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There are Many Accessible Activities in the Metropolis on Water

With its many tourist attractions and beautiful parks, Hamburg is one of the most popular travel destinations in Germany – also for wheelchair users and people who have limited mobility. The vibrant metropolis on water has created more and more accessible activities in recent years and has made sure that public transport for wheelchair users is easier to use. On this website you will find all the information you need to plan your trip to Hamburg.

Out and about in the Hanseatic City: Report from a wheelchair user

A wheelchair user reports on her tour of the city: Read her Review below about visiting a café on the roof terrace of an energy bunker and a restaurant run by the television chef Tim Mälzer, going to the other bank of the Elbe through an underground tunnel and swimming to Europe’s largest river island.

Experience accesible culture

Hamburg offers an extraordinary spectrum of cultural events every day.  An overview of which musicals, theatres, concert halls and exhibitions are accessible can be found under the menu item Culture & Entertainment.  For example, the very popular Miniatur-Wunderland in the Speicherstadt opens its doors every four to eight weeks exclusively for wheelchair users, who then have a clear view of the largest model railway in the world as well as the impressive miniature worlds.    Under the same menu item you will also find information about guided tours of the city’s districts, festivals, shops, clubs and bars.

Selection of wheelchair accesible hotels

Hamburg offers numerous wheelchair accessible hotels to suit every taste and budget. Whether near the city centre or in the outskirts of the city, for two or as a group or family, you are sure to find the right place for you under the menu item Accommodation

Enhancing mobility: low-floor buses, ramps and lifts

If you travel by bus during your stay in Hamburg, a low-floor bus with tilting technology or a ramp will take you to your destination. Many rapid transit train and regional transport stations are accessible. The majority of S and U-Bahn stations have sufficiently large lifts.  Many stations have elevated platforms and marked areas that facilitate boarding with a wheelchair or walker.  All ferries can accommodate wheelchairs and some Alster tourism routes use boats that are accessible for wheelchairs. It is also possible to travel accessibly from the airport into the city by S-Bahn train. Detailed information, including about arriving in the city, can be found under the Mobility menu item.

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