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Nationalpark-Tor Heimbach, © T.Geschwind/Nationalpark Eifel

Heimbach national park gate


Heimbach

The Heimbach national park gate is an information centre that combines tourist information with an exhibition about the Eifel national park.


National park gates are the best places to start any visit to the national park. They are information centres that combine tourist information and different exhibitions on national park-related topics. On digital models of the site, visitors can gain a first impression, while the national park film is a good introduction before entering the park. The staff at the national park gates will be happy to give tips about hikes and events.

The exhibition in the Heimbach national park gate unlocks “Forest secrets” (“Waldgeheimnisse”). An audio play leads guests through a forest labyrinth. The leading animal in the house, the wild cat, chats with a black stork about her experiences in the national park.

Basic features of the Heimbach national park gate

  • Tourist Information
  • “Forest secrets” exhibition
  • Digital model of the site
  • National park films

National park gate opening times from 1 January 2018

  • April to October: 9 am - 1 pm and 1.30 pm - 5 pm
  • November to March: 10 am - 1 pm and 1.30 pm - 4 pm
  • Christmas Eve & New Year’s Eve: 10 am - 1 pm
  • Christmas Day and New Year’s Day: closed

Partial barrier-free accessibility for people with limited mobility

Verified information:

  • The national park gate does not have its own car park. Visitors can use the railway station car park 50 meters away.
  • Access to the building is step-free (doorstep max. 2 cm). The main entrance can be accessed via a ramp with a maximum incline of 9%. Alternatively, the side entrance (step-free) can also be used.
  • The counter at the reception and tourist information desk is lowered.
  • All rooms and facilities open to visitors are step-free.
  • All passageways and doors are at least 90 cm wide.
  • The exhibits and individual exhibition stations are easily visible and operable standing and seated.
  • The WC for people with disabilities cannot be directly accessed by wheelchair; folding holding bars are provided on both sides. The movement areas to the left of the WC are 18 x 58 cm (breadth x depth), and to the right, 120 x 58 cm. The movement areas in front of the WC and washbasin are at least 170 cm x 138 cm.
  • Defibrillators are provided.

Barrier-free accessibility for people with hearing difficulties

Verified information:

  • An inductive loop is provided at the counter/tourist information. There is no mobile inductive loop.
  • Exhibition contents (stations, exhibits) are described in detail in writing and in some cases using multimedia (e.g. film room).
  • On request, the national park administration organises guided tours through the exhibition in German sign language

Barrier-free for the deaf

Verified information:

  • An inductive loop is provided at the counter/tourist information. There is no mobile inductive loop.
  • Exhibition contents (stations, exhibits) are described in detail in writing and in some cases using multimedia (e.g. film room).
  • On request, the national park administration organises guided tours through the exhibition in German sign language

Certified in accordance with the German federal labelling system, “Travel for all”

Verified information:

  • Access is via a ramp with a 9% incline
  • Public WC available for people with a disability
  • E-bikes can be rented
  • Inductive loops provided
  • Guide dogs are permitted
  • A guidance system is provided throughout
  • Information provided in Braille or prism font
  • Information provided in simple language
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Certified in accordance with the German federal labelling system, “Travel for all”

Verified information:

  • Access is via a ramp with a 9% incline
  • Public WC available for people with a disability
  • E-bikes can be rented
  • Inductive loops provided
  • Guide dogs are permitted
  • A guidance system is provided throughout
  • Information provided in Braille or prism font
  • Information provided in simple language

Partial barrier-free accessibility for people with limited mobility

Verified information (details in the download area):

  • The national park gate does not have its own car park. Visitors can use the railway station car park 50 meters away.
  • Access to the building is step-free (doorstep max. 2 cm). The main entrance can be accessed via a ramp with a maximum incline of 9%. Alternatively, the side entrance (step-free) can also be used.
  • The counter at the reception and tourist information desk is lowered.
  • All rooms and facilities open to visitors are step-free.
  • All passageways and doors are at least 90 cm wide.
  • The exhibits and individual exhibition stations are easily visible and operable standing and seated.
  • The WC for people with disabilities cannot be directly accessed by wheelchair; folding holding bars are provided on both sides. The movement areas to the left of the WC are 18 x 58 cm (breadth x depth), and to the right, 120 x 58 cm. The movement areas in front of the WC and washbasin are at least 170 cm x 138 cm.
  • Defibrillators are provided.

Barrier-free accessibility for people with hearing difficulties

Verified information (details in the download area):

  • An inductive loop is provided at the counter/tourist information. There is no mobile inductive loop.
  • Exhibition contents (stations, exhibits) are described in detail in writing and in some cases using multimedia (e.g. film room).
  • On request, the national park administration organises guided tours through the exhibition in German sign language

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Nationalpark-Tor Heimbach, © T.Geschwind/Nationalpark Eifel
Naturerfahrungen sammeln, © Nationalparkverwaltung Eifel
Barrierefreie Erlebnisse, © G.Priske/Nationalpark Eifel

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