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The Royal Gardens of Herrenhausen

The Splendour of Garden Art

enlarge Panoramic view of the Herrenhausen Gardens in Hannover

Panoramic view of the Herrenhausen Gardens in Hannover
© Hannover Marketing und Tourismus GmbH / Fotograf: Nik Barlo Junior

Panoramic view of the Herrenhausen Gardens in Hannover

The Royal Gardens of Herrenhausen in Hannover

The Royal Gardens of Herrenhausen in Hannover are among Europe’s most beautiful parks. They begin with the Large Garden (Großer Garten), the largest German Baroque garden with its ornaments and magnificent fountains. Directly next to the Large Garden is the Schloss Herrenhausen Museum, which reopened in 2013. The artist Niki de Saint Phalle designed the grotto with its colourful modern art. The neighbouring botanic garden – Berggarten – is home to more than 11,000 different plants from a range of climate zones, as well as Europe’s largest collection of orchids.

 

Inspection result

The Royal Gardens of Herrenhausen were evaluated by a certified recorder on 14th September 2015 and awarded the “accessibility verified” certificate by the inspection body, to show that it is accessible for those with difficulty walking and partially accessible for wheelchair users. The gardens can now carry this label from November 2015 until October 2018.

 

Information for wheelchair users and people with difficulty walking

We have put together some information on accessibility below.

  • Marked parking spaces for people with disabilities are provided.
  • The Royal Gardens of Herrenhausen can also be accessed via the tram stop Herrenhäuser Gärten.
  • Turning spaces are at least 150 cm x 150 cm (exception: at the door to the WC in the Schlossküche restaurant and in the WCs near the tills).
  • Doors and passages are at least 88 cm wide.
  • The maximum slope along the outdoor paths is 5%.
  • The outdoor paths are largely smooth. Some of the ground is covered in coarse gravel.
  • There is step-free access to the various indoor areas (max. 2 cm). Lifts are available as an alternative to stairs (lift size 107 cm x 137 cm).
  • Wheelchair-suitable tables are available in the Schlossküche restaurant (indoor and outdoor areas).
  • Most exhibits in the exhibition and goods in the shop can be viewed from standing and sitting positions.

 

Services

  • Tours are offered for wheelchair users and people with difficulty walking. Booking is required.
  • Available aids: wheelchair, Zimmer frame, mobile seats, scooter rental (at info pavilion).

Disabled toilets

  • The WCs are at least 70 cm high and accessible from at least one side.
  • Fold-up grab rails are provided on both sides.
  • The wash basin is wheelchair-suitable and the mirror can be seen from sitting and standing positions.
  • Emergency call buttons are provided.
  • The WC by the info pavilion is unlocked with a Euro key.

 

Information for the deaf and hard of hearing

We have put together some information on accessibility below.

  • Marked parking spaces for people with disabilities are provided.
  • The Royal Gardens of Herrenhausen can also be accessed via the tram stop Herrenhäuser Gärten. Written stop information is provided.
  • The indoor areas are well lit.
  • Lifts are available as an alternative to stairs. Any emergency call here is confirmed with a sound alarm.
  • Spaces with a sound alarm also have a clearly-recognisable flashing visual signal (museum).
  • Written information on the exhibits is provided.
  • Tours are offered for the deaf and hard of hearing. Pre-booking is required.
  • Sign language interpreters can be arranged.
  • There is no induction loop.

 

Schlossküche restaurant (indoor and outdoor areas)

  • Tables with bright and non-glare lighting are available.
  • There are tables with no standing or hanging lamps that could impede the line of sight or eye contact.
  • There are tables with low ambient noise and adjustable electro-acoustic sound.

 

Information for the blind and partially sighted

We have put together some information on accessibility below.

  • Marked parking spaces for people with disabilities are provided.
  • The Royal Gardens of Herrenhausen can also be accessed via the tram stop Herrenhäuser Gärten. Written and audio information is provided at the tram stop. There are high-contrast and tactile indicators on the found.
  • There is no comprehensive guidance system with floor indicators. However, the route from the entrance to the counter in the information pavilion is marked with visual indicators on the floor.
  • Not all outdoor paths have path limits.
  • The stairs inside are not designed with visual or tactile contrasts.
  • Lifts are available as an alternative. Emergency calls are confirmed with a sound alarm. The operating elements are tactile and the signs are in Braille.
  • In the museum, some objects protrude into the room.
  • Some of the exhibits in the exhibition and the ship are well lit and contrast visually with the environment.
  • There are high-contrast signposts.

 

Services

  • Guide dogs are permitted.
  • Available aids: Information on sound devices (CD, MP3), audio guides, guides for the blind (large font, Braille and raised images)
  • Tours are offered for the blind and partially sighted. Pre-booking is required.
  • Information for the blind and partially sighted is available on the website.

 

Information for people with cognitive impairments

We have put together some information on accessibility below.

  • Marked parking spaces for people with disabilities are provided.
  • The Royal Gardens of Herrenhausen can also be accessed via the tram stop Herrenhäuser Gärten. The stop is labelled with pictograms.
  • The name and logo are clearly recognisable from outside in the entrance areas (info pavilion, Schlossküche restaurant, tills).
  • The till is directly visible from the entrance.
  • Some exhibits in the exhibition and goods in the shop are presented visibly.
  • The dishes in the Schlossküche restaurant are presented visibly.
  • Tours are offered for people with cognitive impairments. Pre-booking is required.
  • Available aids: audio guides
  • No information is available in simple language.
  • Some signage information is shown as pictograms.

More information

Contact

Herrenhäuser Gärten

Herrenhäuser Straße 4, 30419 Hannover

Phone: 0511 /16847576
Fax: 0511 / 16847374

E-Mail: herrenhaeuser-gaerten@hannover-stadt.de

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