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Accessible Travel to Berlin

By John Sage Often overlooked by disabled visitors to Europe, Berlin is a great tourist destination, especially for those interested in 20th century history. Disabled tourists will be glad to be welcomed by excellent accessibility in Berlin. After being a victim of heavy bombing in World War II, there are a lot less cobblestoned streets when compared to other popular destinations in Europe like Paris or Rome, making for a smoother wheelchair ride. Our Berlin Accessibility Review describes accessibility at tourist attractions as well as bus and metro accessibility.

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With so much to see in Berlin, you’ll need to schedule your time carefully so that you don’t miss any of the outstanding museums and historical sights. Accessible attractions on Museum Island and those around Checkpoint Charlie each can occupy a full day of Berlin sightseeing. One of the Keys to Success for Berlin Disabled Travel is to make sure that you see the World War II sites and the Cold War sites. Our Berlin Accessible Travel Tips will help you to make the most of your trip.

With so much history in Berlin, no visit is complete without taking at least one accessible Berlin tour to experience firsthand the fascinating events that took place here. Divided during the Cold War but reunited today, the beautiful Germany capital offers the best of both worlds – a vibrant cultural center known for its art scene and modern, cutting-edge architecture, and a tangible history with memorable sites such as the Holocaust Memorial and remains of the Berlin Wall.  With several of the major Berlin tourist attractions within walking distance of each other, including Checkpoint Charlie, the Jewish Museum, the remaining part of the Berlin Wall and Der Reichstag, Berlin is an ideal setting for a memorable walking tour. You can also opt for a fully accessible Highlights of Berlin Driving Tour that will explore “Berlin Mitte” and take you to several landmarks outside the city center, including Unter den Linden, Schloss Charlottenburg and the Alexanderplatz. For cruise passengers docking in Warnemunde, we offer a full day accessible shore excursion from Warnemunde to Berlin, including private accessible van, driver and guide at your disposal.

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Every Berlin tourist wants to see remnants of the Berlin Wall, and disabled visitors have several options. The easiest to get to is the Topography of Terror exhibit located near the Museum of the Wall at Checkpoint Charlie. This location is particularly interesting because remains of the SS Headquarters are located underneath it. Another option is the accessible Berlin Wall Documentation Center which is the only place to see the full wall system including gun towers and the No Man’s Land.
The German History Museum may very well be the best national history museum in all of Europe. Few countries have a single museum designated to the history of the entire country, but Germany has done it right. Disabled access at the German History Museum is excellent with a flat entrance and an elevator to get to the upper level. Visitors should allocate a half day or a full day to this visit because it’s easy to get pleasantly lost in this fascinating museum.
The taxi companies in Berlin don’t have wheelchair accessible vehicles soyou’ll need to arrange private Berlin accessible van transportation instead of phoning a taxi. Berlin accessible van transfers are available from Schoenefeld airport (125 euro each way), Tegel airport (105 euro each way), or Berlin Hauptbahnhof train station (90 euro each way) to your hotel. Accessible van transfers are also available to Sachsenhausen Memorial and Museum in Orananienburg. The vans we use can accommodate manual wheelchair users, power wheelchair users, or mobility scooter users through a wheelchair ramp or a wheelchair lift. Contact us with the number of passengers, number of wheelchairs, pick-up date and time, pick-up location, and drop-off location to book your Berlin wheelchair accessible van transfer.

Because of the construction of the Berlin Wall, the tourist sights in Berlin are spread out across East and West Berlin. Consequently, many senior travelers to Berlin benefit by using a rental wheelchair in Berlin. Manual wheelchair rental starts at €150 per week. Electric wheelchairs can be rented for €195 per week, and Berlin mobility scooter rental is available for €230 per week. When you contact us, be sure to let us know the dates, times, and locations for delivery and pickup.

“Let me thank all you guys at Sage Traveling. I got my scooter in Berlin. It was a brand new Orion. It took me all over Berlin on the S bahn and the buses plus the pavements. Not a niggle from the machine. Keep it up.” –Behram, Mobility Scooter User, India...Read more client feedback

After much research, we have created a list of the Top 9 Accessible Hotels for Berlin Tourists that hold up to our rigorous standards. Our accessible hotel at Checkpoint Charlie is not only centrally located, but it has a 5 Star Sage Accessibility Rating! Budget conscious travelers won’t have to compromise on quality, location or accessibility with this affordable, modern accessible hotel overlooking a popular square. And our most accessible hotel with roll-in showers in Berlin is centrally located in a wheelchair friendly neighborhood close to several accessible restaurants and shopping options.

Where is the most accessible place to view the Berlin Wall? Is the dome of the Reichstag dome wheelchair accessible? What public transportation options are available between East and West Berlin? Our Berlin Accessibility Guide explains everything that disabled visitors need to know to visit Berlin. It ensures that you make the most of your time in Berlin and is provided as part of all of our accessible travel packages.
Look no further for one of the most interesting and easy disabled vacations in Europe. Our Berlin accessible travel packages are guaranteed to give you a great travel experience.  Our packages include 1) accessible hotel accommodation, 2) accessible transportation from the Berlin airport or train station, 3) accessible tours in Berlin, and 4) expert advice on visiting Berlin with a disability. 

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