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Aussichtsplattform "Windklang"

Viewpoint · Hunsrück · 802 m
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    / Windklang
    Photo: Daniel Thiel
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    Photo: Klaus-Peter Kappest
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Artisanal sculpture "Klangspiel" on the Erbeskopf summit in the middle of the National park Hunsrück-Hochwald and the nature park Saar-Hunsrück

Penetrable sound sculpture "Windklang" on the Erbeskopf. This sculpture, designed by the sculptor C. Mancke, impressively stages the interplay of nature and the elements. Tons of stell, seemingly packed in a wooden dress, in the middle of the beautiful Hunsrück landscape, create your own music. They give the visitor a chance to experience and feel the landscape from new perspectives in his walk across the pier through the sculpture to the lookout pint. There are no limits to the immagination of the visitor. Every weather plays its own "song", so that a visit in any weather is worthwhile.

Sculpture is located in the middle of the nature park Saar-Hunsrück and the National park Hunsrück-Hochwald.

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The viewing platform can be visited all year round.

Coordinates

DD
49.730643, 7.088969
DMS
49°43'50.3"N 7°05'20.3"E
UTM
32U 362282 5510435
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Accessibility

Badge Accessibility-certified
Accessibility-certified

  • 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
  • Handrails on both sides of all staircases

All areas relevant for testing meet the quality criteria of the label "Accessibility certified - partially accessible for people with walking disabilities and wheelchair users".

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

  • There are no marked parking spaces for people with disabilities.
  • Two alternative paths lead from the parking lot to the viewing platform:
    The direct path is 100 m long and easy to walk and drive on.
    The "sculpture path" is 300 m long, partly not easy to walk and drive on and has gradients of 8-9% over distances of 20 m.
  • The viewing platform is steplessly accessible via the direct path from the parking lot. A staircase with 18 steps leads from the "sculpture path" to the viewing platform.
  • The viewing tower is only accessible via 54 steps.
  • All evaluated passageways available to the guests are at least 140 cm wide.
  • There is a picnic area on the site. There are also seats on the viewing tower.
Audit Report: PDF report on accessibility for Walking disability and wheelchair users
There are no applicable quality criteria 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.
  • The paths have visually contrasting sidewalk boundaries.
  • The signage is designed in clearly legible and contrasting font.
  • The stairs are not visually contrasting, but have handrails on both sides.
  • Information is not available in Braille or prismatic font.
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.

  • Information for orientation is partly available with pictorial symbols.
  • There is no information in easy language.
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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