10 reasons for the disabled to visit the Czech Republic
You’d like to travel but fear you won’t be able to find the facilities you need. Come to the Czech Republic! Disabled access on public transport and at hotels as well as considerable discounts for disabled visitors have become the norm across the country. And there are so many opportunities here for you to admire the beauty of our architecture and natural surroundings. Sport and culture are also waiting for you here. As the Czech Republic always offers its visitors that little bit extra, take our advice and come and stay at the country’s world-famous spas.
Accommodation and transport for the disabled
The Czech Republic is striving hard to improve transport and accommodation for the physically handicapped and the blind.
Prague for the Disabled
Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, is attracting an ever increasing number of tourists from every corner of the globe. Thanks to the city’s participation in a project called Disabled Access it has now opened its doors to disabled visitors who will discover the same facilities here as in any Western European city.
UNESCO sights cater for the disabled
The Czech Republic is one of only a handful of countries on earth with such a concentration of castles, chateaux and UNESCO sites, most of which have at least partial disabled access. For instance Č?eský? Krumlov and Tř?ebí?č? (both with UNESCO sites) arrange special events which open up their architectural heritage for the handicapped to enjoy.
In addition to classic riding instruction, many farms and stables in the Czech Republic also offer hippotherapy – therapy based on direct contact with horses.
Places of natural beauty for the disabled
The Czech Republic is a country of architectural heritage and of extraordinary places of natural beauty. A large number of these places such as national parks and nature reserves can be visited by the physically handicapped thanks to disabled access facilities.
Disabled access at the cinema
Visiting the Czech Republic doesn’t mean you have to miss the latest film releases. Many cinemas strive to cater for disabled visitors, and are gradually installing disabled entrances and amenities.
Museums and galleries in the Czech Republic are opening their doors to disabled visitors to an ever greater extent. Buildings are being altered to give access to wheelchairs and exhibitions now have special touch sections for the blind who can learn something about selected exhibits in this way.
Disabled access at music concerts and the theatre
An essential part of any visit to the Czech Republic is the country’s rich culture. Organisers of the many events which take place here take disabled visitors into consideration, meaning they can enjoy the same cultural experiences as everyone else.
Sport for the disabled
In the Czech Republic the opportunities for the disabled to enjoy sport are increasing by the day. If you are one of those who cannot live without sport, you can enjoy many different activities during your time in the Czech Republic.