Good practice business LINDEN-GUT HOTEL

Contributor Herbert Hamele
Country Germany
  • ETGG2030-GP
  • ETGG2030-MAP
Postal address Kohlgrunder Weg 1, D-36160 Dipperz
Release date 08/04/2022
Landscape type Rural
  • Good Governance & CSR
GSTC Criteria for Industry
  • A1 Sustainability management system
  • A3 Reporting and communication
  • A4 Staff engagement
  • B3 Local purchasing
  • B7 Decent work
  • D1.1 Environmentally preferable purchasing
  • D1.2 Efficient purchasing
  • D1.3 Energy conservation
  • D1.4 Water conservation
  • D2.1 Greenhouse gas emissions
  • D2.2 Transport
  • D2.3 Wastewater
  • D2.4 Solid waste
Marketplace category Accommodation Providers Accommodation Providers
Type Best Practice Business (Best Practice Business)
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Certified by Bio Hotels





Protected areas nearby:

Rhön Biosphere Reserve

Certifying body:

Bio Hotels


Outstanding contributions

The LindenGut is a small 20-bed hotel in central Germany. The hotel links its offer to its rural location in the Rhön, referring to “untouched nature, extensive hiking trails and certified organic quality food from our own farm”. Considerable emphasis is placed on enjoying a sustainable lifestyle while staying at the hotel. They affirm this by reference to their certification and inspection by Bio Hotels. They also make much of the biodynamic principles behind their own farming processes and food offer, which has a Demeter certification. Some guests come for green meetings or wellness programmes, with a specialism in fasting.

LindenGut uses the EMAS system for sustainable management. They use 100% green electricity, with highly efficient appliances and technology for minimising energy use, including permanent temperature control. There are no mini-bars or TVs in the rooms.  CO2 equivalents per night is calculated at 11.81 kg. Guest bikes, e-bikes and shuttle services are provided. Water use is carefully managed and wastewater is disposed through their own constructed wetland. There is a detailed system of solid waste separation and avoidance of food waste.  Staff are closely involved in the environmental management, with specific training and seminars, alongside an overall policy for the career development of young people. LindenGut has formed many partnerships with other businesses, especially in the field of organic agriculture and services.

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