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Youth Hostel Waldmünchen

Description

Stay in the castle, enjoy the Knights' Hall, look out over the Czech Republic!

Learning, enjoyment and pure relaxation - that's our programme.  It all starts at our youth hostel. We are housed in a 13th-century manor house with 160 beds in 56 rooms. As an educational institution, there is a lot to learn about nature and history.  

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 is a general car park about 50 m from the entrance.
  • The surface of the path between the car park and the entrance is not vibration-free and not easy to walk or drive on. There is a longitudinal slope of max. 7 % over 6 m.
  • There is a local public transport stop (name: ÖPNV TV-Halle Waldmünchen) 500 m away.
  • The entrance is accessible without steps via outdoor paths with a longitudinal slope of 12 % over 6 m.
  • All rooms and facilities that can be used and raised for guests are accessible without steps or via a ramp or lift. Door thresholds are max. 4.5 cm high.
  • The ramp is 124 cm wide,
    has a total length of 4 m and
    has a maximum longitudinal incline of 8 %.
  • Elevator in the main building: The lift car is at least 97 cm x 150. The lift doors are at least 80 cm wide. There is no horizontal control panel. 
  • Elevator in the seminar house: The lift car is at least 98 cm x 160 cm. The lift doors are at least 80 cm wide. There is no horizontal control panel. 
  • Doors and passageways are at least 80 cm wide with the exception of the bathroom door in room 41 (68 cm). 
  • The reception counter is 106 cm high at the lowest point. 
  • In the dining room (main house) and in the castle cellar (seminar house) there are wheelchair accessible tables (maximum height 80 cm, wheelchair accessible at a height of 67 cm with a depth of 30 cm). 

Main building: Room 39 (multi-bed room, ground floor).

  •  The manoeuvring spaces are as follows
    in front of essential furnishings (e.g. cupboards) 165 cm x 200 cm;
    to the left of the bed 200 cm x 155 cm;
    there is no manoeuvring space to the right of the bed.
  • The bed is 49 cm high.

Main building: Room 41 (double room with shared shower and shared WC, ground floor).

  • The manoeuvring spaces are:
    in front of essential furnishings (e.g. cupboards) 200 cm x 200 cm;
    to the left of the bed 180 cm x 200 cm;
    there is no manoeuvring space to the right of the bed.
  • The bed is 48 cm high.
  • The bathroom door is 68 cm wide.
  • The manoeuvring spaces in the sanitary area are
    130 cm x 133 cm in front of the washbasin;
    in front of the WC 133 cm x 130 cm;
    to the left of the WC 42 cm x 54 cm;
    to the right of the WC 24 cm x 54 cm.
  • The sink is wheelchair compatible. 
  • The shower / shower area is 130 cm x 130 cm.
  •  A shower seat is available or can be provided if required (permanently installed, foldable, hook-in or mobile and stable).

Main building: Public WC for people with disabilities in the entrance hall, basement.

  • The manoeuvring spaces are:
    in front of the washbasin 160 cm x 107 cm;
    in front of the WC 200 cm x 130 cm;
    to the left of the WC 107 cm x 30 cm;
    to the right of the WC 21 cm x 52 cm.
  • There are grab rails to the left and right of the WC.
  • The left grab rail can be folded up.
  • The sink has limited access. 
  • The mirror can be seen while standing or sitting. 

Main building: Public WC for people with disabilities and shower by the dining room, ground floor.

  • The manoeuvring spaces are:
    in front of the washbasin 300 cm x 180 cm;
    in front of the WC 300 cm x 143 cm;
    to the left of the WC 200 cm x 54 cm;
    to the right of the WC 29 cm x 54 cm.
  • There are grab rails to the left and right of the WC.
  • The left grab rail can be folded up. 
  • The sink is wheelchair compatible. 
  • The mirror can be seen while standing or sitting. 
  • The shower is accessible without steps. 
  • The shower / shower area is 200 cm x 200 cm.
  • Grab rails are available in the shower.
  •  A shower seat is available or can be provided if required (fixed, folding, hook-in or mobile and stable).

Main building: Public WC for people with disabilities with shower, 1st floor.

  • The manoeuvring spaces are:
    230 cm x 200 cm in front of the washbasin;
    in front of the WC 256 cm x 140 cm;
    to the left of the WC 170 cm x 66 cm;
    to the right of the WC 24 cm x 56 cm.
  • There are grab rails to the left and right of the WC.
  • The left grab rail can be folded up. 
  • The sink is wheelchair compatible. 
  • The mirror can be seen while standing or sitting. 
  • The shower is accessible without steps. 
  • The shower / shower area is 110 cm x 120 cm.
  • There are grab rails in the shower.
  • A shower seat is available or can be provided if required (fixed, folding, hook-in or mobile and stable).
  • There is an alarm trigger available.

Seminar house: WC for people with disabilities, basement.

  • The manoeuvring spaces are:
    230 cm x 190 cm in front of the washbasin;
    in front of the WC 185 cm x 230 cm;
    to the left of the WC 38 cm x 40 cm;
    to the right of the WC 110 cm x 54 cm.
  • There is a grab rail to the left of the WC.
  • The sink has limited access. 

Seminar House: Public WC for people with disabilities, 1st floor.

  • The manoeuvring spaces are:
    in front of the washbasin 130 cm x 180 cm;
    in front of the WC 180 cm x 130 cm;
    to the left of the WC 35 cm x 23 cm;
    to the right of the WC 136 cm x 46 cm.
  • There is a grab rail to the right of the WC.
  • The sink has limited access. 
  • The mirror can be seen while standing or sittin)

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

  • Assistance dogs (companion dogs, guide dogs for the blind, etc.) may be brought into all relevant areas/rooms of the establishment/offerings
  • There are no visually contrasting or tactilely detectable floor indicators available. 
  • The entrance are visually rich in contrast and recognizable by a tactile change of floor covering. 
  • Walls or other structural elements can be partially used for orientation. The walkways in corridors/paths/corridors are partially visually contrasting to the surroundings.
  • An outgoing emergency call in the lift is confirmed acoustically, e.g. by an intercom system. The stop position is not announced by voice. The operating elements are designed to be visually contrasting and tactilely detectable.
  • There are stairs without handrails. There are staircases that are not designed to be visually contrasting and whose staircase ascents and descents are not designed to be tactilely contrasting. 
  • All raised areas that can be used by guests (entrance area, cash desk/counter, bedrooms, corridors, hallways) are well lit, i.e. bright and glare-free.
  • The signage is designed in easily legible lettering. There is a good visual contrast between the lettering/pictogram and the background. Numbers, letters (up to 4 characters) or pictograms are not tactilely perceptible (e.g. relief or prismatic lettering). 

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

  • There is no audio induction loop system  
  • There is no clearly visible alarm (e.g. fire alarm).
  • An outgoing emergency call in the lift is confirmed acoustically, e.g. by an intercom, but not visually. Stairs are provided as an alternative.
  • In the dining rooms there are no 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 at least one electrical outlet available near the bed. 
  • Ringing or knocking on the room door is not indicated by a flashing signal that 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 an uninterrupted wayfinding system or the respective destination of the path is in sight.  Information is presented with pictograms or pictures. 
  • There is no information in easy language. 
Certified in the period: December 2020 – November 2023

Address & contact

Jugendherberge Waldmünchen

Schloßhof 1
93449 Waldmünchen
Phone number: +49 9972 94140
Website: https://www.jugendherberge.de/jugendherbergen/waldmuenchen-275/portraet/

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