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Holidays for All in Bavaria

Slowly the guests glide across the water on board inland skipper Renate Schweiger’s ship – past magnificent rocks and lush forests. Along the Danube Gorge from Weltenburg to Kelheim, there is an impressive view with centuries-old rock formations and historic cultural landscape. More information on page 34 and at: www.bavaria.by/traditionally-different

Whether on water or land, a holiday without obstacles is of the utmost importance throughout Bavaria and is the number one priority for hosts in the Free State. If you face seemingly insurmountable barriers in many places due to physical or mental disability, you will find an extensive network of providers in the holiday region of Bavaria who consider themselves ideal travel destinations for people with and without disabilities. Travellers with bicycles, families with pushchairs or elderly guests benefit from this.

This brochure features a selection of regions, places and destinations in Bavaria that make such a carefree stay possible. From Franconia to Upper Bavaria, from Allgäu/Bavarian Swabia to Eastern Bavaria – on the following pages you will find tips for barrier-free holidays, leisure and accommodation, which have been tested and certified in accordance with the nationwide “Tourism for All” labelling system. Detailed information on the user-friendliness of the individual offers in Bavaria is available at: www.bavaria.by/experiences/accessible-tourism

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Certification: Tourism for All

Where can I find this information?

With “Tourism for All”, a nationwide uniform certification scheme was created, which provides the necessary detailed information for different needs groups. Based on this information and the filter options, tourist offers can be specifically selected and checked prior to departure, so that each guest can assess what offers are suitable for them.

The verified and detailed offer information can be viewed at www.reisen-fuer-alle.de and www.bavaria.by/experiences/accessible-tourism

The detailed result reports are also available to the individual companies.

Independent and especially trained survey staff collect comprehensive data and accessibility information on site, which is checked against the “Tourism for All” quality criteria. The quality criteria have been developed over many years as part of a coordination and cooperation between Deutsches Seminar für Tourismus Berlin e. V. (DSFT) and stakeholders and tourist organisations In addition, at least one member of staff in each case is familiar with the special requirements of different groups of guests.

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As part of the “Tourism for All” certification scheme, more than 2,000 companies and offers have now been certified nationwide. These include accommodation, leisure and cultural facilities or even entire locations.

For more information on the nationwide certification system, please visit: www.reisen-fuer-alle.de

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Spessart-Mainland Franconia

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Holiday in the fairy-tale forest

The Main Valley and the Nature Park Spessart form a fascinating interplay of landscapes. Endless leafy canopies of century-old giant trees meet fairytale-like meadow valleys and gentle cultivated landscapes. Sun-drenched terraced vineyards along the mighty River Main and its numerous tributaries are pierced by steep red sandstone cliffs. You can feel the breath of yesteryear in the picturesque half-timbered towns such as Lohr am Main and Miltenberg, and in the many medieval fortresses and imposing castles that tell the story of a truly magical region.

Tourismusverband Spessart-Mainland e. V. Tel.: +49(0)6022 261020 | Fax: +49(0)6022 262230 | www.spessart-mainland.de

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Spessart-Mainland Franconia

Our tips

Barrier-free Spessart Experience Trail

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www.erlebniswege-spessart.de

Bathing fun & relaxation The Wonnemar Marktheidenfeld offers 9,500 sqm of leisure fun at the highest level. In the thermal baths, spend a day gliding down the tube slide, or in the Wonniland for the little ones, relaxing in the tranquillity of the sauna area, in the SPA or thermal area as if you were flying.

Wonnemar Marktheidenfeld www.wonnemar.de/marktheidenfeld

A visit to Miltenberg and its unique half-timbered houses and world-famous “Schnatterloch” with market fountain and the oldest “Fürstenherberge” in Germany will remain engraved in your memory. One of the most beautiful museums in Bavaria is the Museum Stadt Miltenberg, where you can take a journey through time – with audio guides – and learn the exciting history of eras past. In the hill castle of Mildenburg, built high above the old town around the year 1200, icons and contemporary works of art are presented in a dynamic manner. The exhibition is partially barrier-free and guided tours for the visually impaired are offered.

Half-timbered town of Miltenberg www.miltenberg.info/en

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The Schöllkrippen natural adventure pool lies in a beautiful scenic location. In the summer months, it is a popular destination in the upper Kahlgrund, especially for families. Visitors can expect a natural diving rock, a water grotto, a wide-wave slide and a six-metre deep plunging pool.

Schöllkrippen natural adventure pool www.naturerlebnisbad.eu

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The largest contiguous area of mixed deciduous forest in Germany is perfect for delightful hiking tours and can be experienced in a special way for young and old: the adventure trails in the Spessart and their stations are barrier-free. Explore different aspects of nature and culture, playfully and using all the senses: “height and gravity” in Rothenbuch, “nature and water” in Mespelbrunn and “balance and lightness” in Mönchberg. The latter lures visitors with action fields featuring basket swings, balancing discs, wheelchair seesaws and balancing ropes.

Journey back to the Middle Ages

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Among the rustling of leaves


Bavarian Rhön Mountains  Franconia

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Land of open distances

Located in the border triangle of Hesse-Bavaria-Thuringia, the UNESCO biosphere reserve of the Rhön Mountains offers sweeping views over rolling mountain peaks with meadows and forests as well as steep slopes on towering pillars of basalt. The Red and Black Moor and the plateau of the High Rhön are unique biotopes in which plants and animals thrive that have long since disappeared from other low mountains. If you want to relax and pamper yourself, you can do so in one of the five spas of Bad Brückenau, Bad Bocklet, Bad Kissingen, Bad Königshofen or Bad Neustadt.

Rhön GmbH – Gesellschaft für Tourismus und Markenmanagement Tel.: +49(0)800 9719771 | Fax: +49(0)9749 9300800 | www.rhoen.de/en

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Bavarian Rhön Mountains  Franconia

Our tips

With a permanent exhibition, the Haus der Langen Rhön biosphere centre provides information on the UNESCO biosphere reserve of the Rhön Mountains. A large mosaic of 75,000 individual images shows that there are many individual aspects that make up a complete picture. The interactive exhibition with numerous “hands-on stations” explains the development of the landscape and presents various sustainable development projects.

“Haus der Langen Rhön” biosphere info centre www.biosphaerenreservat-rhoen.de

On wooden planks, the “Black Moor” nature trail leads through the sensitive biotope. Along the footbridge, you will find 23 information boards with valuable information about the Black Moor. The boardwalk is around 2.5 kilometres long and is suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs.

On the trail of the bee

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Moor experience in the biosphere reserve

The Maria Bildhausen Abbey is a very special place, nestled in the rolling hills of the lower Rhön Mountains. In the abbey tavern, you can sample lovingly prepared delicacies from the abbey garden. The abbey tavern and the hotel serve as a working group for the disabled people’s workshop. The abbey is both a place to visit and to stay. The historic fruit and bee garden is an oasis for nature lovers. On clear and richly illustrated information boards you can experience the topic of bees using all their senses. When taking a walk, you can enjoy nature or just relax.

Fine drinking and modern architecture In Wartmannsroth, in Germany’s first “Destillathek” (a distillery tasting area and shop), fruit brandies, gin, whiskey and others play the lead role. Initiator Franziska Bischof learned the distilling trade from her father and is carrying the business on into the fourth generation. Since 2015, she has been marketing her products under the new line Franziska – Die Brennerin (The Distiller). In a new building made of solid concrete, embedded in the green of the landscape, the tasting area and shop is located above a small hill. The façade made of coloured architectural concrete reflects the colourful sandstone floors of the region. Inside, the high-percentage pleasures get your heart racing.

Franziska – Die Brennerin www.diebrennerin.de

www.bildhausen.de © Franziska Bischof

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Maria Bildhausen Abbey

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Haßberge Franconia

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Sun-kissed in the land of knights and romance

Gentle hills, sunny vineyards, castles, palaces and half-timbered towns can all be found in the charming Nature Park Haßberge. Whether at a wine, vintner, or brewing festival – here real Franconian culinary traditions are lovingly looked after. Restaurants known as “Heckenwirtschaften” on the barrier-free Abt-Degen-Steig attract customers with the best Silvaner and Franconian home cooking. Relaxation can be found in the Ellertshäuser and Sulzfelder bathing lake or the FrankenTherme, Germany’s first natural healing water lake. The sauna area of the spa is accessible to all, the individual saunas are wheelchair accessible. If you want to travel back in time, you can immerse yourself in medieval life in the castle information centre and the Altenstein castle ruins.

Haßberge Tourismus e. V. Tel.: +49(0)9523 5033710 | Fax: +49(0)9523 5033727 | www.hassberge-tourismus.de

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Franconian Lake District  Franconia

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Water adventures in the Franconian Lake District

The Franconian Lake District is as rich in contrasts as it is unifying: the totally accessible lakes offer leisure fun for everyone. Barrier-free riverside paths, excursion boats and the impressive nature around the Altmühlsee and Brombachsee will lure you outdoors. An insight into the world of hops and beer brewing can be obtained at the ground-level “HopfenBierGut” museum. There, a brewing course will teach you about the origins of beer. Other museums, sights and theatres in the Franconian Lake District take care of the cultural side. Whether campsites, hotels or apartments, the accommodation offers are as varied as the region itself.

Tourismusverband Fränkisches Seenland Tel.: +49(0)9831 500120 | Fax: +49(0)9831 500140 | www.seenland-barrierefrei.de

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Nuremberg Franconia

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Time travel through history

Located at the foot of the Kaiserburg, Nuremberg’s medieval old town offers numerous cafés and beer gardens along the Pegnitz, as well as numerous shopping options. Here you can enjoy both the famous Elisenlebkuchen, as well as the small Rostbratwürste as “Drei im Weggla” (three in a bun) or the typical red beer. Throughout the year, Nuremberg offers a varied cultural programme – while in spring, the façades are bathed in colour during the Blue Night, in summer, the Bardentreffen or the Klassik Open Air create a great atmosphere and in the second half of the year, the Altstadtfest and the famous Nuremberg Christmas market attract large crowds. As the city of the Nuremberg Rallies, the city of racial laws and city in which the trials of those responsible for the Nazi regime took place, the city of Nuremberg has for many decades faced the task of overcoming its past and at the same time shaping its present and future as a “city of peace and human rights”.

Nuremberg Congress and Tourism Centre Tel.: +49(0)911 23360 | Fax: +49(0)911 2336166 | tourismus.nuernberg.de/en

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Nuremberg Franconia

Our tips Dive into the city’s history

Obligation to the past

Experience the whole world of railways

In the only preserved merchant’s house of the late renaissance, the city museum in the Fembo-Haus has over 950 years of city history on show. A tour guide for the blind and their helpers as well as a media guide with audio induction loop in the section “Crown – Power – History” are available.

The Documentation Centre is dedicated to the time of the Nuremberg Rallies and the Nazi architecture with the example of the Nazi Party rally grounds. Over 1,300 sqm, the permanent exhibition “Fascination and Violence” deals with the causes, connections and consequences of the Nazi dictatorship.

The DB Museum is the world’s oldest railway museum. Under the umbrella of the Deutsche Bahn Foundation, it keeps alive all eras of German railway history. Various storylines provide information on social, cultural and economic developments and give an outlook on the future. In addition, 40 original vehicles await guests in two halls and in the large outdoor area. A special attraction is the model railway, where more than 30 trains travel through landscapes and settlements during the demonstration.

Nazi Party Rally Grounds Documentation Centre museums.nuernberg.de/documentation-center

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The Tucher Castle brings to life the world of the Nuremberg merchant families of the 16th century. The high-class collection owned by the patrician Tucher family displays handicrafts, furniture and tapestries as well as paintings from the 15th to the 19th century. The Hirsvogel Hall is equipped with an audio induction loop and is accessible to people with reduced mobility.

Tucherschloss Museum and Hirsvogel Hall museums.nuernberg.de/museum-tucher-mansion

DB Museum Nuremberg www.dbmuseum.de/museum_en

The Nuremberg Trials Memorium informs visitors to the original venue about the Nuremberg Trials and their effects to this day. Hall 600 as well as historical audio and film documents give a vivid impression of the trials. A video guide for the deaf and hard of hearing is available.

Nuremberg Trials Memorium museums.nuernberg.de/memorium-nuremberg-trials

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museums.nuernberg.de/city-museum-fembo-house

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Stadtmuseum in the FemboHaus


Bayerisches Staatsbad Bad Steben Franconia

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Health and well-being

Romantic, natural, healthy – Bayerisches Staatsbad Bad Steben lies on the border with Thuringia in the middle of the low mountain landscape of the Nature Park Frankenwald. Bavaria’s northernmost public bath is best known for its health-promoting natural remedies such as radon, carbon dioxide or moor bath, as well as the soothing climate. For over 180 years, a mineral and mud spa and more than 1,000 years of mining – the resort can look back on a history rich in tradition. Coupled with the historic buildings in the town centre, numerous leisure activities and cultural attractions, a stay in Bad Steben is a refreshing and charming journey of discovery for body, mind and soul.

Tourist-Information Bayerisches Staatsbad Bad Steben Tel.: +49(0)9288 7470 | Fax: +49(0)9288 7480 | www.bad-steben.de/en

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Bayerisches Staatsbad Bad Steben Franconia

Our tips

In the modern thermal baths of Bad Steben, guests will find unusual bathing experiences over 10,000 sqm. Unique sound and light effects allow guests to experience different pools, grottoes as well as the relaxation gallery using all their senses. Adjacent areas such as the wellness dome with brine floating pool and Kneipp facility, the sauna area with a natural bathing pond and large sauna garden and the health centre of the Bad Steben spa complete the offer. Access to the pool of the large bathing hall and the radon baths at the health centre is possible with the help of a wheelchair and bath lift. Since 2018, an outdoor pool has been connected to the spa, which guests can enjoy in summer. Several swimming pools, slides and a spacious sunbathing lawn and sun decks ensure fun for children and adults alike. The outdoor pool also has wheelchair access and sanitary facilities.

Bad Steben spa www.therme-bad-steben.de

In the midst of the green

The centrepiece of Bad Steben is the 40-hectare listed Kurpark with its historic columned Wandelhalle. Right next to this, visitors will find the well-known Klenzebau, which was built by the architect Leo von Klenze as a bath house. The Walhalla at Regensburg and Liberation Hall in Kelheim were also designed by him. The extensive green area is characterised by the meadow and temple springs as well as facilities such as the elegant spa building or the stylish music pavilions. These are stages for concerts, theatres, cabarets or readings. The south of the park is mostly characterised by its romantic rose garden and the baroque stone figures in the colourful and well-kept ornamental flowerbeds.

Bad Steben Spa Park www.bad-steben.de/en

Bad Steben Spa Building www.bad-steben.de/en

Feeling of happiness and atmosphere of well-being If you want to spend a glamorous evening and try your luck at roulette, blackjack or a slot machine, head to the Bad Steben Casino. In addition, the art and culture foyer in the casino inspires visitors with captivating music events and thrilling performances by well-known cabaret artists.

Bad Steben Casino www.spielbanken-bayern.de/en © Spielbank Bad Steben

Water worlds and health resources

You can spend the night in Bad Steben care-free in various accommodation. Away from the streets, yet still in the town centre, is the Villa Sonnenhof. The holiday apartment has barrier-free apartments and is located only a short distance from the spa facilities and the thermal baths. The family-run Gästehaus Bettina also offers a pleasant atmosphere for relaxing days in the Frankenwald (Franconian Forest).

Villa Sonnenhof www.sonnenhof.de

Gästehaus Bettina www.haus-bettina.com

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Ochsenkopf Adventure Region  Franconia

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Nature experience for all in the Fichtelgebirge

The Fichtelgebirge (Fichtel mountains) offers guests an unforgettable active holiday and pure relaxation in every season. Healthy climate, unspoilt nature, diverse recreational opportunities and wonderful hosts invite you to leave everyday life behind. The Ochsenkopf Adventure Region with its municipalities of Bischofsgrün, Fichtelberg, Mehlmeisel and Warmensteinach proves that mountains and accessibility are by no means mutually exclusive: the tactile town map, themed trails and menus in Braille let you experience Bischofsgrün with all your senses at the Siebenstern hotel and inn. A ride on the Ochsenkopf/Fichtel Mountains cable cars, an excursion to the Mehlmeisel wildlife park or a visit to the Fichtelberg Car Museum guarantee adventure for the whole family.

Tourismus & Marketing GmbH Ochsenkopf Tel.: +49(0)9272 97032 | Fax: +49(0)9272 97055 | www.erlebnis-ochsenkopf.de

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Bavarian Forest National Park Holiday Region  Eastern Bavaria

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Unique forest landscape and varied history

In the heart of Europe, wild nature has found a home again: the Bavarian Forest National Park demonstrates the transience, creativity and autonomy of nature. Here, in the first German national park and in its holiday region you can perceive nature using all your senses: comfortable boardwalks, plants for smelling and tasting, and easily visible animal enclosures from every vantage point make the wild forest in the Lusen National Park Centre something for everyone to experience. The freely accessible Stone Age Cave in the Falkenstein National Park Centre and the Finsterau Open-Air Museum are examples of how the impact of climate and humans on the development of the landscape can be vividly conveyed.

Bavarian Forest National Park Holiday Region Tel.: +49(0)800 0008465 | Fax: +49(0)8553 9793944 | www.ferienregion-nationalpark.de

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Bavarian Forest National Park Holiday Destination  Eastern Bavaria

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Unlimited nature holiday in the border triangle

The national park holiday region of the Bavarian Forest is situated in a beautiful location in the border triangle between the Czech Republic and Austria, with limitless excursion possibilities. Nature lovers can experience the beautiful landscape on the trail along the Ilz – the last large white water in Eastern Bavaria – as well as on the nature trail in the forest play area or in the idyllic Spiegelauer spa park. The Celtic village of Gabreta and the Heimatmuseum Röhrnbach Kaltenbach provide a glimpse of life of yesteryear. Literature enthusiasts should not miss the “Stifter und der Wald” museum at the Rosenberger Gut. And shopping at the fashion house Garhammer is a wonderful experience. After hiking, visiting a museum or shopping, you can relax at the Karoli spa park.

Bavarian Forest National Park Holiday Destination Tel.: +49(0)8551 57114 | Fax: +49(0)8551 57249 | www.nationalpark-ferienland.de

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ARBERLAND Bavarian Forest  Eastern Bavaria

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Tradition, culinary delight and happiness on the summit

The unspoilt nature is characterised by extraordinary phenomena: impressive waterfalls, bogs, lakes embedded in the mountain basin and the primeval forest of the Bavarian Forest National Park. That’s what makes a holiday in the ARBERLAND so unique. On the Great Arber, visitors can expect an incomparable view of the Bavarian and Bohemian Forests. With the mountain railway and the panoramic lift, the mountain is also easily accessible by wheelchair, pushchair or walking frame. The region is also characterised by Bavarian craftsmanship and traditions. During guided tours of the Poschinger glass factory, visitors can try their hand at glassblowing. “Culinary Showcase – regional delicacies” is an excellent place to get to know culinary specialities and tasty treats.

ARBERLAND REGio GmbH | Tourism Service Center Tel.: +49(0)9921 96050 | Fax: +49(0)9921 9605101 | www.arberland.de

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Bad Füssing  Eastern Bavaria

© Kur- & GästeService Bad Füssing / Leonie Lorenz

Source of well-being

In the heart of Passau region lies the idyllic spa town of Bad Füssing. It is renowned for the healing properties of its thermal waters. The municipality also shines with its magical landscape and extensive and barrier-free experiences. Flat terrain through nature reserves, numerous hiking and cycling trails along charming river meadows and lush green forests. A paradise for active holidaymakers and recreation seekers.

Bad Füssing Spa & Guest Service Tel.: +49(0)8531 975580 | Fax: +49(0)8531 21367 | www.badfuessing.com

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Bad Füssing  Eastern Bavaria

Our tips Games, art and sound

© Kur- & GästeService Bad Füssing

Without great effort, explore the beautiful area around Bad Füssing on foot or by bike. The many flat and almost hill-free hiking and cycling trails are ideal for this. For example, the barrier-free and signposted “Snail” circular tour. Further tour suggestions as well as hiking and cycling maps are available from the Bad Füssing Spa & Guest Service. There are also barrier-free options for various events and concerts at the Grand or Small Spa House. Hearing-impaired music lovers and those interested in culture can also participate in the demonstrations in both spa houses through audio induction loops.

Bad Füssing Spa & Guest Service

© Kur- & GästeService Bad Füssing

www.badfuessing.com

Parkland in Bad Füssing A unique sea of flowers, shaded areas, the splash of well water and clear ponds invite you to linger in the spa park. Simply let your mind wander. Plenty of seating and large lawns provide a wonderful opportunity to do so. In addition to the medicinal herb garden, plant enthusiasts can admire the lovingly cultivated flowerbeds. On the other side of the spa park is the Bad Füssing amusement park. You won’t find any action here, however. Instead, picturesque and barrier-free paths lead past art sculptures, rose gardens and quiet places for relaxation.

Bad Füssing Spa & Guest Service www.badfuessing.com

If you have ever wanted to try your luck at roulette, the wheel of fortune or a game of poker, a visit to the nearby casino in Bad Füssing is a must. After playing the exciting games, a varied entertainment program awaits guests on certain days on the “Kulturbühne”. From live Bavarian music, entertaining cabaret and colourful theatre to fantastic art exhibitions. And those who have not yet had enough can join in one of the attractive special promotions.

Bavaria Casinos www.spielbanken-bayern.de/en

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© Kur- & GästeService Bad Füssing / Moritz Attenberger

Pleasurable hiking, cycling and listening


District of Kelheim  Eastern Bavaria

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“Bavaria’s Heart” – Altmühl / Danube / Hallertau

Between the Nature Park Altmühltal with its “Weltenburger Enge” nature reserve to the north, the hilly Hopfenland Hallertau to the south and the rugged landscape of the Bavarian Jura to the east, the holiday region of “Bayerns Herzstück” (“Bavaria’s Heart”) in the district of Kelheim awaits guests with its special diversity. The wild Danube breaks through 70-metre high cliffs, Celts and Romans have left their mark, and beer has its origins here. The mineral springs of the health resorts of Bad Abbach and Bad Gögging provide relaxation for royalty.

Tourismusverband im Landkreis Kelheim e. V. Tel.: +49(0)9441 2077330 | Fax: +49(0)9441 2077350 | www.tourismus-landkreis-kelheim.de/english

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District of Kelheim  Eastern Bavaria

Our tips

The Weltenburger Enge with the imposing Danube Gorge is one of the oldest nature reserves in Bavaria. You can experience the Danube Gorge with its rugged rocks at its most beautiful on a boat trip from the Wittelsbach town of Kelheim to Weltenburg Abbey. The church of the abbey was built by the Asam brothers and is considered a masterpiece of Baroque architecture. The town of Kelheim enthrals visitors with its lively history of Celts, dukes and kings. The Befreiungshalle (Hall of Liberation) on Michelsberg, visible from a distance, is the symbol of the city.

Kelheim Boat Trips www.schiffahrt-kelheim.de

Befreiungshalle Kelheim

© Tourismusverband im Landkreis Kelheim / Rainer Schneck

www.schloesser.bayern.de

Picturesque Altmühltal between rocks and the river

On a boat trip through the picturesque Altmühltal valley from Kelheim to Riedenburg via Essing, the bizarre rock formations and the wildly romantic natural spectacle fascinate visitors. The romantic town of Essing with its lively Tatzlwurm, one of Europe’s longest wooden bridges, hugs the rock. Here you can experience art and nature along the broad and gravelled art trail along rock and river. The Crystal Museum in the three-castle town of Riedenburg has the largest collection of rock crystals in the world on display. Enjoy the small-town flair along the waterfront and against the backdrop of the Rosenburg. The circuit leads around the Riedenburg town pond. Another wheelchair-accessible path leads to a special vantage point in Riedenburg and the Altmühltal.

Riedenburg Crystal Museum www.kristallmuseum-riedenburg.de

Tourist Information Riedenburg www.riedenburg.de

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Delightful Hallertau Abensberg, famous for its asparagus and hops, forms the “northern gate” to the Hallertau, the largest contiguous hop growing area in the world. Barrier-free city tours give an insight into the medieval town (www.abensberg. de). The city museum can be found in the Herzogkasten. Abensberg’s quality asparagus is well known far beyond the boundaries of the district. In spring, you can experience the asparagus harvest up close. All year round, hop ambassadors will show you how hops grow and how they are harvested on their hop experience farms in Mainburg, such as the Stiglmaier or Zellner hop farms.

Stiglmaier hop farm www.hopfenfuehrung.de

Zellner hop farm www.hopfenhof-zellner.de

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Natural and cultural treasures on the Danube


Oberstdorf Allgäu

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Mountain experience in Germany’s southernmost town

Germany’s southernmost town, Oberstdorf, is idyllically located in a valley basin at 815 metres. The prestigious winter sports resort is home to one of the five ski jumping hills in the world and is the venue for world-renowned skiing events. In summer, a versatile and barrier-free cycling and hiking trail network extends to three altitudes. The Nebelhorn and Fellhorn mountain railways deliver effortless transport and breathtaking panoramic views. Deep breaths are healthy here, as Oberstdorf bears the titles “Climatic Health Spa – Premium Class” and “Kneipp Spa”.

Oberstdorf Tourism Tel.: +49(0)8322 7000 | Fax: +49(0)8322 7002099 | www.oberstdorf.de/en

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Chiemsee-Alpenland  Upper Bavaria

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Around the Bavarian Sea

The image of the Chiemsee-Alpenland is mainly characterised by the Alpine foothills and lakes. Lake Chiemsee – known as the Bavarian Sea – can be explored on the Chiemseering line, on foot or by bike. Of particular charm are the famous Herrenchiemsee New Palace and the Fraueninsel. This picturesque gem can be reached all year round with the Chiemsee Lake Tour or electric boats. Many barrier-free hiking trails and mountain railways invite you to explore the surrounding mountains. Such as the Wendelstein rack railway. Relax without obstacles in the “INNSOLA” Kiefersfelden water park.

Chiemsee-Alpenland Tourismus GmbH & Co. KG Tel.: +49(0)8051 965550 | Fax: +49(0)8051 9655530 | www.chiemsee-alpenland.de

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Berchtesgaden Region  Upper Bavaria

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The mountain is calling

Impressive and massive. At over 2,700 metres, the Watzmann is not only the highest mountain in the Berchtesgaden Region, but also the emblem of the holiday region. This consists of the communities of Berchtesgaden, Schönau am Königssee, Ramsau, Bischofswiesen and Marktschellenberg. A majority of the villages and the local flora and fauna are protected by the Berchtesgaden National Park. It is also a promising destination for people with disabilities and families.

Berchtesgadener Land Tourismus GmbH Tel.: +49(0)8652 6565050 | Fax: +49(0)8652 6565099 | www.berchtesgaden.de/en

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Berchtesgaden Region  Upper Bavaria

Our tips

Jenner Cable Car www.jennerbahn.de

Predigtstuhl Cable Car

© Berchtesgadener Land Tourismus

www.predigtstuhlbahn.de/en

Experience nature and culture using all your senses

Even on barrier-free hiking trails, nature in all its facets can be experienced up close. For example, on the circular route around the Höglwörther See in Anger or the idyllic forest path on Maisweg in Bayerisch Gmain. An unforgettable experience for every age group. The wide and versatile Lake Königssee footpath is also perfect for this. Around the Lake Hintersee National Park Observatory is also the popular Klausbach Valley. Here, there are golden eagles and mountain huts, which is why it is also referred to as the valley of eagles and alpine pastures.

Berchtesgaden Region www.koenigssee.de/barrierefreiheit

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At the barrier-free Haus der Berge (mountain house), visitors can see, hear, feel or taste nature and learn something about it. For example, with the permanent exhibition “Vertical Wilderness”. If you want to go on an artistic journey of discovery, you can visit the Royal Spa House or the theatre in the Bad Reichenhall spa centre. Speciality mountain drinks can be found at the traditional Enzianbrennerei Grassl distillery in Berchtesgaden. Here spicy brandies and fruity liqueurs ensure a delight for the tastebuds. Guests will find relaxing times at the Watzmann Spa in Berchtesgaden or at the RupertusTherme Spa & Family Resort in Bad Reichenhall.

Haus der Berge www.haus-der-berge.bayern.de/ englisch

Enzianbrennerei Grassl www.grassl.com

© Nationalpark Berchtesgaden / Marika Hildebrandt

Breathe in the fresh mountain air and marvel at the breathtaking alpine panorama with fascinating mountain valleys. In complete comfort with the new Jenner Railway in Schönau am Königssee. Once at the top, there is a magnificent view of the emerald green lake. The mountain railway gives families with pushchairs, wheelchair users or guests with walking frames an unrestricted mountain experience. If you want to catch a glimpse of the alpine town of Bad Reichenhall and use folding mobility aids, you can take the listed Predigtstuhl cable car up the mountain. The highlight here is the traditional Predigtstuhl mountain restaurant with a large and inviting sun terrace. The views enhance the enjoyment of Bavarian delicacies.

Be active and amazed

© Nationalpark Berchtesgaden

Altitude and farsightedness


Ammergau Alps Nature Park  Upper Bavaria

© Ammergauer Alpen GmbH / Eberhard Starosczik

Nature & culture in harmony

The beautiful Ammergau Alps Nature Park is part of the largest contiguous nature reserve in Bavaria – the Ammergau Alps. The green area extends over 200 km² and includes the municipalities of Bad Bayersoien, Bad Kohlgrub, Ettal, Oberammergau, Saulgrub, Unterammergau and the non-municipal district of Ettaler Forst. A special feature of the tourist region is the glacial moor landscape in the Ammertal. The moist soils, hay meadows, pine groves and peat ditches provide an ideal habitat for a wide variety of plants and animals. The area impresses not only with its biodiversity, but also with its historic buildings, centuries-old traditional events and wonderful cultural programmes accessible to all guests.

Ammergauer Alpen GmbH Tel.: +49(0)8822 922740 | Fax: +49(0)8822 922745 | www.ammergauer-alpen.de/en

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Ammergau Alps  Upper Bavaria

Our tips

The Ammergau Alps Nature Park offers many ways to regenerate body and mind. Around the Soier See, the thrilling moorland can be explored over three themed trails using all your senses – on the Seerundweg with a barefoot trail as well as the moor or bird trail. All paths are interconnected so that the length of the tour can be adapted to personal needs. The moor educational trail with moor treading pool, for example, provides information on the formation and effect of the bog and at the same time allows an active experience of the healing earth. The Parkhotel am Soier See is open all year round for a retreat. Thanks to its mild water temperature and large sunbathing area, the Soier See is also a popular bathing lake. In the Bad Bayersoien spa and tourist information centre, guests can receive further detailed information about the Soier See.

Bad Bayersoien Spa and Tourist Information www.bad-bayersoien.de

Mountain air and hut enjoyment

Ammergau Alps Cultural Mile © Ammergauer Alpen GmbH / Matthias Fend

Experience the moors up close

The Hörnle – also known as the local mountain of the Bad Kohlgrub municipality – has four fascinating mountain peaks. One of them is the Zeitberg. With the Hörnle suspension railway, equipped with double swivel seats, guests glide comfortably towards the Zeitberg. Between enchanting forests and fragrant meadows, you can also enjoy a view of the beautiful foothills of the Alps. At the top, visitors can expect a barrier-free circular walk and nature trail with various rest and play areas as well as a 3D natural cinema. For much of the year, the Hörnle Hütte pampers guests with Bavarian delicacies, thus ensuring an all-round mountain experience. Whether for families, nature lovers or foodies.

Apart from the natural scenery, guests in the Ammergau Alps Nature Park will also find impressive historical treasures and demonstrations. The famous Oberammergau passion plays stretch back almost 400 years. Every ten years, the villagers reenact the suffering and death of Jesus as a story of hope and salvation for the world. The foyer and the auditorium are barrier-free. On site, there is a disabled toilet and seats for wheelchair users. Further information about the history of the region can be found in the Oberammergau Museum. The baroque basilica and rococo sacristy of the Ettal Abbey stand out as an architectural attraction in the midst of the enchanting mountain valley.

Ettal Abbey www.kloster-ettal.de

www.hoernlebahn.de

Hörnle Hut www.hoernle-huette.de

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© bayern.by / Gert Krautbauer

© Ammergauer Alpen GmbH

Hörnle Cable Railway


Alpenregion Tegernsee Schliersee  Upper Bavaria

© Alpenregion Tegernsee Schliersee / Dietmar Denger

Bavarian way of life in the Alpenregion Tegernsee Schliersee

Just one hour south of Munich lies the Alpenregion Tegernsee Schliersee, which is also easily accessible by the Bayerische Oberland Railway. Honest customs and traditions reflect the unique attitude to life of this region in the Alpine foothills. For those who want to head further afield, the Wendelstein cable car from Osterhofen near Bayrischzell offers wonderful views as far as Munich and far into the Alps. The picturesque Tegernsee is ideal for a cycling tour. Above Rottach-Egern around the Suttensee, there is also a barrier-free hiking trail. If the weather doesn’t play ball, the Badepark Bad Wiessee offers barrier-free access to the pool and sauna area. For culinary delights, the Lantenhammer distillery gives an insight into the world of fine spirits and fruity liqueurs.

Alpenregion Tegernsee Schliersee KU Tel.: +49(0)8022 9273890 | Fax: +49(0)8022 9273899 | barrierefrei.tegernsee-schliersee.de

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Munich  Upper Bavaria

© Thomas Klinger

Simply Munich – simply enjoy

Throughout the year, Munich delights its guests with its joie de vivre: the Glockenspiel at Marienplatz, the gold of the Angel of Peace over the Isar, the surfers at the entrance to the English Garden. The Wittelsbach rulers laid the foundation for the unique interplay of music, theatre and museums. Today, music lovers can enjoy one of the world’s most prestigious opera houses and top-class orchestras. Looking at the main works in the art museums in the art district, the arch stretches impressively over several millennia. One Munich institution is the beer garden: everyone gets into conversation with everyone here. To ensure all guests can enjoy a carefree time in Munich, the staff at the information points will gladly advise visitors about barrier-free offers.

Munich Tourist Board Tel.: +49(0)89 23396500 | Fax: +49(0)89 23330233 | www.munich.travel/en-gb

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District of Fürstenfeldbruck  Upper Bavaria

© stock.adobe.com / rebling

Love of culture at the gates of Munich

Around 30 kilometres west of the state capital of Munich extends the historic and idyllic old town of Fürstenfeldbruck and its district of the same name. A region marked by tradition and modernity. Beautiful town houses, gastronomic and cultural diversity as well as stunning hiking and biking trails along the Amper and in the surrounding area underline the charm of the Fürstenfeldbrucker Land. In keeping with the region, you will also find classic, contemporary accommodation with barrier-free rooms and special offers. Other popular destinations such as the Five Lakes Land or Augsburg, city of the Fugger family, are just a short journey away.

Fürstenfeldbruck District Administration Tel.: +49(0)8141 5195639 | Fax: +49(0)8141 519582 | www.lra-ffb.de

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District of Fürstenfeldbruck  Upper Bavaria

Our tips

Museum Fürstenfeldbruck www.museumffb.de

Wherever you are in the district of Fürstenfeldbruck, you are surrounded by green hilly landscapes, enchanting Amper river meadows or nature and landscape conservation areas. Visitors to the Grafrath experimental forest garden can see more than 200 exotic tree species from various continents. Originally, this area was used to research which foreign plants could be used for local forestry. Now people with disabilities or families can also embark on a “world tour” through the forest. After the visit, the nearby Bürgerstadl Grafrath offers the opportunity to sample the local gastronomy.

Grafrath Experimental Forest Garden www.lwf.bayern.de © Carmen Voxbrunner

Leisure fun and feelgood atmosphere

Bürgerstadl Grafrath www.buergerstadl-grafrath.de

The Fürstenfeldbrucker Land offers guests in the barrier-free Stadthalle Germering as well as in the Puchheimer Kulturcentrum PUC a varied range of concerts, cabaret, theatre and dance performances as well as operas and musicals throughout the year.

Puchheimer Kulturcentrum PUC www.puc-puchheim.de

© Oliver Jaist

The district of Fürstenfeldbruck can look back on an eventful history dating back to the high-medieval period. The Jexhof Farm Museum and the Furthmühle Egenhofen give fascinating insights into the rural living conditions and traditional crafts around the year 1900. Guests are shown the original interior of the house or the technology behind a flour mill, for example. Both museums also offer special tours, promotions and events. In the former abbey brewery, today you can find the Museum Fürstenfeldbruck. Here, historical evidence of the abbey, the city and the Romans, Celts and Stone Age people is preserved. Except for the archaeological department on the 3rd floor, all rooms can be accessed by wheelchair or similar.

Forest experience and culinary delights

© Martin Piepenburg

Tradition and cultural history

In summer, the Germeringer See invites visitors to linger with its wide sunbathing area, large shallow water zone and several barbecue areas. People with disabilities can use the entry aid on the east bank. The feel-good atmosphere is complemented by accommodation such as the Abasto Hotel & Spa, seidl Hotel & Conference or the Hotel LICHTBLICK. The latter is the first hotel to have been additionally awarded the European RAL barrierfree quality label.

Hotel LICHTBLICK www.lichtblick-hotel.de

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Dachau & Dachau District  Upper Bavaria

© Stadt Dachau

Culture & nature in the heart of Altbayern

With the concentration camp memorial, the city of Dachau is the central European city of learning and remembrance, attracting more than 900,000 people each year from all over the world who are interested in contemporary history. At the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century, Dachau was one of the most important European artist enclaves. In addition to many well-known painters of outdoor painting, the landscape painter Christian Morgenstern and the expressionist Emil Nolde came here and took advantage of the special lighting conditions of the Dachau marshes for their works. Even today, the city is an important cultural location. In the surrounding district – the Dachauer Land – numerous natural and artistic monuments await discovery. Intensive preservation of the local area enables the visitors to experience the old Bavarian tradition and culture authentically.

Tourist-Information of the City and District of Dachau Tel.: +49(0)8131 75286 | Fax: +49(0)8131 7544150 | www.dachau.de/en/tourism.html Tel.: +49(0)8131 2728605 | Fax: +49(0)8131 33833600 | www.tourismus-dachauer-land.de

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Dachau District  Upper Bavaria

Our tips Culture and view into the past

Contemporary history and retrospective

© bayern.by / Jörg Lutz

Many works by residents of the former artists’ enclave are part of the permanent exhibition of the Dachau Picture Gallery, which also features regular special exhibitions. The New Gallery, dedicated exclusively to contemporary art, is easily accessible and offers special offers and guided tours for people with disabilities.

Dachau Picture Gallery & Dachau New Gallery www.dachauer-galerien-museen.de

A secret tip is the Wittelsbach summer residence of Dachau Palace, which is located on a hill above the historic old town. From the terrace of the Schlosscafé, there is a unique view over the state capital of Munich, partly up to the Upper Bavarian Alps.

Dachau Palace – Café & Restaurant www.schlossdachau.com

Nature and leisure

The concentration camp memorial is a place of remembrance and learning, which keeps alive the memory of events in exhibitions and numerous educational programmes. A tour brochure in easy-to-understand language and an app in German sign language is offered.

In Dachau, an electric scooter can be borrowed free of charge on a daily basis. This gives everyone the opportunity to go on excursions into the diverse nature of the Dachau region. Along the course of Maisach leads the approximately two-and-a-halfkilometre-long path, the “Maisach Lifeline”. Whether with a walking frame, wheelchair or pushchair – the path makes the shores of this natural space between Bergkirchen and Günding accessible to everyone for relaxation. The flora and fauna, eleven information boards and several adventure stations provide plenty of variety.

Recreation and Tourism in the Dachau Region www.tourismus-dachauer-land.de

Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site In a unique permanent exhibition, the Augustine Monks Museum in Markt Indersdorf takes on the religious history and the cultural and scientific achievements of the Augustine monks.

Augustine Canon Museum www.augustiner-chorherren-museum.de

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© Dachau AGIL e. V. / Florian Bachmeier

© Stadt Dachau

www.kz-gedenkstaette-dachau.de


Danube Gorge at Weltenburg Between rocks and water

© bayern.by / Peter von Felbert

In the heart of Bavaria, in the district of Kelheim, the broad Bavarian Danube runs through a narrow, stone lane – the Danube Gorge at Weltenburg. During a cruise, guests can experience various rock formations directly on the water and on the 100-metre-high mountain slopes, embedded in glorious mixed forests. A unique natural spectacle that radiates a perfect sense of peace.

© bayern.by / Peter von Felbert

It is a trip full of sensory impressions: with barrier-free access as well as ramps or lifts, the new “MS Renate” offers people with reduced mobility a carefree boat experience. No matter who comes on board skipper and Bavarian ambassador Renate Schweiger’s boat: “The atmosphere is always good, but by no means loud – just relaxed astonishment”, she says.

More unusual stories from Bavaria As far back as the 19th century, the aristocracy became interested in this picturesque region, which is why King Ludwig I declared the area a natural monument in 1840. Although the inland skipper Renate Schweiger has known the area from an early age, she is still impressed. “What fascinates me most is the journey down from Weltenburg to Kelheim – entering the Danube Gorge. There is a moment when you see a closed layer of rock in front of you. Just before you pass it, you really think you’re going to hit the wall – it’s the most exciting moment for me every time.”

Bavaria is, quite simply, traditionally different. And that means a wealth of special experiences for holiday makers. Bavaria’s ambassadors offer fascinating insights into their lives: For example, in the Fichtel Mountains you can find a romantic wild stream where edible herbs grow. Experts from the “Edible Fichtel Mountains” society turn these plants into delicious products and dishes.

Along the way you will find numerous caves as well as truly rare plants and a special animal world. Guided tours by the landscape preservation association teach participants more about it.

All Bavarian ambassadors with “traditionally different” stories at: www.bavaria.by/traditionally-different

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Holidays without barriers Destinations and districts in Bavaria

Bavarian Rhön Mountains Bad Steben Haßberge

Ochsenkopf Adventure Region Spessart-Mainland

FRANCONIA Nuremberg

EASTERN BAVARIA Arberland

Franconian Lake District

Bavarian Forest National Park Holiday Region

District of Kelheim

Bavarian Forest National Park Holiday Destination

District of Dachau

Bad Füssing

District of Fürstenfeldbruck

ALLGÄU/ BAVARIAN SWABIA

Munich

UPPER BAVARIA Chiemsee-Alpenland Berchtesgaden Region

Alpenregion Tegernsee Schliersee

Ammergau Alps Oberstdorf

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© Bayerische Staatsforsten / Martin Hertel

Steigerwald Treetop trail

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