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Health Garden Bad Steben

Kurpark in Bad Steben with handicapped accessible concept offers walkers, hikers and athletes an ideal option to develop.

Description

The Bad Steben spa park has been a popular place for walkers, hikers and also for sportsmen for more than a century and a half. Spa guests find a pleasant stay here.

At the beginning of Steben's development as a spa town, around 1780, the idea of a park did not yet play a role. With the Romantic period, the love of nature took on greater significance - people had time to go for a walk, and bathers were expected to do the same. This need was first met by the creation of an avenue between the place and the Säuerlingsbrunnen. However, as the success of the spa grew, so did the expectations of the spa guests. Soon the social component of seeing and being seen and representation was added. Thus the idea of a spa garden was born, where after 1840 elegant couples in Biedermeier costumes strolled in front of Leo von Klenze's classicist bathhouse. The main creators of the spa garden were the two garden architects Arthur Andreas Singer and his son Wolfgang from Bad Kissingen, who shaped the spa park according to ideas of the English, but also the late romantic landscape park. Today, the spa park is a listed monument and has been included in the Bavarian monument list as a garden monument.

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 four parking spaces for people with disabilities (space size: 350 cm x 500 cm). 
  • The parking space is 50 m from the entrance. There is a longitudinal slope of max. 5 % on 2 m.
  • There are bollards. The distance between the bollards is at least 130 cm.
  • All rooms and facilities that can be used and raised for the guest are accessible without steps. Door thresholds are max. 2 cm high. 
  • Exterior paths are at least 145 cm wide.
  • Exterior pathways have a maximum longitudinal slope of 13 %. 
  • Passages and doors are at least 93 cm wide. 
  • Circular route 1: The route is 250 m long. Outdoor paths are at least 200 cm wide and easy to walk and drive on and have maximum longitudinal slopes of up to 5 %. There are no seating areas.
  • Circular route 2: The route is 250 m long. Outdoor paths are at least 200 cm wide and easy to walk and drive on and have maximum longitudinal gradients of up to 8 %. There are no seating areas available.
  • Circular route 3: The route is 250 m long. Outdoor paths are at least 200 cm wide and easy to walk and drive on and have maximum longitudinal gradients of up to 13%. There are no seating areas available.

Public toilet for people with disabilities in the spa park

  • The manoeuvring spaces are:
    in front of the washbasin 200 cm x 145 cm;
    in front of the toilet 145 cm x 200 cm;
    to the left of the toilet 34 cm x 54 cm;
    to the right of the toilet 57 cm x 54 cm.
  • There are grab rails to the left and right of the toilet. 
  • The right grab rail can be fliepped-up. 
  • The washbasin is accessible from underneath at a height of 67 cm and a depth of less than 30 cm.

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

  • Assistance dogs may be brought into all relevant areas/rooms.
  • Exterior paths have a visually contrasting and tactilely detectable walkway boundary.
  • Circular route 1: The route is 250 m long. Outdoor paths are at least 200 cm wide and easy to walk on and have maximum longitudinal slopes of up to 2.5 %. There are no seating areas.
  • Circular trail 2: The trail is 250 m long. Outdoor paths are at least 200 cm wide and easy to walk on and have maximum longitudinal gradients of up to 8 %. There are no seats available.
  • Circular trail 3: The trail is 250 m long. Outdoor paths are at least 200 cm wide and easy to walk on and have maximum longitudinal gradients of up to 8 %. There are no seating areas available.
  • The raised areas that can be used by guests are partially well lit, i.e. bright and glare-free. Exceptions: There are only small lanterns in the spa park
  • There are no visually contrasting or tactile floor indicators.
  • The pavements in corridors/paths/corridors in the sanitary building are mainly visually contrasting to the surroundings.
  • The walkways in corridors/paths/corridors in the sanitary building are predominantly marked with tactilely detectable markings or the walls or other structural elements can predominantly be used for orientation.
  • The signage is not designed in legible and high-contrast lettering.
  • There are no obstacles, e.g. objects protruding into the path/space.
  • There are no revolving or rotating doors.
  • There are no guided tours for people with visual impairments and blind people.
  • 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 alarm.
  • There is no audio induction loop system.
  • Circular route 1:
    The path ist 250 m long. External paths are at least 200 m wide and easy to walk on and drive on and have a maximum longitudinal gradient of up to 2,5 %. There is no seating available.
  • Circular route 2:
    The path is 250 m long. External paths are at least 200 m wide and easy to walk on and drive on and have a maximum longitudinal gradient of up to 8 %. There is no seating available.
  • Circular route 3:
    The path is 250 m long. External paths are at least 200 m wide and easy to walk on and drive on and have a maximum longitudinal gradient of up to 8 %. There is no seating available.

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

  • The name or logo of the Kurpark is not clearly recognizable from the outside.
  • The objectives of the paths are most of the time within sight.
  • There is no colored or pictorial guidance system available.
  • Circular route 1:
    The path ist 250 m long. External paths are at least 200 m wide and easy to walk on. There is no seating available.
  • Circular route 2:
    The path is 250 m long. External paths are at least 200 m wide and easy to walk on and have a maximum longitudinal gradient of up to 8 %. There is no seating available.
  • Circular route 3:
    The path is 250 m long. External paths are at least 200 m wide and easy to walk on. There is no seating available.
  • There are no guided tours available for people with cognitive impairments.
  • There is no information in easy language.
  • Information is not displayed with pictograms or images.
Certified in the period: September 2022 – August 2025

Address & contact

Kurpark Bad Steben

Badstrasse 31
95138 Bad Steben
Phone number: 09288 7470
Website: https://www.kurpark-bad-steben.de/startseite.html

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