Eifel National Park centre - “Wildnis(t)räume” exhibition

Eifel National Park centre - “Wildnis(t)räume” exhibition

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Leaves murmur gently in the wind, birds twitter and there is rustling on the soft forest floor. In the Eifel National Park centre at the Vogelsang IP “International Place”, visitors can experience nature with all their senses - indoors and outdoors. Surrounded by dense mixed deciduous forests, the modern visitors’ centre above the Urftsee lake has hosted the “Wildnis(t)räume” (“Wilderness Dreams”) exhibition - a barrier-free, interactive nature experience for people of all ages.

In the middle of the Eifel National Park, where nature has been increasingly left to its own devices for 14 years, and where the “virgin forests of tomorrow” are now being created, the exhibition, covering an area of 2,000 square metres, presents the natural cycle of creation and decay in the National Park. Starting with a walk, “From the Crown to the Root” of a (virgin) beechwood forest, visitors are taken through fascinating water worlds, experience the environment from the perspective of an animal and are offered an impression of the incredible variety of species that are gradually reconquering their natural habitat in the forests between Cologne, Bonn and Aachen. Here, touching and trying out activities at the wide range of different stations is expressly encouraged.

Tactile models of animals, the scent of plants and the soft fur of a beaver also make the exhibition an exciting tour of the wilds for visitors with a visual impairment. A barrier-free guidance system, with raised and Braille lettering, points the way through the seven modules. The content is presented in German, English, French, Dutch and Simplified Language, and guided tours are also offered in sign language. All this reflects the fact that the Eifel National Park centre regards itself as an international meeting place, which stands for tolerance, open-mindedness and respect for nature. From the terrace of the visitor centre, which focuses on the eventful history of the Vogelsang site in a second exhibition, visitors also enjoy impressive panoramic views over the steep valleys, dense forests and lakes in the National Park.

The Eifel National Park centre is open all year round. It is also the starting point for regular walking tours through the National Park with a ranger guide.

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Opening hours

  • Vom January 1st bis December 23rd
    Monday
    10:00 - 17:00 Uhr

    Tuesday
    10:00 - 17:00 Uhr

    Wednesday
    10:00 - 17:00 Uhr

    Thursday
    10:00 - 17:00 Uhr

    Friday
    10:00 - 17:00 Uhr

    Saturday
    10:00 - 17:00 Uhr

    Sunday
    10:00 - 17:00 Uhr

  • Vom December 24th bis December 24th
    Friday
    10:00 - 14:00 Uhr

  • Vom December 31st bis December 31st
    Friday
    10:00 - 14:00 Uhr

The Eifel National Park centre is open all year round.
10:00 - 17:00 h

24.12. + 31.12.:
10:00 - 14:00 h

Barrierefreie Austattungsmerkmale

All areas relevant for testing meet the quality criteria of the label "Accessibility certified - accessible for people with visual impairments and blind people".

Some information on accessibility are listed below. For detailed information please see the evaluation report at the end of the text.

  • Assistance dogs are allowed.
  • External paths have a high-contrast or tactilely detectable walkway boundary.
  • The entrance is visually rich in contrast and can be recognized by a tactile change in the floor covering.
  • The house signage is designed in clearly legible, high-contrast lettering.
  • Glass doors are available in the entrance area. These open automatically, they are marked with safety markings.
  • There are no revolving doors.
  • Rooms and corridors are brightly lit.
  • There are no obstacles, e.g. objects protruding into the path / room.
  • In the lifts, the confirmation of an emergency call is made acoustically. The stopping position is announced by speech.
  • For stairs, the steps are provided with visually contrasting edges. Handrails are available. The handrails are continued horizontally at the beginning and end of the stairways and tactile information about the floor is available.
  • Indoors, the walkways are marked with tactile markings or the walls can be used as orientation guidelines.
  • The exhibits are generally well illuminated. The information on the exhibits is visually rich in contrast and is also conveyed tactilely (Braille, prismatic writing).
  • Guided tours for visually impaired people and blind people are offered. During the guided tours, exhibits are integrated for touching. 
  • Guest guides are trained in such a way that guests with visual impairments and blind guests can take part in any guided tour and are dealt with their concerns. An audio guide is available which can be operated independently by people with visual impairment / blind people.
Prüfbericht: Sehbehinderung / Blinde

All areas relevant for testing meet the quality criteria of the label "Accessibility certified - accessible for people with cognitive impairments".

Some information on accessibility are listed below. For detailed information please see the evaluation report at the end of the text.

  • Name and logo of the company are clearly visible from the outside.
  • The objective of the path usually is within sight or there are signs at a constantly visible distance.
  • There is no colored or pictorial guidance system available.
  • There is information in easy language.
  • There are no guided tours offered for guests with cognitive impairments.
Prüfbericht: Kognitive Beeinträchtigungen

All areas relevant for testing meet the quality criteria of the label "Accessibility certified - partially accessible for people with hearing impairment and deaf people".

Some information on accessibility are listed below. For detailed information please see the evaluation report at the end of the text.

  • There is an audio induction loop.
  • In the event of an audible alarm, no visually perceptible flashing or flashing signal appears.
  • In the elevator in the foyer, the outgoing emergency call is confirmed visually, but not in the other two elevators. Alternatively, stairs are available.
  • The information on the exhibits is presented in writing, photorealistically or in sign language.
  • Guided tours are offered for people with hearing disabilities and deaf people. For guided tours in German Sign Language reservation is required.
Prüfbericht: Hörbehinderung / Gehörlose

All areas relevant for testing meet the quality criteria of the label "Accessibility certified - accessible for people with walking disabilities and wheelchair users".

Some information on accessibility are listed below. For detailed information please see the evaluation report at the end of the text.

  • There are four marked parking spaces available for people with disabilities (parking space size: 350 cm x 500 cm; distance to entrance approx. 170 m).
  • Between the parking lot or the bus stop Vogelsang IP Forum and the entrance, the path is easy to walk and drive on and has a maximum inclination of 3 %.
  • Access to the building is step less (threshold 1.5 cm).
  • All evaluated rooms that are available to the guest are accessible at ground level or by elevator.
  • Lift car size (width x depth):
    • elevator in entrance area to checkout: 135 cm x 245 cm;
    • elevator from entrance area of exhibition (-1) to exhibition (-2 and 0): 110 cm x 134 cm;
    • elevator from level -2 to level 0: 110 cm x 138 cm.
  • All passageways/doors are at least 90 cm wide.
  • The cash counter is 85 cm high at the lowest point and the information counter is 78 cm high. There are alternative ways of communication while sitting.
  • The exhibits and the information about the exhibits are predominately visible while standing and sitting.
  • Aids offered: wheelchair
  • Guided tours are offered for people with walking disabilities and wheelchair users. 
  • Guest guides are trained in such a way that guests with walking disabilities and wheelchair users can take part in any guided tour and are dealt with their concerns.

Public toilets for disabled people in the foyer in the basement

  • The manoeuvring space is as follows:
    left of toilet 89 cm x 70 cm, right 88 cm x 70 cm;
    in front of toilet, sink and door 145 cm x 189 cm.
  • Both sides of the toilet are equipped with folding handles.
  • The washbasin is wheelchair compatible and the mirror can be seen while standing or sitting.
  • There is an alarm trigger (cord).

Public toilets for disabled people in gastronomy

  • The manoeuvring space is as follows:
    left of toilet 94 cm x 70 cm, right 97 cm x 70 cm;
    in front of toilet and sink 145 cm x 160 cm;
  • at door 139 cm x 240 cm.
  • Both sides of the toilet are equipped with folding handles.
  • The washbasin is wheelchair compatible and the mirror can be seen while standing or sitting.
  • There is an alarm trigger (cord).

Public toilet for people with disabilities in the exhibition

  • The manoeuvring space is:
    left of toilet 102 cm x 70 cm, right 233 cm x 70 cm;
    in front of the toilet, washbasin and the door 148 cm x 320 cm.
  • Both sides of the toilet are equipped with fold-up handles.
  • The washbasin is wheelchair compatible and the mirror can be seen while standing or sitting.
  • There is an alarm trigger (cord).
Prüfbericht: GehbehinderungPrüfbericht: Rollstuhlfahrer

Zertifiziert im Zeitraum:
August 2021 - July 2024
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Nationalpark-Zentrum Eifel
Vogelsang 70
53937 Schleiden
Phone: (0049) 24 44 915740
Fax: (0049) 2444 915428

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