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German Cathedral Accessibility

  3 Star Sage AccessibilityThe German Cathedral is the southernmost of the twin churches on Gengarmenmarkt square and contains exhibits on the German parliament.

The German Cathedral is the southernmost of the twin churches on the Gendarmenmarkt square. Although it looks like a church from the outside, the inside is a multi-level museum on the history of German parliament. The main entrance has steps but you can go to the south (left) side of the building, press the button, and a staff member will unlock the door that you will need to pull open. An elevator can get you to all levels of the building except for the reception desk to pick up an English audioguide.

Learn about our Berlin accessible trip planning servicesThere are steps at the main entrance. Go to the left to get to the step-free entrance.

Is there an accessible entrance?  Yes, it is located south of the building which is to the left if you are facing the main entrance. You will need to press the button at the door. I’m not sure if this unlocked the door or someone buzzed me in but it was open after this.

Is the door push/pull, revolving, automated by a button, or motion activated? A pull door.At the step-free entrance, press the button and someone will unlock the door.

Where is the closest place that cars/taxis can drop-off people? On Mohrenstrasse to the south of the building

Are there cobblestones or hills leading to the entrance? No cobblestones or hills

What percentage of the attraction can be viewed without having to go up steps? 95%, there is an elevator to reach all levels of the building

Which parts are not accessible? The reception desk where you can pick up an English audioguide can only be reached via steps.

Are there loaner wheelchairs? Yes, 1 loaner chair.

Is there an accessible bathroom? Yes
Is the door wide enough for a wheelchair? Yes
Are there grab bars? Yes
Is there a space to position a wheelchair next to the toilet? Yes

Are there guided tours that don’t have to go up stepsNo guided tours

Does advance notice need to be given for…

…handicapped parking? No
…opening of an accessible entrance? No
…loaner wheelchairs? No
…accessible tours? No accessible tours

Is there a discount for someone with a disability and/or their companion? Free for all

Address: Gendarmenmarkt, 10117 Berlin, Germany
Telephone: 49 (0)30 22 73 04 31

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