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Deutsches Schieferbergwerk

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In a tunnel system, visitors get an insight into the slate mining of bygone days.

The visitors of the unique german slatemine can expect an exciting time travel in the past.

The devonian sea extended 400 million year ago. Today, you can find the pathes of the slate mine 16m under the Genoveva castle.

This museum will show you vividly the work and the everyday life of the miners. You can touch the exhibits in the 340 m long mining maze, since the slate mine offers adventures for all your senses. 

Via a lift, visitors will enter a world of men, machines and dynamite. There is an old mine cart, ropesaws, big walking excavators und 20kg heavy jackhammers in those underground pathes.

The simulated mine card ride is an attraction for both, children and adults.


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Open Feb 16, 2021 through Feb 18, 2021 from Tue, Wed and Thu 10:00–17:00 .
Open Feb 20, 2021 through Feb 25, 2021 from Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat and Sun 10:00–17:00 .
Open Feb 27, 2021 through Mar 04, 2021 from Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat and Sun 10:00–17:00 .
Open Mar 06, 2021 through Mar 11, 2021 from Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat and Sun 10:00–17:00 .
Open Mar 13, 2021 through Mar 18, 2021 from Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat and Sun 10:00–17:00 .
Open Mar 20, 2021 through Mar 25, 2021 from Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat and Sun 10:00–17:00 .
Open Mar 27, 2021 through Mar 28, 2021 from Sat and Sun 10:00–17:00 .
Open Mar 29, 2021 through Apr 10, 2021 from 10:00–17:00.

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Coordinates

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50.326820, 7.220657
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50°19'36.6"N 7°13'14.4"E
UTM
32U 373349 5576483
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Disability access

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Accessibility certified

  • 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
  • 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 - partially accessible for people with walking disabilities". 

Some information on accessibility are listed below. For more descriptions please see „Detailed information“.

  • There are no in-house parking spaces. The public area around the Eifel Museum offers sufficient parking spaces.
  • The width of the entrance door is 90 cm, access to the building is via a ramp with an inclination of 8% over a distance of 150 cm. The smaller manoeuvring space in front of/behind the door or ramp is 120 cm x 120 cm.
  • Doors and passageways are at least 88 cm wide.
  • All rooms that can be used by the guest are at ground level or can be reached by elevator. The elevator cab is 140 cm x 160 cm in size.
  • The sales counter with checkout area and shop is 110 cm or 70 cm high at the highest or lowest point. There is another possibility of communication while sitting.

Exhibition rooms: Exhibition room 1 + 2, Natur 21, Tunnel

  • The narrowest passage width in the exhibition rooms is 120 cm (exception: Tunnel 90 cm).
  • The exhibits and the corresponding information are predominately visible in a sitting position.

Toilet for people with disabilities

  • The toilet is located on the 1st floor. The passage width of the entrance door to the toilet facility is 90 cm, the smaller manoeuvring space in front of/behind the door is 90 cm x 100 cm.
  • The manoeuvring spaces next to the toilet are on the left 70 cm x 56 cm, on the right 10 cm x 56 cm, in front of the toilet or washbasin 140 cm x 150 cm.
  • There are handles which can be folded up on the left side.
  • The washbasin is wheelchair compatible at a height of 67 cm at a depth of less than 30 cm.
PDF report on accessibility for Walking disability and wheelchair users

Some information on accessibility are listed below. In the separate document "Detailed information" detailed descriptions are available.

  • There is no audio induction loop.
  • In the elevator the outgoing emergency call is not confirmed visibly.
  • In the exhibition information about the exhibits is provided in written form and acoustically.
PDF report on accessibility for Hearing impaired and deaf
  • Assistance dogs are welcome

Some information on accessibility are listed below. In the separate document "Detailed information" detailed descriptions are available.

  • Assistance dogs are allowed.
  • The main entrance is visually rich in contrast.
  • The house signs are designed in well readable, high-contrast font.
  • Glass doors are provided with safety markings.
  • Rooms and corridors are brightly illuminated.
  • There are usually no obstacles, e.g. objects protruding into the path/room.
  • The exhibits are generally well illuminated. The information on the exhibits is visually rich in contrast.
  • Information is conveyed in written form and acoustically.
  • Only in the "Natur 21" exhibition room information is available in Braille or prismatic writing.
  • There is no uninterrupted guidance system with floor indicators.
  • An emergency call is confirmed audibly in the elevator.
PDF report on accessibility for Visually impaired and blind

Some information on accessibility are listed below. For more descriptions please see „Detailed information“.

  • Name and logo of the company are clearly recognizable from the outside.
  • The cash register is directly visible from the entrance.
  • In the exhibition, information is conveyed in written form and acoustically.
  • There is no information in easy language or displayed with pictorial representation.
PDF report on accessibility for Cognitive disability
This audit report was prepared by: Reisen für Alle
Period of certification: April 01, 2017 - March 31, 2020

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Deutsches Schieferbergwerk

Genovevaburg
56727 Mayen
Phone (0049)2651 498508 Fax (0049)2651 7017833

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