One of the most spectacular museum buildings in the world is to be found in the Teutoburg Forest. The curved façade of the Marta Herford museum appears to be dancing. But there is no need to worry. Nobody need miss a beat inside the museum of contemporary art, architecture and design. All of the rooms are accessible without steps and there is a whole range of easily accessible offerings for adults and children. The Max Ernst Museum in Brühl is similarly laid out, where people with and without impairments can look at the work of the painter and sculptor up close with “seeing hands”. In addition to this, audio guides with atmospheric sounds and original recordings create a sensory experience as you go around the exhibition.
An original commentary known to everyone greets visitors to the German Football Museum in Dortmund. You are plunged into the action straight away on the escalator as you hear Zimmermann shout: “Rahn müsste schießen, Rahn schießt ...” (Rahn has to shoot, Rahn shoots ...). And on guided tours for people with visual impairments, valuable exhibits like a replica of the World Cup trophy are even taken out of the display cabinets. Without having to climb any steps, visitors can reach the rooftop of the Dortmunder U. The former Dortmunder Union Brauerei building, whose striking U on the roof defines the city silhouette, is home to an art and creativity centre.