• A wheelchair user with his escort on the MAINTOWER’s rooftop observation platform
    Main Tower - Frankfurt ©Tourismus+Congress GmbH Frankfurt am Main
  • Guided city tour Feeling Frankfurt: Blind and vision-impaired participants taste Frankfurt apple wine. In the background a row of half-timbered houses at the Römerberg.
    Guided city tour “Feeling Frankfurt” ©Tourismus+Congress GmbH Frankfurt am Main
  • Wheelchair user selects a postcard in a souvenir shop.
    Souvenirs from Frankfurt ©Tourismus+Congress GmbH Frankfurt am Main
  • Guided tour with a sign language interpreter at the Museum of the History of the Deaf and Hearing-Impaired.
    Museum of the History of the Deaf and Hearing-Impaired, Frankfurt ©Tourismus+Congress GmbH Frankfurt am Main

Accessible Frankfurt

Frankfurt am Main, the bustling metropolis in the heart of Europe, surprises the visitors with its exciting and unusual contrasts: Here, tradition and modernity, commerce and culture, activity and tranquillity are all harmoniously juxtaposed at your disposal.

Frankfurt is a highly attractive travel destination that caters in equal measures to people with and without disabilities. All guests may use and enjoy the city’s countless attractions with unhindered access.

Brochure “BarrierFree Frankfurt”

A wheelchair user with his escort on the MAINTOWER’s rooftop observation platform.

The brochure "BarrierFree Frankfurt" takes a closer look at the many touristic offers available in Frankfurt am Main. Sights, museums, theatres, shopping locations, restaurants and other attractions have been examined on their overall accessibility. It provides a wide variety of essential information such as providing door and stair measurements, access alternatives, locations of wheelchair-accessible toilets, details on guided city tours and much more. Special icons throughout the prospectus make it simple to find the information quickly and easily, enabling you to plan book and realise your trip with a minimum of hassle. For a free copy please send an email to:

Guided city Tours

Guided city tour Feeling Frankfurt: A blind man feels the surface structure of a church door.

The guided city tours organised by the Frankfurt Tourist+Congress Board have all been redesigned to provide a greater barrier freedom. All tours may also be arranged to be stepless or accompanied by a German sign language interpreter. The newly developed tour “Feeling Frankfurt” tells the story of Frankfurt both visually and vibrantly and takes into consideration the particular needs of blind and vision-impaired participants. You become better acquainted with Frankfurt’s old town centre, by tasting Frankfurt specialities and feeling everything that the city stands for.

Tactile Map

A tactile map with coloured streets, buildings, words and numbers on it. The left hand of a person is feeling the map.

A tactile map of Frankfurt is located in the Tourist Information Römerberg which presents Frankfurt’s city centre. By using bright colours, tactile objects and Braille, it may give a first impression of the city, its buildings and infrastructure to blind and visually impaired visitors. It was designed in cooperation with local associations for the disabled.

Your Trip to Frankfurt

A wheelchair user on the bridge Eiserner Steg, taking a photo of the Frankfurt skyline.

There are numerous reasons for visiting Frankfurt: It is a city of culture, for shopaholics and gourmets, business travellers as well as families. There is something for everyone! All of the institutions and sightseeing attractions aspire to provide their guests with unhindered access. Museums regularly offer tours for handicapped visitors, hotels supply wheelchair accessible rooms and facilities for different handicaps. Events like the opera performance with audio-description or the yearly exhibition SightCity for Aids for the Blind and the Visually Impaired attract thousands of visitors.

The service team of the Frankfurt Tourist+Congress Board will answer any and all of your questions regarding Frankfurt and BarrierFree movement within the city, and support you in planning and realising your trip to Frankfurt.

Contact us

Frankfurt Tourist+Congress Board
Ms Mareike Vöhl (Project Manager BarrierFree Frankfurt)
Kaiserstrasse 56
60329 Frankfurt
Germany

Phone: +49 (0)69 / 21 23 88 00
Fax: +49 (0)69 / 21 23 78 80
Email:

www.frankfurt-tourismus.de/barrier-free.html

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