Accommodation and dining establishments throughout Germany are guided by sustainability principles, ensuring high-quality and eco-friendly experiences for their guests. Large hotel chains in Germany are reducing their CO2 emissions by using modern technology, conserving resources through environmentally conscious management and reducing their waste volumes.

In addition, many smaller hotels have also dedicated themselves fully to sustainability with creative initiatives. Here you can stay in lovingly restored listed buildings, admire fantastic views in imaginative tiny houses or enjoy organic food from the hotel's own cultivation.

You can find a selection of certified accommodation of all types and sizes on our interactive "Green Travel Guide".

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This selection is based specifically on the publication "Anforderungen an Unternehmenszertifizierungen für nachhaltigen Tourismus in Deutschland", 2017, Die VERBRAUCHER INITIATIVE e. V. ("Requirements for company certifications for sustainable tourism in Germany", 2017, The CONSUMER INITIATIVE e.V.)

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Sustainability Certification

The list of examined criteria is long. For example:

  • Resource-saving energy management
  • Use of renewable energies e.g. wind, hydropower and solar power
  • Seasonal and regional catering
  • Collaboration with regional suppliers and service providers
  • Use of environmentally friendly and healthy materials
  • Sustainable quality standards are ensured through regular follow-up inspections. You can find an overview of the certifications here here.

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