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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

Accessible guided tours of Hamlyn

Hamlyn is in the heart of the Weserbergland hills and offers a range of themed guided tours for disabled visitors.

With a delightful old quarter that is a listed site of historical interest, Hamlyn has a strong commitment to enabling disabled visitors to enjoy the historical town and all it has to offer.
The pedestrianised old quarter, which is flat, is eminently suitable for guided tours for visitors with reduced mobility, wheelchair users and families with pushchairs. Tour guides are able to take visitors' individual needs into consideration and offer flexibility in the pace and order of the tours. One tour guide, a wheelchair user, is an advisor on guided tour design. Hamlyn also offers guided tours for visitors who are hard of hearing. A sign-language interpreter is available for all Hamlyn's guided tours, except foreign-language tours.
There is also a tour for blind and partially sighted visitors, developed in conjunction with Hamlyn's Association for Blind and Partially Sighted People. Trained tour guides describe important buildings and features of styles from different eras using a Braille guide to the old quarter. At the Wedding House, a bronze relief map of the town donated by the Rotary Club brings Hamlyn's old quarter to life for visitors who are blind or partially sighted.

Hamlyn also has a new, fully accessible tourist office including a Weserbergland information centre. The town centre has three accessible toilets and audible traffic signals for blind and partially sighted people.
A 90-minute guided tour of the old town costs €48.00.
All guided tours are on request.

Hameln Marketing und Tourismus GmbH
31785 Hameln, Deisterallee 1
Tel.: +49 (0) 51 51 / 95 78 24
Fax: +49 (0) 51 51 / 95 78 40


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.