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Accessibility

Culture knows no boundaries. The Gasteig is open to everyone. If you have specific requirements, then we want to make sure that you can access everything our arts centre has to offer. We have compiled an overview of the current accessibility situation at the Gasteig.

Brick wall on which colourful metal dots with the writing Inclusion Point are placed
Copyright: Susanne Wagner

HP8: Disabled parking

If you hold a disability pass with the designation „aG“ or a blue parking permit, then you can use designated parking spaces – free of charge – while you are visiting the Gasteig.

 

  • Disabled parking spaces on the HP8 site: There are fourteen designated and clearly marked parking spaces on the site (Site plan with disabled parking spaces as PDF). Turn off Schäftlarnstraße or Brudermühlstraße into Hans-Preißinger-Straße and then onto the HP8 site. Place your pass inside your windscreen so it is clearly visible; this entitles you to use the parking space for the duration of the event.
  • Disabled parking spaces in the Blumengroßmarkt car park: These parking spaces are available free of charge for 4 hours to people who are attending events at the Isarphilharmonie (event rate). Please take a standard parking ticket when you drive in and the charge will be refunded.
  • Directions: Please approach via Lagerhausstraße 5, address: Schäftlarnstraße 2.
  • Opening hours: The car park is open from two hours before the event starts until 01:00 AM. The MVG runs accessible shuttle buses (number 97) to and from the car park. Please note the exact timetables, which are linked here.
  • Refunding the parking charge: You will be issued a credit voucher when you present your authorisation before 8:30 PM at the information desk in Hall E in the foyer on the ground floor. Insert this voucher along with your parking ticket into the pay station in the car park; make sure the red arrow is facing upwards. The charge will automatically be set to zero. If you have parked for longer than 4 hours, the charge will be reduced accordingly.
  • Assistance and emergencies: The stage entrance on the south side of the Isarphilharmonie is manned around the clock and can also assist you after the event.
  • Find out more: Locations and directions

HP8 with limited mobility

  • Directions: The site is fully accessible via public transport. Lifts are in operation at the Brudermühlstraße and Candidplatz underground stations. The Schäftlarnstraße/Gasteig HP8 bus stop is right outside Gasteig HP8 and you can then access the site via a gradual ramp.
  • Access: People with impaired mobility and wheelchair users enjoy unlimited access to all auditoriums, institutes and teaching areas in Gasteig HP8.
  • Toilet facilities: The buildings at Gasteig HP8 have toilet facilities with emergency call systems for people with disabilities. Please follow the signs. The toilet on the ground floor is accessible with a Euro key.
  • Please note: Due to a construction site, the accessible toilet on the ground floor cannot be used until the end of August. The toilet on the mezzanine floor can be reached by elevator. There is an additional accessible toilet in a container in front of Hall X.
  • Wheelchair spaces: The Isarphilharmonie can accommodate up to 20 wheelchairs, depending on the seating layout. Hall X has two wheelchair spaces, the Projektor has two and the Kleiner Saal/Small Hall has one.
  • Companions: Depending on the organiser’s specifications, wheelchair users can take one companion with them to an event, free of charge. However, there is no obligation to provide this service. Please contact the organiser of your particular event in advance for details.
  • Artificial respirators: We can provide electricity for artificial respirators on request in all halls. Please notify us by e-mail.

Accessibility details for individual areas

  • Access: Level access via Schäftlarnstraße, Hans-Preißinger-Straße and Brudermühlstraße (wide steps/gradual ramp)
  • Lift: Accessible lift to upper levels, Braille signs
  • Toilet: Accessible toilets (with Euro key) are located on the ground floor and mezzanine in Hall E

  • GAiA Restaurant and Bar: Level access for all
  • Access to the GAiA Deli & News: Via a wheelchair lift in Hall E. If you do not have your Euro key to hand, you can borrow one at the entrance to the Isarphilharmonie

  • Access: Level access via Schäftlarnstraße, Hans-Preißinger-Straße and Brudermühlstraße (wide steps/gradual ramp) and Hall E
  • Wheelchair spaces: Up to 20 (back to row 10 in the stalls)
  • Lift: Lift with wheelchair access up to the dress circle on the first floor, Braille signage
  • Toilets: Accessible toilets (with Euro key) are located on the ground floor and mezzanine in Hall E
  • Potential obstacles: Stalls from row 10, dress circle and gallery areas do not have unrestricted disabled access
  • Induction loop: We will activate the system on request. Please notify us by e-mail.

The Munich Public Library is located on the first and second floors of Hall E at Gasteig HP8 and lift access is provided. Further information is available here.

  • Access: Via a wheelchair lift in Hall E. If you do not have your Euro key to hand, you can borrow one at the entrance to the Isarphilharmonie
  • Wheelchair spaces: Two
  • Toilets: Accessible toilets (with Euro key) are located on the ground floor in Hall E
  • Induction loop: We will activate the system on request. Please notify us by e-mail.

  • Access: Level access via the Forum or the forecourt in front of Hall E
  • Wheelchair spaces: Two to three spaces (depending on the seating layout)
  • Lift: Level access, so not required
  • Toilets: An accessible toilet (with Euro key) in the foyer
  • Induction loop: We will activate the system on request. Please notify us by e-mail.

  • Access: Level access via the Forum in front of Building K
  • Wheelchair spaces: At least one space, depending on the seating layout
  • Lift: Level access, so not required
  • Toilets: An accessible toilet on the ground floor of the building

Many of the teaching areas in the adult education centre are fully accessible and offer lift access, wheelchair spaces and toilets for wheelchair users – the same as across the Gasteig HP8 site.

 

Service: You can filter the full MVHS programme by the level of accessibility of the teaching areas. You can subscribe here to an additional newsletter for accessible courses – simply scroll down to “Besondere Angebote” and tick the box for “Barrierefrei lernen”.

Access: Level access
Wheelchair spaces: No fixed seating layout

Houses, bike racks, a ramp made of concrete
A wide ramp provides wheelchair access to the grounds of the HP8. Copyright: 4th motion GmbH

HP8 for people with a visual or hearing impairment

If you have a visual impairment

A guidance system allowing people with visual impairments to navigate their way around the site with full accessibility was developed in consultation with Munich’s accessibility advisory group (Städtischer Beraterkreis Barrierefreies Planen und Bauen).

  • Access: If you have a visual impairment, we recommend accessing the site via the Schäftlarnstraße/Gasteig HP8 bus stop and then either a gradual ramp or wide steps. A tactile map showing the layout of Hall E and the Isarphilharmonie is located in front of the eastern entrance to Hall E, close to Hall X. This map shows the entrance to the Isarphilharmonie, along with the locations of the toilets and the ticket/information desk. A tactile floor guidance system guides you from the bus stop through the grounds and into Gasteig HP8. In the building itself tactile indicators guide you to the information desk, where service staff will help you find your way to your destination.
  • Signage: The public toilets in all the buildings on the site have Braille signs on the door panel and the lifts all have Braille signage. All information columns for the buildings on the site have Braille text at a convenient height.
  • Assistance: Guide dogs and designated assistance dogs are permitted at all events.

If you have a hearing impairment

To ensure that you enjoy every aspect of your visit to the Gasteig, all of the halls hosting major events – especially the Isarphilharmonie, the Projektor and Hall X – are equipped with assistive listening systems that have been optimised in cooperation with “Schwerhörigenverein München”.

 

These systems use a microphone and an induction loop system to transmit the spoken word straight to your hearing aid via a magnetic field. This filters out distracting background noise and makes it easier for you to understand what is being said.

 

If you would like to check that the induction loop system will be used for the event you will be attending, please send us an e-mail.

Aisstnezhund Wastl auf dem Balkon der Isarphilharmonie.
Copyright: Benedikt Feiten/Gasteig

Accessibility at the Gasteig Motorama

The “Stadtbibliothek im Motorama” library is located across several levels and floors at the Gasteig Motorama. As temporary premises while the Gasteig is being renovated, it hosts smaller events, workshops and consultations. The library on the ground floor of the Motorama has level access for people with disabilities whenever the building is open, while the library on the first floor is only accessible during service hours.

 

  • Disabled parking spaces: The Gasteig underground car park on the other side of the street can be accessed quickly via a traffic light crossing and has 19 additional designated disabled parking spaces. Kellerstraße 6 is just a short distance away and has two more disabled parking spaces.
  • Access: Lift access to the areas on the first floor is available during library service hours. A goods lift is available until 8:30 PM from the basement to the ground floor, right next to the counter. The lifts have Braille labels to help with orientation.
  • Toilet facilities: On the ground floor, there is a family toilet in the red children’s area and a disabled toilet in the yellow area.
  • In addition: Guide dogs and designated assistance dogs are permitted at all events.

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Feedback and contact

If you have found an issue with the accessibility of the content of this website, or if you have any questions about accessibility at the Gasteig, then please get in touch with us.

Further information

You can find helpful information about cultural sites in Munich at the “Kultur barrierefrei” (only available in German). This is a joint initiative by Kulturraum München e. V.,the City of Munich and a host of other partners, and we highly recommend it.