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Nationalparktor Nideggen, © G.Priske/Nationalpark Eifel

Nideggen national park gate


Nideggen

The Nideggen 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 newest national park gate at Nideggen is called “Schatzkammer Natur” (“Nature as a treasure chamber”). The exhibition guides guest around the incredible inventiveness of nature and the many different benefits it brings to all. The way that shoals of fish are organised is a model for logistics managers. Insect legs show how energy-efficient and stable movement can be. Examples that can be touched and heard communicate knowledge in a playful way.

Basic features of the Nideggen national park gate

  • Tourist Information
  • “Nature as a treasure chamber” exhibition
  • Digital model of the site
  • National park film
  • Multiple languages: All audio texts are available in German, Dutch, French and English.


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 Boxing Day, New Year’s Day: closed

Partial barrier-free accessibility for people with limited mobility

Verified information:

  • Two parking spaces are provided for people with a disability. The approx. 25 m-long path between the car park and the entrance has a maximum incline of approx. 4.5%.
  • Access to the building and to all rooms and facilities open to visitors is step-free.
  • The counter at the reception and tourist information desk is lowered.
  • 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 can be approached from both sides (min. 90 cm x 70 cm); folding holding bars are provided on both sides. The movement areas in front of the WC and washbasin are just 240 cm x 115 cm (breadth x depth).

Barrier-free accessibility for people with hearing difficulties

Verified information:

  • An inductive loop system is provided.
  • Audio guides can be borrowed free of charge in German, French, Dutch and English.
  • Exhibition contents (stations, exhibits) are described in detail in writing and/or using multimedia.
  • In the film room, films are shown with German sign language and subtitles
  • On request, the Eifel national park administration organises guided tours through the exhibition in sign language

Barrier-free for the deaf

Verified information:

  • An inductive loop system is provided.
  • Audio guides can be borrowed free of charge in German, French, Dutch and English.
  • Exhibition contents (stations, exhibits) are described in detail in writing and/or using multimedia.
  • In the film room, films are shown with German sign language and subtitles
  • On request, the Eifel national park administration organises guided tours through the exhibition in sign language

Barrier-free accessibility for people with a visual impairment

Verified information:

  • Guide dogs may be brought in.
  • There are no obstacles, such as objects protruding onto the path or cobblestones.
  • The outside path from the car park to the entrance has visually contrasting, tactile ground surface indicators.
  • There are no glass, carousel or rotating doors.
  • In the exhibition, the exhibits are connected to each other via a continuous hand rail with Braille writing.
  • The visitor guidance system and the exhibit signs are designed in easily legible, high-contrast font.
  • The visitor guidance system and the exhibit signs are tactile.
  • Information for orientation and on the exhibits is given in Braille, acoustically and in prism font.
  • The exhibition contents and exhibits are well-lit and in most cases can be touched.
  • Audio guides can be borrowed free of charge in German, French, Dutch and English.

Barrier-free for blind people

Verified information:

  • Guide dogs may be brought in.
  • There are no obstacles, such as objects protruding onto the path or cobblestones.
  • The outside path from the car park to the entrance has visually contrasting, tactile ground surface indicators.
  • There are no glass, carousel or rotating doors.
  • In the exhibition, the exhibits are connected to each other via a continuous hand rail with Braille writing.
  • The visitor guidance system and the exhibit signs are designed in easily legible, high-contrast font.
  • The visitor guidance system and the exhibit signs are tactile.
  • Information for orientation and on the exhibits is given in Braille, acoustically and in prism font.
  • The exhibition contents and exhibits are well-lit and in most cases can be touched.
  • Audio guides can be borrowed free of charge in German, French, Dutch and English.
  • In the exhibition, the exhibits are connected to each other via a continuous hand rail with Braille writing.

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

Verified information:

  • Car park available for people with a disability
  • Access to the main entrance and all other areas is step-free
  • Public WC available for people with a disability
  • Audio guides can be borrowed free of charge in German, French, Dutch and English.
  • On request, the Eifel national park administration organises guided tours through the exhibition in sign language
  • An inductive loop system is provided.
  • Guide dogs are permitted
  • A tactile 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:

  • Car park available for people with a disability
  • Access to the main entrance and all other areas is step-free
  • Public WC available for people with a disability
  • Audio guides can be borrowed free of charge in German, French, Dutch and English.
  • On request, the Eifel national park administration organises guided tours through the exhibition in sign language
  • An inductive loop system is provided.
  • Guide dogs are permitted
  • A tactile guidance system is provided throughout
  • Information provided in Braille or prism font
  • Information provided in simple language

Barrier-free accessibility for people with hearing difficulties

Verified information (details in the download area):

  • An inductive loop system is provided.
  • Audio guides can be borrowed free of charge in German, French, Dutch and English.
  • Exhibition contents (stations, exhibits) are described in detail in writing and/or using multimedia.
  • In the film room, films are shown with German sign language and subtitles
  • On request, the Eifel national park administration organises guided tours through the exhibition in sign language

Barrier-free for the deaf

Verified information (details in the download area):

  • An inductive loop system is provided.
  • Audio guides can be borrowed free of charge in German, French, Dutch and English.
  • Exhibition contents (stations, exhibits) are described in detail in writing and/or using multimedia.
  • In the film room, films are shown with German sign language and subtitles
  • On request, the Eifel national park administration organises guided tours through the exhibition in sign language

Barrier-free accessibility for people with a visual impairment

Verified information (details in the download area):

  • Guide dogs may be brought in.
  • There are no obstacles, such as objects protruding onto the path or cobblestones.
  • The outside path from the car park to the entrance has visually contrasting, tactile ground surface indicators.
  • There are no glass, carousel or rotating doors.
  • In the exhibition, the exhibits are connected to each other via a continuous hand rail with Braille writing.
  • The visitor guidance system and the exhibit signs are designed in easily legible, high-contrast font.
  • The visitor guidance system and the exhibit signs are tactile.
  • Information for orientation and on the exhibits is given in Braille, acoustically and in prism font.
  • The exhibition contents and exhibits are well-lit and in most cases can be touched.
  • Audio guides can be borrowed free of charge in German, French, Dutch and English.

Barrier-free for blind people

Verified information (details in the download area):

  • Guide dogs may be brought in.
  • There are no obstacles, such as objects protruding onto the path or cobblestones.
  • The outside path from the car park to the entrance has visually contrasting, tactile ground surface indicators.
  • There are no glass, carousel or rotating doors.
  • In the exhibition, the exhibits are connected to each other via a continuous hand rail with Braille writing.
  • The visitor guidance system and the exhibit signs are designed in easily legible, high-contrast font.
  • The visitor guidance system and the exhibit signs are tactile.
  • Information for orientation and on the exhibits is given in Braille, acoustically and in prism font.
  • The exhibition contents and exhibits are well-lit and in most cases can be touched.
  • Audio guides can be borrowed free of charge in German, French, Dutch and English.
  • In the exhibition, the exhibits are connected to each other via a continuous hand rail with Braille writing.

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Eingangsbereich Nationalparktor Nideggen, © Nationalparkverwaltung
Erkunde die Natur, © G.Priske/Nationalpark Eifel
Barrierefreies Gehen, © G.Priske/Nationalpark Eifel
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