When it comes to accessible destinations, the European Union has a lot to offer. Pretty much every capital has invested in accessibility programs and urbanistic upgrades. It means that anyone can enjoy the most beautiful sights in Europe! Join us in this ride through the most accessible cities in the EU.
Different Needs, Equal Opportunities
Fortunately, more and more cities are adhering to a more inclusive and empathetic architecture. Still, some cities excel in this effort. From the Fjords of Norway in the north to the sun kissed resorts of the Mediterranean countries, there are disability friendly cities that will satisfy every taste. Some options even include extreme sports. Check the main options below.
Luxembourg currently tops the ranking as the most accessible city in Europe. The city has been investing a lot to improve accessibility for visitors and inhabitants. In 2018, the ‘Gibraltar of the North’ already ranked third on the same list. Luxembourg also has the highest proportion of wheelchair-friendly rooms available.
Perhaps a city nicknamed ‘The City of the Seven Hills’ isn’t the first one crossing your mind when the subject is mobility. Nevertheless, Rome has accessible options for all its main attractions. Additionally, the Eternal City tops the list of cities with the most accessible accommodations. The Vatican City also has special options for visitors with reduced mobility.
Oslo may be one the most expensive cities in Europe, but it’s also among the most beautiful ones. The best part is that most of this beauty is accessible for everyone. Almost all the main attractions are adapted for visitors with reduced mobility. From the historic city centre to the Fjords, Oslo is improving its layout.
Slovenia’s capital isn’t only among the most accessible cities in Europe. It’s among the greenest capitals too. Every corner there has received improvements to become wheelchair-friendly. Ljubljana also offers accessible options for extreme sports. Skiing, diving, and cave exploration are some options available. About an hour and a half away from the city, there’s the Sečovlje Salina Nature Park. By the Mediterranean, the region has a 700 years-old tradition of salt production.
Munich is globally famous for many reasons. The Oktoberfest, the Romantic Road, local football clubs. Still, one of the least-sung virtues of the city is its accessibility. All museums, hotels and public transport are adapted for people with reduced mobility. Munich offers more than 100 options of accessible accommodations.
Montpellier seems a less apparent French destination for traveling. Perhaps, for this reason, it is one of the best options. First of all, it’s away from the buzz of the capital. The city is among the friendliest ones for disabled tourists. The municipality motivates local businesses to adapt to wheelchair mobility. It also assesses the situation in the city regarding mobility regularly.
Many other scenic cities are making significant efforts to become more welcoming. Salzburg, Vienna, London, and others could be part of this shortlist too. If you like extreme sports, consider visiting Slovenia, for its many exciting options.
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