Germany, Erlangen

Creativhotel Luise

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Creativhotel Luise

Sophienstraße 10
Erlangen 91052, Germany
Direct to the Hotel
We are proud of the fact that we have a very low CO2 footprint for five years and are awarded as climate-neutral hotel. Ben Förtsch ,


Creativhotel Luise as the first climate-neutral hotel in Franconia surprises and spoils his guests since 3 generations. The philosophy of the hotel is carried by the consciousness of the responsibility towards the next generations.
It belongs to the most ecologically friendly city and business hotels of Germany. You are welcomed to stay in rooms with a good and healthy atmosphere, a high sleeping quality, quiet location, wellness area, bio-vital breakfast and a highly motivated service team.
Some of the rooms are furnished according to Feng-Shui principles.
Guests may feel completely at home.


Quiet location in the city centre 

Rooms with environmental passport

Organic Vital breakfast

Free room service for disabled

Wellness area


  • environmental protection
  • being local - authentic experiences
  • giving back
  • cultural commitment


Benefits for Green Pearls Members

Support sustainbale tourism and receive a benefit.

Save your exclusive Green Pearls Membership offer now:

Make a reservation through our website or book directly at Creativehotel Luise with the code "Green Pearls" and enjoy one glass of wine or beer after work, and take a little surprise and an eco- and business man-friendly bath duck home with you.


95 Rooms in total

55 Single rooms
  3 Double rooms
8 Feng Shui Rooms (can be used as single or double)
27 Junior Suites (single, double, three bed)
  2 Suites (single, double, three bed or four bed) 

Direct Parking at the hotel
Parking space for disabled
Barrier- free

Rooms according to Feng Shui principles

Snuggle Suite 40 qm
Shower/toilet, with tiled stove and additional heating, Feng Shui mobile, W-Lan, starry sky, design that is remarkable , romantic, and rustic, desk, large refrigerator, safe, separate castle room for children

Once upon a time...

When Klaus Förtsch took over the hotel from his parents at the end of the 80s and started implementing the green philosophy, terms like  "green weirdo" were still harmless.

Founded in 1956 the Creativhotel Luise was one of the forerunners in regards of sustainbility in the hotel industry. Today the house is led in the third generation by Ben Förtsch who improves the green tradition of the hotel daily. At every corner the influence of the different generations is felt united by the efforts of improving the sustainable efforts every day.

The Creativhotel Luise stands for the fact that sustainability and economic efficiency do not exclude themselves. It is an example how to integrate the already existing and the new to be efficient, sustainable and climate-neutral.

Ben Förtsch, a passionate photographer is involved actively in the creative creation of the hotel, his aim is a whole piece of art.

Many employees are occupied already for a very long time at the hotel and identify themselves completly with the philosophy of the house.
They feel as a host and the guests like in her second home, they come over and over again.

Green Initiatives

The family-run hotel operates according to ecological principles, with its priority to fulfill the responsibility towards future generations.

CO2 footprint

For five years the hotel has a CO2 footprint and belongs to the climate-neutral hotels in Germany. Since 2010 the hotels is one of the first hotels in Germany which can offer a climate-neutral stay to their guests. The CO2 result per overnight stay is only at 10.24 kg. This corresponds to the excellent climate-efficiency class A. Viabono  certified the hotel’s CO2 footprint, which is calculated on a yearly base. The average emission of a 3 star hotel amounts to 35 kg CO2 per overnight stay, which is much higher than at the Creativhotel Luise.


  • Solar installation for the heat production of water and heating, otherwise use of energy-efficient district heating of the Erlanger public utilities
  • Use of ecological energy from hydroelectric power plants only
  • Support of the Solar-mobile association Erlangen inc. and partner of the solar filling station, which is located on the opposite site of the hotel
  • Battery station for electric cars and own electric car

Waste management

Usage of jumbo packages in order to avoid garbage

Social responsibility

  • Support of environment protection projects
  • Active integration of all employees 
  • Support of local, social and cultural projects
  • Discarded pieces of furniture and electronics are given away to students or are given away, for example, to flood victims
  • Cross-generational Team
  • Close and direct contact to suppliers

Organic Pass

Family Förtsch not only cares about the nature, but also about the well-being of their guests. Therefore, the creative hotel uses only high-quality and environmental friendly materials.

  • Furniture from local wood
  • Living plants improve the room climate
  • Largely shielded electric lines avoid the electric smog
  • Wallpaper made of recycling paper, smoothed with beeswax
  • All colors, varnish and glues are biological and solvent-free
  • Carpeted floors free of pollutant and without foam back
  • Cork linoleum
  • The toilet is rinsed with rainwater
  • The shower water is warmed up by a solar installation
  • Mattresses friendly to body withpure new wool and duckboards free of metal

Organic Breakfast

Local and organic products