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Most Accessible Cities to Visit in Europe

Travelling to different cities around Europe should be an exciting and stress free experience. Here is a list of the cities in Europe that are the most accessible and accommodating for those that need wheelchair accessibility or are visually or aurally impaired.

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In 2012 and 2013 Berlin, Germany won the Access City of the Year Award that is given by the European Commission. With almost all of the bus lines having ramps as well as the museums and galleries this can be extremely beneficial for both residents and visitors. Since 2006, any new restaurant in the city needs to have a barrier free entrance and a properly equipped restroom.

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The second largest city in Sweden, Goteborg, was the 2014 winner of this award. With a slogan ‘A city for everyone’ one would hope it was extremely accessible, and it is. They push for every public building and space being accessible, which would include places such as schools, parks and playgrounds. For visitors, they even have accessible travel planners and assistants if you need them.

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While Paris, France is a rather spread out city, it is also fairly flat which makes travelling easier. There are only a few areas where one might have to worry about cobblestone. All of the major tourist attraction such as The Louvre, Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame Cathedral are all wheelchair accessible.

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London, England also makes for a great accessible city. Most all of the tourist attractions are accessible as well as buses and “black cabs” making it easy to move around the city. With so many sights to see so close by, you will definitely want to spend a bit of time here.

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