7 exciting and sustainable travel experiences in Germany

Germany offers plenty of active outdoor adventures, nature getaways, and sustainable foodie experiences, making it an excellent eco-friendly travel destination.

Team Wanderlust
01 June 2022
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Germany offers plenty of active outdoor adventures, nature getaways, and sustainable foodie experiences, making it an excellent eco-friendly travel destination. Plus, visitors can comfortably and efficiently travel around the country with the help of public transport like trains and buses. Here are seven exciting and sustainable travel experiences in Germany to give you some inspiration for your next holiday.

1. Learn about bees

Learn the importance of bees (© GNTB / Ben Wiesenfarth)

Our planet wouldn’t be what it is without the help of insects. But today, bees are sadly under serious threat. Learn what you can do to protect our much-loved bees by taking the ‘Bee Road’ route. You’ll discover everything from why bees are so important to our planet, what threatens them, and how you can help on this educational and entertaining adventure route.

2. Take a donkey tour ride

Schorfheide-Chorin Reserve (Shutterstock)

For a hiking experience like no other, there are several exciting options in Germany.

One of them is travelling with a friendly-faced donkey to have a lovely companion as you hike. Wander slowly with your furry friend through dewy meadows, barren grasslands, and past glistening lakes and small hills, experiencing a variety of terrains and nature sights. Keep an eye out for the local wildlife, too – you may spot the likes of hares, pheasants, deer, and buzzards.

3. Munch on cheese

Cheese wheel (© HA Hessen Tourismus / Axel Wierdemann)

In rural towns in Germany, cheese takes centre stage. The soft and semi-hard cheese are created daily from high-quality organic cow, goat, and sheep’s milk. These milks are delivered to local farmers from short transport routes in the country.

Be sure to step inside some of the cheese shops in towns on your travels, and sample some of the products for yourself. In some places, you can even catch a glimpse of the cheese-making process behind the scenes to see exactly how the good stuff is made.

When you bite into your tasty cheese, you’ll know exactly how it’s been made as the production is fully traceable – from the origin of the milk to the production, maturing, storage, and packaging.

4. Sip on organic wines

Sip on organic wines (©Adobe Stock / Animaflora PicsStock)

The wine-growing region of Saxony is home to some certified organic wineries. Visit the area to tour some of the vineyards and learn about their traditional growing methods. And of course, there are also options to sample the wines for yourself. 

5. Stargaze at North Eifel

Stargaze at North Eifel (© Nationalpark Eifel / Maximilian Kaiser)

The North Eifel National Park is the darkest region of Germany, making it the perfect spot to stargaze. Head out on a night tour where you can stare up at the sparkling stars – you may even spot a shooting star if you’re lucky.

Maximize your trip by sleeping under the stars at one of the nature campsites on the Eifel Trekking Route. In the daytime, appreciate the flora and fauna of this wilderness haven. Explore the park on foot or by bicycle so you can enjoy the local nature to its fullest.

6. Relax at spas in the Black Forest

A relaxing spa break (©GNTB / Günter Standl)

The famous Black Forest is renowned for its spas, making it an ideal destination for an eco-friendly health and wellness break. Saltwater treatment is hailed for its many health benefits. It relieves pressure on the muscles and joints, increases skin regeneration, clears the airways, and strengthens the cardiovascular system. As well as indulging in a saltwater treatment, visitors can unwind in thermal saunas. 

7. Cycle around Freiburg

View over vineyards to St. George church in Freiburg (© GNTB / Francesco Carovillano)

The picturesque German medical city of Freiburg is renowned for its sustainable and innovative design, making it highly liveable and progressive. The city’s old town centre is car-free, with most people travelling by bicycle. Visit the city, and you’ll find that cyclists dominate it. Also, there are tons of green parks and spaces to visit. There’s plenty to do in the surrounding Black Forest for those looking to explore nature. Enjoy a cabin retreat in the mountains, brave mountain biking, or hike on one of the many walking tracks.

Feeling inspired? 

Start planning your dream visit to Germany now by heading over to the official website. 

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Feeling inspired? 

Start planning your dream visit to Germany now by heading over to the official website. 

VISIT NOW

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