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Accessibility in Berlin

Menschen mit Sehbehinderung in Berlin

Tips and information on accessibility and services for Berlin tourists with visual or auditory impairments or physical disabilities.

Berlin has many attractive offers for tourists with visual or auditory impairments and people with disabilities. From accessible sights and guided tours to themed museums and public transportation, here are our tips for Berlin visitors with disabilities:

Accessible Sights and Tourist Attractions

Berlin for Blind and Visually Impaired Visitors

Blind and visually impaired people can experience, hear and feel the city and its attractions. The association Berlin für Blinde (Berlin for the Blind) offers a list of the city's top sights with audio descriptions and illustrative graphics for visually impaired people.

Many Berlin museums, such as the Jewish Museum, the Bauhaus Archive and Charlottenburg Palace, offer special guided tours for visitors with visual impairments. The Reichstag and the Berlin Zoo also have special offers for blind visitors. The Museum Otto Weidt documents the story of Otto Weidt, who was blind himself and saved numerous Jews from deportation through his former workshop in World War II. All exhibits are written in Braille.

The General Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired Berlin (ABSV) offers a variety of ressources for visitors and Berliners. The association also provides a monthly calendar of culture and leisure activities suitable for blind and partially sighted people.

Berlin for Deaf and Hearing-Impaired Visitors

Accessibility of Public Transportation

Berlin's public transportation offers a number of aids and services for a comfortable and barrier-free journey to your destination.

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Source: BerlinOnline

Last edited: 16 March 2022