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Youth Hostel Nürnberg

The steplessly accessible Nuremberg Youth Hostel combines history and modernity and offers ideal facilities for the disabled.

Description

Sleep, study, take a holiday where knights lived hundreds of years ago? High above, in the middle of Nuremberg, sits the city's landmark - the castle with its imperial stables. Here lies our oldest, but also one of the most modern youth hostels in Germany with its 93 rooms.

Living history - we are in the most beautiful youth hostel in the world. Did you know that the history of the castle dates back to the 12th century? The Culture of this Youth Hostel is part of the Kaiserburg and is situated high above the city. Although wheelchair users have step-free access to the building and all rooms, help is always needed to negotiate the climb from the city centre to the youth hostel.

Experience community - To enable people with walking disabilities to enjoy their stay without hindrance, this youth hostel is equipped to meet the needs of wheelchair users who can move their wheelchairs themselves.

Our house offers:

  • Occupancy with max. 4 wheelis possible.
  • 2 rooms with a total of 4 beds for wheelchairs
  • 2 handicapped accessible showers/WC's
  • Lift available, wheelchair users can reach all common and seminar rooms. In addition, 3 disabled WCs in the house.
  • Buffet accessible by wheelchair, tables in the dining room accessible by wheelchair. 

Music in the "joints" - we offer appropriately equipped rehearsal rooms.

Room for new ideas - a relaxed atmosphere, the historical ambience paired with the latest conference technology in nine conference and seminar rooms. 

Individual experience programmes can be booked. 

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 and partially accessible for wheelchair users".

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

  • There is one marked parking space for people with disabilities (parking space size: 400 cm x 450 cm).
  • The surface quality of the car park is not easy to walk and drive on.
  • The path from the car park to the entrance is 14 m long.
  • Nearby is the bus stop "Burgstraße" and the tram stop"Tiergärtnertor".
  • The building is steplessly accessible via a treshold of 3 cm.
  • All evaluated rooms and facilities available to the guests are steplessly via accessible elevators.
  • The elevator cabins measure at least 108 cm x 140 cm. The elevator doors are at least 88 cm wide.
  • Almost all evaluated passageways/doors available to the guests are at least 90 cm wide.
  • Exceptions: doors of the seminar rooms 5, 8 and 9 are at least 80 cm wide.
  • The reception desk is 115 cm high.
  • There are wheelchair accessible tables in the dining room (maximum height 80 cm, wheelchair accessible at a height of 67 cm and a depth of 30 cm).
  • The food counter is 87 cm high at its lowest point.

Room 2.13 (multi-bedroom, 2nd upper floor)

  • The maneuvering spaces are:
    • in front of essential immobile furnishings (e.g. wardrobe) 150 cm x 200 cm;
    • left of the bed 104 cm x 200 cm;
    • right of the bed 200 cm x 200 cm.
  • The bed is 56 cm high.
  • The bathroom door is 90 cm wide.
  • The maneuvering spaces in the bathroom are:
    • in front of/behind the door, in front of the toilet and the washbasin at least 150 cm x 150 cm;
    • left of the toilet 27 cm x 70 cm and right of the toilet 150 cm x 70 cm.
  • There are handles which can be folded up on the right and left of the toilet.
  • The washbasin is wheelchair accessible.
  • The mirror can be seen while standing or sitting.
  • The shower is accessible without thresholds.
  • The maneuvering space in the shower is 143 cm x 150 cm.
  • A shower seat is available or can be provided if required.
  • There are grab handles in the shower.
  • An alarm trigger is present.
  • There is a 2nd toilet to room 2.13. It is not designed designed for people with disabilities.

Room 2.11 (multi-bedroom, 2nd upper floor)

  • The maneuvering spaces are:
    • in front of essential immobile furnishings (e.g. wardrobe) 150 cm x 200 cm;
    • left of the bed 104 cm x 200 cm;
    • right of the bed 200 cm x 200 cm.
  • The bed is 56 cm high.
  • The bathroom door is 90 cm wide.
  • The maneuvering spaces in the bathroom are:
    • in front of/behind the door, in front of the toilet and the washbasin at least 150 cm x 150 cm;
    • left of the toilet 150 cm x 70 cm and right of the toilet 27 cm x 70 cm.
  • There are handles which can be folded up on the right and left of the toilet.
  • The washbasin is wheelchair accessible.
  • The mirror can be seen while standing or sitting.
  • The shower is accessible without thresholds.
  • The maneuvering space in the shower is 143 cm x 150 cm.
  • A shower seat is available or can be provided if required.
  • There are grab handles in the shower.
  • An alarm trigger is present.
  • There is a 2nd toilet to room 2.11. It is not designed designed for people with disabilities.

Public toilet for people with disabilities (ground floor)

  • The maneuvering spaces are:
    • in front of/behind the door at least 142 cm x 165 cm;
    • in front of the toilet 188 cm x 167 cm;
    • in front of the washbasin 160 cm x 155 cm;
    • left of the toilet 73 cm x 70 cm and right of the toilet 82 cm x 70 cm.
  • There are handles which can be folded up on the right and left of the toilet.
  • The washbasin is wheelchair accessible.
  • The mirror can be seen while standing or sitting.
  • An alarm trigger is present.

Public toilet for people with disabilities (first floor)

  • The maneuvering spaces are:
    • in front of/behind the door at least 200 cm x 200 cm;
    • in front of the toilet 140 cm x 144 cm;
    • in front of the washbasin 142 cm x 141 cm;
    • left of the toilet 40 cm x 70 cm and right of the toilet 90 cm x 70 cm.
  • There are handles which can be folded up on the right and left of the toilet.
  • The washbasin is wheelchair accessible.
  • The mirror can be seen while standing or sitting.
  • An alarm trigger is present.

Public toilet for people with disabilities (4th floor)

  • The maneuvering spaces are:
    • in front of/behind the door at least 90 cm x 120 cm;
    • in front of the toilet 120 cm x 120 cm;
    • in front of the washbasin 120 cm x 64 cm;
    • left of the toilet 44 cm x 70 cm and right of the toilet 78 cm x 70 cm.
  • There are handles which can be folded up on the right and left 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.
  • The entrance is visually rich in contrast, but not recognizable by a tactile change of floor covering.
  • Almost all evaluated areas usable by the guest are well illuminated, i.e. bright and glare-free.
  • There are no visually contrasting or tactilely detectable floor indicators.
  • The signage is designed in clearly legible and contrasting font.
  • An outgoing emergency call in the elevator is confirmed audibly.
  • The stopping position is announced by spoken commands.
  • The operating controls are visually rich in contrast and tactilely detectable.
  • Alternatively stairs are available.
  • Steps are not visually rich in contrast.
  • Stairs have at least a handrail on one side.
  • The menu font is straightforward and visually rich in contrast.
  • There is no menu in large print or Braille.
  • Information is partly 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.
  • An outgoing emergency call in the elevator is confirmed audibly.
  • In the dining room there are 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 is no seating area with low background noises (e.g. seating corner, separate room).
  • Aids offered: vibration alarm clock

Room 2.11 and 2.13

  • There is at least one electrical outlet available near the bed.
  • The ringing or knocking on the door is not indicated by a flashing signal which can be perceived in all rooms.
  • WiFi is offered.

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.
  • Information for orientation is partly displayed with pictorial symbols (pictograms, photorealistic representation).
  • The dishes are visibly presented (buffet, bar).
  • There is no information in easy language.
Certified in the period: October 2019 – September 2022

Address & contact

Jugendherberge Nürnberg

Burg 2
90403 Nürnberg
Phone number: +49 911 2309360
Website: http://www.nuernberg.jugendherberge.de

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