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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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