With 41 UNESCO World Heritage sites, architectural masterpieces from the Middle Ages to the Bauhaus, over 6,000 museums, hundreds of theatres and world famous orchestras and an agile, contemporary creative scene, Germany truly shines as a cultural destination of distinction. Our endeavour to make these treasures accessible to everyone is every bit as multi-layered as the tourist amenities themselves.
Thanks to extensive renovation works, the Romanesque Jerichow Monastery in the Old March (Altmark) region offers an almost entirely step free experience. The monastery's garden provides an experience for all the senses — smelling and tasting the herbs and medicinal plants is highly recommended.
Each year around 300,000 visitors head to the Störtebecker Festival on Rügen island in the Baltic Sea, where the story of the legendary sea pirate and his companions is played out in Germany's largest and most beautiful open-air theatre. The entire facility is barrier-free.
The Westphalian Industrial Heritage Museum preserves, explores and explains the spirit of 150 years of industrial history. All eight sites make use of cinemas, audio clips and interactive stations to help visitors understand the region's industrial heritage and history.
'Luther's last trail', the new exhibition in Martin Luther's final residence in Eisleben, tells the story of the church reformer's last journey. Thanks to a new building and the extension of one part of the museum, the facility has been made largely barrier-free.
A UNESCO Cultural Heritage site, 'Classical Weimar' contains 13 attractions including the Goethe Museum, Schiller's House and the Duchess Anna Amalia Library. The classical city offers guided tours for visitors with reduced mobility and in sign language, as well as bicycles for everyone.
The City of Stuttgart's barrier-free Porsche Museum exhibits over 80 legendary racing cars, consumer vehicles and unusual prototypes. Visitors to the museum's workshop can see classic Porsche models being restored and prepared for races.
Johann Sebastian Bach's birthplace in Eisenach hosts hourly concerts played with historical instruments. The museum's new building contains 'sound chairs' and 'walk-in music' for a fantastically sensuous experience. The new building is barrier-free; guide dogs are welcome. The museum guide is available in Braille.
Leipzig's Notenspur (Note Trail) is a five-kilometre, visually signposted route through the city's town centre that connects the homes and workplaces of famous composers. The signs are visually highlighted; audio plays and musical extracts are also provided.