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St. Oswald Museum of Forest History

Historical nature museum with natural ambience in the middle of the Bavarian Forest.

Description

The Forest History Museum St. Oswald shows the exciting history of man and nature in the Bavarian Forest from the history of the earth to the present day.

In the center of St. Oswald near the former monastery is the Forest History Museum, which is operated by the Bavarian Forest National Park. The museum shows the interaction of man and nature in the Bavarian Forest in a detailed, vivid and multimedia exhibition on three floors. The "Waidler" and their "Woid" are the center of attention. From the history of the earth and natural features to the glass industry and forestry to art, culture and customs, the exhibition provides a comprehensive overview of life in the Bavarian Forest region. For children there is a walk-in tree with a bird's nest. Guided tours are offered for people with disabilities.

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 one marked parking space for people with disabilities (parking space size: 400 cm x 450 cm).
  • The bus stop Goldener Steigis 150 m away.
  • The object is steplessly accessible via a ramp.
  • The ramp has a maximum gradient of 7 % and a total length of 16 m.
  • All evaluated rooms and facilities available to the guests are steplessly accessible via ramps or an elevator. Exception: There are tresholds of 7 cm in the exhibition area.
  • The elevator cabin measures 92 cm x 140 cm. The elevator door is 90 cm wide.
  • All evaluated passageways/doors available to the guests are at least 80 cm wide.
  • The counter is at its lowest point 94 cm high. There is another, equivalent communication possibility while in a sitting position.
  • Guided tours for people with walking impairments and wheelchair users are offered. 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, (wheeled) walker

Public toilet for people with disabilities

  • The manoeuvring spaces are:
    in front of/behind the door at least 150 cm x 145 cm;
    in front of the toilet 157 cm x 146 cm;
    in front of the washbasin 160 cm x 118 cm;
    left of the toilet 20 cm x 60 cm and right of the toilet 100 cm x 60 cm.
  • There are grab rails available on the right and left of the toilet. The grab rail on the right of the toilet can be flipped-up.
  • The sink has limited access.
  • 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".

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

  • Assistance dogs are allowed in relevant areas/rooms.
  • Assistance dogs may not be brought to the establishment.
  • The entrance is visually rich in contrast and recognizable by a tactile change of floor covering.
  • 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.
  • Information for orientation can be captured tactilely (e.g. relief or prismatic writing).
  • An outgoing emergency call in the elevator is confirmed audibly.
  • The operating controls are visually rich in contrast and tactilely detectable.
  • Alternatively stairs are available.
  • Steps are not visually rich in contrast.
  • 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.
  • Technical possibilities of information for people with visual impairments/blind people:
  • Guided tours are offered for people with visual impairments, but not for blind people.
  • Tactilely detectable exhibits are integrated in the guided tour.
  • Information is not available in Braille or prismatic font.

 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.
  • There is no audio induction loop system.
  • An outgoing emergency call in the elevator is confirmed audibly.
  • The information on the exhibits is predominately provided in writing.
  • There are no guided tours available for people with hearing impairment and deaf people.

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.
  • Information for orientation is available with pictorial symbols (pictograms, photorealistic representation).
  • The information on the exhibits is predominately provided in writing, but not in easy language.
  • Guided tours for people with cognitive impairments are offered. 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: December 2022 – November 2025

Address & contact

Waldgeschichtliches Museum St. Oswald

Klosterallee 4
94568 St. Oswald
Phone number: +49 8552 9748890
E-mail address: wgm@npv-bw.bayern.de
Website: www.nationalpark-bayerischer-wald.de

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