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Münzstraße 12, 97070 Würzburg (room nos. starting with M)

What is there?

Central lecture building of the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration (FWiWi) and the Faculty of Applied Social Sciences (FAS), Academic Advisory Services, student representation, FHWS Media Centre and others.

Directions

From Würzburg main station, please take tram line 1 or tram line 4 “Sanderau”, tram line 3 “Heidingsfeld” or tram line 5 “Rottenbauer” and get off at stop Sanderring. Cross the tram tracks, keep right and turn left into Sanderring. At the next crossing, turn left into Münzstraße. The building is on the left side of the street.

Parking

On Münzstraße, short-term onstreet paid-parking spaces are available. On Sanderring, there are long-term parking spaces, but they are mostly occupied. The underground parking garage (Level -2) of Münzstraße 12 offers two wheelchair-accessible parking spaces. Students with reduced mobility can apply for access to the underground parking garage. The entrance to the underground parking garage is on the right side of Münzstraße 12 at the corner to Rotlöwengasse; it is secured by a barrier which can be opened by FHWS card. On the left or opposite the wheelchair-accessible parking space, respectively, there is the lift. To get to it, two doors equipped with a push-button to open them have to be passed.

Wheelchair-accessible parking on Level -2
Wheelchair-accessible parking on Level -2
Level -2; entrance to the lift
Level -2; entrance to the lift

There are more wheelchair-accessible parking spaces in the vicinity. One space is in front of the VHS building (adult education centre), Münzstraße 1, 97070 Würzburg (approx. 130 m) and another is located behind Peterkirche (St Peter Church), Peterplatz, 97070 Würzburg (approx. 200 m).

Wheelchair-accessible parking in front of Münzstraße 1, 97070 Würzburg
Wheelchair-accessible parking in front of Münzstraße 1, 97070 Würzburg
Wheelchair-accessible parking on Peterplatz, 97070 Würzburg
Wheelchair-accessible parking on Peterplatz, 97070 Würzburg

Road surface and flooring

Tram and bus station “Sanderring” are equipped with a tactile guidance system (floor marking). Floor marking also leads from the pavement to the entrance of Münzstraße 12. Footpaths are paved and there is a small forecourt to the entrance of Münzstraße 12. Access to the building is barrier-free. There is different flooring used in the foyer and in hallways. The stairs in the foyer are marked by tactile features.

Münzstraße 12, paved forecourt with tactile flooring
Münzstraße 12, paved forecourt with tactile flooring

Access to the building

The building can be entered through several adjacent doors and a vestibule. The double door on the left side can be opened automatically using a button. The first button is located to the left of the outer door and is attached to letterbox. In the vestibule, two further buttons are mounted on the left side with which the other door can be opened. Inside the building there is another button on the same side to open the door from the inside.

Vestibule with buttons in the entrance area of Münzstraße 12
Vestibule with buttons in the entrance area of Münzstraße 12

Staircases

All staircases are have Braille and handrails on both sides. The staircase on the right side of the entrance leads to Levels -2, -1, 2, 3, 4. Via the foyer’s staircase you can get to Levels -1, 0, 1, 2. The staircase in the passageway to Building Sanderring 8a (room nos. starting with S) offers access to Levels -1, 0, 1, 2. Another staircase is located in the rear right part of the building and provides access to Levels -2, -1, 0, 1. Level -1 with its two big lecture rooms and the info point can be accessed via a ramp.

Foyer of Münzstraße 12; wheelchair-ramp to Level -1
Foyer of Münzstraße 12; wheelchair-ramp to Level -1

Lifts

Left of the main entrance, approx. 5 m away, there are two lifts. They are equipped with Braille instructions. The underground parking garage (Level -2) can be accessed with the right-hand lift. With both lifts, Levels -1, 0, 1, 2, 3, 4 can be accessed. The passage width of both lifts is 90 cm; they are equipped with handrails.

View inside Münzstraße 12 towards the lifts
View inside Münzstraße 12 towards the lifts

There is a lift in the passage area towards the Building Sanderring 8a (room nos. starting with S). With this lift, Levels U1, ZG, E, 1, and 2 are accessible; levels are also stated in Braille. The passage to the lift is 80 cm wide.

Access to other buildings

The Building Sanderring 8a (room nos. starting with S) can be accessed from Münzstraße 12 via Levels -1, 0, 1, 2, and 3. Levels of both buildings have the same numbers, only the letter designating the building changes. Since the two buildings are slightly offset in height, a slight slope has to be overcome. It is a downward slope towards Sanderring 8a.  If stairs cannot be used, access to all rooms in Sanderring 8a is only possible via Münzstraße 12. Levels -1, 0, 1, 2 can be accessed via Münzstraße 12; you may use the lift in the passage area between both buildings as there is no lift in Sanderring 8a. Level 3 of Sanderring 8a is accessible via the terrace on Level 3 of Münzstraße 12. Entrance to the terrace is located in the rear left of Level 3 and is equipped with a ramp. If you keep right on the terrace, another ramp will lead you to the entrance of Level 3 of Sanderring 8a.

Ramp to entrance door of the terrace on Level 3
Ramp to entrance door of the terrace on Level 3

Guidance system

For orientation within FHWS buildings in Würzburg, a consistent system of room numbers is used. Numbers start with a letter designating the building. The following number designates the floor number or level. After that, the actual room number is given. Example: M.1.01 = Münzstraße 12. Level 1. Room 1. Room designation in FHWS buildings in Schweinfurt differs from that, because there numbers are used to designate buildings.

Building plans

At all important locations, escape and rescue plans are positioned at 120cm height. They make an overview of parts of the building possible.

Room marking

In Münzstraße 12, room marking is consistent. Boards mounted on the wall state the room number and the room’s use. At seminar, meeting, and lecture rooms, ongoing and upcoming courses are shown on rather small digital screens.

Sign with room number and the room's use
Sign with room number and the room's use
Digital screen, room sign, escape and rescue plan
Digital screen, room sign, escape and rescue plan

Information and ongoing courses

The Infoboard offers an overview of all ongoing courses by stating the lecturer, the room number and the course’s duration. This overview is shown on big, centrally located screens. The information about ongoing courses is available online.

[Translate to Englisch:] Innenansicht, Flur mit Raumkennzeichnung, Flucht- und Rettungsplan und Infoboard.
[Translate to Englisch:] Innenansicht, Flur mit Raumkennzeichnung, Flucht- und Rettungsplan und Infoboard.

Braille

Lifts and handrails in staircases have Braille.

Level buttons in a lift
Level buttons in a lift
Marking of levels in staircases
Marking of levels in staircases

Colour coding system

The foyer’s staircase is marked with a colour coding system. Orange handrails (on the right in the photo) lead you to Level 0. Yellow handrails (on the left in the photo) lead you to Level 1.

Staircase in the foyer with coloured handrails
Staircase in the foyer with coloured handrails

Wheelchair-accessible toilets

The wheelchair-accessible toilets are equipped with basic accessories. Sometimes changing tables for small children are available in the same room. Wheelchair-accessible toilets are located in the following rooms:

  • M.-1.08
  • M.-1.14
  • M.1.06
  • M.2.06
  • M.4.04

There are no wheelchair accessible toilets on Levels 0 and 3. Please use the toilets on the adjacent floors. Toilets are locked, but can be unlocked with an euro key. If necessary, the key is available from the Service Centre in room M.-1.16 or Facility Management (HSTB) in Room M.-1.19.

View of a wheelchair-accessible toilet: equipment of hand basins
View of a wheelchair-accessible toilet: equipment of hand basins
View of a wheelchair-accessible toilet with railings
View of a wheelchair-accessible toilet with railings

Seminar and lecture rooms

Seminar and lecture rooms of Münzstraße 12 (room nos. starting with M) are air-conditioned. In addition, projectors, visualizers and stereo systems are available. Sufficient sockets at a maximum height of 120 cm are available for accessories and electronic devices. Most rooms are equipped with permanently installed pin boards, the lower edge of which is mounted at a height of approx. 120 cm. The floor is made of linoleum or parquet.

Lecture room type 1

  • M.-1.04 (Sparkasse)
  • M.-1.07

Entrances to both lecture rooms are on Level -1 which can be accessed via the ramp in the foyer. The other entrances on Level 0 cannot be used by wheelchair users. The access doors are automatically closing fire doors and cannot be locked. The lecture rooms are ascending and equipped with fixed seating. There are no wheelchair-accessible places. For wheelchair users only the front area is accessible. The speaker’s desk is height-adjustable (100-120 cm), but cannot be driven under. Additional speaker’s desks are available in the form of an additional table. Whiteboards are height-adjustable and can be lowered to a height of approx. 20 cm. The rooms are well lit, but have no daylight. Room M.-1.07 is additionally equipped with Dolby Surround.

View to a typically equipped front area of a type 1 lecture room
View to a typically equipped front area of a type 1 lecture room
View into a type 1 lecture room
View into a type 1 lecture room

Lecture room type 2

  • M.-1.05/M.-1.06
  • M.0.10
  • M.0.11
  • M.3.02
  • M.4.13

This type of lecture rooms has two entrances which are located on the same floor level. The access doors are automatically closing fire doors and cannot be locked. Lecture rooms are level and equipped with flexible seating. The speaker’s desk is height-adjustable (80 -120 cm) and can be driven under. The area beneath the speaker’s desk has a width of 55 cm. Additional speaker’s desks are available in the form of an additional table. Whiteboards are not height-adjustable and are mounted at a height of approx. 120 cm. The rooms are well lit, but have no daylight. Room M.3.02 is additionally equipped with Dolby Surround, has daylight, but it has only one entrance and its speaker’s desk cannot be driven under.

View from the rear into a type 2 lecture room
View from the rear into a type 2 lecture room
View from the front of a type 2 lecture room
View from the front of a type 2 lecture room

Lecture room type 3

  • M.0.03
  • M.1.02
  • M.1.07
  • M.1.08
  • M.1.09
  • M.1.10
  • M.2.02
  • M.2.07
  • M.2.08
  • M.2.09
  • M.2.10
  • M.2.11
  • M.2.13
  • M.3.13
  • M.4.08

This type of lecture rooms has one entrance that is on the same floor level. The access doors are automatically closing fire doors and cannot be locked. Lecture rooms are level and equipped with flexible seating. The speaker’s desk is height-adjustable (80 -120 cm) and can be driven under. The area beneath the speaker’s desk has a width of 55 cm. Additional speaker’s desks that can be driven under are in some rooms available in the form of an additional table. Whiteboards are not height-adjustable and are mounted at a height of approx. 120 cm. The rooms are well lit, have daylight and the possibilities for dimming are sufficient.

View from the rear of a type 3 lecture room
View from the rear of a type 3 lecture room
View from the front of a type 3 lecture room
View from the front of a type 3 lecture room

Seminar and meeting rooms

  • M.2.14
  • M.4.10

The seminar rooms have one entrance that is on the same floor level. The access doors are automatically closing fire doors and cannot be locked. Seminar rooms are level and equipped with flexible seating; thus, there are no explicit wheelchair places. There are different types of speaker’s desks; in some rooms mobile media units are used which are height-adjustable (115-150 cm), but cannot be driven under. Not every room is equipped with a whiteboard. The rooms are well lit, have daylight and the possibilities for dimming are sufficient.

View from the rear into a typically equipped seminar room
View from the rear into a typically equipped seminar room

Facilities in Münzstraße 12

The Service Centre (M.-1.16), Facilities Management (HSGM) (M.-1.19), the Service Point (foyer) and the student representation (M.-1.02 are on Level 1. The Academic Advisory Service is on Level 0 (M.0.02).

Microphone

Headset
Headset

The following lecture rooms are equipped with headsets:

  • M.-1.04
  • M.-1.05/M.-1.06
  • M.-1.07
  • M.0.10
  • M.0.11
  • M.1.02
  • M.1.07
  • M.1.08
  • M.1.09
  • M.1.10
  • M.2.02
  • M.2.13
  • M.3.02
  • M.3.13
  • M.4.13

Acoustic system

The following rooms are equipped with an infrared listening system for users with impaired hearing:

  • M.-1.04 (Channel 2)
  • M.-1.05/06 (Channel 1)
  • M.-1.07 (Channel 1)
  • M.0.10 (Channel 1)
  • M.1.02 (Channel 1)
  • M.2.15 (Channel 1)
  • M.3.02 (Channel 2)
  • M.4.13 (Channel 1)

In Münzstraße 12, there are 4 listening devices with headphones and 3 listening devices without headphones (private headphones possible). The listening devices are stored in room M.-1.19 with Facilities Management (HSGM). If there is no member of staff in the office, please contact them at the following telephone number 0931 3511-6201. Students are requested to notify lecturers and/or Facilities Management (HSGM) in time about a possible demand. Lecturers will then use a microphone, as otherwise transmission is not possible. More information about the acoustic system for hearing impaired students.

Infrared listening device with integrated headphones
Infrared listening device with integrated headphones
Infrared transmitter
Infrared transmitter

Fire doors

Each room has a heavy fire door. These have neither opening nor locking mechanisms. Doors in hallways stay open most of the time and have an automatic closing mechanism. An exception to this are the doors to the staircases as well as the entrance to the day room and the vending machines on Level 4.

Cafeteria on Level 0

The cafeteria on Level 0 is not accessible for wheelchair users, as columns narrow the passage considerably. The passage width is 60 cm. The cash area can be accessed and exited via the right-hand entrance. There are additional vending machines on Level 4 which are fully accessible.

Columns in the Cafeteria on Level 0
Columns in the Cafeteria on Level 0

Terraces on Levels 1 and 4

The terraces on Levels 1 and 4 are not accessible for wheelchair users because of two steps. The terrace on Level 3 is accessible via a ramp.

Steps to the terrace on Level 4
Steps to the terrace on Level 4

Version from: August 2017