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View of Herrenchiemsee Palace and lake in front with the statue of the 'Seine' in the foreground
Two wheelchair users and three other people relaxing in the sun on a park bench in egapark Erfurt

Palaces, Parks and Gardens: simply magical.

Defiant medieval fortresses, baroque castles with sweeping gardens, strictly classical ensembles or romantic quotations from various periods; Germany's cultural legacy is defined by the symbiosis of nature, architecture and countryside – our duty is to open up this legacy to as many travellers as possible.

In Landau in the Palatinate, a former barracks complex containing historical buildings lends the Regional Garden Show 2015 a distinctive character. Visitors can enjoy beautiful flowerings and magical colours across a largely barrier-free 27-hectare area. At the heart of the site lies the Park of the Generations with water garden and shaded promenades. Besides the Garden Show, a host of other accessible attractions are available in the area.

The collection of historically preserved buildings that captivate visitors to Mecklenburg's Ludwigslust Palace includes the Prince's Palace, the Palace Park, the Palace Church, the Orangery and the Fountain House — as well as the entire historical town centre, where the largely cobblestone streets have been adapted to provide wheelchair access.

Special tours tailored to the individual requirements of blind visitors and wheelchair users around the reconstructed Roman fort at Saalburg provide a fascinating insight into the border fort's history and everyday life in the Roman Empire. The museum contains touchable original finds, replicas and true-to-scale plans.

The sole baroque palace of the prince-bishops on the Upper Rhine, Bruchsal Palace is most famous for the 'King of all Baroque Staircases', created by Master Builder Balthasar Neumann. Three car parks for disabled visitors are located near the stepless entrance, where wide corridors lead into the palace.

For over 350 years, the Baroque Gotha Universum, together with Friedenstein Palace and the Ducal Museum, has united the art collections of the Dukes of Gotha, the Museum of Nature, the Historical Museum and the Ekhof Theatre — the world's oldest baroque theatre. The palace's museum and the Ducal Museum are both accessible to wheelchair users and provide audio guides for visitors.

Since the 17th century, Husum Palace has been a place of high culture, concerts, presentations and performances. Four special exhibitions each year showcase contemporary artworks from across Schleswig-Holstein. Both the palace and its café are fully accessible to wheelchair users.

One of the foremost creations of romantic historicism in Europe, Schwerin Castle lies in a picturesque lake and park setting. Leading architects of the 19th century contributed designs to the castle, which can be enjoyed by wheelchair users. Touch tours are also available.

Together with the adjoining municipal woods, the Bürgerpark in the City of Bremen covers an area of 202 hectares and is one of Germany's best maintained country parks. Wheelchair users are able to use the footpaths in the woods without problems.

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