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Students with Disabilities in Germany

Posted on February 27, 2020


Generally, cities like Berlin are modern and reasonably accessible for people with disabilities. Many German cities experienced heavy bombing during World War II, which means that there are fewer cobblestone streets than in other parts of Europe. In addition, public transportation options are generally accessible—most of the trams and buses on rotation are now accessible. Though some buildings and transportation options are not as accommodating as those in the United States, accessibility in German cities tends to be fairly advanced by European standards. The German government developed accessibility criteria for businesses and tourism destinations, which helps visitors assess how well a destination can accommodate their needs. There are also online resources that detail accessible activities, and resources for visitors to larger cities (Berlin, Frankfurt, Munich) that list accessible hotels, attractions, restaurants and tours.

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