Can Sustainability and City Trips Work Together?

City trips are a very popular way to travel, especially for weekend trips. It is not hard to guess why: There is always something to do, cities are full of intriguing stories and history, and, most of the time, the architecture alone is worth a trip. But you don’t have to neglect sustainability on your city getaway – the charm of a city and environmental awareness go hand in hand in these four city hotels. 

With a Green Taxi through the City

Das Capri

Vienna is a very green city … not for nothing is it ranked first as the city with the best quality of life – 8(!) times in a row! Whether by foot, on a city bike, with skates, in an eco-taxi, or on a boat, Vienna can be explored in many unusual ways. Fascinating are the 370 eco-taxis, environmental-friendly cars powered by alternative energy sources such as electricity and gas. You can ask for a green taxi on the regular taxi hotline “40100.” What’s more, those taxis are not only eco-friendly, but also don’t cost more than a regular taxi.

The hotel Das Capri will definitely call you a green taxi, since it is focused on regional culture and sustainability. Its central location in close proximity to the famous St. Stephen’s Square and Viennese Prater invites you to explore the city to your heart’s content and the hotel’s own unique stories provide great insight into the traditions and soul of the city. You can wander through the hotel and learn something new at every corner – each floor and each room were designed with a specific Viennese topic in mind.

Sustainability Days in Freiburg

GreenCityHotel Vauban

You should definitely plan a trip to Freiburg, Germany, at the end of May – in particular because Freiburg’s sustainability days take place again, May 18th-21st 2017 . They are part of the statewide N!-days (“N” stands for the first letter of the word “Nachhaltigkeit”( sustainability) in German) in Baden-Wuerttemberg under the motto: “Baden-Wuerttemberg is the land of sustainable ideas.” The objective of the N!-days is to make sustainable behavior visible, perceptible, and comprehensible. The Green City Hotel Vauban will support the initiative as well, since it stands for sustainability and tolerance.

Only ten minutes by tram from Freiburg’s city center, the hotel is considered to be a model example valuing regionality, environmental sustainability, and social responsibility. Led by a nonprofit corporation, the hotel is especially integrative since half of its employees have special needs. That’s why, here, tolerance and acceptance are an essential part of day-to-day life.

Future Made in Italy

Starhotel Echo Milan

“Made in Italy” focuses on sustainability, particularly in Milan, the Italian fashion capital. The Italian fashion chamber Camera della Moda collaborates with the fashion trade association to develop production standards for the textile industry. This is supposed to promote sustainable fashion in Italy and lead by example. Most Italian companies strive for sustainable production already.

Sustainable shopping trip to Milan? Fashion Victims can stay at the Starhotels E.c.ho. Hotel, not far from all the designer stores of the city. Sustainability meets modern Italian, cutting-edge style in the environmentally conscious hotel. After an extensive (and tiring) trip through the city you can relax on the hotel’s own terrace and enjoy the view on the beautiful garden. And in the bio-organic kitchen working with local ingredients your figure won’t suffer!

Sustainability and Bangkok – How does that Work? 


You won’t have to search as far as you think for some eco-friendliness in Bangkok. The Amari Watergate is only a short distance from the shopping centers such as the Central World, Gaysorn Plaza, Siam Paragon. Air filters in the rooms protect guests from the smog, suppliers are asked to not leave their engines running, and water is saved with the help of flow regulators. We admire the hotel’s initiative to create activities encouraging the community, guests, and staff to help preserve and protect the environment. This includes, among other things, village cleaning days, education for teachers, and donations of food and gifts to poor children. The Amari Watergate offers a small eco-friendly oasis in the middle of Bangkok.