Hoteliers and restaurateurs in and around the biosphere area have joined forces to create a biosphere hosts to underscore their commutment to this unique cultural landscape and the power of their work. The biosphere hosts are proud of their region and feel obliged to do so.
Since 2000, cooperation programs have existed between protected areas and predominantly tourist business. As a "partner" regional companies are awarded, which meet high quality and environmental standards in accordance with national requirements and act as ambassadors in their region. There are currently 22 so called "partner initiatives" in Germany with around 800 partner companies.
Since April 2009 we have been accepted. In the competition we participated in three categories and received the following rankings
EMAS is a voluntary European Union instrument that helps companies and organizations of all sizes and industries continuously improve their environmental performance.
"Taste the South"-restaurateurs
The "Schmeck den Süden. Baden-Württemberg"-Gastronomenare the nationwide association of regional restaurants and set the standard for trust, regional enjoyment. Only dishes whose raw materials are proven to come from Baden-Württemberg may be awarded as dishes. The more lions a restaurant is awarded, the more regional resources are used. This is checked regularly.
In April 2016, Dieter Speidel, founding member, was awarded a 20-year regional menu.
For 60 years, we have been strong gastronomic community, unique in Europe, offering good Baden-Württemberg hospitality, from the inn to the star restaurant, a collegial network that benfits dedicated chefs as well as your employees.
The German Hiking Association has been setting nationwide quality standards for more than nine years with the "Qualitätsgastgeber Wanderbares Deutschland". In the meantime, more than 1,600 quality hosts have adapted to the needs of hikers in all regions Qualified advice, maps and good service around the equipment is here of course.
Quality is becoming increasingly important for all of us. Good if services are optimized. Better if they are also certified. It´s best if it´s based on a proven quality management process that can deliver tangible improvments.
For the second time our hotel building with its very special architecture will receive a price!
The Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure Baden-Württemberg together with the Chamber of Architects Baden-Württemberg (Reutlingen/Tübingen) and the Regional Council Tübingen our house.
"Baukultur Initiative Swabian Alb" - from the tender text:
The building culture of a society is not exhausted in spectacular large-scale buildings, but proves espacially in the design of buildings for everyday life. The aim of the awarding process is to identify exemplary architecture in the concrete context of life and to honor architects and the client for their commitment.
We would like to thank once again the team of the Reutlinger architecture office Ulrich Schwille.
"Unhindered with each other" is about dealing with people with disabilities. If they are taken seriously, they get support, for example when reading the menu, and their special wishes are adressed? Are the people with disabilities addressed personally as guests or customers, or just the supervisors and do the employees take enough time?
The topic is everything that every customer naturally expects: good service and responsiveness to individual needs. That people with disabilities are accepted as equal and treated as such often, but unfortunately not always the case. The aim of the action "unhindered with each other" is therefore to reduce social barriers and to include people with disabilities in these important everyday areas.