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Access to Europe Train Travel: The Eurostar and Eurail

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Our European grand tour by train began at the London Gatwick Airport where we took a city train to the Eurostar Train located in the St Pancras Station. There’s an office in Gatwick Airport for wheelchair access support for city trains that will assist with making arrangements to take a train to the Euro Star Station, no advance notice required. My guess is that Heathrow Airport has the same service available. London cabs are expensive and traffic can be endless so seek out the train. We traveled on the Eurostar from London to Paris then back to London. Our...

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Trip to Munich Bavaria, Germany

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Munich Bavaria is a beautiful wealthy first world town. Everything is thought out and of course “in ordnung” (in order). The city is very flat so you are never challenged by hilly terrain. There are sidewalk bike lanes and cars do not congest the inner city. Walking around in fine weather could not be more pleasant. This is the second time I’ve been in Germany in the last two years. Here in Munich (and Berlin as well), I have never seen so many people using wheelchairs, just being out and about visibly living their lives than anywhere else in my...

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Travel in Germany: Accessibility and Barriers

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Germany has always been a country that I have always wanted see since I can remember. I have been a medieval fan for years, and anything to do with that period in time has always captured my attention. Needless to say, that Germany does boast the most castles in all of Europe. My wife and I did our trip through Adventures by Disney, (ABD). In doing our research on the ABD trips, and trying to determine the ones that would be the most wheelchair friendly / accessible, we spoke with Disney’s booking agents. They were excellent at providing as...

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Berlin, Germany Accessible Tour and Attractions

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Berlin is the capital city of the Federal Republic of Germany and with its 3.4 million inhabitants it also Germany’s biggest city. Berlin is well known for its nightlife, its culture, the superb public transportation networks, the architecture, arts and much more. Berlin is a green city and can rain just about anytime of the year. About one third of its area is covered by parks, gardens, forests, rivers and lakes. Berlin has more bridges than Venice. 175 museums, more than 50 theaters and about 300 cinemas are situated in the world city of culture. It is also a...

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Scandinavian Cruise with a Wheelchair

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Are you ready to spread your wings and try a European Cruise?  If so, a Scandinavian Itinerary may be the one for you to begin your adventures with.  Without a doubt, the scenery is magical, like a set Walt Disney invisoined himself. Be sure to plan your cruise as close to June 20 as possible so as to take advantage of the summer solstice and the many hours of daylight.  You can catch up on your sleep when you return home! Our clients at Easy Access Travel were first time cruisers and included a full time manual wheelchair user....

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Berlin was Surprisingly Wheelchair Accessible

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In 2004, my friend Nicole and I decided to go to Berlin, Germany for 10 days during our spring break.  She proposed the idea to me because she had always wanted to travel there. At that time I had only been to Greece and Turkey and was itching to go back to Europe. Italy and Spain were high on my list and honestly never thought about Germany. Being that Nicole was very petite and unable to assist me physically to any extent, I was very concerned about Berlin’s wheelchair accessibility.  Nicole is an incredibly throughout researcher and assured me...

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