Foyer Ost CCH

Barrier-free access

The CCH – Congress Center Hamburg is a convention center without barriers. Its barrier-free architectural design concept was developed jointly with representatives of organizations dedicated to promoting inclusion. The CCH now not only features stair-free access, reduced counter and handrail heights and a floor-integrated guiding system leading from the forecourt all the way to the halls, but also high-contrast visual information, high-visibility markings on steps and tactile floor identification panels. Information panels in Braille and tactile profile lettering have been installed in key locations, including elevators, to assist visually impaired and blind persons. This means that anyone with a disability can participate in events at the CCH, no matter what their specific physical challenge may be. For questions or comments, feel free to call us at  +49 40 3569 2000, or send an e-mail to info(at)cch(dot)de


Additional features supporting barrier-free access:

  • Conference rooms: audio induction loops for clarity of spoken communication
  • CCH main entrances: automatic sliding doors
  • Parking garage: 24-hour access (entrances and section doors in parking areas U2 and U1 as well as elevator access doors are activated by radar sensors); clearly marked disabled parking spaces
  • Access to the public area from the parking garage: barrier-free, with automated doors
  • Bathroom areas: spacious design, numerous locations
  • Emergency call system for hearing impaired: A1.1, A1.2, A1.3/ A07/ A12.1, A12.2 and in foyer glass elevator / A13/ A14
  • Access ramps: fitted with continuous handrails
  • Stairs: steps marked; hand rails on both sides



Barrier-free Hamburg – All you need to know for your trip

Enjoy Hamburg without barriers – make the most of your stay by including a wide range of fun activities! Go here for an overview of cultural opportunities, points of interest, means of transportation, and many helpful hints for events and tourist attractions that are suitable for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities, for blind or visually impaired and for deaf or hearing impaired visitors.