New ideas for sustainable holiday adventures

Germany has called on its cities and regions to take part in a tourism sustainability competition for the third time. The focus is not on abstract concepts, but on the impact and practical relevance that the submitted projects can offer.

Find the winning entries here!


This is the way to go on a sustainable holiday in Bremerhaven: It starts with an accessible and low-CO2 trip around the world in the Klimahaus, followed by a hydrogen powered bus journey to the southern part of the city, where you can explore the fishing port. Interested guests can then find out more about renewable energies on the EnergieKlima tour. Many of the accommodation options are proudly #greentravel.

Saxon Switzerland

The surreal rock formations of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains make for a spectacular active travel destination and an ambitious nature conservation project all in one: Experiences raise awareness for responsible behavior in nature, public transport enables eco-friendly travel, and specialised services for people with disabilities ensure a fascinating vacation for everyone.

Germany's Pathway to Sustainability

Have our travel ideas made you want an environmentally and climate-conscious holiday in Germany, but you haven't quite found what you're looking for yet? Click on your chosen state on the map, and learn more about the possibilities for a sustainable and rejuvenating holiday in your favorite region.

Find accommodation that meets sustainability requirements.

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.)