Vacation by the waterside – sometimes sporty, sometimes leisurely; always restorative.

Let yourself be carried and pampered on majestic, flowing rivers through the German countryside, or explore lake-based water sports at your own pace – the opportunities for a waterside vacation are diverse and accessible to everyone.
View of Büsum with lighthouse and sailing boats
Büsum North Sea spa town

A holiday in the North Sea spa town of Büsum is a holiday for everyone; families with children will feel just as at home as senior citizens. The beach can be accessed by wheelchair users and families with pushchairs. Additionally, the coastal mudflats outside Büsum can be explored thanks to ramps and special mud-wheelchairs.

Wheelchair user and two other people setting sail on the sailing boat 'Wappen von Ueckermünde' ('Emblem of Ueckermünde')
Cruise sailing boat 'Wappen von Ueckermünde'

Up to five wheelchair users can take a Baltic Sea cruise on the cruise sailing boat 'Wappen von Ueckermünde' ('Emblem of Ueckermünde'). The boat offers passengers the opportunity to develop their skills in seamanship, navigation and meteorology using the on-board equipment.

Station for putting a kayak with a wheelchair user onto the water at Dobbertin Canoe Station
Dobbertin Canoe Station

Dobbertin Canoe Station at the abbey of the same name forms the starting point for kayaking tours for groups with up to 40 wheelchair users. The tours lead through the Nossentiner / Schwinzer heathlands and the Sternberg lakes. The abundance of lakes at Mecklenburg form part of the largest and most beautiful lake and river system in Germany.

Wooden path in the sand with bench and wicker beach chair for wheelchair users at the beach in Eckernförde
Eckenförd bight

Three of the most beautiful beaches around Eckenförd bight offer barrier-free entry and beach wheelchairs. The nearby town of the same name is equally well prepared for disabled visitors — from guided tours of the miniature golf course to the nearby high ropes course.

Children with sheep on Föhr island in the North Sea
Föhr island in the North Sea

Föhr island in the North Sea, also called the 'Fresian Caribbean', is a holiday paradise for visitors of all ages. Details about the accessibility of dining and accommodation facilities can be found in an online databank and in the brochure 'Amrum and Föhr for Wheelchair Users'.

Cruise boat at the lakeside. Two men push a man and a woman in wheelchairs along an uphill path, with two children alongside them.
Franconian Lakes

At the Franconian Lakes visitors will discover a unique holiday landscape equipped with access ramps to bathing areas and 'Tiralo beach wheelchairs'. For those who prefer to stay dry, pleasure cruises can be booked on Lake Altmühl and Lake Brombachsee — with stepless access to the boats.

Landing stage with young people and numerous sailing boats at Lake Cospuden
Lake Cospuden

The fine sands of the kilometre-long Nordstrand beach with barrier-free entrance, a maritime ambience and great transport connections — all these have made Lake Cospuden the star attraction of Leipzig's Neuseenland. The accessible beach entrance with its walkway for disabled visitors completes the package.

Walking in Lower Saxony Wadden Sea with mud mobiles and mud wheelchairs
Lower Saxony Wadden Sea

Families with young children and disabled visitors can explore the UNESCO World Heritage site Lower Saxony Wadden Sea in tranquillity — with special mud-mobiles and mud-wheelchairs. The barrier and car-free Langeoog island also offers carriage taxis.

Barrier-free control

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