Information and resources
Barrier-free – a handy guide for every visitor
The comprehensive Barrier-free Bremen database contains detailed information on the accessibility of restaurants and cafés, hotels, cultural and leisure attractions, tourist attractions and information offices in Bremen. The digital city guide can help all those with disabilities decide on the places they would like to visit in Bremen. Click here for more details on the city guide project, and for further information about the collaborative work that is being done by representatives from all departments at Bremen city council, the regional coordinator for the disabled, the advocacy organisation for self-determined living, the regional self-help association for the disabled, Bremen University of Applied Sciences, the German Hotel and Restaurant Association and Bremer Touristik-Zentrale.
The print version of the Barrier-free Bremen city guide was published on the occasion of the 2009 Church Festival and is available to download below.
References to accessibility in our own publications
Our travel brochure and 'Things to do' guide provide an overview of information about disabled-friendly access at hotels, restaurants and cafés, cultural attractions and more. The level of disabled-friendly access is illustrated by arrows in different colours.
Maps and sightseeing routes: the old quarter and Neustadt district, in plain language and audible formats
The city centre routes around the old quarter and St Stephen's district are largely accessible, as is the tour of the leafy Neustadt district. These tours can be done with wheelchairs, wheeled walkers, walking aids and pushchairs. They take visitors to new and established attractions and to famous and lesser-known sights in the city centre. Additional audio information/audioguides are available to accompany the tours, along with information for visually impaired or blind visitors. You can listen to the sightseeing tour here. On the plain language maps, the descriptions of the attractions are shorter and easier to understand. The brochures on barrier-free sightseeing tours with maps, accessibility information and route descriptions are available from the tourist information offices.
For researching your disabled-friendly trip, we recommend wheelmap.org. On this website, you can find information that has been posted by the online community as well as links for downloading the apps.