The Englische Garten in Munich taken from above with a drone.

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Sustainable Concepts in the City of Munich - Part II

The MICE metropolis Munich is pleased about the many partners who support the City of Munich in achieving its ambitious goals in the field of sustainability.

Hilton

Hilton is also passionate about actively combating climate change. "Travel with Purpose" is Hilton's strategy for fulfilling its corporate social responsibility and promoting sustainable travel worldwide. By 2030, Hilton aims to double its investment in social projects and halve the environmental impact of its operations. These scientifically monitored goals to reduce carbon emissions, conserve resources, reduce waste and recycle include the following activities at the Munich hotels: electricity is drawn from 100% renewable energy, two beehives on the Hilton Munich Park hotel rooftop serve to support bee populations, organic orange peels from the juice press from the breakfast buffet are used for the orange salt as a guest gift, and attention is paid to energy-efficient lighting and comprehensive recycling management.

The LightStay Meeting Impact Calculator allows the properties' event clients to calculate the environmental footprint of their event. Since June 2021, the Munich hotels have also been offering carbon neutral business meetings, made possible through a partnership with South Pole. With Carbon Neutral Meetings, the carbon footprint of all business meetings of ten or more people is offset by so-called carbon credits. These credits are allocated to projects such as the construction of a geothermal power plant in Turkey to generate clean energy.

Further information at: www.munich-park.hilton.com und www.munich-city.hilton.com

 

Munich's Platzl Hotels

For Munich's Platzl Hotels - the flagship Platzl Hotel in the Old Town and Marias Platzl on Mariahilfplatz - tradition, ties to the city of Munich and sustainability have always been firmly anchored in their DNA. The "cuisine of short distances," for example, already existed there when hardly anyone was thinking about "sustainability. In fact, the kitchens of the Pfistermühle Restaurant, the Wirtshaus Ayinger am Platzl and the Wirtshaus Ayinger in der Au obtain their products almost exclusively from personally known partner farms in the region: Meat, game, fish, vegetables and fruit come directly from agricultural producers - top quality, short distances and thus freshness are guaranteed. Products such as cheese, baked goods, mustard, coffee, tea, jams and schnapps also come from manufacturers in or around Munich, some of which are produced exclusively for Platzl Hotels.

The function rooms and guest rooms feature traditional, high-quality craftsmanship and materials of the same quality, such as wood, natural stone or loden fabrics - manufactured, supplied and installed by local craftsmen. Particularly sustainable: In Marias Platzl even many furnishings and decorative items from flea markets or attics were used. The hotel is also very proud of their connection to the Munich district cooling network: In cooling all guest rooms, the house saves around 70 percent of the electricity that would otherwise be required.

Further information at: www.platzl.de

 

Trendhouse for IAA MOBILITY

Sustainability and mobility are being reexamined, rethought and combined at this year's IAA. The event is evolving from a pure car show to a holistic mobility platform in 2021. Under the motto "What will move us next?" the new IAA MOBILITY stands for the climate-neutral and digital mobility of the future. The four event formats - Summit, Conference, "Blue Lane" and Open Space - will showcase mobility solutions and invite open and constructive dialog about the mobility of the future in urban spaces. On the twelve-kilometer Blue Lane test track, new, environmentally friendly urban forms of mobility such as e-car sharing models through to pioneering innovations, for example from the field of modular micromobility, can be tested live.
As a 360° mobility platform, the Open Space (dialog and entertainment formats spread across Munich's city center) invites all citizens not only to exchange ideas about mobility, but also to marvel at and try out new concepts.

In addition to the focus on content, the IAA MOBILITY also follows the premise of "sustainability" with its own event formats and thus positions itself as an innovative pioneer in the area of new event forms. With the support of the partner "myclimate", the exhibitors in the Open Space commit themselves to a CO2-neutral appearance, for example with the help of durable and recycled materials in the exhibition design. Trendhouse event marketing is responsible for the conception, planning and implementation of the hybrid event, including the startup areas, curated dialogue areas and the stage and booth management of the conference stages.

Further information at: IAA MOBILITY 2021

 

Together sustainable at Lake Tegernsee

Experiencing and enjoying nature is one of the most common reasons for tourists to travel. Lake Tegernsee has taken these motives as an opportunity to position itself more strongly on sustainability in the region together with its partners. "We at Lake Tegernsee want to live and work in such a way that we can offer tourism as we do today in ten or 20 years," says Christian Kausch, Managing Director of Tegernseer Tal Tourismus GmbH (TTT).

Apart from Workshops for the development of its own code of conduct of the guests and homeland leaders, one promotes regional products and your native offerers among other things at the Tegernsee. Increasingly, resident enterprises are thus also included in the sustainable marketing of the region. "This is not so much about introducing new certifications and controls by the Tourismus GmbH, but rather about actively living the topic of sustainability and integrating it into tourism communication.

We want to tell stories about sustainable living at Lake Tegernsee and, in doing so, share our values in the region with our guests," says Michael Götz, responsible for sustainability & quality at Tegernseer Tal Tourismus GmbH. In the future, a uniform logo and signboard "Together Sustainable at Lake Tegernsee" will distinguish all sustainable businesses at Lake Tegernsee. From cheese production from high-quality hay milk to ecologically oriented hosts, many interesting, sustainable implementations are included.

Further information at: Tegernseer Tal Tourismus GmbH

 

Sustainable meetings at Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Starnberg

As a Certified Green Hotel®, the four-star superior hotel near Starnberger See also meets the sustainability requirements for meetings and events. With the Meeting Package and Green Upgrades, the hotel offers the perfect conditions for a green meeting. The Superior Meeting Package includes the meeting room, which can be combined column-free to an area of up to 350 sqm2. Catering, participants enjoy lunch and two coffee breaks consisting of regional and fair trade products.

Professional support, ergonomically shaped chairs and technical equipment round off the meeting experience at Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten. The Green Update includes fair trade filter coffee as well as fair trade tea. In addition, a tree is planted in Mexico by Plant-for-the-Planet for each participant and guests receive "Good Chocolate" in their rooms - climate-neutral, fair trade and delicious. Coffee capsules from the Dinzler roasting company - aluminum-free, compostable and made from bio-based raw materials - provide the necessary momentum in the morning. To ensure that sustainability is also in the foreground on the way to the meeting, the participants book the Deutsche Bahn event ticket and travel comfortably and climate-friendly to Starnberg.

Further information at: www.vier-jahreszeiten-starnberg.de

 

July 2021

 

Photos: Hilton Munich Park, Christian Kasper, IAA Mobility, Peter Prestel, Frank Stolle

Covid-19

For information about Covid-19 and your stay in Munich please have a look here.

With the new information portal corona-navigator.de, the "Federal Competence Centre for Tourism" wants to give orientation to tourism professionals. The portal offers current news, facts and recommendations for action for the tourism industry.

Companies can find information on federal economic aid on this website (in German only).

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