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Stöffel-Park: Tertiär, Industrie und Erlebnis

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  • Stöffel-Park
    / Stöffel-Park
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  • / Stöffel13
    Photo: Uwe Rose
  • / Stöffel-Park
    Photo: M.Rudolph
  • / Stöffel7
    Photo: Uwe Rose
  • / Stöffel6
    Photo: Uwe Rose
  • / Augen- und Ohrenschmaus im Kesselhaus
    Photo: M.R.
  • / Mit dem Bremsberg beginnt der Weg des Basaltes
    Photo: M.R.
  • / Stöffel
    Photo: Uwe Rose
  • / mit allen Sinnen erleben
    Photo: MR
  • / Stöffel 2
    Photo: Uwe Rose
  • / Stöffel3
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  • / Stöffel8
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  • / Stöffel10
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  • / Stöffel11
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  • / Stöffel12
    Photo: Uwe Rose
  • / TERTIÄRUM
    Photo: Uwe Rose
  • / TERTIÄRUM 2
    Photo: Uwe Rose
  • / TERTIÄRUM STöffelmaus
    Photo: Uwe Rose

A Stöffel Park can impress everyone. All age groups, even dogs feel comfortable here. After all, it is a venue for large events and small concerts with a unique backdrop that breathes history.

The Stöffel-Park is part of the Geopark Westerwald-Lahn-Taunus. It is located on the Westerwaldsteig. Cyclists also find beautiful paths here.

Learn more about basalt mining on 140 hectares in the 20th century and about fossils that document life 25 million years ago.


Contact and address
Stöffel-Park, Stöffelstraße, 57647 Enspel, Tel. (0049) 2661 980 980 0, E-Mail info@stoeffelpark.de


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The Stöffel - a huge quarry where basalt was mined for over 100 years - today presents itself as a 140-hectare cultural and landscape park that offers a wide variety of (major) events - from planting days to trucker events with 300 modern trucks.

The Stöffel Park not only contains a unique ensemble of historical buildings from the basalt processing industry, but also a fossil deposit of worldwide importance. 25 million years of earth history come alive here, preserved in the deposits of a Maar lake. Experience rooms provide insights into industrial history, appeal to all senses and impress both visually and acoustically.

Historical workshop experience room
The Alte Schmiede is a very special building. In the 20th century it was the heart of the company and today, after the sensitive, historical renovation, it is once again a jewel with an experience character. On an exhibition area of around 325 square metres, industrial history is brought to life and can be understood at many different stations. Doors and cupboards invite you to open them and the talking dustbin tells many an episode. And this is where people like to celebrate (sometimes privately) or listen to a concert on Saturdays.

Switch house and Café Kohleschuppen
Where once a huge steam engine supplied the entire plant with energy, information on the subject of energy now illuminates the former boiler house. Behind the green façade you can find the toilets. However, the typical sound of the old, huge machine can still be heard today.

And in front of the door, directly on the terrace of the Café Kohleschuppen, which opens on Sundays and public holidays from 1 p.m., a steam engine has also been on display again since the end of 2018! It is called Romeo and is supposed to be awakened from its deep sleep (i.e.: get it running). Every now and then Juliet comes by and looks after him... but that's another story that comes up again and again at the Stöffelfest, which takes place in years with even numbers: 2020, 2022 etc.

The transformer station in the switch house invites you to try it out.

Through the site and its themes - independently or with a guided tour
Visitors can explore the Stöffel Park on the trail of basalt or fossils. If you would like a guided tour, you can join a minitrip on Sundays and holidays, which leads through the crusher, which you cannot explore on your own.

This is a nice little excursion with conveyor belt ascent. Not dangerous, but exciting! Fun for the whole family!

Please book detailed 90-minute theme tours for groups in good time.

Something for everyone ...
In addition to the permanent facilities of the Stöffel Park, the regular art exhibitions and guided tours, there are cultural events and activities, creative welding workshops, children's birthday parties and gourmet evenings and much more.

Westerwaldsteig hikers watch out: Here you can get stamp no. 10 of the WesterwaldSteig.

Detailed information, many pictures and the whole calendar of events can be found on the homepage: www.stoeffelpark.de

Contact and address
Stöffel-Park, Stöffelstraße, 57647 Enspel, Tel. (0049) 2661 980 980 0, E-Mail info@stoeffelpark.de


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Opening hours

For visitors is open from 1 March to 31 October: Tue to Thu 10-17 o'clock; Fri to Sun and holidays 10-18 o'clock.

But also in the winter time events take place: see www.stoeffelpark.de


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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Disability access

Badge Accessibility certified
Accessibility certified

Walking disability and wheelchair users

partially accessible
  • Parking for people with disabilities
  • Step-free access to the building/object/terrain (via elevator/ramp if necessary)
  • Toilets for people with disabilities
  • Lateral accessible toilet for a wheelchair
  • Hinged grab rail in the toilet at least on the accessible side

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

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

The cashier/information counter with shop, the historical workshop, the Café "Kohleschuppen", the "Tertiärum" as well as three public toilets for people with disabilities were recorded and considered in the evaluation.

  • There are two signposted parking spaces for people with disabilities (without floor marking; distance to the entrance 10 m). The car park is not easy to walk and drive on due to its surface quality.
  • The cash desk/information counter can be reached via a step with 17 cm height and 80 cm wide doors. There is a bell; the staff will help if necessary.
  • The outdoor paths between the buildings partly lead over terrain that is difficult to walk and drive on, but on which 1 m wide paths are paved. There are also inclinations of up to 15 %.
  • All evaluated rooms that can be used by the guest are accessible at ground level or via ramps.
  • All passageways/doors are at least 80 cm wide.
  • The information/cash desk counter is 120 cm high. There is another, equivalent possibility of communication while sitting.
  • The flyers/prospectuses in the information and the goods in the shop are mainly visible and accessible while sitting.
  • The exhibits in the historical workshop and the corresponding information are mainly visible while sitting.
  • Guided tours for people with reduced mobility are offered by car or bus. The main areas of the site can be reached by car/bus.
  • In the Café "Kohleschuppen" there are wheelchair accessible tables.

Public toilets for people with disabilities in the control room and in the "Tertiärum"

  • The maneuvering spaces are:
    • at least 90 cm x 70 cm to the left and right of the toilets;
    • in front of the toilet/washbasin and at the door 150 cm x 150 cm.
  • There are handles which can be folded up on both sides of the toilets.
  • The washbasins are wheelchair accessible and the mirrors can be seen while standing or sitting.
  • Alarm triggers are present.

Public toilet for people with disabilities in the outdoor area

  • It is possible to drive to this toilet by car. At a distance of 10 m there are two parking spaces.
  • In the toilet the maneuvering spaces are:
    • to the left and right of the toilet at least 100 cm x 71 cm;
    • in front of the toilet/washbasin and at the door 150 cm x 130 cm.
  • There are handles which can be folded up on both sides of the toilet.
  • The washbasin is wheelchair accessible and the mirror can be seen while standing or sitting.
  • An alarm trigger is present. 
PDF report on accessibility for Walking disability and wheelchair users

Hearing impaired and deaf

not classified

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

The cashier/information counter with shop, the historical workshop, the Café "Kohleschuppen", the "Tertiärum" as well as three public toilets for people with disabilities were recorded and considered in the evaluation.

  • There is no audio induction loop.
  • There is no alarm.
  • Information on the exhibits in the historical workshop is provided in written form. Furthermore, there are acoustic explanations and workshop/working noises can be heard.
  • There are no guided tours offered for people with hearing disabilities and deaf people.

Café "Kohleschuppen"

  • There are tables with bright and glare-free lighting and no lamps that restrict the field of vision.
  • There are no seating areas with low background noises.
PDF report on accessibility for Hearing impaired and deaf

Visually impaired and blind

not classified
  • Assistance dogs are welcome

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

The cashier/information counter with shop, the historical workshop, the Café "Kohleschuppen", the "Tertiärum" as well as three public toilets for people with disabilities were recorded and considered in the evaluation.

  • Assistance dogs are allowed.
  • The entrance to the cash register/information is not visually rich in contrast and cannot be recognized by a tactile change of the floor covering.
  • Outdoor paths have no uninterrupted visually rich in contrast or tactile perceptible pavement boundary.
  • In outdoor and indoor areas there is no guidance system with floor indicators. In the historical workshop, however, there is a tactilely detectable guide strip.
  • There are no carousel or rotary doors.
  • There are numerous glass doors without safety markings.
  • There are no obstacles, e.g. objects protruding into the path/room.
  • The information on the exhibits in the historical workshop is provided in written form. In addition, there are acoustic explanations and workshop/working noises can be heard.
  • The information on the exhibits and the signs for orientation are in legible, high-contrast fonts.
  • There is no information in Braille or prismatic writing.
  • There are no guided tours offered for visually impaired and blind people.
PDF report on accessibility for Visually impaired and blind

Cognitive disability

not classified

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

The cashier/information counter with shop, the historical workshop, the Café "Kohleschuppen", the "Tertiärum" as well as three public toilets for people with disabilities were recorded and considered in the evaluation.

  • Name and logo of the company are clearly recognizable from the outside.
  • The destination of the path is usually within sight, or there are signs at a constantly visible distance.
  • There is a colored guidance system.
  • There is no information in easy language.
  • Information is not displayed with pictograms or pictures (exception: signage of the toilets).
  • There are no guided tours offered for people with cognitive impairments.
PDF report on accessibility for Cognitive disability
This audit report was prepared by: Reisen für Alle
Period of certification: April 01, 2018 - March 31, 2021

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Stöffel-Park: Tertiär, Industrie und Erlebnis

Stöffelstraße 
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Phone (0049) 2661 9809800

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