Hello everybody! In August, I was invited to Germany in collaboration with BIO HOTELS® and the Germany Tourist Board, which was such an incredible opportunity. The theme of the trip was sustainable travel, of course, I took the train from Denmark to Hamburg, and stayed one night before moving further down the country to Munich. From there I went almost to the Austrian border to Bad Füssing to stay at the Bio-Thermalhotel Falkenhof, a part of Bio Hotels, I enjoyed a day of exploring the town of Passau, and completed my trip with a couple of nights at the 7 Sentidos in the German Mountains of the Bavarian Forest. This post is intended for you if you are looking to travel through Germany of course, but if you want to check out some of the most eco-friendly hotels in Europe, you can actually also find BIO HOTELS® in Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Slovenia, and Greece.
Why BIO HOTELS®?
For more than 20 years BIO HOTELS® has been working on integrating sustainability in the hospitality industry, and more and more hotels are joining the cause, in fact, there are 70 Bio Hotels locations in Europe, which is amazing to see. For many people, it is easy enough to make more green choices in their everyday lives, but once we are taken out of our routines, like when we go on holiday, it can be a bit more challenging. This is why I work with organizations like BIO HOTELS® that make green choices more available for travelers.
While BIO HOTELS® was originally known for certified organic food and regional and seasonal products, today they also work with certified organic and natural cosmetics, green electricity, low co2 emissions, low impact building materials, and natural materials. To be Bio Hotel certified, hotels must comply with the above-mentioned standards. They put great importance on their consistent, strict organic certification and transparency. Therefore, all houses are checked at least twice a year by independent control bodies.
7.5 kg. This is how much CO2e is produced on average per overnight stay in the BIO HOTELS®. This makes them an industry-wide pioneer in the field of climate protection. Conventional hotels exceed this value. According to the environmental indicators of the German Hotel and Restaurant Association (DEHOGA), the average value are between 16.9 – 47.6 kg CO2 per overnight stay, depending on the star category. Every two years, the hotels have their CO2 footprint calculated in order to optimize it.
This post is part of a paid partnership with BIO HOTELS®