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.
Park benches in Knoops Park in Bremen
Knoops Park in Bremen

With its open lawns, widespread footpaths, extensive landscaping and many wooded groves from other regions of the world, Knoops Park in the City of Bremen is a treasure trove of natural diversity. The Garden of the Blind is a particular highlight; tactile panels within provide information about the garden's design and its various plants.

Aerial photo of Königstein Fortress
Königstein Fortress

Of the around 1,000 Saxon castles that are open to public view, Königstein Fortress is probably the most accessible site. A special map helps wheelchair users get around, while a tactile model enables partially sighted visitors to feel their way around the fortress.

Tactile map for blind and partially sighted visitors in Ludwigslust Palace Park
Ludwigslust Palace

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.

The fort's main gate with secondary gates in two round arches and bridge in front
Reconstructed Roman fort at Saalburg

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.

Older couple walking through a sea of flowers at the Regional Garden Show in Landau
Regional Garden Show 2015 in Landau

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.

Rowing boat on Lake Grienerick with Rheinsberg Palace in the background
Rheinsberg Palace

As crown prince, Frederick the Great had a court of the muses built in Rheinsberg. Amid the picturesque setting of Lake Grienerick, the tradition of music, opera and theatre performances at Rheinsberg Palace has been kept alive up to the present day. A lift provides comfortable access to the building.

Statue in Sanssouci terrace garden with Sanssouci Palace in the background
Sanssouci Palace and Park

Frederick the Great sketched the designs for Sanssouci Palace and Park (and its famous garden terrace) himself — so he could take his strolls there. The New Palace and picture gallery were built later. At the top of the castle, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site, lies the sepulchre of Frederick II.

Interior room of the Zederngalerie in Schönhausen Castle
Schönhausen Castle in Berlin

In the 18th century, the baroque Schönhausen Castle in Berlin was the summer residence of Queen Elisabeth Christine, consort of Frederick the Great, and later became the seat of the East German President. Audio guides are available in plain language and for partially sighted visitors, as well as video guides in sign language.

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