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All Access Hamburg – The Kontorhaus district and Speicherstadt

The collection of old warehouse buildings that form the Speicherstadt and the adjacent Kontorhäuser office buildings, historically used by Hamburg’s merchants, were awarded the status of UNESCO World Heritage site in July 2015. Here, the idyllic scene that awaits visitors to Hamburg is one you certainly wouldn’t expect to find at the centre of an international port city! Wilhelminian Gothic brickwork that dates back to the city’s founding meets bizarre gables and towers, which are reflected in the canals. For wheelchair users, the historical Speicherstadt can be a challenge due to its many cobbled streets and lack of lowered curbs. These tour suggestions can give you some ideas for accessible sightseeing and will guide you to the most picturesque parts of the Kontorhausviertel and the Speicherstadt.

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All Access Hamburg – St. Pauli with the Reeperbahn and Landungsbrücken

The Reeperbahn, 930 metres of pure hedonism… the theatres, musicals, discos, nightclubs, restaurants and table dance shows that can be found along it and down its side streets offer pure, unadulterated entertainment all night long! Wheelchair access is good, yet at the weekends you will have to negotiate quite large crowds, both while on the street and in the various venues along the ‘geile Meile’, (i.e. the ‘vile mile’ or ‘sin street’!) as German musician Udo Lindenberg calls it. If you like having a bit more room to manoeuvre and are flexible with your time while in Hamburg, the Kiez-Bummel tours on Thursday evenings are highly recommended. The clubs, bars and theatres with the best access on these tours are indicated.

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Brochure: All Access Hamburg – Negotiating the Alster and Elbe in a Wheelchair

Hamburg is the gateway to the world… everyone is welcome! This brochure shows how those with limited mobility can enjoy a visit to the Hanseatic City of Hamburg.

It contains all the information you need to make your visit to Hamburg a success, details of the services you might require and short descriptions of the 76 establishments that have received the Reisen für Alle disabled accessibility certificate – a voluntary declaration that their accessibility has been examined formally and deemed acceptable.

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City and HVV Transportation Maps

You can find useful information about accessible travel on the HVV rapid transit and regional transportation network as well as a map of Hamburg showing the locations of public toilet facilities which have accessible toilets and accessible rapid transit (S-Bahn) and metro and underground (U-Bahn) stops.

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Szene Hamburg Magazine - Living diversity

Above all, it is important to develop a sense of awareness for this topic and find the right attitude and approach. This is precisely what the magazine ‘SZENE HAMBURG’ and the inclusion office in Hamburg aim to promote and contribute to, while telling positive stories which demonstrate just how ‘inclusive’ Hamburg is!

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