Nationalpark-Tor Heimbach

Nationalpark-Tor Heimbach

Heimbach

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Secrets of the forest

...are revealed by the exhibition at the National Park Gate in Heimbach. A walk-in audio exhibit leads visitors through a forest labyrinth. As they go, the wild cat (being the thematic focus of the establishment) chats with a black stork about its experiences in the National Park. You will get a first impression of Heimbach by taking a view from the Burg Hengebach Eifel viewing point.

Standard facilities at the National Park Gate in Heimbach
- Tourist Information Centre
- Exhibition on "Secrets of the forest"
- A digital model of the area
- National Park films

Barrier-free accessibility
- Easily accessible, without steps, and can be experienced by everyone
- Fully accessible toilet facilities
- Films are partially subtitled and translated into (German) sign language
- Texts are also available in braille
- Many tactile elements
- Layout of exhibits facilitates navigation with the white stick.

The Eifel National Park Administration is happy to organise tours through the exhibition in (German) sign language.

Free guided tours taking you into the Kermeter and Hetzinger forests

Every Friday at 11.15 a.m.: "Monastery route" ranger tour

Admission is free

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Opening hours

  • Vom November 1st bis March 31st
    Monday
    10:00 - 13:00 Uhr

    Monday
    13:30 - 16:00 Uhr

    Tuesday
    10:00 - 13:00 Uhr

    Tuesday
    13:30 - 16:00 Uhr

    Wednesday
    10:00 - 13:00 Uhr

    Wednesday
    13:30 - 16:00 Uhr

    Thursday
    10:00 - 13:00 Uhr

    Thursday
    13:30 - 16:00 Uhr

    Friday
    10:00 - 13:00 Uhr

    Friday
    13:30 - 16:00 Uhr

    Saturday
    10:00 - 13:00 Uhr

    Saturday
    13:30 - 16:00 Uhr

    Sunday
    10:00 - 13:00 Uhr

    Sunday
    13:30 - 16:00 Uhr

April to October: 9am - 1pm and 1:30pm - 5pm
November to March: 10am - 1pm and 1:30pm - 4pm
1st/2nd Christmas Day and New Year closed

Barrierefreie Austattungsmerkmale

All areas relevant for testing meet the quality criteria of the label "Accessibility tested - partially barrier-free for people with visual impairment and blind people".

Some information on accessibility are listed below. Detailed information can be found in the test report at the end of the text.

  • Assistance dogs are allowed.
  • The outdoor paths are not visually high in contrast or provided with tactile floor indicators.
  • The main entrance at the street is visually rich in contrast and recognizable by a tactile change of floor covering, but the side entrance from the train station is not.
  • The house signage is designed in clearly legible, high-contrast font.
  • The stairs at the main entrance are not designed with visual or tactile high-contrast edges. Handrails are present.
  • All evaluated areas usable by the guest are well illuminated, i.e. bright and glare-free.
  • In the exhibition, the essential paths are tactilely detectable, but there is no tactile guidance system with ground indicators.
  • The visitor guidance system and the signage of the exhibits are designed in easily legible and high-contrast font and can be detected tactilely.
  • Information is available in Braille.
  • There are no guided tours offered for visually impaired and blind people.
Prüfbericht: Sehbehinderung / Blinde

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

  • Name and logo of the company are clearly visible from the outside.
  • The destinations are usually within sight or there are signs at a constantly visible distance
  • There is no colored or pictorial guidance system.
  • Information on the exhibits is provided in easy language or represented photorealistically.
  • Defibrillators are present.
  • E-bikes can be rented.
  • There are no guided tours offered for guests with cognitive impairments.
Prüfbericht: Kognitive Beeinträchtigungen

All test relevant areas meet the quality criteria of the label "Accessibility tested - barrier-free for people with hearing impairment and partially barrier-free for deaf people".

Some information on accessibility are listed below. Detailed information can be found in the test report at the end of the text.

  • There is an audio induction loop at the counter.
  • The exhibits in the exhibition rooms are generally well lit. The information on the exhibits is provided in written form or presented photorealistically.
  • In the film room films are also shown in German sign language and with subtitles.
  • There are no guided tours offered for people with hearing disabilities and deaf people.
Prüfbericht: Hörbehinderung / Gehörlose

All areas relevant for testing meet the quality criteria of the label "Accessibility tested - partially barrier-free for people with walking disabilities and wheelchair users".

Some information on accessibility are listed below. Detailed information can be found in the test report at the end of the text.

  • The National Park Gate Heimbach has no own parking spaces. Visitors can use the train station car park at a distance of 50 m.
  • The side entrance from the train station is stepless (threshold 2 cm). The main entrance at the street can be reached via a ramp with a maximum gradient of 9 % over a length of 1.9 m and a width of 130 cm.
  • The counter of the reception or the tourist information is 76 cm high at the lowest point. There is an alternative way of communication while sitting.
  • All rooms and facilities that can be used by the guest are steplessly accessible.
  • All passageways and doors are at least 90 cm wide.
  • The exhibits and individual exhibition stations can be easily seen and operated while standing or sitting.
  • There are no guided tours offered for people with walking disabilities and wheelchair users.

Public toilet for people with disabilities

  • The manoeuvring spaces are as follows:
    to the right of the toilet 120 cm x 58 cm, on the left the toilet is not accessible;
    in front of the toilet, washbasin and door 170 cm x 138 cm.
  • There are handles on both sides of the toilet, the right one can be folded up.
  • The washbasin is wheelchair accessible and the mirror can be seen while standing or sitting.
  • An alarm trigger is not present.
Prüfbericht: GehbehinderungPrüfbericht: Rollstuhlfahrer

Zertifiziert im Zeitraum:
December 2021 - November 2024
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Nationalpark-Tor Heimbach

An der Laag 4
52396 Heimbach
Phone: 0049 2446 8057914
Fax: 0049 2446 8057916

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