• German Rail Intercity Express Train - Deutsche Bahn
    German Rail Intercity Express Train - Deutsche Bahn ©Deutsche Bahn
  • Many people sitting on steps of the Rheinpromenade with views of the Rhine river and the skyline of the city of Düsseldorf.
    Staircase Burgplatz - Düsseldorf ©Düsseldorf Marketing & Tourismus GmbH
  • A wheelchair user with his escort on the MAINTOWER’s rooftop observation platform
    Main Tower - Frankfurt ©Tourismus+Congress GmbH Frankfurt am Main
  • The unique structure, created by the Iraqi-born star architect Zaha Hadid, was completed in November 2005 after four years of construction using state-of-the-art building materials.
    phaeno Science Centre - Wolfsburg ©phaeno, Klemens Ortmeyer
  • The King Seaways, one of two vessels on our Newcastle to Amsterdam route.
    The King Seaways - DFDS ©DFDS
  • Picture of Rheinsberg Palace - Brandenburg
    Rheinsberg Palace - Brandenburg ©Linus Lintner
  • 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
  • While the only remaining city gate of Berlin formerly used to represent the separation of the city between East and West Berlin, since the Berlin Wall came down in 1989 the Brandenburg Gate has now come to symbolise German unity.
    Brandenburg Gate - Berlin ©visitBerlin – Scholvien

Discover Germany - BarrierFree

Welcome to BarrierFree Germany – where everyone should be able to travel with enjoyment, with ease and ‘without barriers’. BarrierFree means you can explore anything from national parks to a wealth of hands-on museums, sports experiences and everything else in between. Through this website, we aim to open the doors to Germany’s most exciting destinations, without having to worry about everyday obstacles – leaving you to concentrate on the attractions and the beauty of all that Germany has to offer.

With a warm and enthusiastic welcome, many cities, regions and tourist attractions in Germany are able to provide some amazing facilities, for all visitors - including wheelchair users, people with limited mobility and for the hearing and visually impaired as well, so much so that in December 2012 Berlin was awarded the title of “European Access City of the Year” by the European Commission.

Germany is easily accessible by air, car or rail and once you get there, travelling around by public transport is even easier. Services such as Deutsche Bahn’s dedicated mobility hotline will make it possible for anyone to get on board every train. So explore, enjoy…we look forward to welcoming you in Germany!

A wheelchair user with his escort on the MAINTOWER’s rooftop observation platform.

Where to go

If you are looking for welcoming BarrierFree towns, cities, regions, attractions and museums you’ll be spoilt for choice when visiting Germany.

A female staff of the special service is talking to a man sitting in a wheel chair.

How to book

Let Lufthansa fly you to Germany in just over an hour and discover the country with Deutsche Bahn. If you are looking for full flexibility to explore, DFDS can take you and your car to the continent. For hotel accommodation, a wide range of facilities and attractions, there are reputable tour operators who will have the expertise to make your trip as stress-free as possible.

Two male staff helping a man in a wheelchair entering an airplane via a special lift.

What to know

Find out all the essential information before you go: facilities at airports, railway stations, service stations, museums and attractions.

Football game of the club Hannover 96 in the AWD Football Arena in Hanover

What to do

There are so many things Germany is famous for, the possibilities are endless. Fancy going to a football Bundesliga match? Or you could relax and rejuvenate in one of many German spas and spa towns and if you like good food and wine, you’ll love Germany.

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