Travelling through Germany has become popular at the latest since the corona pandemic. You don’t necessarily have to travel 2,000 kilometres for fairytale landscapes, city feeling or salty sea air – because Germany has all that to offer. If you’re looking for sustainable accommodation, check out our suggestions. The great thing about booking one of these accommodations is that in addition to a super cool stay, you’ll also be helping to finance a social and/or ecological project – what more could you ask for!?
Stiftsgut Keysermühle, Klingenmünster (Rhineland-Palatinate)
Unwind, slow down, relax, enjoy, recharge, celebrate…. Sounds wonderful, doesn’t it? It’s easy to do at the Stiftsgut Keysermühle – a hotel and restaurant in the middle of a winegrowing village on the Southern Wine Route. Whether you are a cyclist, a hiker, a gourmet, a lover of art and culture or a fun-loving person – here everyone really gets their money’s worth. The hotel stands for a special diversity; employees with and without disabilities find a place there. And that’s exactly what you finance with your overnight stay there. Here, everyone can individually use and develop their strengths.
In the associated restaurant, they focus on slow food. This means that nature is at the centre of the cuisine and only seasonal, if possible organic products from the region are used and things like artificial flavours or flavour enhancers are banned from the kitchen.
Sustainability is also the basis here; in the social as well as economic and ecological sense. If you want to learn more about this way of travelling, read our blog post on ecotourism!
Hotel Einsmehr, Augsburg
Bavaria is so much more than just Munich; that’s obvious. If you want to get to know more of the Free State, we can recommend Augsburg. The city of Renaissance has more to offer than people think. And the best thing is that by spending the night in the Hotel Einsmehr in the west of the city, you are helping people with disabilities to get a job. About half of the staff of Augsburg’s first inclusive hotel are people with disabilities. The long-term goal is for people with and without disabilities to work together as equals, learn from each other and set a positive example for other companies.
Not only dealing with inclusion plays a big role at Hotel einsmehr. Dealing with nature is also very important here. The hotel’s own photovoltaic system, the use of organic food and ecological cleaning products as well as the consistent avoidance of waste reduce ecological follow-up costs to a minimum.
Hotel FIT, Much (NRW)
The Hotel FIT in Much stands for leisure, integration and conference. The “I”, i.e. integration, is particularly important here. Not only is the entire facility barrier-free and thus welcomes both people with and without disabilities. In addition, the hotel employs six people with disabilities.
With your overnight stay there, you support an organisation that works primarily for equal rights, but also for education and awareness-raising with regard to people with disabilities. At the same time, you can relax close to nature and greenery, but you also have great leisure activities. Hotel FIT has its own high ropes course with a climbing tower that every guest can use. In addition, there are many cycling and hiking trails in the immediate vicinity, there are several (outdoor) swimming pools and Cologne and Bonn are not far away.
Haus Aja Textor-Goethe, Frankfurt am Main
Haus Aja Textor-Goethe in the north of the mini-metropolis Frankfurt am Main offers the perfect opportunity to combine a city trip with an overnight stay with added value. You finance a house in which people can shape their last stage of life in a self-determined and sustainable way. Emphasis is placed on social, cultural and therapeutic offers, but also on a lively house and staff community.
Furthermore, environmental protection has been very important to the house since its foundation. The associated eco-garden is the largest in the city and provides a habitat for many (endangered) animal species. In addition, a combined heat and power plant generates its own electricity, the staff drive e-cars and the bistro café and organic food shop sell mainly Demeter products.
If you prefer to travel to another country, there is of course also the possibility to book sustainable accommodation there. In Europe as well as in Asia, Africa or South America, you can find many different ways to stay and do good at the same time. Get inspired here and book your next stay at a socialbnb!