Whether you’re a wheelchair user or have restricted mobility, knowing what you’re going to find when you travel to a new destination can be a worry. Cobbled streets, lots of steps, small alleyways – you name it, they can all pose restrictions and may have a negative impact on your holiday.
Nevertheless, ensuring areas are accessible for everyone has become a dominant strategy for many European cities. So below, we take a look at some of the top 5 most accessible destinations in Europe:
1. Prague, Czech Republic
In Prague, you’ll find a wealth of attractions and places that have become increasingly accessible.
The centre of Prague is accessible for everyone (not to mention how steeped in history it is). This is why you might want to focus your trip on this area by booking a hotel that’s pretty central, for instance. Just don’t forget to check out the accessibility of your chosen accommodation.
2. Munich, Germany
Munich may conjure up thoughts of football, beer festivals and plenty of castles, which would be right, but there’s also so much more to see and do in this top destination.
This stunning region is jam-packed full of beautiful sights and the majority of public transport, hotels and museums are accessible for all types of disabilities. This gives you great scope when booking and planning your trip here.
3. Paris, France
You’ll find that a lot of places within Paris have been given the ‘Tourism and Handicap’ symbol which gives you peace of mind that this area is highly accessible.
Check out Paris Info to see all of the monuments and museums around Paris that have been deemed suitable for disabled people – and find out what discounts may be available for you, too.
4. Vienna, Austria
Renowned for welcoming people from all over the world, this is a wonderful destination to visit. From comfortable, accessible hotels to fantastic restaurants, cinemas, theatres and attractions that you can enjoy, there’s something for everyone here. And don’t forget to enjoy a night at the opera while you’re at it!
5. London, England
Why travel far when you can go to our own capital city? You could even head there under own steam using specialist transport from the likes of Allied Mobility. This gives you great flexibility on where you can go and what you explore, without being restricted by public transport which is often pretty busy at peak times!
And with over 450 accessible hotels on offer as well as plenty of adapted shops, toilets and guided tours, this is a must-visit.