Germany's leisure parks and interactive exhibitions combine fun with action, the fascinating with the curious, and the down-to-earth with the exotic. Some are traditional, others futuristic – all are designed with a love of detail and special attention to visitors' individual needs.
Hamburg's warehouse district is home to the world's biggest model railway which covers an area of 1,300 square metres. Miniature Wonderland stretches from Scandinavia to the USA, from the coast to the high mountains. At regular intervals, this fully accessible attraction is opened to wheelchair users and disabled visitors only.
Inside the Potsdam Biosphere, tropical temperatures, animals and majestic plants create a 'jungle atmosphere' all year round — the hourly thunderstorm is a particular highlight. Interactive stations, films and displays offer visitors exciting insights into the diversity of the rain forest.
Take a tour along the eighth eastern meridian at the Klimahaus in Bremerhaven, where you'll experience the climate zones of the world at close hand: the refreshing coolness of a Swiss mountain pasture; the furnace of the Sahel; the freezing cold of Antarctica; a heavenly South Seas climate and the changeable weather of Germany.
Customer service at the LEGOLAND Germany leisure park in Bavarian Günzburg includes everything from personal supervision by staff at the attractions to lifts for visitors with restricted mobility. A brochure with information about each attraction's accessibility can be downloaded from the park's website.
Arche Nebra National Park in Wangen near Nebra takes visitors on an exciting journey 3,600 years back in time to recount the awe-inspiring story of the mysterious 'Nebra Sky Disk'. The entire complex is barrier-free; an audio guide is available for partially sighted visitors.
Multimar Wattforum National Park Centre in Tönning
How big is a sperm whale? How small is a seahorse? The Multimar Wattforum National Park Centre in Tönning provides answers to these and many other questions about coastal mudflats, whales and world heritage. A customised itinerary is available for visitors with special requirements.
The Universum Science Centre Bremen turns science into an adventure. Resembling a silver whale or a mussel, the Science Centre houses many interactive exhibits with themes of people, earth and the cosmos. The entrance is easily accessible and some exhibits also offer information for blind visitors.
The 'Gardens of the World' at the centre of Berlin-Marzahn's concrete buildings are perfect for a green excursion. The park has been awarded the 'Accessible Berlin' sign; the Gardens are all accessible with flat terrain and Wheelchair users enter free of charge.