Castle Hotel at the "Hainich"

Castle Hotel at the "Hainich"

Enjoy and relax from everyday life - in a historical and loving atmosphere under the motto "Holiday for everyone"!

The Castle Hotel in Behringen is a barrier-free hotel that offers people with and without handicaps a relaxing holiday. Of the 25 spacious comfort rooms, 18 rooms are barrier-free and can be individually extended at any time. You can enjoy the extensive breakfast buffet and our regional cuisine in the "Behringer-Hainich-Stube".

In the evening, our hotel parlour is ready to welcome you and let the day end with a glass of wine or beer. In the warm season our shady castle terrace and the beautiful castle park offer you relaxation and recreation.

Our wellness area is nature!

Certified in the period

December 2019 - November 2022

Accessibility certified People with walking disabilities Wheelchair users

Barrier-free information

Short Report as PDF

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 is one unmarked parking space for people with disabilities (parking space size: 350 cm x 500 cm).
  • The path from the car park to the entrance is 20 m long. It is partially not easy to walk and drive on.
  • The building is steplessly accessible.
  • All evaluated rooms and facilities available to the guests are steplessly accessible via an elevator.
  • The elevator cabin measures 110 cm x 140 cm.
  • All evaluated passageways/doors available to the guests are at least 90 cm wide.
  • The reception desk is 73 cm high at its lowest point.
  • There are wheelchair accessible tables in the in the "Hainichstube" and the "Schlossstube" (maximum height 80 cm, wheelchair accessible at a height of 67 cm and a depth of 30 cm).
  • Aids offered: active shower wheelchair, height-adjustable nursing bed, lifter

Room 10 (double bedroom)

  • The maneuvering spaces in front of essential immobile furnishings (e.g. wardrobe) and left and right of the bed are at least 145 cm x 145 cm.
  • The bed is 55 cm high.
  • A nursing bed is available.
  • The maneuvering spaces in the bathroom are:
    • in front of/behind the door at least 135 cm x 110 cm;
    • in front of the toilet and the washbasin 124 cm x 113 cm;
    • left of the toilet 26 cm x 70 cm and right of the toilet 99 cm x 70 cm.
  • There are handles on the right and left of the toilet. The handle on the right of the toilet can be folded up.
  • The washbasin is wheelchair accessible.
  • The mirror can be seen while standing or sitting.
  • The shower is accessible without thresholds.
  • The maneuvering space in the shower is 99 cm x 120 cm.
  • A shower seat is available or can be provided if required.
  • There are grab handles in the shower.
  • An alarm trigger is present.

Room 14 (double bedroom)

  • The maneuvering spaces are:
    • in front of essential immobile furnishings (e.g. wardrobe) 150 cm x 150 cm;
    • left of the bed 160 cm x 200 cm;
    • right of the bed 97 cm x 200 cm.
  • The bed is 56 cm high.
  • A nursing bed is available.
  • The maneuvering spaces in the bathroom are:
    • in front of/behind the door at least 150 cm x 150 cm;
    • in front of the toilet and the washbasin 150 cm x 150 cm;
    • left of the toilet 26 cm x 70 cm and right of the toilet 122 cm x 70 cm.
  • There are handles on the right and left of the toilet. The handle on the right of the toilet can be folded up.
  • The washbasin is wheelchair accessible.
  • The mirror can be seen while standing or sitting.
  • The shower is accessible without thresholds.
  • The maneuvering space in the shower is 120 cm x 140 cm.
  • A shower seat is available or can be provided if required.
  • There are grab handles in the shower.
  • An alarm trigger is present.

Public toilet for people with disabilities (ground floor)

  • The maneuvering spaces are:
    • in front of/behind the door at least 130 cm x 186 cm;
    • in front of the toilet and in front of the washbasin 149 cm x 150 cm;
    • left of the toilet 99 cm x 72 cm and right of the toilet 87 cm x 72 cm.
  • There are handles which can be folded up on the right and left of the toilet.
  • The washbasin is wheelchair accessible.
  • The mirror can be seen while standing or sitting.
  • An alarm trigger is present.

Public toilet for people with disabilities (1st floor)

  • The maneuvering spaces are:
    • in front of/behind the door at least 200 cm x 72 cm;
    • in front of the toilet and in front of the washbasin 167cm x 133 cm;
    • left and right of the toilet at least 90 cm x 70 cm
  • There are handles which can be folded up on the right and left of the toilet.
  • The washbasin is wheelchair accessible.
  • The mirror can be seen while standing or sitting.
  • An alarm trigger is present.

Public toilet for people with disabilities (2nd floor)

  • The maneuvering spaces are:
    • in front of/behind the door, in front of the toilet and the washbasin at least 110 cm x 158 cm;
    • left and right of the toilet at least 67 cm x 72 cm.
  • There are handles which can be folded up on the right and left of the toilet.
  • The washbasin is wheelchair accessible.
  • The mirror can be seen while standing or sitting.
  • An alarm trigger is present.

Evaluation report: Download as PDF

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.
  • An outgoing emergency call in the elevator is confirmed audibly.
  • In the "Hainichstuben" and the "Schlossstube“ there are tables with bright and glare-free lighting, on which there are no lamps standing or hanging that restrict the field of vision or eye contact.
  • There is a seating area with low background noises (e.g. seating corner, separate room).

Room10 and 14 (double bedroom)

  • There is at least one electrical outlet available near the bed.
  • The ringing or knocking on the door is not indicated by a flashing signal which can be perceived in all rooms.
  • WiFi is offered.

Evaluation report: Download as PDF

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 not visually rich in contrast.
  • All evaluated areas usable by the guest are well illuminated, i.e. bright and glare-free.
  • There are no visually contrasting or tactilely detectable floor indicators.
  • The signage is designed in clearly legible and contrasting font.
  • An outgoing emergency call in the elevator is confirmed audibly. The stopping position is not announced by spoken commands. The operating controls are visually rich in contrast and tactilely detectable. Alternatively stairs are available.
  • Stairs do not have visually contrasting edges at the first and last step.
  • Stairs have handrails on both sides.
  • The menu font in the "Hainichstuben" is straightforward and visually rich in contrast, but not in the "Schlossstube“.
  • Information is not available in Braille or prismatic writing.
  • Aids offered: reading aids (reading glasses, magnifying glasses, etc.)

Evaluation report: Download as PDF

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

  • The name or logo of the hotel is clearly recognizable from the outside.
  • There is no colored or pictorial guidance system.
  • The dishes in the "Hainichstuben" are visibly presented (buffet, bar).
  • There is no information in easy language.
  • Information is not displayed with pictograms or pictures.

Evaluation report: Download as PDF