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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

Barrier-free in North Rhine-Westphalias towns and regions

The "Kölner Stadtführer für Behinderte" (Disabled Guide to Cologne) contains information about exhibitions, museums, eating out and accommodation in the cathedral city of Cologne, as well as much more.

The guide can be obtained for €5.00 from KölnTourismus.
Tel.: +49 (0) 221 221 26015,

Even the industrial town of Bochum (see picture) has a town guide for wheelchair users.
Tel.: +49 (0) 234 910 2778

The Rhineland regional tourist authority has published a brochure titled "Behindertengerechte Unterkünfte im Rheinland" (Accommodation in the Rhineland for the Disabled).
Tel.: +49 (0) 221 809 7672


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.