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Barrier-free river cruise tour in Berlin
Barrier-free river cruise tour © visitBerlin, Foto: Andi Weiland/Gesellschaftsbilder.de

Accessible tours through Berlin

Berlin by land, by water or from the air

Berlin is just waiting to be explored. With its grand sights and its neighbourhood backyards. Whether by bike, by water or in comfort by bus – our operators offer you accessible tours in and around Berlin.

Accessible city tours in Berlin

Many roads lead to Berlin’s attractions. If you want to get an overview of all options, visit our City tour page. There you will find:

 

Blind and visually-impaired visitors can experience Berlin with a trip by bicycle taxi. Feel the asphalt, hear and smell the surroundings. That is the Berlin air! The drivers are also guides with extensive knowledge about the capital and they know exactly how to convey it.

 

The travel operator “Betreute Erholung und mehr Meer Leben GmbH” offers Segway tours for people with mobility restrictions. The model Freee F2 is a Segway which you sit on. You can go on a sightseeing tour through the capital as part of a guided tour or completely on your own.

 

City guides through the neighbourhoods for wheelchair users, the blind, the visually-impaired, the deaf and those hard of hearing, are provided by the Berlin Tourism Association Treptow-Köpenick. An audio guide which you can hire from Schlossplatz Köpenick, will guide you through Alt-Köpenick.

Exploring Berlin’s neighbourhoods by wheelchair

With the help of the online tool wheelmap.org, Sozialhelden e.V and visitBerlin have mapped out a diverse route through Kreuzberg, Neukölln and Mitte for people in wheelchairs. You can expect fresh air, delicious food, fantastic views, art, culture and night life. One thing you will not find: insurmountable barriers! So everyone can join in: Wheelchair users, people with walking aids and parents with prams.

Accessible Berlin by water

Berlin has a magnificent network of rivers (five), canals (six) and lakes. Let your mind drift, enjoy the food and marvel at the attractions of the capital from the water.

Boats suitable for wheelchairs are available from:

Barrierefrei in Berlin unterwegs: Sightseeing für Geh-, Hör- und Sehbehinderte
Barrierefrei in Berlin unterwegs: Sightseeing mit dem Rollstuhl © visitBerlin, Foto: Andi Weiland/Gesellschaftsbilder.de

Boat tours specifically aimed at wheelchair users are available from:

Lookout points

If you want to get an overview of the city, visit the Panoramapunkt at Potsdamer Platz. The fastest lift in Europe will whisk you in your wheelchair up to the 24th floor, from which you can enjoy the panoramic view over a cup of coffee. You will also get a wonderful view from the Bell Tower at the Olympic Stadium.The building also features an exhibition on the Berlin Olympic Stadium which is steeped in history.
Important: The Berlin TV Tower is not accessible to wheelchair users for safety reasons.

Vew from the Panoramapunkt at Potsdamer Platz Berlin
Panoramapunkt at Potsdamer Platz © Panoramapunkt

For further information about barrier-free tours, please contact our service centre.