Erlebniswelten Grubenfeld (mining site Experience Worlds)

Erlebniswelten Grubenfeld (mining site Experience Worlds)

Mayen

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The mining site in Mayen is one of the oldest and most important mining sites for basalt lava. This porous stone is ideally suited for grinding grain and for millstones, especially the stone found here. During Roman times, grain mills from Mayen were a very popular export due to their particularly high quality. They were so effective that they were even elevated to the class of “equipment of importance to war”, because the Romans were able to use them to supply large numbers of troops at relatively little expense.
The bizarre 7,000 year old quarry is now a protected nature reserve and home to innumerable bats. An informative walk leads you through the heart of the site to the original locations where mining history took place. Moreover, the modern interactive exhibition, "SteinZeiten", provides practical insights into the working methods of the quarrymen and interesting insights into the world they lived in.
Erlebniswelten Grubenfeld is in "Vulkanpark Osteifel" (East Eifel Volcano Park) and is part of the volcanic industrial region, which also includes Römerbergwerk Meurin and Römerwarte Katzenberg. Go and see for yourself!

A station along the Roman roads.

A visit to the museum and the quarry field takes about 2 hours.

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Opening hours

  • Vom November 1st bis March 15th

Barrierefreie Austattungsmerkmale

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

  • Assistance dogs are allowed in relevant areas/rooms.
  • The entrances are visually rich in contrast, but not recognizable by a tactile change of floor covering.
  • All evaluated and usable areas for the guest are well illuminated, 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.
  • An outgoing emergency call in the elevator is confirmed audibly. The break position is no announced by spoken commands. The operating controls are not visually rich in contrast and tactilely detectable. Alternatively stairs are available.
  • Steps are not visually rich in contrast.

Exhibition 

  • The exhibits and objects are usually well illuminated.
  • The information on the exhibits and objects is predominately provided in writing.
  • There is audible information (audio guide) and films.
  • Information is not available in Braille or prismatic font.
  • There are no guided tours available for people with visual impairments and blind people.
Prüfbericht: Sehbehinderung / Blinde

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

  • The name or logo of the facility is clearly recognizable from the outside.
  • There is no colored or pictorial guidance system available.

Exhibition

  • The information on the exhibits and objects is predominately provided in writing, but not in easy language.
  • There are no guided tours available for people with cognitive impairments.
Prüfbericht: Kognitive Beeinträchtigungen

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

  • There is no clearly visible alarm.
  • There is no audio induction loop system.
  • An outgoing emergency call in the elevator is confirmed audibly.

Exhibition  

  • The information on the exhibits and objects is predominately provided in writing.
  • There is audible information (audio guide) and films.
  • There are no guided tours available for people with hearing impairment and deaf people.
Prüfbericht: Hörbehinderung / Gehörlose

 

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 550 cm).
  • The station Mayen Ost is 750 m away.
  • The building is steplessly accessible via a ramp. The ramp has a maximum gradient of 8 % and a total length of 4 m.
  • All evaluated rooms and facilities available to the guests are steplessly
  • The elevator cabin in the exhibition building measures 110 cm x 140 cm.
  • Almost all evaluated passageways/doors available to the guests are at least 84 cm wide. Exception: On the upper floor of the exhibition building there is a passage with 70 cm width.
  • The cash desk is at its lowest point 97 cm high.

Exhibition

  • The exhibits and objects are partly visible when seated and information is partly readable when seated.
  • The paths in the outer area of Mayener Grubenfeld are not easy to walk and drive on, have gradients of up to 21% and steps in some areas.
  • 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.

Public toilet for people with disabilities

  • The manoeuvring spaces are:
    behind the door, in front of the toilet and the washbasin 135 cm x 75 cm;
    right of the toilet 71 cm x 58 cm, no manoeuvring space on the left.
  • 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.
  • An alarm trigger is available.
Prüfbericht: GehbehinderungPrüfbericht: Rollstuhlfahrer

Zertifiziert im Zeitraum:
January 2021 - December 2023
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Place

Mayen

Contact

Erlebniswelten Grubenfeld
An den Mühlsteinen 7
56727 Mayen
Phone: (0049) 2651 491506
Fax: (0049) 2651 4952215

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Mayen´s pit field is oner of the oldest and most important mines of basalt lava. This porous stone is perfectly suitable for grain grindings am millstones. A tour leads through the mine landscape, in the depth of the petrified lava river of the Bellerberg volvano with ist bizzare pillars. Roman mining traces can be found near a modern crane from the 20 th century. The sculpture park "LAPIDEA" is also on this area which is used for all kinds of events an by arches as training camp.

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Heilig-Geist-Kapelle

The "Heilig-Geist" chapel was built in 1757 and was usually part of the "Hospital zum Heiligen Geist". In 1935, foundations were found which implies that there used to be an own chapel for the hospital. After World War 2, the "Heilig-Geist" chapel used to be an emergency churge for the "St. Clemens" priest's office for a couple of years. After its renovation in the years of 1960/61, the chapel was opened as monument, dedicating to the casualties of the war and the gruesome dictatorship and since that a place for thinking and reflecting.