Hamburg barrierefrei
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Accessible Hamburg

Top tips and information for your journey Barrier-free Hamburg

Experience Hamburg barrier-free and make your stay in the Hanseatic city as varied as possible. Here you will find an overview of wheelchair-accessible hotels and restaurants, accessible museums and sights as well as tips for a day trip with a wheelchair. We have also put together inspiration for travelling for blind or visually impaired visitors, deaf or hearing-impaired guests and people with limited mobility.

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Hotels with wheelchair accessible rooms Barrier-free hotels in Hamburg

The best basis for an unforgettable holiday is a comfortable and restful night's sleep in a barrier-free hotel. We have compiled a list of accessible hotels with barrier-free or low barrier rooms for wheelchair users and people with walking…

Barrier-free hotels in Hamburg
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All information on accessibility in Hamburg Overview of all information

Experts from Hamburg Tourist Board and other service providers, associations and advice centres are on hand to provide you with advice and support for a fantastic Hamburg experience.

Overview of all information
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Experience Hamburg without limits Accessible excursions and sightseeing

The experiences that await you in Hamburg will stay with you for ever, especially as most of what we have is accessible to all.

Accessible excursions and sightseeing
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Unrestricted mobility in Hamburg: Mobility in the city without limits

The Hamburger Verkehrsverbund (HVV) transport association makes it possible! We have compiled a separate list of information about mobility in and around Hamburg

Mobility in the city without limits
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Service regarding accessibility Tourist Information & Support

Our service team is at your disposal to answer any questions or queries regarding accessibility you may have, whether that be in person, via e-mail or…

Tourist Information & Support
Elbphilharmonie und Cap San Diego
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All roads lead to Hamburg Accessible arrival in Hamburg

Read on to find out how your trip to Hamburg can be as accessible as possible, whether you come by train, by plane, by coach or by car. We have…

Accessible arrival in Hamburg
Reisen für Alle
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Information and partners “Travel for all” project

Since 2014, Hamburg Tourismus GmbH has been a collaborative partner of the German tourism institute Deutsche Seminar für Tourismus for the “Reisen für…

“Travel for all” project
Welcome in Hamburg in International Sign Language
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Seven films in ISL for visitors to Hamburg who are hearing impaired Hamburg in International Sign Language (ISL)

Here you can watch seven sign language films on seven different topics and learn about Hamburg from various perspectives.

Hamburg in International Sign Language (ISL)
Rollstuhlfahrerin in der HafenCity in Hamburg
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Accessible Hamburg Medical supplies and special interest groups

Numerous associations, organisations and special interest groups help to make life with limited mobility that much easier in Hamburg. Their services…

Medical supplies and special interest groups

Accessible culture and sightseeing in Hamburg

With a wheelchair to the museum or theatre, without barriers through parks and gardens or sightseeing and city tours for people with disabilities - choose your individual barrier-free Hamburg experiences.

From our blog Hamburg for everyone

Explore Hamburg's highlights in a wheelchair, experience the city blind or immerse yourself in the active wheelchair sports scene - let yourself be inspired!

Inklusiver Skatepark Hamburg
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Competitions and events throughout the year Active wheelchair sport scene in Hamburg

Sailing, biking, tennis, fencing or basketball with a wheelchair - Hamburg's sports clubs and associations are active in wheelchair sports. In inclusive groups and courses, all people with or without disabilities can do sport together and have fun.

Active wheelchair sport scene in Hamburg
Hamburg mit dem Rollstuhl
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A city for all Travelling around Hamburg in a wheelchair

If you think exploring a city in a wheelchair is more hassle than it’s worth, think again! Here, in what is probably the most beautiful city in the world, there are so many interesting and delightful sites for all to enjoy.

Travelling around Hamburg in a wheelchair
Blindes Paar auf einer Hafenfähre
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A city for all the senses Hamburg for blind people

We joined Heiko Kunert as he spent a day exploring the Hanseatic city. He showed us just how much Hamburg is worth experiencing for blind people and explained all the things he likes to do while here.

Hamburg for blind people

All information for a barrier-free holiday in Hamburg Hamburg trips for people with disabilities

As a gateway to the world, Hamburg is open to everyone. Hamburg is also committed to providing people with disabilities the opportunity to enjoy worry-free travel experiences. Almost all public transport stops in the entire city centre (hvv Hamburger Verkehrsverbund) are barrier-free. Wheelchair-accessible hotels offer a wide range of options and museums and galleries cater to the needs of people with disabilities with special offers.

Accessible sight-seeing and activities

Accessible museums, theatres and churches - many of the city's sights and highlights are wheelchair accessible. Enjoy the view of Hamburg's harbour after taking the lift up to the Elbphilharmonie Plaza or reserve a wheelchair seat at one of Hamburg's major musicals. Miniatur Wunderland has special opening hours just for people with disabilities and the Maritime Museum, for example, offers guided tours for blind visitors. A very special experience for visitors with and without disabilities is the Dialoghaus, which helps to overcome barriers and increase mutual understanding in its exhibitions. If you are interested in Hamburg's city history, it is best to take part in an accessible city tour or harbour tour.

Accessible hotels and restaurants

A good night's sleep and excellent food are as much a part of any city break as a fish sandwich is to Hamburg. There is a wide range of accessible accommodation in the city. The Scandic Hamburg Emporio is a prime example in terms of accessibility. Employees with and without disabilities welcome their guests together at the Stadthaushotel. Many accessible restaurants in Hamburg also have ground-level entrances and wheelchair-accessible toilets.

Reliable information for travellers in wheelchairs

For travellers with disabilities, a visit to Hamburg often means additional planning. We have compiled detailed information on barrier-free Hamburg for you - regardless of whether you are planning a day trip in a wheelchair or a short trip to Hamburg. We have based our information on data collected as part of the "Reisen für Alle (Travel for All)" certification. The standardised nationwide system guarantees a high level of reliability.

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We are here for you Tourist Information and Service Centre

Do you need assistance with booking or would you like further advice? We are here for you online, by phone and on site. We offer you a wide range of everything to make your visit to the Hanseatic city even more enjoyable: tickets for events, musicals and shows, the Hamburg CARD, Hamburg information, brochures, sightseeing tours and more.

Tourist Information and Service Centre
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Every season. Unique. Beautiful Hamburg all year round

Between the Alster and Elbe, surrounded by green and in the middle of the vibrant city, you can experience much the whole year round. Discover our tips for the four best seasons that Hamburg has to offer.

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Free App App Hamburg – Experiences & Savings

With the App Hamburg – Experience & Save, you always know about the current discounts and reductions you can get on classic tours such as harbour, Alster and city tours as well as museums and restaurants. The Hamburg CARD is also your bus and train ticket all over Hamburg.

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