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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

Dresden welcomes handicapped holiday-makers

For the European Year of Disabled People, the Dresden marketing and tourism association (Picture: Zwinger Palace in Dresden) is offering a range of tips and programmes to enable the blind, deaf and wheelchair-bound to explore, experience and enjoy all aspects of the city. A number of cultural attractions such as the state art collections, German Hygiene Museum, concert halls and theatres have been adapted to meet the needs of handicapped visitors. City tours and suggested excursions in the picturesque surrounding region are also being offered.

Dresden-Werbung und Tourismus GmbH
Postfach 12 09 52
01010 Dresden
Tel.: +49 (0) 3 51 / 4 91 92 - 100
Fax: +49 (0) 3 51 / 4 91 92 - 116

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.