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Eifelmuseum - EifelTotal

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  • Ausstellungsraum im Eifelmuseum
    / Ausstellungsraum im Eifelmuseum
    Photo: Dominik Ketz, CC BY-SA, Eifel Tourismus GmbH, D. Ketz
  • / Unterirdische Entdeckungen im Eifelmuseum
    Photo: Dominik Ketz, Eifel Tourismus GmbH, D. Ketz
  • / Warum heißt die Eifel Eifel?
    Photo: Dominik Ketz, CC BY-SA, Eifel Tourismus GmbH, D. Ketz
  • / Mit der Kuh per Du im Eifelmuseum
    Photo: Dominik Ketz, Eifel Tourismus GmbH, D. Ketz
  • / Was verbirgt sich hinter der Geschichte?
    Photo: Domnik Ketz, Eifel Tourismus GmbH, D. Ketz
  • / Nimm Platz im Eifelmuseum!
    Photo: Dominik Ketz, Eifel Tourismus GmbH, D. Ketz
  • / Auf ins Erdalterum im Eifelmuseum
    Photo: Dominik Ketz, Eifel Tourismus GmbH, D. Ketz
Genovevaburg castle is a symbol of the town of Mayen. It can be seen from far and wide, towering over the town centre. Inside, it is home to the Eifelmuseum with the exhibiton "EifelTotal" and the German Slate Quarry Museum.

Genovevaburg castle is a symbol of the town of Mayen. It can be seen from far and wide, towering over the town centre. Inside, it is home to the Eifelmuseum with the exhibiton "EifelTotal" and the German Slate Quarry Museum.

"EifelTotal" is dedicated entirely to the Eifel, its landscape, its people and its history.
Every floor covers a different thematic area relating to the Eifel and is a journey through time.
According to the theme, the geology of the Eifel is to be found in the basement of the museum. The colour of fire, red, dominates the exhibition, which shows how the Eifel was created from water and developed from a desert to today’s volcanic landscape.

Why is the Eifel called “Eifel”? How big is the Eifel? These and many more informative and light-hearted questions are answered interactively on the ground floor.

Other thematic areas vividly demonstrate the effects of the climate and soil on the flora and fauna both past and present, how the Eifel locals cultivated food and made clothing from this landscape and how faith has always played an important role here.
There are exhibits to get involved in and try out all along the way.

You can also climb the 34 metre Goloturm (Golo Tower) from the museum, with its beautiful view over Mayen and the Eifel landscape.





Open from

open today
Open Jun 01, 2021 through Jan 13, 2022 from Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat and Sun 10:00–17:00 .

Samstag bis Donnerstag sowie an Feiertagen
von 10.00 bis 17.00 Uhr

in den Ferien von Rhld.-Pfalz und NRW auch freitags geöffnet

Winterpause: 15. Januar - 15. Februar




Price:

Preise:

  • Basis-Karte (eine Einrichtung)
    6,00 € Erwachsene / 3,50 € Kinder und Andere*
  • Kombi-Karte (zwei Einrichtungen)
    9,00 € Erwachsene / 5,00 € Kinder und Andere*
  • Premium-Karte (drei Éinrichtungen)
    12,00 € Erwachsene / 6,50 € Kinder und Andere*

    *Jugendliche, Schüler, Studenten, Behinderte (GdB ab 50%), Ehrenamtler, Senioren (ab 60 Jahren)

Ermäßigungen

  • Kinder unter 1 m Körpergröße sind frei.
    Familienkarte (Erwachsene mit Kind) 25%
    Gruppenkarte (ab 20 Personen) 25%

Führungen

  • Regelmäßige Einzelführungen immer Samstag und Sonntag ab 14:00 Uhr
  • Zuzüglich zum Eintritt
    für Einzelpersonen 2,50 €
  • Gruppen (ab 20 Personen)
    ab 29,00 € und Sonderführungen nur auf Anfrage

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Coordinates

DD
50.326834, 7.220550
DMS
50°19'36.6"N 7°13'14.0"E
UTM
32U 373342 5576484
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Disability access

Badge Accessibility-certified
Accessibility-certified

  • Parking for people with disabilities
  • Step-free access to the building/object/terrain (via elevator/ramp if necessary)
  • 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 certified - partially accessible for people with walking disabilities".

Some information on accessibility are listed below. For detailed information please see the evaluation report.

  • In the parking garage "Burggarage" there is a marked parking space for people with disabilities (parking space size: 330 cm x 550 cm) and two XXL parking spaces (parking space size: 530 cm x 550 cm).
  • The elevator cabin in the parking garage "Burggarage" measures 110 cm x 140 cm. The elevator door is 77 cm wide.
  • The path to the museum is not easy to walk and drive on and has a maximum longitudinal gradient of 7 % over a distance of 70 m .
  • The museum is accessible via a step or a landing ramp. The ramp has a maximum gradient of 8 % and a total length of 1 m.
  • Almost all evaluated rooms and facilities available to the guests are accessible at ground level or via an elevator. Exception: The Oberburg viewing platform and parts of the mine adit on level -3 are only accessible via steps.
  • The elevator cabin measures 145 cm x 160 cm.
  • All evaluated passageways/doors in the museum available to the guests are at least 90 cm wide.
  • The cash desk is 110 cm high.

Exhibition

  • Seating is available in the exhibition.
  • The exhibits are predominately visible when seated and the information is predominately readable when seated.
  • The mine adit on level -3 is partly not easy to drive on, there are also several gradients.
  • Guided tours for people with walking impairments and wheelchair users are offered. A reservation in advance is necessary.
  • Mobile or fixed seats are available, which may be used during the guided tour.
  • The entire route of the guided tour is steplessly accessible.

Public toilet for people with disabilities (men's toilet)

  • The manoeuvring spaces are:
    in front of/behind the door, in front of the toilet and the washbasin 150 cm x 140 cm;
    left of the toilet 55 cm x 56 cm, no manoeuvring space on the right.
  • There are grab rails available on the right and left of the toilet. The grab rail on the left of the toilet can be flipped-up.
  • The sink has limited access.
  • An alarm trigger is available.

Public toilet for people with disabilities (ladies toilet)

  • The manoeuvring spaces are:
    in front of the door and the washbasin 120 cm x 200 cm;
    in front of the toilet 154 cm x 145 cm;
    right of the toilet 76 cm x 56 cm, no manoeuvring space on the left.
  • There are grab rails available on the right and left of the toilet. The grab rails can be flipped-up.
  • The sink has limited access.
  • An alarm trigger is available.
Audit Report: PDF report on accessibility for Walking disability and wheelchair users

Some information on accessibility are listed below. For detailed information please see the evaluation report.

  • There is no clearly visible alarm.
  • There is no audio induction loop system.
  • An outgoing emergency call in the elevators is confirmed audibly.

Exhibition

  • The information on the exhibits is predominately provided in writing.
  • There are films (without sound) and a multimedia station.
  • There are no guided tours available for people with hearing impairment and deaf people.
Audit Report: PDF report on accessibility for Hearing impaired and deaf
  • Assistance dogs are welcome

Some information on accessibility are listed below. For detailed information please see the evaluation report.

  • Assistance dogs are allowed in relevant areas/rooms.
  • The entrance is visually rich in contrast, but not recognizable by a tactile change of floor covering.
  • Almost all evaluated and usable areas for the guest are well illuminated, i.e. bright and glare-free. Exceptions: mine adit, stairs.
  • There are no visually contrasting or tactilely detectable floor indicators available.
  • The mine adit on level -3 is not always high enough to stand upright. Helmets are available.
  • The signage is partly not contrasting.
  • An outgoing emergency call in the elevators is confirmed audibly. The break position is not announced by spoken commands. The operating controls are not visually rich in contrast, but tactilely detectable.
  • Steps are not visually rich in contrast. Stairs have at least a handrail on one side.

Exhibition

  • The exhibits are mostly well illuminated.
  • The information on the exhibits is predominately provided in writing and is visually rich in contrast.
  • There are audio stations as well as a touch and a multimedia station.
  • Information is not available in Braille or prismatic font.
  • There are no guided tours available for people with visual impairments and blind people.
Audit Report: PDF report on accessibility for Visually impaired and blind

Some information on accessibility are listed below. For detailed information please see the evaluation report.

  • The name or logo of the museum is clearly recognizable from the outside.
  • There is no colored or pictorial guidance system available.

Exhibition

  • The information on the exhibits is predominately provided in writing, but not in easy language.
  • There are no guided tours available for people with cognitive impairments.
Audit Report: PDF report on accessibility for Cognitive disability
This audit report was prepared by: Reisen für Alle
Certification period: November 01, 2020 - October 31, 2023

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Eifelmuseum - EifelTotal

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

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