Header Images: Berlin: art at East Side Gallery © GNTB, Hans Peter Merten - Black Forest: Bollenhut pompom hat © Schwarzwald Tourismus, Nieselt - Bavaria: Traditional cowbells © BAYERN TOURISMUS Marketing GmbH - Berlin: Brandenburg Gate © Lehnartz - Schleswig Holstein: German sailors drinking liqueur coffee and eiergrog © TASH, I. Wandmacher - Rothenburg ob der Tauber: Plönlein square and White Tower © Rothenburg Tourismus Service, Willi Pfitzinger

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Discover Germany - BarrierFree Germany

Erfurt: Christmas Market

Welcome to BarrierFree Germany – where everyone should be able to travel with enjoyment, with ease and ‘without barriers’. BarrierFree means you can explore anything from national parks to a wealth of hands-on museums, sports experiences and everything else in between. Through this website, we aim to open the doors to Germany’s most exciting destinations, without having to worry about everyday obstacles – leaving you to concentrate on the attractions and the beauty of all that Germany has to offer.

With a warm and enthusiastic welcome, many cities, regions and tourist attractions in Germany are able to provide some amazing facilities, for all visitors - including wheelchair users, people with limited mobility and for the hearing and visually impaired as well, so much so that in December 2012 Berlin was awarded the title of “European Access City of the Year” by the European Commission.

Germany is easily accessible by air, car or rail and once you get there, travelling around by public transport is even easier. Services such as Deutsche Bahn’s dedicated mobility hotline will make it possible for anyone to get on board every train. So explore, enjoy…we look forward to welcoming you in Germany!

Senftenberger Lake - Lausitz               Hainich National Park - Thuringia

Feeling Fearless? - Accessible activities to excite and inspire you. Did you know? While Germany has long offered accessible holidays to cities, to cultural centres, musical events and world famous Christmas markets, did you know that in Germany, you can try accessible skiing, cycling for the blind, explore scented gardens or jump on a jet ski? You can delve deep into a coal mine or feel on top of the world in Frankfurt’s famous “Main” tower? These are just a few of the activities to be discovered in Germany, fully accessible, open to all and waiting for you to explore.


British German Royal Heritage Route

Welcome to the Royal Castles, Parks and Gardens of Germany! The connections between Great Britain and Germany’s Royal Families go back to more than 300 years. The first Hanoverian King of England was only 52nd in line to the throne, but thanks to the Act of Settlement, George was the nearest Protestant eligible to take the crown. Not so long ago Germany was ruled by an astonishing 22 monarchies, including four kingdoms, eleven duchies and seven principalities.