Contact Blaue Schwalbe, Europe

The Blaue Schwalbe was the first eco-label for tourist accommodation worldwide. It was created in 1989 and certifies ecologically-oriented hotels, guesthouses, inns and camping sites in Europe.  Most Blaue Schwalbe accommodations are located in travel areas that can be reached easily without flying or private cars. The label is since 1990 active.

Certifying Organisation
Fairkehr GmbH
Partner Organisation/s
Austrian Ecolabel for Tourism, ibex fairstay, Bio Hotels
Travel Countries
Austria, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Switzerland
Certified Tourism Services
100  > see map
Sustainability Areas
Management, Economic and Social, Environment
Link to the Standard (Partially published)
Assessment Process
Third Party Assessment
Market Place
License Period
1 Year


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Department Redaktion
Organisation Verträglich Reisen
Postal Address Weiherstraße 38, D-53111 Bonn
Phone Number 0049 228 98 585 45
Fax Number 0049 228 98585 50
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Released 06/11/2017
Country Europe
Keywords CEU14, CEU15, CEU16, CEU19, CEU3, CEU33, CEU43, CEU46, Certification and standards, Europe, MPCACC, SPP, awardingorganisations
Organization Type Businesses Businesses
Supporting Solutions Type Certificates Certificates
Topics Certification & Marketing
Operational level Sub-Global