Sustainable tourism development

We enjoy hosting Berlin’s visitors, and are always working to ensure that both visitors and locals can enjoy the city to the full. This is why we support city-friendly, sustainable tourism. We regard it as especially important for all those involved to play an active part. Our business activities are informed by a strong awareness of our responsibility for Berlin’s important economic sector and for the city’s residents and visitors.

visitBerlin gewinnt Preis des Bundeswettbewerbs zur Nachhaltigkeit

Berlin, 22. Juni 2023

Bundesumweltministerin Steffi Lemke und der DTV-Geschäftsführer Norbert Kunz zeichneten Berlins Nachhaltigkeitsinitiative „Sustainable Meetings Berlin“ aus

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Bundeswettbewerb „Nachhaltige Tourismusdestinationen“ ©  visitBerlin

Berlin holds fifth place among metropolises in sustainability ranking

Berlin, 10 November 2022

Sustainability Index GDSI 2022: Berlin listed in the international and most important destination benchmarking on sustainability

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Become part of Berlin's sustainable Visitor Economy

Sustainable Berlin

Your start in sustainability certification

  • Certification programmes free of charge
  • Intensive support and coaching
  • Sustainable Tourism Berlin for tourism industry
  • Sustainable Meetings Berlin for the event industry
  • Sustainable Berlin Commitment for Newcomers
Berlin Skyline ©, Foto: bluejayphoto

Berlin's sustainability criteria recognised internationally

Berlin, February 2023

The Global Sustainable Tourism Council has recognised the criteria of Berlin's sustainability certification programmes for tourism and events industry

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Victory column and Berlin Tiergarten, Germany ©  GettyImages, Foto: Nikada

We are committed to developing city-friendly, sustainable tourism

Sustainable commitment: CSR and our memberships

Together we can achieve more, also in terms of sustainability: That is why visitBerlin is currently involved in the following initiatives and associations to promote Berlin as a sustainable destination.

visitBerlin's Sustainability Strategy

Sustainable Development Goals

How would visitBerlin like to reconcile sustainability and tourism? Which fields of action have been defined?

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Gasometer ©  visitBerlin, Foto: Wolfgang Scholvien

visitBerlin is involved in the following initiatives and associations to promote Berlin as a sustainable destination. Because together we can achieve more, also in terms of sustainability.


Contacts for media and information material

on the topic of sustainability

Are you a journalist or blogger? Press material, press contacts, photos, infographics and link tips can be found here

visitBerlin, 15 Minuten Stadt ©  visitBerlin, Foto: Mo Wüstenhagen