The variety of its holiday guests is a constant incentive for the Kaiser Resorts Ahlbeck ⋅ Heringsdorf ⋅ Bansin to expand their barrier-free facilities. Whether it’s because of wheelchairs, walking frames, baby carriages or visual impairment: no-one should have to stay outside. That’s why visitors with handicaps can enjoy their holidays barrier-free at many places in the three Kaiser Resorts. With unrestricted access to the beach, accommodation adjusted to your own needs and obstacle-free enjoyment of local culinary delights – the opportunities for a barrier-free holiday are steadily growing in these three seaside resorts.
So that the fine sand does not become an obstacle, there are twelve barrier-free access ways to the beach, with stepless boardwalks across the dunes and some even with rubber mats almost to the shore of Baltic. For the first time this year, disabled-friendly Strandkörbe (wicker beach chairs) were introduced: In Ahlbeck at beach access 1/S (Ostseeplatz), in Heringsdorf at beach access 2/R (Fischerstrand) and in Bansin at beach access 3/F (opposite Hotel Kaiser Wilhelm), handicap-friendly Strandkörbe can be hired from the kiosk.
The Pommern-Residenz in Ahlbeck at Dünenstraße 3 (phone 038378 3610) also hires out a special beach wheelchair. And from the Langer Berg, east of Bansin, to the Polish border 15 of 22 public conveniences on the promenade are equipped with a handicap-friendly toilet.
Not in the mood for swimming today? Then exploring the island by train with the Usedomer Bäderbahn is no problem. The train brings day trippers barrier-free to the island’s hinterland and even to Świnoujście (Swinemünde) in Poland. Access to the low floor carriages is at platform level but, if needed, ramps are also available. Or how about a bicycle tour? This is also possible in the Kaiser Resorts with a bicycle adapted to handicapped persons.
Many hotels and boarding houses are just as well adapted to the needs of handicapped guests as the leisure facilities of the Kaiser Resorts Ahlbeck ⋅ Heringsdorf ⋅ Bansin. And of course this equally applies to the three tourist information offices, where staff there is glad to help with your queries.
Barrier-free beach exits and toilets
Test report from wheelchair user
Oliver J. Steinbach is a media designer from North Rhine-Westphalia, who lived for a number of years in Ahlbeck. He is himself a wheelchair user and therefore was glad to come back to the seaside to test the handicap-free facilities of the Kaiser Resorts:
“From my own experience, I know that when travelling with a handicap, good planning is the key to a relaxed vacation. Therefore I personally tested the facilities of the Kaiser Resorts Ahlbeck ⋅ Heringsdorf ⋅ Bansin so that I can say how suitable they are for handicapped visitors. If you know of a facility that we have left out of our list or about any changes to existing facilities, please send us a short message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I wish all our visitors much enjoyment in their voyage of discovery through the Kaiser Resorts.”
Your Oliver J. Steinbach“