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Accessible Tourism for all

Almost every traveller can encounter obstacles. This doesn't only concern nearly 80 million people with disabilities in Europe, but, amongst others, also the growing number of the aging population.

  • Before you start your journey, ask your tour operator for special services for people with reduced mobility. Thus, they can organise options to facilitate baggage transport and getting in or off the bus, train or flight.

  • Use the Internet to search for wheelchair-accessible locations. On www.wheelmap.org you can find a virtual map of wheelchair-accessible locations worldwide like restaurants, museums and shopping possibilities. It is also available as an app for smartphones.

  • Don't hesitate to ask! Often a short conversation is all it takes for your tour operator or hotel manager to cater for your special needs, e.g. a food intolerance.

  • Look for destinations specialised in accessible tourism: baby carriage- and wheelchair-accessible hiking trails (up to the treetops), audio devices and guided tours in several languages including sign language as well as guides for the visually impaired and information boards in braille.

  • More information: https://www.leichter-reisen.info/en/ and www.barrierefreier-tourismus.info (only German)

  • In general, good preparation and information are important for travellers with physical handicaps, as access to realiable information enables the handicapped tourist to also experience the area outside of the hotel in a good way.
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