Germany’s Top 4 Most Accessible Landmarks to Visitby James P. Outreach & PR Executive
Whether you’re a native to the country or a tourist, there
are so many hidden gems to find in Germany. With the country working diligently
to remove barriers between disabled people and its cultural locations and
landmarks, there are now more accessible tourist destinations across Germany
than ever before. Together with the expertise of German stairlift suppliers, Treppenlifte
Spezialisten, we highlight the best of the best!
Reichstag Building, Berlin
The Reichstag Building is home to the Bundestag, but it is
also open to the public as a landmark to visit. It is certainly a worthy
destination for tourists and German citizens alike, as the site boasts an array
of tours and art exhibitions. The art exhibitions held at the Reichstag
building include a number of works created by artists from the USA, France,
Russia, the UK, and of course, Germany itself.
At the roof of the Reichstag Building is the Käfer
Dachgarten Restaurant, which offers meals throughout the day to be enjoyed with
the glorious panoramic view. The rooftop restaurant is wheelchair accessible.
The majority of the German Bundestag, including the
Reichstag building, is accessible for people with disabilities. The site also
has a number of accessibility features, including:
Wheelchair access to the Reichstag Building via
ramps and dedicated disabled entrance
Accessibility to the Deutscher Dom
Wheelchairs on loan
Induction loops for debates and lectures
Sign language interpreters for groups of ten or
Braille labels and audio floor notifications in
Tactile models of the Reichstag Building and
plenary chamber and dome
Special tours for the blind and visually
impaired available on request (minimum 10 guests)
Käfer Dachgarten Restaurant:
Steiff Bear Museum
The world-famous Steiff plush toys were created by Margarete
Steiff. Originally designed as pincushions, her work quickly evolved into some
of the highest-quality soft toys in the world.
Margarete Steiff contracted polio in 1847, which rendered
the then-18 month old paralysed — both of her legs were paralysed and her right
arm was crippled with pain. But she didn’t let this early misfortune stop here;
Margarete went on to attend sewing school, and completed her tailor’s
apprenticeship. Working as a seamstress, eventually, Margarete created the
world’s first plush bear with movable arms and legs alongside her nephew,
Richard Steiff. At the Steiff Museum, you can discover Margarete’s amazing life
story and the unparalleled quality and craftsmanship of her teddy bears.
The founder of Steiff was wheelchair-bound for her entire
life, so it makes sense that the museum dedicated to her work would be
accessible! With a large elevator to take wheelchair-bound guests comfortably
from the lobby to the upper floors, you’ll have no trouble navigating this
museum built with accessibility in mind.
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The Andernach Geyser is the world’s highest cold-water
geyser, with a spectacular display of water shooting up to 60 metres into the
air around every two hours.
Take in the natural beauty of the area, then enjoy a little
break in the Geyser Centre’s coffee bar. Pick from a range of delicious
coffees, teas, and freshly baked cakes and pies as you recharge from your
travelling among nature.
The Andernach Geyser and its facilities are accessible for
disabled people. For the most part, the exhibits are accessible to all. There
are also visual and audio assistances available. For further information,
consult the Andernach
Geyser test report for guests.
From March 31st 2019 – October 31st
From March 31st 2019 – October 31st
Rhododendron Park Hobbie
If you’re looking for a landmark of sheer floral elegance,
head to the Rhododendron Park Hobbie — Germany’s largest rhododendron park.
Here, you’ll be greeted by a sea of beautiful, colourful blooms and a gorgeous
old forest, along with plenty of wildlife.
At 70 hectares and with trees over 300 years old, this is
truly a unique experience you won’t want to miss out on. And
Blind and disabled persons are eligible for free entry to
The majority of the park is accessible, though the forest
areas do contain shredded paths that may be difficult for wheelchair users.
Open all year round, 09:30–19:00
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