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Accessible Berlin

A Berlin guide for all visitors

Exploring Berlin with a wheel chair
Exploring Berlin with a wheel chair © visitBerlin, Foto: Andi Weiland/Gesellschaftsbilder.de

Accessible Berlin

Travelling presents a particular challenge to nearly seven million people in Germany and almost 50 million people across Europe. Whether out and about to enjoy the sights or on a business trip, they constantly need to be prepared to encounter barriers that may be insurmountable – from steps to a lack of acoustic signals.

We at visitBerlin are committed to an accessible Berlin. We have developed standards that meet the needs of Berlin visitors.  Tourist partners, such as the Berlin hotels, attractions and sights are inspected for accessibility and the findings posted on this website.

We want you to enjoy your visit to Berlin – and give you the information you need to plan ahead and be as independent as possible. We have compiled reliable tips for people using wheelchairs, people with limited mobility, people who are blind or partially sighted, and for people who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Sightseeing in Berlin with and without disabilities

In 2013, Berlin was honoured with the European Commission’s Access City award. In particular, the European Commission praised the city’s public transport system and accessible new buildings.
Unfortunately, you may still find some obstacles in some areas –  such as cobblestones or construction sites on your way to the next attraction. That’s when sightseeing can quickly become less than a pleasure – for people in wheelchairs, or with a walking aid, walking stick or white cane, people on crutches or parents out with a pram or buggy. visitBerlin wants to help you with your planning and your stay in the city. We have put together tips and recommendations for visitors to Berlin with limited mobility, who are partially sighted or hard of hearing, and also provide information in simple language. After all, Berlin wants to be accessible for everyone.

Wheel chair users on the museum island in Berlin

Accessible Events in Berlin

Events without hurdles

In Berlin you can go to many events unassisted even if you have a physical disability. Because there is always something going on in Berlin. Find accessible events on visitBerlin.de.

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Our sightseeing tips for enjoying accessible Berlin

Admire marvels of cultural heritage on Berlin’s Museum Island, enjoy the beautiful Gendarmenmarkt square, take a selfie at Brandenburg Gate – things every Berlin visitor does! Many museums, attractions and sights are fully accessible for visitors.  We have put together all the important details for you.

Out and about in accessible Berlin

Explore accessible Berlin – by land or water, or high up from the city’s vantage points. Our free accessBerlin app shows you the best routes through Germany’s capital city. Five tours take you comfortably to the city’s major sights by bus and train – and of course all the routes are suitable for people with limited mobility or people using wheelchairs. The accessBerlin app also has practical advice on the best connections and warnings of lifts out of order on the public transport system.

 

Exploring Berlin with a wheel chair

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Travel tips & Info for accessible Berlin

Discover Berlin barrier-free – by land, by water or high up from the vantage points above the city. You can find the best route through the city with the free app, accessBerlin.

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Supporting your accessible stay in Berlin

Our website will give you more information about how you can travel to Berlin and be out and about in the city, without any obstructions. Here you will find out which top tourist attractions are open to all visitors and the cultural treasures you can look forward to. Tips on barrier-free restaurants and shopping districts, will round off your trip to Berlin.

Accessible hotels in Berlin

In our app, we also offer advice on accessible accommodation.  Our accessible hotels have been certified under the Reisen für Alle (Travel for All) nationwide certification scheme. The certification system is based on high quality criteria to provide you with reliable information on accessible accommodation.

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Accessible hotels in Berlin

Our accessible hotels have been certified under the Reisen für Alle (Travel for All) nationwide certification scheme. The certification system is based on high quality criteria to provide you with reliable information on accessible accommodation.

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