Sustainable vacation in Germany
Even if it does not look like it at first sight, summer is on its way and with it the well deserved summer holidays. It is time to think about your travel destination. Obviously: The closer your holiday destination is to your home, the more sustainable it is. Spending your vacation in Germany saves money and protects the environment – at least for Germans. And when you travel with kids, there is no need for a strenuous flight. As in the previous four years Germany is the number one destination in Europe. Green Pearls® Unique Places introduces a small selection of sustainable holiday options in Germany to you.
Protect the environment, resources and the pocketbook
In the Northern part of Germany on the famous island Sylt you find the Hotel Niedersachsen. The hotel’s name derives from the family’s native federal state, which is Lower Saxony. The hotels is run by the family for the last 90 years. It fascinates particularly with its astonishing architecture and its sophisticated sustainable concept, such as its energy supply with 100 percent hydropower. At breakfast you can enjoy regional organic products and strengthen yourselves for a walk at the beach, which is only 100 meters away.
The Hotel Speicher is directly located at the Ziegelsee in Schwerin and promises a healthy combination between activity and relaxation. Explore the city by bike, tame the sea waves by pedal boats or take a break in the spa area. The hotel Speicher at the Ziegelsee is the first carbon-neutral hotel in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.
When you want to get closer to heaven, the Black Forest will offer extensive hiking trails, national parks and a varied landscape. At Hotel Lamm you can spend comfy hours in the fireplace room or in the log cabin sauna. Besides you will sweat „green”: The sauna pellets are made of 100 percent domestic softwood.
For those among you who are looking to stay at a calm oasis of peace, the Hotel Burgunderhof, which is also a winery, is a great choice. The “Adults Only” hotel is located at the beautiful lake Constance and promises pure relaxation – either with its Balinese spa concept or while relaxing on the sunbeds in the quiet garden with a gorgeous view over the vineyards. A babymoon trip to the Burgunderhof is definitely worth it: in the in-house distillery you can enjoy tasteful non-alcoholic apple secco. The romantic landscape and the warm hospitality of the host family Renn will make the stay unforgettable for parents-to-be.