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Plan your sustainable event

If you want to hold a sustainable meeting, Lübeck and Travemünde are the place to be. In addition to its unique historical backdrop, the Hanseatic city offers numerous sustainable options and interesting projects.
Many cooperations, partners, hosts and projects show that we in Lübeck also take responsibility for people and the environment in the conference sector:

For example, with the Deutsche Bahn event ticket you can travel to and from your event in Lübeck or Travemünde in a climate-friendly manner at special rates.
Lübeck offers numerous opportunities to integrate sustainability into everyday life and to find out about sustainable projects and measures.
Since 2023, not only the Tourist Office but also the destinations of Lübeck and Travemünde have been sustainably certified.


Sustainable meetings:tips for planning and hosting sustainable events

  • Use the Convention Lübeck Venue Finder!
    Filter for "sustainably certified" locations under features. This way, you know that these venues adhere to the certification specifications.

  • Communicate sustainable arrival and departure options. Include the Deutsche Bahn event ticket in your events or encourage carpooling whenever possible.

  • Avoid disposable items and use reusable or compostable alternatives instead.

  • Offer participants the opportunity to recycle or donate paper and pens. You, as the organizer, can also donate banners or other promotional materials that are no longer needed, leftover food, and trade show supplies, for example.

  • Offer purely vegetarian or vegan menus and use regional and seasonal foods. Do you have any questions about this? We can help you choose the right caterer.

  • Avoid using disposable water bottles and provide reusable water bottles instead.

  • Use eco-friendly materials for giveaways and goodie bags and buy regionally when possible.

  • Avoid printed materials. Use digital options wherever possible.

  • Recycle waste. Also, place trash cans at or in the meeting or conference space where attendees can dispose of their waste separately and explicitly indicate this. Avoid regular garbage cans into which everything is thrown unsorted.

  • Avoid unnecessary decorations and choose environmentally friendly options such as plants or recycled materials.

Us + you = we

For us in Lübeck and Travemünde, sustainability is more than just a matter of the heart. It is our responsibility. The Hanseatic City of Lübeck is a pioneer in climate protection and sustainability. For example, it has set up a climate protection office to coordinate measures to save energy and protect the climate. Lübeck has also been a member of the Climate Alliance of European Cities since 1992 and a Fairtrade City for the past 10 years.

In October 2020, the Mayor of Lübeck, Jan Lindenau, signed the declaration "Agenda 2030 - Shaping Sustainability at the Municipal Level". In doing so, the city recognised the UN's 17 global sustainability goals and committed to promoting them. The Hanseatic City of Lübeck is committed to strong citizen management and corporate engagement. One of the city's goals is to become carbon neutral by 2040. "Klima Pro Lübeck" is an alliance of organisations, associations and stakeholders who have been working together since 2013 to promote climate protection in Lübeck.


More about the sustainability approach


Important player in Lübeck's economy shapes the conference destination

The Lübeck Music and Congress Hall, affectionately known as the MuK, is not only a centrally located, excellent venue for events, it also offers ideal conditions for environmentally conscious meetings and conventions. With Green Globe Gold certification, published sustainability reports, a green roof and professional options for hybrid meetings and streaming events, the Music and Congress Hall is the perfect venue for sustainable events. Green Key certified accommodation such as the Radisson Blu Senator Hotel and Park Inn by Radisson are also nearby.

Next milestones on the way to becoming a sustainable meeting destination

The "Tourism Development Concept 2030 for the Hanseatic City of Lübeck" anchors the "Green Meetings" segment and sets the goal of profiling and positioning Lübeck and Travemünde as even more sustainable and climate-friendly for meetings and events over the next ten years. With these measures, Lübeck is demonstrating that sustainability is a top priority and essential for sustainable urban development.

In 2023, Lübeck and Travemünde were awarded the TourCert certificate for sustainable travel, which recognises the cities as sustainable travel destinations. In October, the German Environmental Award of the Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt was presented at the Musik- und Kongresshalle (MuK). In addition, the Hanseatic City of Lübeck's municipal action plan for climate protection is being updated in the Climate Protection Master Plan (MAKS). The aim is to initiate and promote responsible, climate-conscious action both within the administration and throughout the city. In 2024, the Go.Grøøn – Fair and Sustainable Fair will take place for the second time from 26 to 28 April 2024.

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