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The Castle of Hambach

Castle · Palatinate
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  • Hambacher Schloss -  Rolf Schädler
    / Hambacher Schloss - Rolf Schädler
    Photo: Rolf Schädler, Rolf Schädler

Since May 1832, when the flag with the German national colours of black, red and gold first fluttered on the Kastanienberg near Neustadt, the Hambacher Schloss has come to stand for the cradle of German democracy. »Arise, German men and boys of every rank, ablaze with the sacred spark of the fatherland and liberty, gather together!« Some 30,000 people responded to this exhortation. Led by trumpet calls and music they marched up the hill path bedecked with garlands to the Hambach Castle. On the highest battlements of the castle they raised the black, red, and gold colours. In numerous speeches, messages of greet-ing, songs, and toasts they gave voice to their demands. Animated, even heated exchanges of ideas and opinions took place in countless conversations and discussions. In many ways this political event resembled a fairground packed with stalls, music, and merry-go-rounds. The exhibition Hinauf, hinauf zum Schloss! is your invitation to join in the procession. Five fictitious participants in the celebration will call upon you to take part in an encounter that will give you the opportunity to learn about the festival, who participated in it, and what motivated them to do so. What were the consequences of the Hambach Festival at the time and what are its effects in the present day? A number of exciting media and interactive stations have been set up to entice people of all ages to comprehend, to learn, and to experience.
Since May 1832, when the flag with the German national colours of black, red and gold first fluttered on the Kastanienberg near Neustadt, the Hambacher Schloss has come to stand for the cradle of German democracy. »Arise, German men and boys of every rank, ablaze with the sacred spark of the fatherland and liberty, gather together!« Some 30,000 people responded to this exhortation. Led by trumpet calls and music they marched up the hill path bedecked with garlands to the Hambach Castle. On the highest battlements of the castle they raised the black, red, and gold colours. In numerous speeches, messages of greet-ing, songs, and toasts they gave voice to their demands. Animated, even heated exchanges of ideas and opinions took place in countless conversations and discussions. In many ways this political event resembled a fairground packed with stalls, music, and merry-go-rounds. The exhibition Hinauf, hinauf zum Schloss! is your invitation to join in the procession. Five fictitious participants in the celebration will call upon you to take part in an encounter that will give you the opportunity to learn about the festival, who participated in it, and what motivated them to do so. What were the consequences of the Hambach Festival at the time and what are its effects in the present day? A number of exciting media and interactive stations have been set up to entice people of all ages to comprehend, to learn, and to experience.

Opening hours

April bis Oktober täglich 10-18 Uhr geöffnet

November bis März täglich 11-17 Uhr geöffnet

am 24.12. geschlossen

Fee:

Eintrittspreise für Schlossbesichtigung

(einschl. der Ausstellung Hinauf, hinauf zum Schloss!)

Erwachsene: 4,50 €

Schüler/Studenten: 1, 50 € (gegen Vorlage des Ausweises)

Menschen mit Behinderung: 2,50 € (gegen Vorlage des Ausweises)

Familien: 9,50 €

Gruppen ab 10 Personen: 3,50 €

 

 Ermäßigungen:

  • Ermäßigung für SWR2 Kulturkarte-Inhaber auf die Eintrittspreise ins Schloss und Veranstaltungen der Stiftung Hambacher Schloss

 

Führungspreise inkl. Schlossbesichtigung und Besuch der Ausstellung:

Erwachsene: 8,00 €

Schüler/Studenten: 5,00 €

Menschen mit Behinderung: 6,00 €

Familienkarte: 17,50 €

 

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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Disability access

Badge Accessibility certified
Accessibility certified

Walking disability and wheelchair users

fully accessible
  • Parking for people with disabilities
  • Step-free access to the building/object/terrain (via elevator/ramp if necessary)
  • All other rooms and facilities available to the guests are infinitely accessible by elevator or ramp
  • 90 cm minimum width of all passageways/doors
  • 80 cm minimum width of all passageways/doors
  • 70 cm minimum width of all passageways/doors
  • 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 meet the quality criteria of the label "Accessibility tested - accessible for people with walking disabilities and wheelchair users".

Some information on accessibility are listed below. For detailed information please see the evaluation report at the end of the text.

Information Centre

  • There are 4 marked parking spaces for people with disabilities at the Information Centre (350 cm x 550 cm). The distance to the entrance area is 30 m. Alternatively, there are parking spaces available at the castle.
  • From the car park you can get to the entrance via an easily accessible and driveable path.
  • Elevated access to the building is via a self-opening automatic door with counter.
  • The counter with cash desk is 85 cm high at the lowest point and 115 cm at the highest.
  • The public rooms are infinitely accessible .
  • All public doors and passageways are at least 90 cm wide.

Public toilet in the Information Centre

  • The areas in front of the toilet and washbasin are 150 cm x 300 cm.
  • The toilet can be accessed from both sides (min. 90 cm x 70 cm).
  • Folding handles are provided on both sides.
  • The washbasin is wheelchair compatible, the mirror can be seen while standing or sitting.

Hambach Castle

  • There are 2 marked parking spaces for people with disabilities at the castle (350 cm x 500 cm). The distance to the entrance area is 100 m. Alternatively, parking spaces are available at the Information Centre.
  • From the car park you can reach the entrance to the castle at ground level via a path that is not easy to walk on and drive on.
  • The cash desk in the castle is 80 cm high. There is no equivalent communication possibility in sitting position.
  • The public rooms are step less or accessible via an elevator.
  • All public doors and passageways are at least 90 cm wide.
  • The two exhibition rooms can be reached via an elevator. The elevator car measures 110 cm x 226 cm. The clear passage width of the elevator door is 90 cm. The control panel is arranged horizontally.
  • The exhibits and the associated information are predominately visible in a sitting position.
  • Aids offered: folding seats

Public toilet in the castle

  • The manoeuvring spaces are 150 cm x 150 cm in front of the toilet and 120 cm x 200 cm in front of the washbasin.
  • The toilet can be accessed from both sides (min. 90 cm x 70 cm).
  • Folding handles are provided on both sides.
  • The washbasin is wheelchair compatible, the mirror can be viewed while standing and sitting.
PDF report on accessibility for Walking disability and wheelchair users

Hearing impaired and deaf

not classified

Some information on accessibility are listed below. For detailed information please see the evaluation report at the end of the text.

  • There is no audio induction loop available.
  • There is no visibly perceptible alarm.
  • Information on the exhibits is provided in writing at the exhibition.
  • In the elevator, the outgoing emergency call is not confirmed visibly.
PDF report on accessibility for Hearing impaired and deaf

Visually impaired and blind

partially accessible
  • Assistance dogs are welcome
  • Continuous guidance system with floor indicators

All areas relevant for testing meet the quality criteria of the label "Accessibility tested - partially accessible for people with visual impairments".

Some information on accessibility are listed below. For detailed information please see the evaluation report at the end of the text.

  • Assistance dogs are allowed.
  • The entrance areas (information centre and castle) are visually contrasting to the surroundings and can be recognised by a tactile change of floor covering.
  • The Information Centre is accessible via a self-opening automatic door with switch.
  • Some glass doors are marked with safety markings.
  • In the exhibition, the well-lit exhibits contrast visually with their surroundings; information is conveyed acoustically via audio guides. There is a tactile plan.
  • Essential "walkways" in the exhibition rooms are visually rich in contrast and usually tactile.
  • In the elevator, the confirmation of an emergency call is made acoustically.
  • Information is not available in Braille or prismatic writing.
  • There are tactile floor indicators. The pavement boundaries are usually visually rich in contrast.
PDF report on accessibility for Visually impaired and blind

Cognitive disability

not classified
  • Information displayed with pictograms or images

Some information on accessibility are listed below. For detailed information please see the evaluation report at the end of the text.

  • Name and logo of the company are clearly recognisable from the outside.
  • The objectives of the routes are usually within sight or there are uninterrupted route guidance systems.
  • Signposts which serve as orientation are communicated photorealistically.
PDF report on accessibility for Cognitive disability
This audit report was prepared by: Reisen für Alle
Period of certification: May 01, 2017 - April 30, 2020

Routes through this place

Type
Name
Distance
Duration
Ascent
Descent
11.7 km
3:04 h
116 m
84 m
224.1 km
9:15 h
1087 m
1013 m
9.5 km
3:00 h
164 m
163 m
13.9 km
4:20 h
503 m
509 m
35.5 km
2:00 h
88 m
3 m
19.8 km
6:45 h
786 m
700 m
56 km
1:40 h
290 m
290 m
29.5 km
5:00 h
1000 m
1000 m
98.6 km
7:00 h
807 m
807 m
Multistage route Pfälzer Mandelpfad (Hauptweg)  ›
101.3 km
20:45 h
1295 m
1239 m
92.4 km
5:00 h
856 m
915 m
Multistage route Pfälzer Weinsteig Complete Trail  ›
124.7 km
57:00 h
3815 m
3755 m
Multistage route Pälzer Keschdeweg - Hauptweg  ›
61.2 km
20:00 h
1437 m
1540 m
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