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Tips for a green visit

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Tips for your more sustainable & CO2-friendly Berlin holiday

Sustainability is not only a trend in Berlin, it is a movement. This includes not only simple and good vegetarian and vegan dining, but also sustainable shopping and staying in certified hotels. Berlin's sustainable places and initiatives are truly inspiring. Become part of the sustainable movement.

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Green sightseeing: explore the city the climate-neutral way

Explore Berlin by bike or on foot without leaving a carbon footprint.  You can also get around the city sustainably and with low emissions on the public transport network - and with the Berlin WelcomeCard you have free travel. In addition, the practical tourist ticket gives you discounts on over 180 attractions.

With a raft, kayak, SUP board or a solar-powered ferry, you can also discover Berlin sustainably from the water. Get insider tips for Berlin directly on your smartphone with our digital city guides, the apps "Going Local" and "ABOUT Berlin", completely paperless and environmentally friendly - including directions and maps, as well as audio offers such as our podcast "Berlin Unboxed".

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The Sustainable Tourism Berlin certification programme verifies how sustainably companies in Berlin's tourism industry operate. Here you can be sure that international sustainability standards are met.

Our favourite sustainable places in Berlin

Green, environmentally friendly, innovative

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Naturschutzzentrum Ökowerk Berlin e. V.
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Ökowerk

Industrial history meets nature: Berlin's Ökowerk, a former waterworks, is a paradise full of species-rich habitats and educational exhibits.The info centre “Wasserleben” offers numerous models all-around the subject of H2O. For events, the theme gardens and ponds can be used, as well as the diverse seminar rooms (forest hall, library, laboratory).

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Himmelbeet community garden in Berlin
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Himmelbeet

You can see people sowing, weeding and harvesting even right in the middle of Berlin. At the Himmelbeet in Wedding, everyone works together. And you can try the home-grown food.

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NochMall
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NochMall

At the BSR's second-hand shop, things in good condition that deserve a second chance change hands. A roofed alternative to a visit to the flea market. Here you can shop sustainably and individually.

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FREA

FREA combines enjoyment and sustainability. The zero waste restaurant offers vegan delicacies and minimises the ecological footprint.

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Wuhletalweg

This trail runs along the River Wuhle from Ahrensfelde to the river’s confluence with the River Spree. This pleasant river with clear waters and small fish is at the core of the Wuhle Valley, a park-like place for rest and refreshment in the city.

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Dining in Berlin: Healthy, diverse and simply delicious

The culinary variety in Berlin is diverse and colourful. Almost every country's cuisine is represented, with most restaurants paying attention to organic and regional ingredients. Many even work directly with organic farms in the surrounding area. 

Fans of vegetarian and vegan cuisine will find numerous options in Berlin. Berlin's organic markets and market halls not only offer fresh fruit and vegetables, but also delicious street food. Take a picnic with you on your way and explore the city's urban gardening projects. 

Sustainable shopping: Individual and typical Berlin 

Sustainable fashion from Berlin is unconventional, chic and wearable. Those who look for sustainable offers when shopping have a wide choice in Berlin. Browse in small, fine boutiques like Loveco or support a social project with your purchase in one of the numerous Oxfam shops in Berlin.

Individualists will find what they're looking for in small designer shops or vintage and second-hand shops and do something for the environment and climate at the same time. Browse Berlin's flea markets for a special souvenir.

Innovation and sustainability

Like all metropolises, Berlin must face the great challenges of our time. As a city of the future, Berlin relies on innovative concepts, modern mediation models and sustainable projects: Visit the solar skywalk on the roof of the Futurium, expand your city exploration using augmented reality and find out about the latest innovations at the Green Tech Festival.

Get inspired here and gather ideas for a better future.

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