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Accessibility in Berlin: Jewish Museum as a barrier free location in Berlin
Accessibility in Berlin: Jewish Museum as a barrier free location in Berlin © visitBerlin, Foto: Andi Weiland/Gesellschaftsbilder.de

Berlin by wheelchair and limited mobility

Mobile in the city

From the Brandenburg Gate to Museum Island, the Europacenter to the zoo - in Berlin you can visit a large array of tourist attractions without any barriers whatsoever. Streets and parks provide well-developed paths and lowered kerbs. Many train stations and public transport are designed accessible. This enables you to quickly reach your destination, whether that be the hotel, attraction or the airport. Berlin’s public toilets provide sufficient space for wheelchair users and people with impaired mobility.

Apps on the theme of accessible travel

You can find the best routes through the city with the free app, accessBerlin. Five tours that you can comfortably follow by bus or rail, will guide you to the key highlights of Berlin – of course all are accessible and therefore suitable for wheelchair users and the physically disabled. The app also gives you practical travel links and information about disruptions to public transport lifts.

  • accessBerlin: now available to download for Android and iOS:
Jetzt im App Store: Die Barrierefrei-App für Berlin - accessBerlin Jetzt im Google Play Store: Die Barrierefrei-App für Berlin - accessBerlin

The Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (Berlin Transport Company) apps (BVG, S-Bahn and VBB), will also help you with accessible connections and public toilets close to the station. They also provide information about construction sites.

Barrier-free sightseeing at Brandenburg Gate in Berlin
Sightseeing at Brandenburg Gate © visitBerlin, Foto: Andi Weiland/Gesellschaftsbilder.de

The app from wheelmap.org will show you at a glance where you can go in spite or your disability as well as new places to explore. The virtual city map marks train stations, theatres, restaurants or shopping centres as suitable for wheelchairs or restricted or not suitable for wheelchairs.

Tip: on a neighbourhood tour by wheelchair

With the help of the online tool wheelmap.org, Sozialhelden e.V and visitBerlin have mapped out a route through Kreuzberg, Neukölln and Mitte for people in wheelchairs. What you can expect: fresh air, delicious food, fantastic views, art, culture and night life. One thing you will not find: insurmountable barriers!

Accessible toilets in Berlin

The Mobidat association has provided you with an overview of Wall City Toilets.

The toilets are arranged by district and are listed with the user fee.

Barrier-free Wall City Toilet in Berlin
Barrier-free Wall City Toilet © visitBerlin, Foto: Andi Weiland/Gesellschaftsbilder.de

Disabled parking spaces in Berlin

There are approx. 1,300 public disabled parking spaces available in Berlin. You can use them with the special parking permit for disabled people (condition: contains the code aG or BI in the disabled person’s pass).

Disabled parking spaces at Potsdamer Platz in Berlin
Disabled parking spaces at Potsdamer Platz © visitBerlin, Foto: Andi Weiland/Gesellschaftsbilder.de

Breakdown Service for wheelchair users in Berlin

If you discover that your wheelchair has flat tyres while sightseeing, then the breakdown service for wheelchair users are the people to turn to. You can contact the breakdown service round the clock. In case of an emergency, the breakdown service is also happy to provide you with a replacement vehicle.