Wartaweil was the first completely barrier-free and handicapped-accessible school land home in Germany. Meanwhile, other school land homes have followed this example. However, the Wartaweil House remains a model project for inclusion and, thanks to its special furnishings with nursing baths and beds, barrier-free access to the lake and the large park with many leisure facilities such as swings suitable for the disabled, offers valuable space for children and young people, especially for those with severe and multiple disabilities.
The school land home is operated by the regional organization Bavaria for physically and multiply handicapped humans registered association. (LVKM) and accommodates up to 150 guests with and without disabilities. For school classes from special and regular schools, groups and families, young and elderly people, the handicapped-accessible house in the middle of a large park property directly on Lake Ammersee offers countless opportunities to experience a change from the stressful everyday life.
Optimum space for everyone
In addition to a large number of rooms for teaching, exercise and fitness, an Internet café, a library and several leisure rooms, e. g. with disco facilities and air hockey, as well as a sauna for the disabled, Wartaweil scores points above all with room furnishings for overnight guests. All rooms can be individually equipped with nursing beds and have spacious bathrooms with wheelchair-accessible shower and handicapped accessible toilet
A Renovation is necessary
In 1997 Wartaweil was created on its property with the support of the Free State of Bavaria. The patron is the President of the Parliament, Barbara Stamm, who is still very committed to the school home. Unfortunately, due to planning errors during construction, large amounts of water damage to and in the building were caused. Three complete residential buildings now have to be extensively renovated. The Regine Sixt Children's Aid Foundation supports the rehabilitation of one of these houses.
Free time for people with and without disabilities
A 2.7 hectare site with extensive park and adjacent lake offers a variety of activities. Special attractions include a wheelchair swing, the barrier-free NatureExperiencePark, where you can enjoy nature with all your senses on the barefoot path or in the herb garden, and the barrier-free footbridge directly on Lake Ammersee. This gives all visitors free access to bathing or boating.