Green roofs, beehives, solar panels and sometimes even an own vegetable gardens: More and more hotels in Berlin are showing a sense of responsibility and doing a lot to protect the environment and climate. A careful usage of resources is considered standard in these hotels, which includes green electricity, waste and plastic avoidance, recycling and offering their gastes regional organic products form farm to table. In addition, some Berlin hotels inspire with innovative, sustainable concepts and also take responsibility for their immediate surroundings through their commitment to various social projects. You can stay in these Berlin hotels with a clear conscience - and on our Sustainable Berlin pages with many green Berlin tips for environmental friends you can also contribute yourself to keeping the CO2 footprint as low as possible during your Berlin trip.
Socially committed: Circus Hotel
From the centrally located Circus Hotel & Circus Hostel you can easily discover Berlin on foot. You can walk to the Museum Island, Alexanderplatz and Hackescher Markt in just a few minutes. For longer exploration tours, rental bikes are available. The hotel's own small combined heat and power plant generates some of its own electricity, and clay-based insulation ensures that the building's air conditioning is environmentally friendly. The sustainability concept at The Circus Hotel also includes the social component. As a guest, you are seen as part of the community - and you will find plenty of opportunities to interact with staff and other guests in the lounge, the library or the green Courtyard. At the same time, The Circus supports the Zelter Pate organization, a social project for homeless people in the neighborhood.
Green Plus: Behind the Curtain program and free guided tours of the city for guests, social commitment.
Address: Rosenthaler Str. 1, Mitte
A green roof for bees: Scandic Berlin Potsdamer Platz
Sustainability has been an important topic for the Swedish hotel group Scandic since 1993 and was taken into account right from the start when the hotel opened at Potsdamer Platz in 2010. This is visible in the environmentally friendly interior design, which has a bright and inviting Scandinavian feel. The Scandic Berlin am Potsdamer Platz received the Gold Certificate of the German Sustainable Building Council for its overall concept. Social commitment, fair trade coffee, local products and three beehives on the hotel's roof complement the eco concept. The Scandic Berlin am Potsdamer Platz is socially committed through its cooperation with a workshop for the disabled and as a sponsor of the Scandic ID League in cooperation with the Berlin Disabled Sports Association.
Green plus: DGNB Gold Seal for sustainable construction, green walls and green roof with its own beehives.
Address: Gabriele-Tergit-Promenade 19, Mitte
An oasis of peace with 5 stars: The Mandala Hotel
Winner of many awards, The Mandala Hotel is one of the most beautiful oases of tranquillity in the heart of the capital. Here you can relax in the ONO Spa on 600 sqm with a view of Potsdamer Platz or enjoy the finest cuisine in the starred restaurant Facil. And with a clear conscience: The kitchen focuses on seasonal and regional products, and the entire hotel concept on sustainability and social responsibility. In the current DEHOGA environmental check, the values for energy and water consumption as well as for waste generation were 30 % better than the average. Owners and managing partners Lutz Hesse and Christian Andresen are also constantly working on further improvements.
Green plus: DEHOGA environmental check in gold
Address: Adresse: Potsdamer Straße 3, Mitte
Central and environmentally friendly: IntercityHotel Berlin Hauptbahnhof
Perfect for travelling environmentally friendly by train: At the IntercityHotel at Hauptbahnhof you stay centrally and within walking distance of Berlin's attractions, stores and restaurants. Every guest also receives a free ticket for public transportation. To ensure that not only the journey and city exploration, but also the overnight stay is as climate-neutral as possible, the hotel relies on a company-wide sustainability strategy - which extends to recyclable To Go cups for the morning coffee.
Tip: Find our recommendations for climate-friendly travel by train here.
Green plus: Environmental management system according to DIN EN ISO 14001
Address: Katharina-Paulus-Strasse 5, Mitte
Climate compensation included: Radisson Collection Hotel, Berlin
The Radisson Collection Hotel, Berlin is best known for its gigantic cylindrical AquaDom. A view you can enjoy with peace of mind. Because even behind the scenes, the centrally located 4-star hotel is doing a lot to protect our blue planet. For example, the CO2 footprint for overnight stays and conferences is automatically offset. To this end, the Radisson Collection Hotel, Berlin supports six different projects, including several wind turbines and the planting of Brazil nut trees in Peru. This offsetting is done free of charge for guests. In addition, of course, in the hotel's day-to-day operations, thought is also given to conserving resources and acting sustainably.
Green plus: Climate partnerships with First Climate and the Hotel Carbon Measurement Initiative.
Address: Karl-Liebknecht-Strasse 3, Mitte
Responsible comfort: Hotel Berlin, Berlin
With its own photovoltaic system, the Hotel Berlin, Berlin can generate part of its own energy requirements. The hotel relies on green electricity for any additional consumption. The hotel also scores points for its responsible use of resources and actively participates in World Cleanup Day every year.
Green plus: own solar system, environmental management system according to DIN EN ISO 14001, as well as certified by Sustainable Meetings Berlin.
Address: Lützowplatz 17, 10785 Berlin, Mitte
Climate-friendly offers: Mövenpick Hotel Berlin at Potsdamer Platz
Mövenpick Hotel Berlin not only pays attention to reducing the CO2 footprint of its guests on the premises. The hotel also offers them a wide range of options for getting around the city in the most climate-friendly way possible: Choose between rental bikes, public transport, car sharing or electric cabs. Worldwide, you can enjoy fair trade coffee at Mövenpick. And the hotel is also committed to fair and social coexistence locally. In Berlin, Mövenpick supports the Stadtmission and the Fanny Hensel School across the street from the hotel.
Green plus: Green Globe certified
Address: Schöneberger Strasse 3, Mitte
Commitment to the environment: Crowne Plaza Berlin City Centre Ku'Damm
On top of the conference center of the Crowne Plaza Berlin City Centre Ku'Damm is another green roof in the city. As part of its Green Globe certification, the hotel is constantly striving to further improve its environmental standards. This also includes social commitment, such as the cooperation with the Jewish Community in Berlin. Charity events, such as a raffle to benefit the Africa project of the Protestant Martin Luther congregation in Neukölln, contribute to the comprehensive sustainability plan.
Green plus: Green Globe certified
Address: Nürnberger Str. 65, Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf
Noble & Eco: The Ritz-Carlton, Berlin
With 5 stars and the EMAS eco-certificate, which has already been awarded several times, the glamorous The Ritz-Carlton, Berlin shows that luxury and sustainability can go hand in hand. Here, energy-saving measures, green electricity and sustainable management are an integral part of the corporate concept. For example, the hotel's paper waste is recycled into exercise books for needy children. The honey for breakfast comes from the beehives on the roof of The Ritz-Carlton, Berlin. The Art Deco-style building on Potsdamer Platz is not only a traditional hotel, but also a pioneer in sustainable city travel.
Green plus: certified by EMAS (Eco Management & Audit Scheme).
Address: Potsdamer Platz 3, Mitte
Sustainable luxury: Grand Hyatt Berlin
Here you can stay centrally and with a clear conscience. The Grand Hyatt Berlin has already been awarded four times in a row by the German Institute for Sustainability and Economy. For breakfast there are organic eggs and organic bread and also otherwise only healthy, fresh ingredients from the region are on the table. However, if anything is left over, it is donated to the Berliner Tafel.
Green Plus: Awarded by the German Institute for Sustainability and Economics.
Address: Marlene-Dietrich-Platz 2, Mitte
Commitment to bees and climate: InterContinental Berlin
Bees buzz on the roof and the hotel's own combined heat and power plant sustainably reduces energy consumption. Since as early as 2016, the InterContinental Berlin has complied with the Green Globe Standards and is continuously introducing further improvements. In addition, the InterContinental Berlin is committed to the Street Children's Association and works with several Berlin schools, for example through job application coaching, as well as cooking classes where young people learn to conjure up delicious menus from regional products.
Green plus: Green Globe certified
Address: Budapester Strasse 2, Mitte
Affordable and environmentally friendly: a&o Berlin Hauptbahnhof
The goal of a&o HOSTELS is to be climate neutral by 2025. And in fact, many small measures already add up to a big whole. Thanks to energy efficiency, the elimination of plastic, recycling, and water-saving shower heads and flushes, CO2 emissions per overnight stay are 5.9 kilograms. According to a survey by the DEHOGA regional associations, the average is currently still between 16.9 and 47.6 kilograms of CO2 emissions per overnight stay. Guests at the hostel can even make a small contribution themselves, bringing their own coffee mug or choosing vegan and vegetarian menu options instead of meat.
Green Plus: German Award for Sustainability Projects 2021.
Address: Lehrter Strasse 12, Mitte
Green paradise for families: Lulu Guldsmeden Hotel
The Lulu Guldsmeden Hotel shows how beautiful eco can be. The boho eco-luxury style includes loft and four-poster beds, as well as swings in the rooms, lots of wood and high-quality natural materials. Breakfast includes homemade juice and organic produce from the region. A green garden beckons in the backyard, pets are welcome, and the rental bike fleet also includes spacious cargo bikes that can accommodate a child and dog.
Green plus: Green Globe certified, organic restaurant, e-bikes and family bikes from Schindelhauer.
Address: Potsdamer Strasse 67, Mitte
Tasteful & eco-friendly: Almodóvar Hotel
The Almodóvar Hotel is Berlin's first vegetarian organic hotel. In the vibrant trendy district of Friedrichshain, the design hotel Almodóvar offers a quiet oasis of well-being. Minimalist design meets sustainable materials, such as high-quality oiled woods or organic textiles. For breakfast - and from fall again in the pasta bar - enjoy healthy organic cuisine made from fresh, regional ingredients. Each room is equipped with a yoga mat, and in the wellness and spa area high up on the roof you can relax in the sauna with a view over Berlin.
At Bistro Bardot, enjoy a vegan-vegetarian organic breakfast buffet and Mediterranean delicacies throughout the day.
Green plus: certified by Bio-Siegel, Vegan Welcome, member of the German Sustainable Business Association and with Veggie Hotels.
Address: Boxhagener Str. 83, Friedrichshain
Active for more green in the city: Vienna House Andel's Berlin
With the annual renewal of the Green Globe certificate, the Vienna House Andel's Berlin takes responsibility for the current environmental standards. This includes green electricity and LED lighting, parking spaces for e-cars, and employees collecting kilometers - and thus money - for the Stadtbäume Berlin campaign via a bicycle app. What's on the table is sourced locally or even planted in the company's own farm garden in Berlin-Ahrensfelde.
Green plus: Green Globe certified, own farm garden.
Address: Landsberger Allee 106, Lichtenberg
Sustainable accommodation in the green: Seminaris CampusHotel Berlin
At the Seminaris CampusHotel Berlin you will stay surrounded by nature and fresh air in Berlin's green district Dahlem. From here you are quickly in the Grunewald, but also the Botanical Garden or the Domäne Dahlem estate are within walking distance. Environmental and climate protection are part of the corporate concept at Seminaris, so doing without plastic is a matter of course. You enjoy mainly regional products here, and drinks such as fresh oat milk and lemonade are made in-house.
Green plus: Environmental management system according to DIN EN ISO 14001, as well as certified by Sustainable Meetings Berlin.
Address: Takustraße 39, Steglitz-Zehlendorf
Green Team for more sustainability: Hotel de Rome
At the Hotel de Rome on Bebel Platz, a designated GreenTeam consisting of staff and trainees is working to integrate sustainable projects into the hotel concept and to implement further ideas. This ranges from correct waste separation to regional purchasing and a veggie day in the staff restaurant to supporting local initiatives, such as the Berlin city beekeepers. For its commitment, the Rocco Forte Hotel in Berlin has now received the seal of approval "Certified Sustainability 2022" from the German Institute for Sustainability & Economics.
The hotel is also an official partner of the Greentech Festival in Berlin.
Green plus: "Certified Sustainability 2022" test seal from the German Institute for Sustainability & Economics.
Address: Behrenstraße 37, Mitte
Back in 2013, the Hotel Dietrich-Bonhoeffer-Haus was certified for the first time according to the Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) guidelines. This includes not only climate protection, but also social responsibility. Thus, continuous work is being done to reduce the carbon footprint of the hotel of its guests. Social commitment includes an exchange program through which students from Palestine are invited to help out at the hotel and discover Berlin.
Green plus: certified by the Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS).
Address: Ziegelstraße 30, Mitte