Nature experiences for everyone.

Tactile and barefoot pathways that let you feel coastal mudflats and lush mountain pastures; audio guides that let you hear the animal sounds in the forest; plain-language commentaries that make nature understandable to everyone – whether with a pushchair or a wheelchair, numerous footpaths throughout the German landscape offer a truly unhindered experience.
Woman with cane on the forest path at Amelungskopf
Amelungskopf forest walk

The Amelungskopf forest walk near Wernigerode is specifically designed for blind and partially sighted visitors. The walk is suitable for walking poles, which can help enable independent hiking. The starting point is the Aura-Pension 'Brockenblick', a traditional sanatorium for blind people.

Visitors observing the geyser's eruption
Andernach Geyser

The Andernach geyser — the world's highest cold water geyser at 50 to 60 metres — is just one of the visitor attractions at the Eifel Volcano Park. A (barrier-free) boat ride connects the interactive discovery centre to the geyser eruptions at Namedyer Werth.

View from below of the canopy walk's circular walkway at Neuschönau
Bavarian Forest National Park

A highlight of the Bavarian Forest National Park is Neuschönau, the world's longest canopy walk, which reaches a height of 25 metres and offers unique views of the forest floor. The canopy walk is also accessible to wheelchair users.

Visitors on a platform of the canopy walk in Waldkirch, high above the treetops
Canopy walk in Waldkirch

From a height of 23 metres, visitors to the canopy walk in Waldkirch can appreciate unspoilt views of the Black Forest mountains and the Rhinegold with the Kaiserstuhl hills. With an average incline of 6 - 10 per cent, the canopy walk is suitable for wheelchairs.

Group of wheelchair users and companions with a forest guide during a tour on the Wilderness Trail in the Eifel National Park
Eifel National Park

A highlight of the Eifel National Park is the accessible adventure area 'Wild Kermeter' with its 'Wilderness Trail' adventure walk. Interactive stations teach visitors of all ages about topics from wilderness and forest development to the influence of different animal and plant species on the forest.

Man and woman leaning over a display cabinet in an exhibition room containing bird representations, with more people in the background
Elbtalaue Biosphaerium

With a flood model, wind machine, birdsong piano and large eel-basket, the Elbtalaue Biosphaerium in Lüneburg gives visitors an entertaining insight into some of Europe's most primeval countryside. The exhibition rooms are fully accessible; tours are available for visitors with cognitive impairments.

Colourfully painted park bench with lake in the background at the Federal Garden Show 2015 in the Havel region.
Federal Garden Show, Havel region

Five locations in the Havel region of Brandenburg and Saxony-Anhalt are jointly hosting the Federal Garden Show 2015. All are connected by a fully accessible ferry. The concept of 'Hospitality for Everyone — Accessible Tourism' has been embedded into the show since the planning stages.

Two people carrying another person in a Joëlette cross-country wheelchair through the hilly countryside of Habichtswald Nature Park
Habichtswald Nature Park

Fairy-tale adventures await visitors to North Hessen's Habichtswald Nature Park — the home of the Brothers Grimm. People with restricted mobility can discover the forest's secrets in a 'Joëlette' (a special one-wheeled wheelchair), while a combination of push-carts, sedans and guides allows excursions over rough terrain.

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