500 cm; distance to the entrance: 60 m).
  • The car park and the outdoor paths are easy to walk and drive on due to their surface quality. Outdoor paths sometimes have gradients between 2 % and 9 %.
  • The entire hotel and brewery complex is divided into four buildings: brewhouse with mashhouse, brewery inn, country hotel and beer hotel.
  • The entrances can be reached as follows:
    • to the brewhouse with mashhouse - stepless (door threshold 2 cm high);
    • to the brewery inn (with reception, breakfast room, dining rooms) - only by stairs;
    • to the country hotel (with reception) - stepless (door threshold 2 cm high);
    • to the beer hotel (with rooms 11 and 12 and elevator) - via stairs or alternatively via an 8 m long ramp with 9 % gradient (threshold 2.5 cm high)
  • The reception desk at the Landhotel is 125 cm high. There is an alternative way of communication while sitting.
  • All passageways/doors are at least 80 cm wide (exception: bathroom in room 11 with 70 cm door width).
  • The elevator cab in the beer hotel measures 101 cm x 137 cm. The passage width of the elevator door is 88 cm. There is no horizontal control panel (height of the control buttons 94 cm to 107 cm).
  • There are wheelchair accessible tables in the dining rooms of the brewery inn.
  • Guided tours are offered for people with walking disabilities and wheelchair users. Seating is available during the guided tour. The entire route is only partially accessible to wheelchair users (fermenting cellar only accessible via stairs). A reservation is desired.

Room 11 with sanitary room (double bedroom) in the beer hotel on the 1st floor

  • The manoeuvring spaces in front of essential, immobile furnishings and to the left and right of the bed are at least 150 cm x 150 cm.
  • The bed is 54 cm high and wheelchair accessible.
  • The door to the sanitary room is 70 cm wide.
  • The manoeuvring spaces are:
    • at the door, in front of the toilet and the washbasin at least 90 cm x 90 cm;
    • to the left and right of the toilet there are no manoeuvring spaces.
  • There are no handles on the toilet.
  • The washbasin is not wheelchair accessible. The mirror cannot be seen while sitting.
  • The height difference between the shower tray and the floor at ground level is 3 cm. The shower area measures 64 cm x 64 cm. There is a shower chair, but no grab handle.

Room 12 with sanitary room (double bedroom) in the beer hotel on the 1st floor

  • The manoeuvring spaces in front of essential immobile furnishings and to the left of the bed are at least 150 cm x 150 cm, to the right 60 cm x 175 cm.
  • The bed is 54 cm high and wheelchair accessible.
  • The manoeuvring spaces in the sanitary room are:
    • at the door 140 cm x 200 cm;
    • in front of the toilet and washbasin 200 cm x 93 cm;
    • left of the toilet 58 cm x 54 cm, right 58 cm x 54 cm.
  • There are no handles on the toilet.
  • The washbasin has limited wheelchair access. The mirror cannot be seen while sitting.
  • The shower area at ground level is 150 cm x 80 cm. There is a shower chair, but no grab handle.

Public toilet in the beer hotel on the 1st floor

  • There is no toilet designed for people with disabilities.
  • There is a public toilet which can be reached with max. one step and has a door width of 70 cm.

Some information on accessibility are listed below. Detailed information can be found in the test report.

  • Assistance dogs are allowed.
  • The entrances to the hotel buildings, the brewery inn and the brewery are visually rich in contrast and can be recognized by a tactile change of the floor covering. At the entrance to the beer hotel and the brewery inn there are low-contrast staircases with handrails.
  • Glass doors are usually not marked with safety markings.
  • There are no obstacles, e.g. objects protruding into the path/room.
  • Operating elements can be detected tactilely almost everywhere and are partly rich in contrast.
  • Paths in corridors are almost everywhere visually rich in contrast and marked with tactile markings or the walls can be used for orientation.
  • Indoors there is no guidance system with floor indicators.
  • The evaluated rooms and corridors usable for the guest, the elevator and stairs are brightly lit and glare-free.
  • An emergency call is confirmed acoustically in the elevator in the beer hotel. The stopping position is not announced by speech. Operating elements and signage are pictorially designed and can be detected tactilely. Braille is available.
  • Stairs have handrails, but no high-contrast step surfaces.
  • There is no information in Braille or prismatic writing.
  • The menu in the dining rooms is designed in straightforward, high-contrast font, but is not available in Braille or large print.
  • Aids offered: reading aids (reading glasses, magnifying glasses, etc.)
  • Guided tours are offered for visually impaired and blind people. During the guided tour, exhibits are integrated for touching. A reservation is desired. In the fermenting cellar in the brewery there is acoustic and olfactory information.

Some information on accessibility are listed below. Detailed information can be found in the test report.

  • In the case of an acoustic alarm, there is an optically perceptible flashing light or flashing signal
  • There is no audio induction loop.
  • In the elevator an emergency call is confirmed optically. Alternatively, stairs are available.
  • In the evaluated rooms there is at least one freely available outlet near the bed.
  • The ringing at the room doors is not indicated by a flashing signal.
  • WiFi is available for communication.
  • In the restaurant/breakfast room in the brewery inn there are tables with bright and glare-free lighting, on which there are no lamps standing or hanging that restrict the field of vision. In the breakfast room and in the lounge there are seating areas with low background noises.
  • Guided tours are not offered for people with hearing disabilities or deaf people. In the fermenting cellar of the brewery there is olfactory information.

Some information on accessibility are listed below. Detailed information can be found in the test report.

  • The name and logo of the company are clearly visible from the outside at all entrances.
  • A business card with address and telephone number of the hotel is visibly dsiplayed at the reception and in the room.
  • The bedroom and the room key/room card are marked with the same pictorial symbol.
  • There is no menu with pictures in the dining rooms. The dishes are not presented visibly.
  • Information for orientation is displayed in photorealistic representation or in the form of pictograms.
  • There is no colored or pictorial guidance system.
  • The destination of the path is within sight or there is an uninterrupted guidance system.
  • Guided tours are offered for people with cognitive impairments. A reservation is desired. The contents (e.g. exhibits) of the guided tour are explained in a way that is easy to understand. In the fermenting cellar in the brewery there is information in photorealistic representation.
Certified in the period: March 2019 – February 2022

Address & contact

Hotel & Brauereigasthof Schneider

Altmühlgasse 10
93343 Essing
Phone number: +49 9447 9180 0
Website: www.brauereigasthof-schneider.de

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