Accessibility

Boating vacation without restrictions

Accessibility

Water sports and limited mobility don’t go together? We do!

Boating vacation without restrictions

Accessibility

Water sports and limited mobility don’t go together? We do!

Accessible houseboating

Notes on accessibility

We have summarized some information on individual restrictions below. But everyone is different. Only you can judge whether you feel comfortable on board with your special disability. Are the ladder rungs still close enough together for your short stature? Is the contrast between the wooden strip and the cubicle wall strong enough for your eyes? If you are unsure and we can’t help you over the phone or in chat, please feel free to come on board. We will be happy to show you our boats at our locations. We ask for your understanding that we cannot communicate in sign language.

Houseboat vacations with us are suitable for everyone, and we also have boats with certified accessibility for passengers with physical disabilities.

Our Febomobil 990, Febomobil 1180 and sauna house boats offer enough space and comfort so that even people with limited mobility can enjoy their vacation without restrictions.

The steering position is wheelchair accessible and wheelchair users can also move around freely inside the boat for the most part. The interior doors are wider, the bathroom is wheelchair-accessible, the saloon and the sleeping cabins have generous open spaces and are located on a level without steps.

Details of the boats:

  • Completely stepless on one level
  • wheelchair-accessible operator’s platform
  • Sink unit with wheelchair access
  • Sink mixer can be operated from a seated position
  • Galley with base unit pull-outs and drawers
  • Refrigerator accessible from a sitting position
  • Passage width entrance door 1.17 m
  • Passage width bathroom door 0.82 m
  • Passage width cabin door 0.82 m
  • Grab rail available at the WC
  • Space for maneuvering next to the WC
  • Seating available in the shower
  • Space available for maneuvering next to the bed
  • Storage space in the wardrobe mostly accessible from a seated position
  • Checkroom hooks accessible while sitting and standing
  • Flexible handles with suction cups on board (only charter stations Hafendorf Müritz & Zeuthen)
  • Folding aluminum ramp on board
  • 12-volt supply while underway and at anchor
  • 230-volt supply with shore connection at the harbor

Blind crew members or crew members with impaired vision are welcome on board. The Kormoran and Febomobil series are predominantly finished in contrasting colors, so that corners and edges stand out clearly. The light switches also stand out from the background. On both types of boat, handrails can be gripped at any point on the deck. There is no labeling in Braille. As the sound of the engine drowns out the sound of other housings, blind and visually impaired people cannot travel alone on a houseboat.

Deaf crew members or crew members with impaired hearing are welcome on board. Radio, echo sounder and control panels can be visually distinguished. However, there is no visual indication of the motor alarm. Our houseboats are therefore not designed for deaf people to travel alone.

Yes, children are also allowed at the helm of the houseboat, but a parent is still responsible. So get behind the wheel with your child and enjoy your time on the water together.

Crew members with mental disabilities are welcome on board, but should not be on board without assistance. Houseboats usually have lots of windows, so there is no feeling of confined space, but a sleeping cabin can still feel cramped for claustrophobics. The vastness of the lakes, which most people find liberating, can act as a trigger for agoraphobics. As spiders feel particularly at home near water, houseboats are not a good place for arachnophobes. Acrophobics who can withstand heights of up to two meters should have no problems on a houseboat. Please take the opportunity to view our boats without obligation.

  • The harbor has paved paths and parking areas
  • Restaurant Captains Inn and beach bar Pirates Bar can be reached on wheels
  • There is a barrier-free bathroom in the sanitary building
  • Access to the jetty via floating jetty and stepless ramps (depending on the water level, assistance may be required for the ascent, our harbor team will be happy to assist)



Directions



Shopping facilities

  • The harbor has paved paths and parking areas, access to the fixed jetty is via a grassy area
  • The fixed walkway has an approximately 5-centimeter-high sliding edge that can be bridged with the board ramp
  • Depending on the water level, there may be a gradient to the boat, so that a completely barrier-free jetty in the neighborhood can be used if necessary


‘ How to find us


‘ Shopping facilities

  • The harbor has gravel paths and parking areas
  • The restaurant can be reached on wheels and the mini market is accessed via a step
  • Access to the jetty is unpaved and sloping, assistance may be required depending on the water level, the harbor team will be happy to assist, the jetty itself consists of wide floating docks


‘ How to find us


‘ Shopping facilities

  • The harbor has paved paths and parking areas
  • Access to the jetty via floating jetty and stepless ramps (assistance may be required depending on the water level, the harbor team will be happy to help)
  • The restaurant can be reached on wheels


‘ How to find us


‘ Shopping facilities

Boating vacations for everyone

Accessibility on land

Being on board a houseboat as a wheelchair user or otherwise mobility-impaired person is fun, but comes with new and perhaps unfamiliar obstacles. At Hafendorf Müritz, we have endeavored to remove such barriers and make vacations possible for everyone.

  • the jetty is accessible via a ramp (the gradient depends on the water level)
  • the floating harbor office is accessible via a ramp with an 8% incline
  • Two disabled parking spaces are available for people with the appropriate authorization
  • Barrier-free bathroom in the port building (Euro key)
  • Restaurant Captains Inn accessible for wheelchair users indoors and outdoors
  • Pirates Bar beach bar partially accessible for wheelchair users (boardwalk to the bar and individual areas)
  • the motorhome marina: there is a sanitary room for people with disabilities in the wash house. Assistance dogs (guide dogs, guide dogs for the blind, etc.) may be brought along. Outside paths usually have a visually contrasting and/or tactilely detectable walkway boundary.

Please note: The boat world was not accessible to wheelchair crews for a very long time and is only slowly opening up. As a wheelchair user, you can help to speed up this process by explaining your needs to us and others along the way. Become visible!

We do everything we can to make everyone feel at home with us!

Whether with a motorhome or camper – we offer everyone a piece of freedom!

Ramps and sanitary facilities for mobility-impaired charter guests and boat owners!

Certification

Accessibility tested by Travel for All

Whether Febomobil or sauna houseboat, all boat types are certified according to the strict criteria of Reisen für alle.

Barrier-free boats

Which boats are suitable for accessible boating vacations?

Our Febomobil 990, Febomobil 1180 and sauna houseboats are equipped so that everyone on board feels comfortable. A crew member on wheels such as a wheelchair user or a walker pilot also takes an active part in life on board. Yes, you read that right: ACTIVE! The steering position is wheelchair accessible so that you can steer the houseboat as a wheelchair user. You set the course!

Wheelchair users can also move around freely inside the boat for the most part: The interior doors are wider, the bathroom is wheelchair-accessible, the saloon and sleeping cabins have generous open spaces and are located on a level without steps.

Please note: The aft outdoor area and the sun deck on the roof are not accessible on wheels. For this reason, a pedestrian must be on board during the journey.

Febomobil 990
3-5 persons |
1 Cabins

Vacation home and boat in one, the Febomobil makes it possible: houseboat feeling on the move! Also bookable for people with reduced mobility.

Sauna houseboat
2-4 persons |
1 Cabins

If you want to get your circulation going again, hire our houseboat with sauna on the Mecklenburg Lake District. Perfect for families or people with reduced mobility. Please note that you may only travel south with the sauna houseboat from/to Hafendorf Müritz. Trips to the north across the large Müritz

Febomobil 1180
5-7 persons |
2 Cabins

The largest Febomobile. Perfect for families or people with reduced mobility. Take your floating vacation home with you wherever you want to be.  

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Offers

Accessible travel ideas for your boating vacation.

1.326,- €
Whitsun on the sauna houseboat

The long weekend offers the opportunity to take a short vacation on a houseboat. Look forward to the first days of summer and spend time together with family or friends on our sauna houseboat at Whitsun.

17.05. - 21.05.2024

2-4 persons

from Hafendorf Müritz

from 185 € / night
Our sauna houseboat

If you want to get your circulation going again, hire our sauna houseboat. It can accommodate up to 4 people and is perfect for couples, families or people with reduced mobility.

2-4 persons

340,-€
Day charter Febomobil 1180

The Febomobil 1180 floating vacation home is perfect for a day on the water with the family. It is also suitable for people with reduced mobility.

daily 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (except Sundays)

5-7 persons

from Hafendorf Müritz

Would you like to finally enjoy some time with your partner again? Then our Febomobil 990 houseboat is perfect: there is a cabin, a wet room and a spacious saloon with a fully equipped, open galley on board. After treating yourself to a home-cooked – or home-grilled – meal, you can watch the sunset from […]

340,-€
Day charter sauna houseboat

Our sauna houseboat combines maximum relaxation with a boating vacation. In addition to the benefits of a sauna, the boat is also perfect for people with reduced mobility.

daily 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (except Sundays)

2-4 persons

from Hafendorf Müritz

290,-€
Day charter Febomobil 990

The Febomobil 990 floating vacation home is perfect for a day on the water with the family. It is also suitable for people with reduced mobility. The boat is characterized by its generous headroom and its own sun deck.

daily 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (except Sundays)

3-5 persons

from Hafendorf Müritz

Book your houseboat vacation now!

Boat vacation on wheels

Field report by Adina and Timo Hermann

“Tomorrow morning our trip ends in Granzow, three kilometers away, and we’re getting a little wistful about all the memories and great experiences. We review our journey a little: The initial fear of the locks and the wind now seemed completely silly; we had probably thrown this fear overboard on the way. We remember all the nice people we met everywhere. To the willingness to help on the water, which is unparalleled – in really every place. The wonderful views of nature that we are otherwise denied on land, all the beautiful places, the gray herons and kingfishers.

Yes, it was a completely different vacation than usual. A change of perspective. A rediscovery of home, including an anti-stress cure. And we learned a lot, overcame many challenges and emerged from this adventure not only completely relaxed and refreshed, but also stronger and stronger. There may be people who think that a houseboat vacation is like camping on the water. For us, however, it was much more exciting, educational and full of aha moments.”

Kuhnle-Tours

Cruise suggestions

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One-way trip Hafendorf Müritz - Priepert

With our one-way trips, you save yourself the trip back to the starting point and can discover more waterways on your houseboat vacation. The route can be sailed in both directions and is around 50 kilometers long, depending on which lake you want to sail through during your trip. The Upper Havel Waterway takes you […]

Contact us

We are happy to help

If you have any questions, please contact us by chat, e-mail or telephone.

Marina office Hafendorf Müritz

Marinastrasse 1
Müritz harbor village, D-17248
Rechlin (Müritz)
Open in Google Maps

Sat, Sun until 5 pm

Reservation center

Mon-Fri 8:30-18:30
Sat 9:00-13:00

Kuhnle-Tours

Vacation advice

We will be happy to advise you and prepare an individual offer for you.

Would you like to book by phone or find out more? Do you have questions about an existing booking? We will be happy to advise you!

We will be happy to create a suitable, individually tailored offer for you.

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