• Blind person with a Smartphone using the Cityguide of Soest app at a bus stop with moving bus in the background Soest 
    Soest: The bus connects — easily mobile ©Regionalentwicklung Kreis Soest/Timo Beylemans - Fotografenmeister
  • Square with tables and benches on the banks of the Main river with a view of the Frankfurt skyline Frankfurt am Main 
    Frankfurt Main ©imago/Westend61
  • Women during a guided tour in sign language in front of the Merchants' Bridge in Erfurt Erfurt 
    Erfurt ©Erfurt Tourismus und Marketing GmbH/Barbara Neumann
  • Cycling along the Elbe in Hamburg's HafenCity HafenCity, Hamburg 
    HafenCity in Hamburg ©www.mediaserver.hamburg.de/R.Hegeler
  • Exterior view of the town hall in Wernigerode Wernigerode 
    Market in Wernigerode in Harz ©Investitions- und Marketinggesellschaft Sachsen-Anhalt mbH/Michael Bader
  • Model of Magdeburg Cathedral Magdeburg 
    Magdeburg ©Investitions- und Marketinggesellschaft Sachsen-Anhalt mbH/Michael Bader

Towns – on the pulse of time.

More than three quarters of all visitors enjoy exploring Germany's towns and cities – those medieval centres full of crouching half-timbered buildings towered over by Romanesque and Gothic cathedrals, not to mention all the majestic baroque residences and pub-and-club districts that never sleep. Multicultural, suitable for all ages and extensively barrier-free.
Market square with view of the town hall in Bremen
Bremen

The town hall with the Roland statue draws visitors to the Hanseatic city of Bremen, as do the historical market square, St. Peter's Cathedral and the acclaimed fairy-tale figures of the Bremen Town Musicians. On the Bremer Touristik-Zentrale's website you can find 'accessible' and 'plain-language' guided walks of the old quarter.

Tourist group with tour guide in front of the historical 'Salzkasten' (Salt Chest) building in Calw
Calw and Hirsau

Guided tours of Calw and Hirsau vividly depict the towns' history — from the Dukes of Calw to Hermann Hesse — with stories and anecdotes about places of historical interest. A tour dedicated to the moving story behind Hermann Hesse's 'Gerbersau' collection is particularly suitable for visitors with physical or sensorial impairments.

Exterior view of the Bomann Museum in Celle
Celle

Particular highlights of Celle include Europe's largest collection of half-timbered houses and the ducal Residenz Palace, one of the most beautiful Guelph Castles in North Germany, which combines Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque features. There are guided tours for wheelchair users and blind visitors, as well as audio guides.

Illuminated view of Cologne with ships on the Rhine and Cologne Cathedral
Cologne

Cologne describes itself as 'cosmopolitan, tolerant and multicultural'. The historical old quarter and Cologne Cathedral attract tourists all year round, while the city's Carnival is legendary. The metropolis offers guided tours for the blind and partially sighted visitors, in sign language, for wheelchair users and in plain language.

Women during a guided tour in sign language in front of the Merchants' Bridge in Erfurt
Erfurt

Unique to Erfurt, the 120-metre-long Merchants' Bridge is the longest (with 32 houses) inhabited bridge in Europe. The tactile model of the city, the Old Synagogue with the Erfurt Treasure, the Cathedral and the Augustinian monastery: Erfurt offers unique experiences geared to every target group all year round.

Square with tables and benches on the banks of the Main river with a view of the Frankfurt skyline
Frankfurt am Main

Frankfurt am Main is a financial centre, cultural hotspot, travel hub and pioneer in accessible tourism. The 'Feeling Frankfurt' guided tour explains the metropolis on the Main river via many touchable objects, tastings and anecdotes. Almost all public walking tours can be completed without the use of steps.

Table in the outdoor area of a café with a group of young people at the market square in Güstrow
Güstrow

Exploring the blue stones gives you a true feel for Güstrow. The walking trail around the old quarter — once a regular Sunday walk of the sculptor Ernst Barlach — takes in the main places of influence. The Ernst Barlach studio apartment and the Gothic cathedral with its 'Schwebende' (floating angel) form part of the itinerary for reduced mobility and sensorially impaired visitors.

Cycling along the Elbe in Hamburg's HafenCity
HafenCity, Hamburg

A planned development until 2025, Hamburg's HafenCity is a dynamic environment with a maritime feel that combines working, living, entertainment, leisure, tourism and retail. All public areas, the HafenCity Infocenter in the Kesselhaus and the Sustainability Pavilion have been made fully accessible.

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