Environmental and climate protection, biodiversity and social justice are the big issues of our time. We are aware of our social and ecological responsibility and rely on a strictly certified ecological concept, carefully selected partners and high quality standards.
Environmentally friendly action, resource conservation and treating our environment and fellow human beings with respect are more than just philosophy for us. We live sustainability! Our will to preserve the healthy nature and scenic beauty of our region drives us to constantly set achievable goals together with our team and to realize them. We involve our employees in the brainstorming and implementation process and use everyone's creativity. We see our actions as a constant process and would like to continue developing in the future. Mindfulness, appreciation and responsibility determine our everyday life.
We use LED lights throughout the house and have motion sensors in the hallways
We use 100% green electricity
We determine our carbon footprint annually and consider possible reductions in our emissions
We offer sustainable cosmetics in the room and in the wellness area
We use environmentally friendly cleaning agents - refillable, dosed, climate-friendly
We do not use water bottles in the restaurant - we provide you with filtered original Harz water in reusable bottles
We avoid portion packaging - for example, you can enjoy homemade jams from the buffet
We primarily use regional and seasonal products in our kitchen
We are working to avoid food waste in the breakfast area
We digitize our work processes with the aim to work paper-free
We have two in-house e-charging stations
We have an insect hotel in front of the house
We work together with a bicycle and e-bike rental partner
We pay attention to the efficient use of resources
We have banned plastic straws and plastic disposable cups
We see quality assurance as a core process of sustainability
We regularly train our employees in sustainable topics and work together to develop new ideas and concepts
We are a training company, promote young colleagues and offer numerous benefits for all employees
We offer our guests the opportunity to make their stay or conference climate-neutral through compensation
The reduction of CO2 emissions is very important in the fight against climate change and emissions accounting is an essential part of sustainable hotel management. We want to keep the CO2 footprint of our hotel and per guest and night as low as possible through our sustainable measures, although not all emissions can be completely avoided.
Our CO2 footprint and also our water footprint were determined by Klimapatenschaft GmbH in accordance with the guidelines of the Greenhouse Gas Protocol, which is the most common calculation standard worldwide.
Our current result:
11.10 kg CO2 emissions per night
a water consumption of 147.10 l per night
We were able to achieve a positive, climate-friendly result. Above all, our climate-neutral gas and the purchase of green electricity have a strong positive effect. We will take further measures to achieve an even better value the next time we record and to optimize our carbon footprint again.
Regionality, environmental compatibility and freshness are very important to us. That is why we obtain most of our food directly from partners in our region. We select our suppliers and partners according to "green" criteria and maintain a constructive interchange.
We would also like to inspire our guests to act sustainably and look forward to exchanging ideas with them. Travel with a clear conscience! Your stay in our hotel improves your personal balance in terms of ecological footprint. In addition, you can do even more. Here are a few suggestions for your sustainable vacation:
Arrange your journey by train or Flixbus - Blankenburg is well connected
You can also plan car-free excursions and explorations in the Harz Mountains - hiking, cycling (e-bike rental at the front desk), use of public transport
The Harz region offers so much nature - treat it with respect and keep it clean and intact
Feast and let yourself be pampered by Harz specialties - pay attention to regional and seasonal products - and also consider taking a few culinary memories home with you
Make your stay climate-neutral by offsetting CO2 emissions with a contribution to a climate protection project
Use our information screen in the lobby to plan your day instead of travel guides and printed information. Or find out more online beforehand using your PC, tablet or smartphone
Save electricity and water in the hotel room
If you want to make your stay in our castle hotel more sustainable and even climate-neutral, you now have the opportunity. You can offset the CO2 caused by your trip by donating a tree, sponsoring a bee or by supporting a climate protection project. Our partner GreenSign (sustainability certificate) has developed a GreenSign mix with climate sponsorship, which includes two different climate protection projects. You will receive a personal certificate for your climate-neutral hotel stay.
You can purchase GreenSign-Mix, tree donation and bee sponsorship quickly and easily with just a few clicks in the GreenLine Shop.
We are already looking forward to welcoming you to our Schlosshotel Blankenburg in the Harz and enabling you to have an unforgettable stay with a green conscience.