Wartaweil was the first completely barrier-free and accessible school camp in Germany for disabled children. Other school camps have since followed suit. That Wartaweil House continues to be a flagship project for inclusion and provides a valuable space for children and young people, especially for those with severe and multiple disabilities, with its specially equipped bathrooms and beds, and barrier-free access to the lake and the large park with many leisure facilities such as swings for disabled people.
The school camp is operated by Bavaria's LVKM e.V., an association for people with physical and multiple disabilities, and can accommodate up to 150 guests with and without disabilities. The building for disabled people provides countless ways to experience a change from everyday life for school classes from special and mainstream schools, groups and families, young and older people, surrounded by a large park land right on the Ammersee.
Optimum space for everyone
In addition to many rooms for classes, exercise and fitness, an Internet café, a library, and several recreational areas such as a disco room, air hockey and a disabled-accessible sauna, Wartaweil especially scores with the room facilities for overnight guests. All rooms can be individually furnished with hospital beds and have spacious bathrooms with an accessible shower and disabled-accessible toilet.
In 1997, Wartaweil was built on the premises with the support of the Free State of Bavaria. The patron is state parliament president Barbara Stamm, who remains involved with the school camp. Unfortunately, there was a lot of water damage in and around the building due to design errors in the construction. Three complete residences had to be extensively renovated. The Regine Sixt Children's Aid Foundation supported the renovation of one of these houses.
Fun for people with and without disabilities
A 2.7 hectare site with extensive parkland and an adjoining lake offers a variety of activities. Special attractions are a wheelchair swing, the barrier-free nature theme park where you can enjoy nature with all your senses on the barefoot path or in the herb garden, as well as the barrier-free walkway directly on the Ammersee. This gives all visitors free access to swimming and boating.