Berlin rose from the ashes like a phoenix and became a symbol for freedom. The German capital concentrates important historical monuments that remind us of the geopolitical events of the 20th century. Its streets present unique contrasts between the divided past and the hopeful future.
Home to one of the best symphony orchestras in the world, this European destination resonates with its own music. It also has many accessible tourist attractions for all travelers.
Our tour departs from the historic center of Berlin. Here you will find the famous Museum Island, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, where you can see some spectacular works of art.
The island in Spree River has five accessible museums for visitors with reduced mobility. The Neues Museum covers 6,000 years of history and is world-renowned for housing the bust of Nefertiti. However, it is not the only jewel in the museum, as it has a valuable Egyptian collection.
The Pergamonmuseum has an atypical origin. The building was built around some works of art that were brought in first. Thus, it exhibits one of the most relevant collections of Greek and Roman art. Among its best-known pieces, the Pergamon altar and the door of the Miletus market stand out.
The Bode-Museum will surprise you with works by Bernini, Donatello and Canova. Likewise, the Alte Nationalgalerie and the Altes Museum are the other institutions that we recommend you visit.
Brandenburg Gate & Reichstag building
It is essential that you visit the Pariser Platz, where one of the main symbols of the German capital is located. The Brandenburg Gate was opened in 1791 and is the only one of the 18 gates in the city that is still standing.
The unmistakable Reichstag building, home of the German Parliament, will be your next stop. Specifically, we recommend you discover its iconic glass dome, which is accessible to people with reduced mobility.
As Visit Berlin indicates, it is recommended to go with a companion, as the path to the dome is steep. However, all entrances are accessible.
To delve into the history of the Berlin Wall, go to the Memorial and Documentation Center. The outdoor exhibition, visitor center, documentation center and all seminar rooms are barrier-free. Elevators, restrooms, and parking are also accessible. In addition, wheelchairs, canes and portable seats are loaned for free.
Admission is free, while guided tours have a reduced price of €2.50 for people with disabilities.
Another very interesting museum about the Cold War is the Tränenpalast (“Palace of Tears”). It was a border crossing between East and West Berlin, so many Germans had to say goodbye to their loved ones at this place.
According to its official website, the exhibitions are at ground level. Also, service animals are allowed and there is an accessible restroom.
It is essential that during your stay you can adequately move to all the places you want to visit. Therefore, do not forget to take a look at this list with information on transportation:
- Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe: BVG. Most BVG metro stations, urban trains, bus fleets and ferries are accessible to people with reduced mobility.
- Barrier-free trips – BVG. Information on the accessibility of public transportation.
- Berliner Branchen. Search for accessible taxis for wheelchair users.
- VBB. Escort service on trains and buses.
- Stations with out of service elevators. Learn about the service status of the metro or train station elevators.
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