Accessibility & Inclusion

European Championships Munich 2022 will bring people together. Munich 2022 is to be experienced by everyone and anyone. Our desire is to organise an event that is truly welcoming to everyone and considers the needs of a wide range of stakeholders.

This website will provide all relevant information in terms of accessibility and inclusion at European Championships Munich 2022.

„Leichte Sprache“

„Leichte Sprache“

We provide the most valuable information on the European Championships Munich 2022 in ‘Leichte Sprache’- easy German language. Please note that ‘Leichte Sprache’ is only available in German on the following link:

Leichte Sprache - European Championships Munich 2022.

Audio description

Audio description

We offer audio description in German language free of charge at all medal events of the nine sports at the European Championships. 

Booking: More details about the service and the booking form (in German) can be found here.

Locations: Information on the seats offering audio description and dispensing points for the audio description devices (at the info points) is available in our Spectator Venue Guides.

Support: Our volunteers will gladly assist you in finding a seat and will be on hand to answer any questions you may have.

Live stream: In addition to the audio description on-site at the venues, we also offer a live stream of the audio description here on the website.

Inductive mobile hearing systems

Inductive mobile hearing systems

Booking: More details about the service and a booking form (in German) can be found here.

Locations: Information on the seats with inductive hearing aids and dispensing points for inductive hearing aids (at the info points) can be found in our Spectator Venue Guides

Support: Our volunteers will gladly assist you in finding a seat and will be on hand to answer any questions you may have.

Sign language interpretation

Sign language interpretation

In addition to information found here on the website, we provide the most important European Championships Munich 2022 information in German sign language, which can be accessed via the following link: German sign language - European Championships Munich 2022

  • Booking: More details about the service and a booking form (in German) can be found here.
  • Locations: Information on seating for the Sign Language Interpreting is available in our Spectator Venue Guides
  • Support: Volunteers who can communicate in German sign language will be on hand, especially during medal events, and will be happy to help you find your seat or assist you with any other questions or requests.

Mobility service & wheelchair accessible venues

We have designated spaces for wheelchair users, and appropriate space for any accompanying person, at each of our events with optimal visibility and escape route conditions as well as sufficient space for manoeuvring. 

Booking: Further details on booking wheelchair accessible seats can be found here.

Wheelchair accesible venues: We provide signposted wheelchair accessible entry, WCs and spectator seating at each European Championships Munich 2022 venue. With the exception of Königsplatz and Odeonsplatz, sufficient parking spaces are available at each of our venues. Please have the appropriate parking permit for persons with a disability ready when entering. Please also bear in mind that you will have to cover a certain distance in Olympiapark and at the Olympic Regatta Centre to reach the spectator areas.

Detailed Maps with barrier-free directions can be found in our Spectator Venue Guides

Electric vehicles rental*: People with mobility impairments can rent electric vehicles free of charge in Olympiapark at the Olympiazentrum stop (opening hours from 09:00 to 23:30). The time per loan of an electric vehicle is limited to six hours.

Bus & train accompanying service*: In the Munich city area, there is also an accompanying service for Bus & Train (Mon.-Fri. from 08:00 to 18:00), which people with mobility impairments can use free of charge.

Further information on both services: www.muenchen.de/mobil-in-muenchen

*Under the motto "Mobility for all", these projects are available free of charge to people with limited mobility and are supported by the Munich Employment and Qualification Programme (MBQ). The Department of Labour and Economic Affairs, together with the providers Anderwerk GmbH and Katholischer Männerfürsorgeverein e.V., is implementing the two projects - electric vehicle rental and Bus & Train Accompanying Service in close coordination with the city's Advisory Council for People with Disabilities.

Inclusive participation programme

From 11-21 August, a free sports participation programme will take place in Olympiapark from 11:00-19:00 every day.

If you would like a support person to help you try out any sports, please do not hesitate to contact: inclusion@munich2022.com.

Sport Get involved
(Beach) Volleyball (Beach) volleyball is open to everyone. At the Special Olympics World Games Berlin 2023, beach volleyball will be represented by its Unified Sport Teams. Sitting volleyball is one of the most popular team sports at the Paralympics. At the German Youth Volleyball (dvj) stand, everyone will have the chance to try out volleyball and test their skills at the target jumping, for example, by using technical aids or acoustic signals.
Rowing True to the motto "everyone can learn to row", the German Rowing Association (DRV) offers the opportunity to try rowing on an ergometer with an optional fixed seat. Rowing has many positive effects. For some it opens up unimagined performance perspectives and the possibility of taking part in the Paralympics. Others find friends for life. Athletes with a disability can also compete in national para races.
Triathlon The TRI-FUN-RUN is an exercise course at the German Triathlon Union (DTU) stand that presents the various triathlon disciplines (swimming, cycling, and running) in a different way. Further tasks need to be carried out in the transition zones: Once you have to put on a bike helmet and at the next stop you have to put on a start number. The TRI-FUN-RUN is a varied challenge and lots of fun!
Cycling At the Bavarian Cycling Association (BRV) stand, a roller trainer will be available to cycle through a virtual world, also known as Zwift. There are also challenging courses with a variety of elements such as bridges, pallets, and pylons.
Table tennis Table tennis is played inclusively in many clubs across Germany. Drop by for a game at the German Table Tennis Federation (DTTB) stand.
Various sports At the Bavarian Association of Sports for the Disabled and Rehabilitation stand (BVS Bayern) in cooperation with Pfennigparade, everyone can try out various sports from the area of disability and inclusion sports. For example, you can enjoy a course with various stations and ball games. 

At the stands listed above, you can also obtain information about inclusive sports offered by clubs in Germany.