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accessable switzerland

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 » Travel & Mobility
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zenhead
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i am traveling to montreux, switzerland in july, and i'm desperately trying to get information on the wheelchair access in that city. such as: are clubs and restaurants generally accessible? what are the streets and sidewalks like? what exactly does "handicapped accessible" mean in switzerland? public restrooms? any information or resources would be much appreciated.

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Written on: 08/02/2012 [15:11]
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Kelly
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Hi zenhead,

I don't know how Montreux is, I visit Graubuenden and Tessin, but usually, when you inform yourself how barrier-free the restaurant or club is where you want to go, switzlerland is aceptable for wheelchairs. Informations about barrier-free places you get at MyAdress or Montreux Tourist Info
No problem are the streets, sidewalks, public buildings, bus and tram. For to find out where are barrier-free public restrooms, your need this Hopmepage to find the right restroom and the Euro-Key to open the door.

When I want to go out, the restaurant or pub must not be perfect. For me it's enough to know where is the next barrier-free public restroom. icon_wink.gif

Kelly



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Written on: 15/02/2012 [11:14]
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kirales1
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hi there are many eccessible restaurants in montreux but there are also many with steps... there is no specification of the word "accessible" or "Barrier-free" in switzerland. best you call there first.
Written on: 17/02/2012 [14:28]
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Dear Zenhead

"handicapped accessible" can mean a lot in Switzerland. There is a (newer) law that says that all public locations need to be fully accessible when newly built or renovated. So, there are still many locations that are not fully accessible. However, most lager restaurants do have wheelchair accessible toilets and ramps if there are steps.

Hotel usually clarify on their homepages if they have accessible rooms and facilities. Make sure what this actually means when booking the room.

Public transport is accessible. Here is all information you'll need about public transports in Switzerland for PWDs: http://www.sbb.ch/en/station-services/passengers-with-a-handicap.html

If you have any other questions, feel free to ask.

Kind regards,

Maggie
MyHandicap

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Written on: 17/02/2012 [15:38]
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