Barrier-Free Cinemas and Venues

Barrier-Free Cinemas and Venues

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Most of the festival venues have wheelchair access. Cinemas that are fully accessible and have disabled bathrooms will be indicated with a wheelchair symbol.

If cinemas have a symbol depicting a person in a wheelchair and a second person, they are wheelchair accessible. However, the bathroom can only be accessed with the help of another person.

CineStar

Getting there

The following stops and stations are accessible to people with disabilities:

  • Wilhelm-Leuschner-Platz: S-Bahn (S1, S4, S5, S5X, S11) and tram (2, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14), 300m from cinema. There is a system to guide visually-impaired people from this stop to the entrance of the Passage Petersbogen.

  • Markt: S-Bahn (S1, S4, S5, S5X, S11) and bus (89), 450m from cinema

  • Goerdeler Ring: Trams (1, 3, 4, 7, 9, 12, 14, 15), 900m from cinema

 

Parking spaces for people with disabilities

There are three free parking spaces for people with disabilities in Burgstraße (50m from cinema) and two in the Peterskirchhof (100m from cinema). There are also two in the Petersbogen parking lot (2 in level -2, 1 in level -3), which are not free. NB: A vehicle cannot be higher than two metres.

 

Access to the Cinestar cinema in the Passage Petersbogen

There are two lifts which enable access to the cinema. Guide dogs are allowed. Please contact the Infoteam in the cinema foyer for further information about accessibility.

 

Toilets for people with disabilities

There is one barrier-free toilet at level 2 and one at level 4, which are both accessible via the lift. Please ask staff for the key.

 

Access to the cinemas

 

Cinema 2

  • Wheelchair access with elevator

  • 3 wheelchair spots and seats for escorts

 

Cinema 4

  • Wheelchair access at level 3

  • 2 wheelchair spots and seats for escorts

  • 6 more spots in the first row (accessed via level 3) - please ask staff in advance for help

  • Row B is recommended to people with walking difficulties since there are few steps

 

Cinema 5/6/7

  • Wheelchair access at level 5

  • 1-2 wheelchair spots and seats for escorts

  • Row C is recommended to people with walking difficulties since there are no steps

 

Cinema 8

  • Wheelchair access at level 5

  • 1 wheelchair spot and seat for escorts

  • 6 more spots in the first row (accessed via level 4) - please ask staff in advance for help

  • Row K is recommended to people with walking difficulties since there are no steps

Passage Kinos

Getting there

  • Goerdeler Ring: Trams (1, 3, 4, 7, 9, 12, 14, 15), 350m from cinema

  • Markt: S-Bahn (S1, S4, S5, S5X, S11) and bus (89), 160m from cinema

  • Wilhelm-Leuschner-Platz: S-Bahn (S1, S4, S5, S5X, S11) and trams (2, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14), ca. 800m from cinema

 

Parking spaces for people with disabilities

There are public parking spaces in Große Fleischergasse (3 spaces, 30m away from the cinema)

 

Accessing the Passage Kinos

The cinemas can be accessed from the interior courtyard. The tills and cafe are accessible to people with disabilities. Guide dogs are allowed. NB: When it is wet, the interior courtyard can get slippery.

 

Toilets for people with disabilities

There is one barrier-free toilet in the interior courtyard. Please ask staff for the key and for guidance. Other toilets are accessible via a staircase.

 

Accessing the Cinemas

 

Kino Astoria

  • Access from interior courtyard

  • Wheelchair spots and seats for escorts

 

Kino Wintergarten

  • Access from interior courtyard

  • 1 spot for wheelchairs that are not so big and seats for escorts

  • Row 7 is recommended to people with walking difficulties since there are no steps

 

Kino Universum

  • No wheelchair access

Grassimuseum

Getting there

Johannisplatz: Trams (4, 7, 12, 15), directly in front of the building.

 

Parking spaces for people with disabilities

Two parking spaces for people with disabilities at the East side of the Museum.

 

Access to the Cinema

Wheelchair access to the building and within the building.

Kupfersaal

Getting there

  • Augustusplatz: Trams (4, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16)
  • Markt: S-Bahn (S1, S4, S5, S5X, S11 and bus (89)
  • Wilhelm-Leuschner-Platz: S-Bahn (S1, S4, S5, S5X, S11) and trams (2, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 14)

 

Access to the Kupfersaal

Wheelchair access to the building and within the building

 

Toilets for people with disabilities

Wheelchair access

Zeitgeschichtliches Forum Leipzig

Getting there

Augustusplatz and Wilhelm-Leuschner-Platz, as well as S-Bahn stations Markt and Wilhelm-Leuschner-Platz

Wheelchair access to the building and within the building.

A toilet for people with disabilities is on the third floor.

Festival Centre: Museum der Bildenden Künste Leipzig (MDBK)

Getting there

  • Goerdeler Ring: Tram (1, 3, 4, 7, 9, 12, 14, 15)
  • Markt: S-Bahn (S1, S4, S5, S5X, S11 and Bus (89)
  • Wilhelm-Leuschner-Platz: S-Bahn (S1, S4, S5, S5X, S11) and tram (2, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 14)

  

Access to the MDBK

Wheelchair access through the entrance at Katharinenstrasse and Böttchergasse. All floors of the MdbK have a wheelchair access with an elevator.

 

Toilets for people with disabilities

Wheelchair access, to be reached with an elevator.

The other DOK Leipzig venues are not fully accessible and do not have wheelchair access.