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Germany, Freiburg im Breisgau

Green City Hotel Vauban

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Green City Hotel Vauban

Paula-Modersohn-Platz 5
Freiburg im Breisgau 79100, Germany
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„The Green City Hotel Vauban is an outstanding example for aesthetic inspiration and energetic sustainability.“ Green City Hotel Vauban ,


In the green heart of Freiburg lies the Green City Hotel Vauban. Situated in the car-reduced district Vauban, which is famous for its sustainable approaches, the city hotel offers a special concept of aesthetic architecture, social responsibility and regional sustainability. Led by a nonprofit company, the integrative Green City Hotel Vauban provides unique architecture, functional quality and innovative sustainability. Only 4,5km away from the main station, 5km away from the fairgrounds and 10 minutes by tram away from the inner-city, Green City Hotel Vauban is a convenient address for business travellers. The venue itself offers a conference room equipped with modern technology. With functional quality, responsible philosophy and the green design, Green City Hotel Vauban provides the perfect location for your individual green meeting.


Integrational hotel

Modern green architecture

Conference room with modern equipment

Different possible seating alternatives

Close to inner city, main station, fair grounds



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



- 48 double rooms and one suite with beautiful landscape view 

- Modern design with natural wood

- Disability-friendly: three rooms suitable for wheelchairs, one of them designed to fit the needs of the disabled according to DIN-norm

- Equipped with TV, wi-fi, radio, telephone, safe, generous bathroom, hairdryer

- Conference room for 30 people, with modern conference technology and induction loop for hearing-impaired people 

History & Philosophy

The history of the young Green City Hotel Vauban starts in 2013. On June 17th, the hotel opened its doors in the sustainable, partly car-free district Vauban. From the beginning, attention was paid to respect and meet the aspects of regionality, ecological sustainability, but most of all social responsibility. When building the venue, regional firms and carpenters were engaged to design the house innovatively, but also highly energy-efficient.  

The hotel stands out with its unique philosophy. The focus is on inclusion, social responsibility and the participation of all human-beings at social processes. Owned by the charitable association of Freiburg’s social work and Freiburger Stadtbau GmbH, the hotel sees it as an obligation to support people with disabilities. Today, the integrative Green City Hotel Vauban occupies 20 employees, 10 of which are handicapped. Regarding the education and trainings of the employees, the hotel is supported by Hofgut Himmelreich, a long-standing successful integrational company.

Conference Facility

Next to great leisure opportunities, the Green City Hotel Vauban offers a personal atmosphere for individual conferences and meetings. Get creative at the climatized 55m² conference room providing space for 30 persons with desks and 60 with row seating. Depending on what you prefer, different seating alternatives, such as parlamentary, single block, Horse Shoe Style Seating or row seating, are possible. The room is equipped with modern conference technology as well as an induction loop for the hearing impaired. Screen, projector, flipchart, bulletin board, speaker’s desk, wifi, multiple plug, facilitator’s toolbox, is made available for your convenience. The food for conference groups over 15 participants is prepared at Hofgut Himmelreich. Groups under 15 are spoilt with standard and vegan meals at restaurant Der Süden diagonally across from Green City Hotel Vauban.

Green Initiatives

Architecture & Energy

  • Ambitious architecture concept connects creativity and quality with innovative sustainability and energy standards
  • Radiative heating and cooling in rooms through wall-integrated water-carrying capillary tube mats
  • Highly insulated facades with climbing plants, which enable temperature equalization
  • Highly efficient ventilation system with high heat recovery rate and building tightness avoid uncontrolled ventilation heat loss
  • Eliminating energy-intensive minibars 
  • Energy consumption at least 60% below permitted primary energy demand 
  • Heating and hot water partially from renewable energy sources (such as the regional wood chip burning system)
  • Additional energy generated by integrated photovoltaic system

Social Responsibility

  • The integrative hotel represents a social and charitable project
  • Employs people with disabilities
  • Special trainings and further education measurements adjusted to their mental or physical disabilities

Waste Management

  • Small packaging are avoided as far as possible for the benefit of waste reduction
  • No plastic packaging for bathroom items, only recyclable packaging  
  • Staff trainings regarding waste separation and recycling


  • Food and drinks originate, whenever possible, from the region and/or from integrational companies
  • Employment of local staff whenever possible