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Travelling in harmony with nature

Whether you are fans of cities, nature lovers or hungry for knowledge: here are three examples of how you can enjoy sustainable travel through Germany.

Maren van Treel, 04.07.2021
Protecting the environment by travelling sustainably
Protecting the environment by travelling sustainably © dpa

What does sustainable travel mean?

Sustainable travel is all about protecting the environment. If you want to travel more sustainably, you should aim for example to minimise your resource consumption and carbon emissions.

However, sustainable travel can also mean respecting the culture of the host community and supporting local people, for example by choosing a small locally run hotel rather than an international chain, as this ensures that profits remain in the region.

For city fans: Green Berlin

The German capital is very easy to explore in an eco-friendly manner – for example by bike, either as part of a guided bike tour or on your own. How about doing a circuit of the huge Tempelhofer Feld, the renatured former airport in the heart of the city?

If you are looking for vegan restaurants or eateries that use regional products, you will be spoilt for choice. The Green Me Berlin platform provides an initial overview and offers numerous ideas for your sustainable Berlin city break. We recommend for example a visit to Klunkerkranich, an urban gardening project on the park deck of a shopping centre – featuring spectacular views, a bar and a café.

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For nature lovers: The Wadden Sea

The Wadden Sea on the North Sea coast is an exceptional natural landscape. A site of UNESCO Natural World Heritage, it stretches across three of Germany’s states: Schleswig-Holstein, Hamburg and Lower Saxony. From hotels and electric cars to restaurants, there are numerous sustainable travel options there.

Fancy a walk on the seabed without having to dive? This is possible twice a day at low tide. As it can be very dangerous to get caught by the incoming tide, you should definitely only explore the Wadden Sea by taking a guided tour!

For those hungry for knowledge: The Klimahaus Bremerhaven

A sustainable lifestyle aims to protect the environment and the climate and ultimately preserve our quality of life. But where does climate change come from? And how is the weather related to the climate? You can find the answers to these questions at the Klimahaus Bremerhaven. Along the eighth meridian east, you can explore various climate zones there and discover how to protect the climate.

You will find great tips, lots of suggestions and all the information you need for your vacation in Germany at Germany Travel.


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