The world's first PlusEnergyHouse opened in Freiburg in 1994 - and German cities have been steadily developing ever since. Entire city districts are trying out new ideas for climate-conscious coexistence, green oases ensure a pleasant urban setting, electric mobility and innovative itineraries make the city trip both exciting and climate-friendly. Meanwhile, cultural heritage is being protected and historic buildings are being restored with sustainability in mind, to preserve them for the future.

Take your time, stroll, cycle or paddle through a wide variety of urban areas, feel inspired by creative ideas and enjoy the open, multicultural atmosphere of German cities.

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Tips for sustainable city experiences

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Find accommodation that meets sustainability standards.

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.)