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Hunsrückhaus

Nature reserve · Hunsrück
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  • Hunsrückhaus
    / Hunsrückhaus
    Photo: Daniel Thiel
  • / NLP Ausstellung
    Photo: Konrad Funke
  • / NLP Ausstellung.
    Photo: Konrad Funke

Exhibition round the Hunsrück landscape, forest, climate, environment and leisure. Adventure territory with forest playground, sensory path, summit steep track.
The Hunsrückhaus as the spot for winter sports, nature and environmental education is located at the foot of the mountain Erbeskopf (816m altitude), in the middle of the natural park Saar-Hunsrück and the National Park Hunsrück-Hochwald. The Hunsrückhaus intents to introduce locals and tourists, families, children, grades of schools, wanderers and seniors to the nature and environemnt surrounding the Erbeskopf. Here awaits you: -The interactive permanent exhibition "Nature-Environment-Freetime" -A wide variety of events and workshops -Excursions and adventure days -The environmental lab -Various congress opportunities -Forest-playground and "Garden for Wids" -Ski-slopes, cross-country ski-tracks and bobsleigh hills -Summer coasting slide -Crag "Highlife" -Interesting theme - trails -The premium trail's highest point (Saar-Hunsrück-STeig) - Start and finisch the dream loop "Gipfelrauschen"

Open from

The National Park gate opens its doors again on Saturday, 11.07.2020 after the Corona break. It will then be open again at the usual times daily from 9 - 17 o'clock.

Coordinates

DD
49.737489, 7.083607
DMS
49°44'15.0"N 7°05'01.0"E
UTM
32U 361915 5511206
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Disability access

Badge Accessibility certified
Accessibility certified

Walking disability and wheelchair users

  • 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
  • Hinged grab rail in the toilet at least on the accessible side
  • Special offers for people with walking impairments
  • Special offers for wheelchair users

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.

  • There is one marked parking space for people with disabilities (parking space size: 350 cm x 550 cm).
  • The building is steplessly accessible via a ramp. The ramp has a maximum gradient of 3,2 % and a total length of 4 m
  • All evaluated rooms and facilities available to the guests are steplessly accessible. The external path to the exhibition is easy to walk on and drive on and has a maximum longitudinal gradient of 5 % over a length of 10 m.
  • All evaluated passageways/doors available to the guests are at least 90 cm wide.
  • The counter is at its lowest point 75 cm high.
  • The exhibits are predominately visible when seated. The information on the exhibits is predominately readable when seated.
  • Guided tours for people with walking impairments and wheelchair users are offered. A reservation in advance is necessary. Mobile or fixed seats are available for people with walking disabilities, which may be used during the guided tour. The entire route of the guided tour is steplessly variable for wheelchair users.

Public toilet for people with disabilities

  • The manoeuvring spaces are:
    behind the door 200 cm x 140;
    in front of the toilet 200 cm x 108 cm;
    in front of the washbasin 200 cm x 140 cm;
    left of the toilet 66 cm x 55 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.
  • The mirror is not visible while sitting.
  • An alarm trigger is available.

Hearing impaired and deaf

  • Audio induction loop
  • Special offers for people with hearing impairment

All areas relevant for testing meet the quality criteria of the label "Accessibility certified - partially accessible for people with hearing impairment".

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

  • There is no alarm.
  • There is no audio induction loop system at the counter.
  • The information on the exhibits is predominately provided in writing. There is audible information on the exhibits.
  • Guided tours with FM systems (e.g. headphones, neck loops) are available for people with hearing impairments. A reservation in advance is necessary. 

Visually impaired and blind

  • 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 and 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. Exception: parts of the exhibition area
  • There are no visually contrasting or tactilely detectable floor indicators available.
  • There are glass doors without safety markings.
  • Steps are not visually rich in contrast. Stairs have handrails on both sides.
  • The exhibits are usually well illuminated.
  • The information on the exhibits is predominately provided in writing and is visually rich in contrast. There is audible information on the exhibits.
  • Information is not available in Braille or prismatic font.
  • There are no guided tours available for people with visual impairments and blind people.

Cognitive disability

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

  • The name or logo of the facility is clearly recognizable from the outside.
  • There is no guidance system available.
  • 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.
This audit report was prepared by: Reisen für Alle
Period of certification: January 01, 2020 - December 31, 2022

Routes through this place

Type
Name
Distance
Duration
Ascent
Descent
33.1 km
2:33 h
488 m
516 m
36.7 km
3:43 h
695 m
685 m
14.6 km
1:15 h
319 m
170 m
12.1 km
1:03 h
306 m
123 m
180.4 km
45:37 h
4258 m
4219 m
87.1 km
6:35 h
1538 m
1539 m
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Hunsrückhaus

Am Erbeskopf 
54426 Hilscheid
Phone +49 6504 778 Fax +49 6504 9549054

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Graded short tour/Graded circular tour · Hunsrueck

Traumschleife Gipfelrauschen (Wuthering Peak Dream Loop)

moderate
7.4 km
3:00 h
209 m
208 m
This eventful trail around the Erbeskopf, the highest elevation of the Rhineland-Palatinate, highlights typical aspects of the Hunsrück-Hochwald ...
17
from Hunsrück-Touristik GmbH,   Hunsrück-Touristik GmbH
Themed route · Hunsrück-Hochwald

Nationalpark-Radquerung 2

moderate
33.1 km
2:33 h
488 m
516 m
Kirschweiler Golfplatz – Ringkopf - Hüttgeswasen – Nationalparktor Erbeskopf – Pfaffenstraße - Stern - Ruppelstein – Muhl – Neuhütten -  Ringwall – ...
from Tourist-Information des Birkenfelder Landes,   Tourist-Information des Birkenfelder Landes
Mountain bike- & Nature-Active-Tours · Hunsrück

Thalfanger Rad-Aktiv-Route

moderate
36.7 km
3:43 h
695 m
685 m
Die Rad-Aktiv-Route H4 "Thalfanger Rad-Aktiv-Route "Zum Dach von Rheinland-Pfalz" - Annäherung an den Erbeskopf" besteht aus einer Rundtour von ...
3
from Hunsrück-Touristik GmbH,   Hunsrück-Touristik GmbH
Themed route · Hunsrück-Hochwald

Nationalpark-Radquerung 6

moderate
14.6 km
1:15 h
319 m
170 m
Leisel/Sportplatz – Jagdhaus Leisel – Hüttgeswasen – Hängende Birke - Nationalparktor Erbeskopf Streckenlänge: 14,6 km Streckeninfo: grober ...
from Tourist-Information des Birkenfelder Landes,   Tourist-Information des Birkenfelder Landes
Themed route · Hunsrück-Hochwald

Nationalpark-Radquerung 7

moderate
12.1 km
1:03 h
306 m
123 m
Petersquelle – Graues Kreuz – Hüttgeswasen - Nationalparktor Erbeskopf Streckenlänge: 12,1 km Streckeninfo: grober Schotter mit teils steilen Auf ...
from Tourist-Information des Birkenfelder Landes,   Tourist-Information des Birkenfelder Landes
moderate
313.5 km
137:05 h
8775 m
8816 m
This tour covers the entire Rhineland-Palatinate part of the Saar-Hunsrück Climb. These are legs 25 to 27 (Trier to Keller Steg) and legs 7 to 24.
from Hunsrueck-Touristik GmbH,   Hunsrück-Touristik GmbH
Other hiking tour/main hiking trail · Hunsrück

Hunsrückhöhenweg

moderate
180.4 km
45:37 h
4258 m
4219 m
Auf dem Hunsrückhöhenweg wandern wir durch bizarre Täler und über weite Hunsrückhöhen mit beeindruckenden Panoramen vom Rhein über den Hunsrück ...
from Hunsrück-Touristik GmbH,   Hunsrück-Touristik GmbH
Themed route · Hunsrück-Hochwald

Nationalpark-Radrundroute

moderate
87.1 km
6:35 h
1538 m
1539 m
Route rund um den Nationalpark Hunsrück-Hochwald. Bitte beachten: Diese Tour wird in den kommenden Monaten ausgeschildert, bisher nur per gpx ...
1
from Sandra Wenz,   Tourist-Information des Birkenfelder Landes
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