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Picture: Johannisburg Palace


Information for people with mobility impairment

Disabled parking


Johannisburg Palace and Pompeiianum: There is no parking directly at the houses; please use the public car parks/ parking garages.

Schönbusch Palace: "Kleine Schönbuschallee" car park (350 parking spaces); two disabled parking spaces on the partially asphalted part of the car park east of the street. Distance from the car park to Schönbusch Palace (via Kleine Schönbuschallee) approx. 850 m; slight inclines on the path (surface: paved gravel, cobbles, asphalt).


Disabled toilets

Johannisburg Palace: Barrier-free WC on the ground floor (door width: 91 cm)

Pompeiianum: Barrier-free WC available (door width: 81 cm)

Schönbusch Park: Barrier-free WC near the beer garden (accessible with Euro key)



Picture: Johannisburg Palace, courtyard

Johannisburg Palace


Access via a step (pavement in the courtyard: granite cobblestones)

  • Lift available (door width: 100 cm; length: 165 cm; width: 125 cm), please contact the staff at the cash desk

  • Seats available

Access to the palace chapel via the palace courtyard; one step at the entrance


Picture: Pompeiianum, Atrium (Columned hall)




Access via a step

  • Ground floor largely barrier-free

  • Level, non-slip flooring

  • Upper floor only accessible via stairs


Picture: Paved path in the Palace Gardens


Palace Gardens

  • Western part of the park (surrounding area of the Pompejanum to the Breakfast Temple): Barrier-free access via gates on Pompejanumstraße and Ziegelbergstraße.

  • Eastern part of the park (surroundings of Johannisburg Palace): No direct barrier-free access from the palace/ palace square; barrier-free access via gate at the corner of Schloßberg/ Ridingerstraße

  • No barrier-free passage (steps) between western and eastern garden sections

  • Individual areas partly accessible only via steep paths (over 6% incline) and steps

  • Path surface mostly paved gravel

  • Seats available


Picture: Schönbusch Palace


Schönbusch Palace


Access via six steps

  • Upper floor only accessible via stairs

  • Level, non-slip flooring

  • Seats available


Schönbusch Park

  • With a few exceptions, well passable with few gradients; individual areas (e.g. mountain with observation tower; railway crossing between northern and southern part of the park) only accessible via steep paths (over 6% gradient) and steps.

  • Path surface mostly paved gravel

  • Seats available

  • Visitors' centre barrier-free accessible

  • The park buildings (Temple of Friendship, Philosopher's House etc.) can only be visited from the outside.

  • Observation tower: access and viewing only possible as part of special guided tours; platform only accessible via steps; access to the tower not barrier-free


Picture: Path and benches in Schönbusch Park

Information for the visually impaired

  • No guidance system for the visually impaired available

  • Regular guided tours at Schönbusch Palace

  • No regular guided tours at Johannisburg Palace and at the Pompeiianum

Information for the hearing impaired

  • No induction loop for hearing aids available

  • Written information available

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