A journey through the Alps of Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy to discover the landscapes and the culture of these territories, living in eco-friendly accommodations: enjoy all the comforts in harmony with nature!

1. Peterwieshof – Val di Funes, Italy

In the beautiful setting of the Val di Funes in South Tyrol, enjoy your holiday made of outdoor activities and relaxation in the nature, surrounded by the Dolomites of the Puez-Odle Natural Park. Both in summer and winter, the Hotel Peterwieshof welcomes you with its warm hospitality. Modern apartments overlooking the meadows and peaks and quality services: a perfect vacation is served!

What’s green: It is one of the greenest hotels in the whole valley: bio-architecture, use of sustainable energies, energy saving systems, and use of ecological products for cleaning. In addition, the kitchen offers very good dishes made from organic andlocal products!

2. Ferienparadies Alpenglühn – Bavaria, Germany

The Alpenglühn Hotel is the perfect place for an active holiday in Bavaria, even with your children! Choose between cycling tours or mountain bikes, ferries or hiking excursions! And then relax in the hotel’s swimming pool or in the spacious, simple but modern apartments. At guests’ disposal there are also some rooms with private bathroom and breakfast.

What’s green: Here the respect for the environment is an habit: you will not find monoporations but ecological cleaning products, water is heated by solar panels and much attention is given to energy saving.

3. Hotel Eden Spiez – Interlaken, Switzerland

The Eden Spiez Hotel is the perfect place to experience relaxation and wellness in Spiez, in the heart of the Bernese Oberland, with a fantastic view of Lake Thun and the Jungfrau Mountains. Choose from bright rooms or apartments, perfect for a family vacation. Relax and forget all your worries, pampered in the spa, among saunas, hot pools and massages.

What’s green: The hotel is easily reached by public transport and guests have bicycles available to move around.

4. Wanderhotel Gassner – Neukirchen, Austria

For a green stay in the Alpine Pearl of Neukirchen am Großvenediger, choose the Gassner Hotel! The rooms are furnished in alpine style and have all the amenities you might need! The Gassner family will welcome you among culture and tradition for a perfect holiday in the heart of the Hohe Tauern Park, both in summer and winter.

What’s green: The hotel is easily accessible without the car, gives importance to energy saving (lights and water) and to the use of eco-friendly cleaning products

5. Arlenwald Hotel – Arosa, Switzerland

The Arlenwald hotel in Arosa is in a perfect location for all ski lovers: 225 km of sky-slopes at your feet, just outside the door! You will also finde a golf course, cross-country skiing trails and many hiking trails within walking distance of the hotel. In all seasons, enjoy the views of the mountains, the lake, the clouds and the starry sky!

What’s green: The hotel uses solar panels for hot water production and energy savings are ensured by the presence of water flow reducers and the use of low power bulbs. In the rooms you will not find single portions and the towel change is on request. If you travel without a car, the hotel is easily accessible, if you are traveling by electric car, you will find a charging station for your vehicles!

6. Residence Schopplof – Funes, Italy

The Schopplhof residence, located directly at the edge of a thick forest, is ideal as a starting point for exploring the nature of the Funes Valley, on foot or by mountain bike. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the mountain and take a break at this hotel, which offers bright apartments with parquet floors and solid wood furniture. Large balconies and gardens are perfect to admire the peaks of the Odle Group, Unesco heritage.

What’s green: The hotel uses electricity entirely from renewable sources. Energy savings are guaranteed by the low power consumption bulbs, dual-mode flushes, and the presence of light-sensors. The structure is built according to the criteria of bioarchitecture and all furnishings are environmentally friendly.

7. Hotel Residence Rabenstein – Val Passiria, Italy

The Rabenstein Hotel is located in a small village in the heart of the Val Passiria, South Tyrol (Italy), surrounded by green valleys, offering routes for both biking and walking. Relax in comfortable wooden rooms or in the hotel’s relaxation area, featuring a magnificent panoramic sauna. Even the kitchen, with its tasty local dishes, will not leave you disappointed!

What’s green: The hotel’s kitchen uses only organic and local products, attention is paid to differentiated waste collection and energy saving, with low-energy bulbs, dual-mode light and dye sensors. The furnishings of the rooms are eco-friendly and made of fragrant wood.

8. Landhaus Rhormoser – Werfenweng, Austria

Romantic solid wood and country style apartments, modern amenities and fully equipped kitchens: this is what you will find at the Rhormoser Residence in Salzburg. It is the ideal place for a family holiday in this Alpine Pearl, rich in nature and culture, all to be discovered!

What’s green: You can enjoy a great breakfasts prepared with local organic products, changing of linens and towels is on request and water flow reducers and low power consumption bulbs for energy saving are used.

9. Hotel Eggerhof – Mallnitz, Austria

The Mallnitz Pearl is located in the heart of the Hohe Tauern National Park, among unspoiled nature and stunning peaks with their white glaciers. Experience a relaxing holiday in the mountains and enjoy relaxation at Hotel Eggerhof. Here you will find cozy rooms and exquisite breakfasts, as well as a large relaxation area with sauna and pools.

What’s green: The hotel, easily accessible by public transport, is also the perfect place for a car-free holiday. Attention is also paid to differentiated waste collection and energy saving.

10. Hotel Margun – Val Venosta, Italy

Cozy and comfortable rooms await you at the Margun Hotel, in the heart of the Venosta Valley, surrounded by a beautiful landscape. For nature lovers it is the perfect place for skiing and long hiking. Even your children will have fun, playing in the meadows in the sun or exploring the woods around. Awakening at the hotel is always very enjoyable: there is a generous breakfast with typical local products accompanied by homemade cakes and jams and you can choose between 2 types of menus for dinner!

What’s green: The hotel is committed to waste separation and uses low energy light bulbs to save energy. Towel change is on request and the kitchen uses local organic products in the preparation of its tasty dishes!


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