Deaf or hearing-impaired visitors
Deaf and hearing-impaired visitors are welcome in the Rhineland-Palatinate.
Come along on a journey of discovery through diverse natural and cultural landscapes. Follow in the steps of the Celts and Romans or hike through the national park. Enjoy the excellent wines and marvel at the architectural masterpieces. The Rhineland-Palatinate has plenty to offer - and all of it is accessible.
Hotel Brenner in Koblenz on the Rhine caters especially to the needs of hearing-impaired and deaf guests.
A mobile hearing loop system facilitates hotel check-in. The rooms are equipped with an electronic doorbell transmitter, a flashing alarm clock with vibrating pillow, an emergency call system according to EU standards and a flashing warning light in the sanitary area. Furthermore, a telephone-fax machine and a TV with teletext decoder and induction loop are available. You can find more information about Hotel Brenner in our database. Additionally, there is a bookable offering for Hotel Brenner.
Sign language guided tour
In a few Rhineland-Palatinate cities, among them Mainz, Koblenz and Trier, guided tours are offered in sign language. Sign language interpreters can be added to regular guided tours as well as to special tours. You can find more information on the individual tourist information sites. Additionally, the state museum in Mainz offers visitors a video-guided tour.
The videos show deaf actors explaining the highlights of the museum in sign language. Ehrenbreitstein Fortress in Koblenz has an induction loop and offers tours in sign language with prior arrangement at the Koblenz tourism office.
A hike through the numerous quality hiking trails and short tours in Rhineland-Palatinate is just the right thing if one loves nature and activity. Enjoy the wonderful views above the Rhine, Moselle, Ahr and Lahn river valleys and experience pure fun and nature. The hiking trails range from suited for the very experienced to starter level – so there’s something for everybody. You can find further information regarding hiking in Rhineland-Palatinate on the Wanderwunder Rheinland-Pfalz website.
Handicapped-accessible hiking is possible in Eifel National Park. Park rangers offer free tours every Sunday. The tour starts on Sunday at 1:00 at the Kermeter rest area. Mobile hearing amplifiers are available for hearing-impaired hikers with prior arrangement. Deaf hikers can find explanatory video material on the National Park's Internet site that can be played back on the corresponding information boards on site. The video files must be loaded onto the playback device beforehand.