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People with disabilities find a broad range of services and options in East Frisia: from accessible sights and activities to accommodations and restaurants which are suitable for wheel chair users.

How to get there

Bahnhof Esens

By plane: The closest international airport is in Bremen (www.airport-bremen.de) with about 200 incoming flights a week. The airport is equipped with accessible toilets and elevators and offers an assistance service for disabled people. At the airport several car rentals enable an easy journey to East Frisia (approx. 1,5 hrs). Avis (www.avis.de) also offers vehicles for wheelchair users.


By train: The Deutsche Bahn (www.bahn.de) offers direct connections from southern and west Germany to the East Frisian cities Leer, Emden and Norden. Good connections also exist from Dresden, Leipzig or Berlin. Passengers with reduced mobility can order Deutsche Bahn's Mobility Service (Tel. +49 (0) 18 06 / 51 25 12) for assistance with boarding, alighting or changing trains during the journey.


By car: From the south and the west, East Frisia is quickly accessible via the autobahn A31. From the southeast, the A1 and the A29 lead to the region. The islands of Juist, Baltrum, Langeoog, Spiekeroog and Wangerooge are free of cars and motor-cycles. Cars can be left on the guarded parking places near the ferry harbors.


By ferry: Several ferries connect the East Frisian Islands with the main land. The travel time to the islands takes between half an hour and 2 hours. Langeoog, Norderney and Borkum are accessible by ship according to a regular schedule. Juist, Baltrum, Spiekeroog and Wangerooge are only accessible at high tide, thus the schedule varies every day.


Contact Person

You have further questions? Please contact me!

Ostfriesland Tourismus GmbH

Wiebke Eilts
04 91 / 91 96 96 25


Here you find a brochure on accessible tourismus in East Frisia (pdf, 1,7 MB).


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