Enjoy your holiday with a clear conscience. Book into accommodation, where the focus is on sustainability. Here, we suggest some hotels and inns that are both attractive and one-of-a-kind:
1. EUROPA-PARK - Fun day and night
Stay in one of Europa-Park’s six themed hotels in Rust and you not only have several days of fun in Germany‘s largest amusement park, but you also know that your holiday is sustainable. Five of the hotels have already passed the “Environmental Check” of the German Hotel and Restaurant Association. And the Krønasår museum hotel will soon follow. Inside the theme park, too, the environment has been upgraded: 2,000 trees, 18,000 shrubs and 60,000 flowers were planted recently around the Rulantica Water World. Also installed were 158 nesting boxes, colonies of bees and a wildlife and bat corridor.
2. BIOHOTEL MOHREN - Food grown on site
The owner of the Biohotel Mohren in Limpach, north of Lake Constance, is not only a hotelier, he is also a farmer and chef. In the hotel kitchen, he creates delicious dishes that feature produce grown on his own organically-certified farm. His Aberdeen Angus cattle graze outside in the meadow; his orchards are the perfect place for a stroll.
3. BURGUNDERHOF - A glass of organic wine with dinner
Wine lovers can enjoy the hotel’s own organic wines – and also their brandies, made from organic fruit. Not forgetting the distillery’s award-winning “Mile High 69” gin. With all this, and the organic farm, holidays at the Burgunderhof Hagnau on Lake Constance are truly special. And the hotel itself has been certified climate-neutral since 2015.
4. GREEN CITY HOTEL VAUBAN – it´s so green
Even the wooden facade of the Green City Hotel Vauban in Freiburg is eco-friendly, with plants climbing enthusiastically all over it. In this hotel, guests enjoy sustainable 3-star service. The only thing missing? To save energy, there are no minibars in the rooms.
5. BIOHOTEL ROSE - The Swabian Alb’s organic pioneer
Operating sustainably since 1950, the Hotel Rose was the Swabian Alb’s first Bio Hotel (certified organic hotel). The rooms are oases of peace and well-being, with contemporary furnishing. Working with the farmers in the region, only the finest organic cuisine is served here. The Tress family also makes high-quality organic products that can be bought from their online shop.
6. HOTEL SCHWARZWALD PANORAMA - Carbon-neutral views
Adhering to Germany’s Sustainability Code, with awards to match, the Hotel Schwarzwald Panorama near Baden-Baden in Bad Herrenalb is almost 100 percent sustainable. Lie back and enjoy wonderful views from the sun terrace; take time to savour the organically-certified slow food.