Munich, Bavaria & the Black Forest in detail

Travellers with Disabilities

Generally speaking, southern Germany caters well for people with disabilities, especially wheelchair users.

  • You’ll find access ramps and/or lifts in many public buildings, including train stations, museums, theatres and cinemas.
  • New hotels and some renovated establishments have lifts and rooms with extra-wide doors and spacious, accessible bathrooms.
  • Nearly all trains are accessible, and local buses and U-Bahns are becoming increasingly so. Seeing-eye dogs are allowed on all forms of public transport.
  • Many local and regional tourism offices have special brochures for people with disabilities, although usually in German.


Deutsche Bahn Mobility Service Centre (0180 651 2512; Train access information and route planning assistance.

German National Tourism Office ( Your first port of call, with inspirational information in English. Click on 'Discover Germany – Barrier Free'.

Munich for Physically Challenged Tourists ( Searching the official Munich tourism website will produce gigabytes of info on everything for travellers with disabilities from Oktoberfest to local clubs and organisations to special ride services.

Natko ( Central clearing house for enquiries about barrier-free travel in Germany.

Download Lonely Planet's free Accessible Travel guides from