Climate-friendly travel in Germany

City or countryside, coasts or mountains, culture or nature? In Germany, you don't have to choose – many sights can be found within a short distance of each other. The excellent local transport networks and the regional TouristCards ensure that you can reach your favourite destinations not only quickly and comfortably, but also affordably and sustainably. Visitors who would like to, and are able to do so, can travel on foot, by bicycle or even by canoe on many designated routes, close to nature and with zero carbon emissions.

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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.

More adventure trails in Germany

  • Top 10 long-distance cycling routes to set your heart racing.

    On the varied and well-marked cycling routes in Germany, everyone finds their own way to happiness:

    Discover Germany by bike
  • Pilgrimage: Slow down, Meditate, Reflect

    Whether you prefer to travel alone or in a group, pilgrimages are an ideal way to slow the pace of life

    A Journey of Self-Discovery
  • 13 Highlighted Hiking Trails

    Germany is a hiking paradise In order to keep track of the many available routes, you need beacons to show you the way.

    13 Highlight Hiking Trails to discover
  • Hidden Gems: Cycling Routes Off the Beaten Path

    Cycling has long been a hidden gem offering a wealth of holiday experiences.

    Discover cycling routes

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.)