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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

Schliersee: Internet Compass for disabled people

"Kompass", an information page in the internet, provides information on offers and facilities suitable for disabled people at Lake Schliersee in Upper Bavaria. The rating is based on experiences made by people with disabilities. The information are constantly updated and can be called up under
For example, you can easily go along Lake Schliersee by wheelchair. The lake is handicap accessible via a pier leading to a lifting aid for wheelchair users. The "Inselrestaurant" is barrier-free. Hand bikes can be rented in town, so that people with walking disabilities can explore the area along bike paths. A map showing suitable paths is available at the spa administration (Kuramt). Winter sports enthousiasts with disabilities can enjoy well prepared slopes at Spitzigsee ski resort, which is nearby. During the cold season, you will see numerous mono skiers racing down the slopes.

Gäste-Information Schliersee
Bahnhofsstraße 11 a
83727 Schliersee
Info-Hotline: +49 (0) 8 00 / 6 06 00 60
Fax: +49 (0) 8 00 / 60 65 20


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.