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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 in Sending and in Haidhausen.

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

Accessibility at Gasteig 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: While building work is still in progress, there are five designated and clearly marked parking spaces on the site itself. Turn off Schäftlarnstraße into Hans-Preißinger-Straße and then onto the HP8 site. Three of the spaces are at Building F and two at Building G. Click here to see the site plan (in German). 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. You do not need to have a credit voucher.
  • 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 Gasteig HP8 (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.
  • 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

If you have 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.
  • 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.

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). Some of the elements at Gasteig HP8 will only be fully implemented once all the building work is finished and the outdoor facilities are completed.

 

  • 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. Once all the building work is finished, a tactile floor guidance system will guide you from the bus stop through the grounds and into Gasteig HP8. Tactile indicators in the building itself will then 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.

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 are located on the ground floor and mezzanine in Hall E
  • 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
  • GAiA Bar: Level access for all
  • 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 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.
  • 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 in the foyer
  • Induction loop: We will activate the system on request. Please notify us by e-mail.
  • 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 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 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

Access: Level access
Wheelchair spaces: No fixed seating layout

We can provide electricity for artificial respirators on request in all halls. Please notify us by e-mail.

Accessibility for the Munich City Library at Gasteig HP8

The Munich City 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.

Accessibility for the Münchner Volkshochschule adult education centre

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 here to an additional newsletter for accessible courses – simply scroll down to “Besondere Angebote” and tick the box for “Barrierefrei lernen”.

A rough-haired dachshund lies at the front on the edge of the tier in the concert hall and looks down.
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.

Accessibility at the Gasteig in Haidhausen

Please note: The Gasteig in Haidhausen is currently being renovated and is not being used by Gasteig München GmbH.

  • Directions: Accessible travel to Gasteig Haidhausen is available via the S-Bahn, with lift access available at the Rosenheimer Platz stop. Gasteig Haidhausen is also fully accessible if you arrive by taxi.
  • Disabled parking spaces: An additional 19 designated disabled parking spaces are available in the Gasteig underground car park, with two further spaces at Kellerstraße 6.
  • Access: People with impaired mobility and wheelchair users enjoy unlimited access to all areas in Gasteig Haidhausen.
  • Inside the building: The doors of the wheelchair-accessible passageways on the 2nd floor have a width of 102 centimetres (about 40 inches). The entrances to the lifts are 90 centimetres (about 35 inches) wide.
  • Toilet facilities: All sections of the building have disabled toilet facilities with emergency call systems. Please follow the signs.
  • People with visual impairments: The lifts have Braille labels to help with orientation.
    Guide dogs and designated assistance dogs are permitted at all events.

Digital accessibility

The Gasteig is an inclusive and open space for everyone. We believe that the right to equal opportunities when it comes to cultural participation also extends to our digital provision.

As the owner of this website, Gasteig München GmbH is working continuously to ensure that it is designed to be as accessible as possible. The German Equal Opportunities for People with Disabilities Act (Behindertengleichstellungsgesetz, or BGG) and the German Digital Accessibility Law (Barrierefreie-Informationstechnik-Verordnung, or BITV 2.0) form the legal basis for this.

Our website is under construction and is being improved and optimised on an ongoing basis. This involves working with external test subjects who check our digital offering.

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.

Gasteig Service

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.