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I plan to visit Germany, Cologne particularly, from Moscow this fall. Unfortunately, I'm disabled, so I need to temporary hire an electric wheelchair. If anybody knows organizations, please help to find some. It would be nice to hire wheelchair and deliver it the hotel I will ride from the airport. Hire period is for one week, probably.

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    Are you after one for the whole time you're Germany, or would you re-hire in each city? Where are you flying into - Cologne, first? – Mark Mayo May 30 '14 at 9:46
  • Yes, I think about Cologne. This is one city only trip, I plan to be there for a week. I'll arrive in Cologne via flight from Moscow. So, I will need a taxi transfer with accessibility, and need an electric (only this type) wheelchair to riding. I found this company: disabledaccessholidays.com , but they do addicts in Berlin or Munich by default. So, if I won't find something else, I'll ask them to help. – Evgenii Iablokov May 30 '14 at 10:32
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There is a bike rental at the Hauptbahnhof which offers rental of wheelchairs (although they don't specify, so I guess it's the non-electric ones), handbikes and electric scooters.

There are some details including pictures and prices for the electric scooters on the website of the city of Cologne. The price is 10 € for 3 hours or 20 € per day plus a deposit of 100 €. As they state on the website, this offer is also specifically aimed at disabled tourists and not only locals.

  • I don't think an electric scooter would be useful for Evgeniy – Bernhard May 30 '14 at 13:40
  • Yes, I figured it might not fit everyone's need. But since they are especially marketed at people with reduced mobility I think it's good to mention the offer for reference to other people with similar questions. – drat May 30 '14 at 13:52
  • Yes, it is right. I need an electric type of wheelchair because of my weak hands. Thanks, @drat, I'll write them in any way - maybe they do has EWC or will advise something else. – Evgenii Iablokov May 30 '14 at 20:30
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I found Köln-Turismus company and wrote them. They gave me +49 0221 949755 - 0 and the E-mail Adress is info@stortz-koeln.de I'll write them - but did anybody hear about them?

Manager from disabledaccessholidays.com said that, fortunately, they can provide an electric wheelchair in Köln, too. His colleague trying to organize a transfer. If it will be possible (I hope it will) - it will be great.

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    If I look them up, it seems like an regular health care center, not oriented towards tourists whatsoever. I have no relevant experience to share with you on this. – Bernhard May 31 '14 at 7:33
  • Yes, you're right probably. – Evgenii Iablokov Jun 3 '14 at 3:57
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I will use the http://disabledaccessholidays.com company I specified above, to hire wheelchair and car transfer. I communicated with them. They can help not only in Berlin and München, but in Köln, too. Hope this question can be useful for someone who will find it here. Thanks.

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You can rent wheelchairs, scooters and walkers in many cities in Germany on: https://meinhilfsmittel.de/en

(Note: I am one of the developers of the site, if you have any question feel free to ask :)

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