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Die Zeche Zollverein in Essen. Schauplatz der Eröffnungsveranstaltung am 9. und 10. Januar 2010. (Foto: Ruhr Tourismus / Jochen Schlutius)
Old colliery "Zollverein", Essen. Venue of the RUHR.2010 opening ceremonies on 9 and 10 January 2010. (Photo: Ruhr Tourismus / Jochen Schlutius)

This section contains an overview of venues with special reference to accessibility. When planning to attend a particular event, what should a person with special needs take into consideration? How do you avoid obstacles during the journey? Does the venue have level access? Does it have disabled toilets? Are there any special facilities for the deaf and the blind? These are just a few of the questions that these pages will try to answer.

Click here to see tips for blind or visually impaired people.

Click here to see tips for hearing impaired people.

To allow easier navigation, we are providing separate entries for all participating towns, municipalities and administrative districts. So should you wish to go and see something in Bochum and need to find out details about a particular venue, just click on "Bochum" in the list below. By the way: Some RUHR.2010 events can be reached by a special transport and escort service, which the Lions Club Relief Organization "Social Dimension" is offering for disabled people.

For useful information to plan your route of arrival and other details of your journey, click HERE.

Note: All venue details have been provided by the Barrier-Free Agency, who have collected the data in collaboration with various government and voluntary organizations.