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Geysir-Zentrum Andernach

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  • Geysir Zentrum
    / Geysir Zentrum
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  • / Geysir Zentrum mit Tourist-Information
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  • / Geysir Ausbruch
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  • / Ausstellung
    Photo: Dominik Ketz/Rheinland-Pfalz Tourismus GmbH
  • / Mit dem Schiff zum Namedyer Werth
    Photo: Dominik Ketz/Rheinland-Pfalz Tourismus GmbH
  • / Barrierefreies Erlebnis für die ganze Familie
    Photo: Dominik Ketz/Rheinland-Pfalz Tourismus GmbH

The world's largest cold-water geyser is a geological sensation, a unique natural spectacle that is second to none. Not far from Andernach, the geyser rises in the Namedyer Werth. Unlike hot-water geysers, which eject water through the steam pressure of superheated water, this cold-water geyser is driven by carbonic acid. It has its origins in the active volcanic history of the landscape. The Eifel with its maars and extinct volcanic cones begins right in the hinterland.
At the Geysir Centre, visitors embark on an exciting journey underground to learn how the cold-water geyser works at hands-on stations. A boat then takes the visitor to the Namedyer Werth nature reserve. There the highlight awaits, the highest cold-water geyser in the world, whose eruption is preceded by a hissing and gurgling sound. About every 100 minutes it shoots up to 60 metres into the air. The tangible elemental force of nature impresses young and old.

The world's largest cold-water geyser is a geological sensation, a unique natural spectacle that is second to none. Not far from Andernach, the geyser rises in the Namedyer Werth. Unlike hot-water geysers, which eject water through the steam pressure of superheated water, this cold-water geyser is driven by carbonic acid. It has its origins in the active volcanic history of the landscape. The Eifel with its maars and extinct volcanic cones begins right in the hinterland.
At the Geysir Centre, visitors embark on an exciting journey underground to learn how the cold-water geyser works at hands-on stations. A boat then takes the visitor to the Namedyer Werth nature reserve. There the highlight awaits, the highest cold-water geyser in the world, whose eruption is preceded by a hissing and gurgling sound. About every 100 minutes it shoots up to 60 metres into the air. The tangible elemental force of nature impresses young and old.


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Late March - October 31 Monday - Sunday 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

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Coordinates

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50.441169, 7.402752
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50°26'28.2"N 7°24'09.9"E
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32U 386583 5588902
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Disability access

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Accessibility-certified

  • 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 certified - accessible for people with walking disabilities and wheelchair users". 

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

Geyser center

  • There is a public parking space for people with disabilities (parking space size 350 cm x 550 cm; distance to the Geyser Center approx. 50 m).
  • The path from the car park to the Geyser Center entrance is easy to walk and drive on. The maximum longitudinal inclination is 3 % over a length of 10 m.
  • The width of the entrance door is 120 cm, access to the building is threshold-free and stepless. 
  • All evaluated rooms and facilities available to the guests are steplessly accessible at ground level or via an elevator. 
  • The elevator cabin measures 135 cm x 140 cm.  
  • All evaluated passageways/doors available to the guests are at least 90 cm wide. 
  • The sales counter with checkout area is 110 cm high. 
  • The exhibits and the corresponding information can be seen predominantly from a seated position.
  • Aids offered: wheelchair
  • Guided tours for people with walking impairments and wheelchair users are offered on request. A reservation in advance is necessary. 

Toilet for people with disabilities in the geyser center

  • The manoeuvring spaces next to the toilet on the left and right are each 90 cm x 70 cm; in front of the toilet and washbasin 150 cm x 150 cm.
  •  There is a grab rail on the left/right side of the toilet. The grab rail can be flipped-up. 
  •  The sink is wheelchair compatible and the mirror can be seen while sitting or standing.
  • There is a cord as an alarm trigger.

Ship

  • The path Visitor center to the pier is to walk and drive on and has a maximum longitudinal gradient of 6 % over a distance of 25 m . Access to the ship is via a ramp at the pier. The gradient depends on the water level. 
  • The pier on the Namedyr Werth peninsula is 200 cm wide and 150 m long. Access to the ship is via a ramp at the pier. The gradient depends on the water level. 
  • Deck 1 is accessible without steps. Deck 2 is accessible via stairs only.  
  • There are no wheelchair accessible tables available in the deck 1 and 2 (maximum height 80 cm, wheelchair accessible at a height of 67 cm and a depth of 30 cm). 

Toilet for people with disabilities on the ship

  • The manoeuvring spaces next to the toilet on the left is 64 cm x 53 cm and right 40 cm x 53 cm; in front of the toilet and washbasin 103 cm x 116 cm.
  • There is a grab rail on the left/right side of the toilet. The grab rail cannot be flipped-up. 
  • The sink has limited access. 
  • The mirror  is not visible while sitting 
  • There is not an alarm trigger.

 Peninsula Namedyr Werth / Geysir 

  • The path from the landing stage to the geyser is 220 m long. It is easy to walk and drive on and has a maximum longitudinal gradient of 3% over a distance of 50 meters. 
  • Seating is available at the geyser. 
PDF report on accessibility for Walking disability and wheelchair users

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

  • There is no audio induction loop.
  • In the elevator, an emergency call is confirmed audibly. Alternatively, stairs are available.
  • In the exhibition, information on the exhibits is conveyed in written form and acoustically. 
  • There are no guided tours available for people with hearing impairment and deaf people. 
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.
  • Outdoor paths mainly are rich in contrast or have tactilely detectable sidewalk boundaries.
  • The main entrance is visually contrasting.
  • The house signage is designed in clearly legible, visually contrasting font.
  • There are glass doors in the entrance area, these are not marked with safety markings.
  • Rooms and corridors are brightly lit.
  • In the exhibition, the exhibits do not contrast visually with their surroundings, information is conveyed in written form and acoustically. Films are used to convey information.
  • There are usually no obstacles, e.g. objects protruding into the path/room.
  • Information is not available in Braille or prismatic writing.
  • In the elevator, an emergency call is confirmed acoustically.
  • Staircases are not visually rich in contrast or tactilely detectable. Handrails are present. 
  • There are no guided tours available for people with visual impairments and blind people. 
PDF report on accessibility for Visually impaired and blind

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

  • Name and logo of the company are clearly recognizable from the outside.
  • The destination of the path is usually within sight
  • The cash register is directly visible from the entrance.
  • There are no uninterrupted guidance systems or signs at a constantly visible distance.
  • Information is conveyed in written form and acoustically at the exhibition.
  • There are no guided tours available for people with cognitive impairments. 
PDF report on accessibility for Cognitive disability
This audit report was prepared by: Reisen für Alle
Period of certification: February 01, 2021 - January 31, 2024

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55:52 h
5,466 m
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Geysir-Zentrum Andernach

Konrad-Adenauer-Allee 40
56626 Andernach
Phone (0049)2632-958008-0 Fax (0049)2632-958008-10

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