THEY’RE a familiar sight on German beaches … Now they could also be a feature at some of our UK seaside resorts.
The world’s first and only wheelchair accessible strandkorb – a traditional German covered beach chair – was given a big thumbs up by guests at Revitalise’s respite holiday centre at Netley Waterside House overlooking Southampton Water.
The strankorb was presented to the charity by Lower Saxony, Germany, in co-operation with the German National Tourist Office (GNTO).
The event was organised to launch the ‘Feeling Fearless’ travel guide that promotes accessible adventure activities in Germany, including skiing, abseiling and whitewater rafting.
Klaus Lohmann, director of the GNTO UK and Ireland, said:
“Accessible travel in Germany is known as ‘BarrierFree’ – this means we are trying to make holidays free of the restrictions, obstructions, or barriers to enjoyment in as many ways as possible.
“Germany is open to all and our new webpage is designed to open up ideas for what you can do – not what you can’t – whether it’s cycling, tackling a climbing rope course in a forest, or skiing.”