Youth Hostel Lutherstadt Wittenberg

Youth Hostel Lutherstadt Wittenberg (Manuela Fischer)

Staying overnight in a world cultural heritage site – the Wittenberg Youth Hostel makes it possible! It is part of the castle complex and is located just a few meters from Luther's theses door in the heart of the old town. In our youth hostel you can expect a state-of-the-art ambience within historic walls, as well as a children's playroom, a small library, TV and leisure rooms and a cafeteria. Our seven seminar rooms are perfect for conferences for up to 130 participants. A real highlight is our “Luther Cellar” in the historic barrel vault, equipped with original props from the film “Luther”.

Certified in the period

October 2023 - September 2026

Accessibility certified People with walking disabilities

Barrier-free information

Short Report as PDF

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

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

  • There is one marked parking space for people with disabilities (parking space size: 350 cm x 500 cm).
  • The path from the car park to the entrance is 170 m long. 
  • The building is steplessly accessible.
  • All evaluated rooms and facilities available to the guests are steplessly accessible at ground level or via an elevator.
  • The elevator cabin measures 109 cm x 146 cm. 
  • All evaluated passageways/doors available to the guests are at least 90 cm wide.
  • The reception desk is at its lowest point 77 cm high. There is another, equivalent communication possibility while in a sitting position.
  • There are wheelchair accessible tables available in the dining room (maximum height 80 cm, wheelchair accessible at a height of 67 cm and a depth of 30 cm).

Bedroom 205 (double room, 2nd upper floor)

  • There are other identical rooms.
  • The manoeuvring spaces are:
    in front of essential stationary furnishings (e.g. wardrobe) 280 cm x 52 cm;
    left and right of the bed 180 cm x 280 cm.
  • The bed is 47 cm high.
  • The manoeuvring spaces in the bathroom are:
    in front of the toilet and the washbasin at least 150 cm x 150 cm;
    left of the toilet 86 cm x 70 cm and right of the toilet 90 cm x 70 cm.
  • There are grab rails available on the right and left of the toilet. The grab rails can be flipped-up.
  • The sink has limited access.
  • The mirror can be seen while standing or sitting.
  • The shower is accessible without thresholds.
  • The manoeuvring space in the shower is 120 cm x 140 cm.
  • A shower seat is available or can be provided if required.
  • There are grab rails available in the shower.
  • An alarm trigger is available.

Evaluation report: Download as PDF

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

  • There is no clearly visible alarm.
  • There is no audio induction loop system.
  • An outgoing emergency call in the elevator is confirmed audibly.
  • In the dining room there are no tables with bright and glare-free lighting, on which there are no lamps standing or hanging that interfere with the field of vision or eye contact.
  • There is no seating area with low background noises (e.g. corner seating, separate room).

Bedroom 205 (double room)

  • There is at least one/no electrical outlet available near the bed.
  • W-LAN 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.
  • External paths usually have tactilely detectable sidewalk boundaries.
  • The entrance is not visually rich in contrast.
  • All evaluated and usable areas for the guest are well illuminated, i.e. bright and glare-free.
  • There are no visually contrasting or tactilely detectable floor indicators available.
  • The signage is designed in clearly legible and contrasting font.
  • There are glass doors without safety markings.
  • An outgoing emergency call in the elevator is confirmed audibly.
  • The break position is not announced by spoken commands.
  • The operating controls are visually rich in contrast and tactilely detectable.
  • Alternatively stairs are available.
  • Steps are not visually rich in contrast. Stairs have handrails on both sides.
  • Information is not available in Braille or prismatic font.

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 establishment is clearly recognizable from the outside.
  • The objectives of the paths are always within sight or signs in visible distance are available.
  • There is a colored or pictorial guidance system available.
  • There is no information in easy language.
  • Information is not displayed with pictograms or images.

Evaluation report: Download as PDF