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German Tourist Office Launches New Accessible Holiday Guide

The German National Tourist Office in the UK and Ireland has launched its new accessible holiday guide.

Cycling holidays for blind visitors, “free climbing” in mountain regions, rugby games, quad tours or canoeing for wheelchair users, plus darkened "sensory" tours are just a few of the activities described in the guide for people with disabilities.

'BarrierFree Tourism in Germany' outlines the pursuits available region by region and gives details of how to get further information. It includes river cruises, beach and water wheelchair holidays, a museum for the blind in which all visitors go through the exhibits in complete darkness, the Phaeno Science Museum in Wolfsburg with its hands-on, sensory exhibits, plus BarrierFree hiking tours, to name a few activities.

Many cities, regions and tourist attractions in Germany provide some amazing facilities for all visitors - including wheelchair users, people with limited mobility and for the hearing and visually impaired as well. In December 2012 Berlin was awarded the title of “European Access City of the Year” by the European Commission.

Germany is easily accessible by air, car or rail and travel by public transport is straightforward. Services such as Deutsche Bahn’s dedicated mobility hotline will make it possible for anyone to get on board every train.

A wide range of free travel guides to Germany, including BarrierFree brochures, is available to order at: www.germany.travel. Click on the "Discover Germany - BarrierFree" button on the home page for more details. There's a "Listen" option for the visually impaired.

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Date Published:
19th March 2015


David Betterton
David Betterton FInstTT

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