• The King Seaways, one of two vessels on our Newcastle to Amsterdam route.
    The King Seaways - DFDS ©DFDS
  • Accessible German Airports - Lufthansa
    Accessible German Airports - Lufthansa ©Jens Goerlich
  • Man on a hand bike in front of the Lilienstein in Saxon Switzerland.
    Lilienstein – Saxon Switzerland ©TMGS, S Dittrich

How to book - BarrierFree

Getting to Germany is surprisingly quick and easy. Depending on which part of Germany you would like to visit, flight times are almost always under two hours. Another fun way of travelling to Germany is through the channel tunnel. Special tickets and fares from London and the rest of Germany are conveniently available via the UK Deutsche Bahn booking centre. If you are looking at a more relaxing way of visiting Germany we would recommend taking your own car. DFDS can offer crossings to France, Holland and Denmark. Driving times from any of the continental ports to the German border are typically around three hours. Regardless of whether you decide to fly, take the train or your own car, a tour operator can book everything you need, including suitable accommodation. Our recommended tour operators will have all the expertise to book a great holiday without you having to worry about the details.

Boeing 747 aircraft in flight


Lufthansa is happy to carry passengers with reduced mobility or other special needs. On the following page we have put together important information for people with special needs who are planning to fly or have already booked with Lufthansa. You will find useful information about accessible air travel for travel preparation, on board and at your destination.

German Rail Intercity Express Train - Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn

A comprehensive range of services is available to passengers with restricted mobility. For example, staff are on hand at stations to help passengers on and off trains and to make their connections, while the mobility service enables wheelchair users to find BarrierFree trains that they can travel on without difficulty.

A general picture of PRINCESS SEAWAYS at sea on our Newcastle-Amsterdam route.


Sail from the UK to Europe with DFDS Seaways. If you want easy access to the splendours of Germany we have four routes for you to travel on in style and comfort.

Accessible Tour Operators

It can at times be a bit of a challenge trying to plan a holiday, with so much information available in so many places, we have tried to consolidate a good deal of this for you and keep as much information as possible in one place.

Hotel Haus am Meer

BarrierFree Hotels

Germany’s hotel industry offers something for every style, taste and budget - from large top-end luxury hotels to small design-lead boutique properties, quirky and arty urban bolt-holes, or a quiet traditional retreat tucked away in the country.

BarrierFree Travel Route:
Dresden, Erfurt & Saxony
BarrierFree Travel Route:
Berlin & Brandenburg