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Experiencing Leipzig and the surrounding region barrier-free

On the next page, we have put together some activities with barrier-free access in Leipzig and the surrounding region. This ensures you can enjoy a carefree and relaxed trip to Leipzig. Whether you are interested in cultural events or other leisure activities, here you will find comprehensive general information as well as specific details about each location. There are also descriptions of places to go for food and drink as well as accommodation and sanitary facilities.

Furthermore, there are special activities available for travellers with restricted mobility, travellers with impaired vision or hearing and travellers with cognitive disabilities.

We would like to provide as accurate a description as possible of the activities available so that you can plan your trip to suit your personal needs. We use pictograms to give you a good overview of all the information on barrier-free access. If you have special accessibility needs, please contact the venue in question before travelling.

We hope this page is helpful in planning your trip. We wish you a lovely stay in Leipzig!

Travel to Leipzig and mobility in the city


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Barrier-free cultural events

If you are looking for cultural events with barrier-free access, they are easy to find in Leipzig. There are numerous museums, exhibitions and concerts that offer barrier-free access. Anyone interested in culture can enjoy benefits such as entrances and exits suitable for wheelchairs, disabled toilets, audio guides and guides in sign language or accessible language.

A good example of this type of venue is the Bach Museum, which was awarded the Saxon Museum Prize for inclusion.

Here, you can find out about some more cultural experiences in Leipzig and the surrounding region 

Accessible leisure options

Leipzig offers endless ways for you to spend your leisure time. There is something for everyone, from thrills to quiet relaxation. You can take part in activities with barrier-free access, enjoy nature in the local area or just relax and unwind. For example, there are plenty of activities that are accessible for wheelchairs and prams and offer disabled toilets. Anyone with impaired vision, hearing or learning difficulties can enjoy information and guided tours in sign language.

You can find plenty of inspiration for various leisure activities in Leipzig and the surrounding region here 



Restaurants with barrier-free access

There are also a large number of places to eat and drink in Leipzig that have barrier-free access. They are often accessible without needing to use steps or they have a lift and disabled toilets. Some restaurants even provide a menu written in braille.

You can find more tips on eating out at venues with barrier-free access in Leipzig and the surrounding region here 

Barrier-free accommodation

When exploring Leipzig, it is important that you can relax and rest. There are various places to stay in the city and local area that offer barrier-free access to meet the needs of all kinds of target groups.

You can find the best accommodation for your needs here 


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Travelling with reduced mobility


More and more venues are taking care to offer barrier-free access, so if you have restricted mobility or are pushing a pram, there is so much for you to experience in Leipzig. Numerous venues have ramps or lifts that ensure you can take part in activities such as riding up to a viewing platform or watching cultural performances.

Here, you can find out about all the things you can do in Leipzig and the surrounding region 

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Travelling with a visual impairment


There is also plenty on offer for visitors with impaired vision. Some museums provide audio guides and brochures written in braille.

One such example is the Schauspiel Leipzig. It was awarded the Mosaik Inclusion Prize for Central Germany and the honorary prize of the Saxon Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Once a month, there is a performance with live audio description. Before each of these performances, Schauspiel Leipzig offers a tactile guided tour of the stage to feel the props and costumes.

You can find more tips on things to do in Leipzig and the surrounding region here

Travelling with a hearing impairment

Numerous venues in Leipzig cater to visitors with a hearing impediment. For example, some museums and concert halls have video guides with sign language or inductive listening equipment.

Here, you can see exactly what is available in Leipzig and the surrounding region ↓

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Travelling with learning difficulties

Leipzig is a city full of art and culture with plenty of creative freedom. There are also lots of festivals. Leipzig has a long history of music. As a result, it has a great opera house and the famous St. Thomas Choir. You can learn all about the history of the city at the Monument to the Battle of the Nations and the Museum of City History. In the surrounding area, there is beautiful countryside with magnificent castles.

There is so much to do in Leipzig. Here are some examples ↓

Additional information

  • Online city guide

    The online city guide issued by the Leipzig Disabled Association provides a more detailed overview of buildings and locations in the city with barrier-free access.
     To the city guide!

  • Building Navigator
    The building navigator is compiled by the Leipzig Disabled Association and shows the location of each building in the city as well as its barrier-free access facilities. The navigator makes it so much easier to find your way around.
    To the Building Navigator!

  • Barrier-free access in Saxony
    The Saxony Tourist Information website has a page dedicated to accessible travel with additional interesting information.
    To Acessible Saxony!


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