Copenhagen - Post Report Question and Answers

Would someone with physical disabilities have difficulties living in this city?

The metro seems to be well set up for handicapped access and the sidewalks and roads are in good repair. Not all buildings have elevators, though. - Feb 2022

It depends on the severity of your disability. Elevators are not common in apartment buildings and there are uneven sidewalks in many places. - Jun 2021

That depends on the severity of the disability. Sidewalks are uneven, and some streets are made of cobblestones. Most restaurants and stores have stairs going up or down to enter. Ramps and elevators are scarce, the same as in the rest of Europe. - Jul 2016

Probably - there are many historical buildings and apartments that are only walk-ups. - May 2014

No. - Feb 2014

It is a walking/bike riding city with some apartments that still have no elevator. Be sure to ask if this is a concern. - Aug 2011

The sidewalks are not often even, so getting around on a wheelchair or crutches can be difficult. And while there are stroller ramps for the large buggies, I did not see a wealth of wheelchair ramps in the city. Many apartment buildings do not have elevators, either. - Jul 2011

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