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BSK (Bundesverband Selbsthilfe Körperbehinderter e. V.)
Federal Association for the Disabled
Postfach 20
74238 Krautheim/Jagst
Tel.: +49 (0) 62 94/68-110
Fax: +49 (0) 62 94/9 53 83


anders-sehn offers tailor-made group tours for blind and partially sighted people.

Alpine walking, discovering new towns and cities, exotic cookery for blind people? Blind and partially sighted people can experience all these through the individual tour operator anders-sehn. Susanne Hahn of Bamberg has been operating tours for blind and partially sighted people in Germany since 2004.

An ethnologist and cultural manager by profession, she sees herself as an intermediary between sighted and non-sighted people. The invisible world is made palpable through the other senses, using aromas, sounds, touch, stories, encounters with other people and culinary experiences. Rather than following the tourist trail, anders-sehn offers tours of discovery in towns and regions that once seemed so familiar.

anders-sehn's range of tours is aimed primarily at active blind and partially sighted people. It includes mini-breaks, city breaks, countryside tours, cultural tours and seminars. The relaxed social programme leaves plenty of scope for individual activities. Group sizes are deliberately kept small (6-16 participants). If required during the holiday, sighted companions can be provided for blind people travelling alone, which enables them to enjoy independent travel. Accommodation is in smaller, family-run hotels and guesthouses. Holiday destinations are specially chosen for being easily accessible by rail.

For more information about the packages on offer, please visit the barrier-free, blind-accessible website.

Travel Without Barriers

Wheelchair passenger, link to Deutsche Bahn's website for passengers with disabilities The Deutsche Bahn (German railway) offers transportation service to the disabled. You can book this in advance using an individual hotline (+49 (0) 18 05 / 512 512) from Monday through Friday, from 8am to 12pm, and Saturdays from 8am to 2pm. Germany also has 385 railway stations which have lifting aides or mobile ramps. Under certain prerequisites, the disabled and their escorts travel by train free-of-charge or at reduced rates. You can find more information in the extensive brochure "Information for Disabled Travelers", available at all DB ticket counters or by ordering directly on the Internet. Check the Deutsche Bahn website for their services for the Handicapped.  

The Lufthansa AG Air Travel Without Barriers Service should be booked in advance - if possible at the same time as making the flight reservation. For further details see or ask your local travel agent. Alternatively, contact Lufthansa on +49 (0) 18 03 / 803 803 with your specific enquiries.