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Sustainability at Zeitgeist Vienna

Due to the fact that environmental protection is zeitgeisty, our guests do good even while they sleep. A good feeling? No, a great one! From our free eFuel stations in our garage to the photovoltaic system on the roof – for us, sustainability is not just a term, but everyday life.

Our “Going Green” Measures

Sustainability is high valued at our hotel: we use green electricity and the toilet paper is free of chemicals and made of 100% recycled paper. We attach great importance to regional products and the cooperation with local partners. The use of natural materials over plastic & co is a top priority for us. We save paper wherever possible and rely on digital formats instead.

Green electricity

Zeitgeist Vienna is powered exclusively by green electricity generated by hydroelectric power plants in Vorarlberg.



Regarding our partner laundries, we pay attention to sustainable conditions, renewable energy sources & low CO2 emissions.

Mezzanin Banquet folder

Printed materials

Our brochures are produced by a printing company with the Austrian Ecolabel which use environmentally friendly ink. We also donate old printer cartridges to RED NOSES as part of the Recycling4smile initiative. For everything we can’t show digitally, we use 100% recycled paper.  

eFueling stations

eFueling stations

Charge your eCar or Tesla free of charge at one of the four charging stations in our hotel’s underground parking garage (charging time for a full charge when the vehicle battery is completely empty: approx. 6-8 h).

Toilet paper

Even our toilet paper is produced without chemicals and consists of 100% waste paper. This makes it completely degradable and leaves no toxic traces in wastewater.

Eco slippers


Our slippers are plastic-free, biodegradable and made of 100% natural materials such as natural linen, cork and flax fiber.

Sustainable Fairtrade coffee pods in the room

Organic Coffee & Tea

In addition to a selection of organic teas, our guests also enjoy FAIRTRADE coffee – because not only the taste has to be right, but also the conditions for our producers. For the coffee makers in the rooms, we offer plastic- & aluminum-free as well as FAIRTRADE certified pods.

Homemade instead of packed

Instead of individually wrapped cookies, we serve a homemade cookie with no artificial ingredients with our coffees in the Pergola. Our burger buns are also hand-made, regional and organic.

Food delivery

Of course, only fresh and high-quality food is served in our kitchen. This food is delivered daily in a CO2-neutral manner – by a certified supplier who, among other things, plants around 4,000 trees every year.

Paper straws

Enjoy cool drinks without a guilty conscience. Our straws are made of paper and are therefore completely biodegradable. Cheers!

Organic bread from Gragger bakery

Organic bread & pastries from the wood stove

Our breakfast bread and pastries are baked by hand and with a lot of love in a wood-fired oven in the north of Vienna by the GRAGGER bakery – this way the bread and pastries, which consist only of the best organic ingredients from the region, are delivered to us via the shortest possible transport routes. 

Keycards made from recycled PVC

Our room cards are made of 100% recycled PVC – saving materials and energy in processing as well as finishing, thus reducing emissions and waste dumps.

Photovoltaic system on the roof


Our 96 photovoltaic modules can generate up to 40 kWp, depending on the position and intensity of the sun. In the first half of the year, we were already able to produce 32 MWh of electricity. This is roughly equivalent to the electricity consumption of a two-person household for 10 years. With the electricity already produced, one could also vacuum continuously for 3.6 years – or wash 32,000 loads of laundry.

Mezzanin Architecture

Natural materials

We attach great importance to natural materials, instead of plastic & Co.


Dress cleaning

Our guests’ clothes are cleaned at our Viennese partner company in a water-saving manner and with environmentally friendly detergent. The return transport of the cleaned clothes also takes place in garment bags (instead of plastic bags).

Sign from the main station to Sonnwendgasse


Travelling without leaving a large ecological footprint? Thanks to our top location just 300 meters from the main train station, you can reach your destination quickly and green with trains, buses, trams or the subway. Also from Vienna Schwechat Airport it is only 15 minutes by train to the main station.

Zeitgeist bicycles

Saving with the "Green Rates"

As a thank you for their proactive contribution to environmental protection, guests who waive the daily room cleaning will receive up to -20 % discount on their stay as well as a € 5,- voucher for our restaurant-café-bar Pergola. By doing so, you will not only help us to save cleaning supplies, but also resources like water and detergent for towels in the laundry.

Paying by smartphone

Digital Smart Check-In

Our guests can already check in online with their smartphone before arrival – that saves time at the reception desk as well as paper.

free rental bikes

Free bicycles

You want to explore the city and enjoy the nice weather at the same time? Borrow one of our Zeitgeist bikes for free and do something good not only for the environment but also for your health.

Digital against waste paper

Conventional guest folders made of paper are rarely up to date – but often worn out. With our digital guest folder, all information on opening hours and menus are always at hand on your smartphone!

LED lighting

We save electricity by using LED lighting in the rooms.

Room cleaning by "Green Cleaning

The “Green Cleaning” technology (cleaning with over 180°C hot, dry steam and high pressure) kills germs, inactivates viruses and is gentle to surfaces at the same time – and all this happens without any corrosive chemicals that can affect the skin and lungs of our cleaning staff and our guests.

Saving water when showering

Doing good not only while sleeping, but also while showering: All of our bathrooms are equipped with water-saving shower systems. This allows our guests to reduce water consumption by 50 % while showering at the same water pressure.

Zeitgeist Vienna Wiener Schnitzel

Regional meat

With us you can enjoy your Viennese Schnitzel without any concerns! Our Schnitzel meat is delivered directly from butcher Eder from Vienna.

Housekeeping Team smiling

Shirts made in Austria

Our housekeeping colleagues are real “Zaubermacher” and have recently started wearing sustainably and fairly produced shirts: These are made of trees from regional forestry and are fully compostable and biodegradable. Even the label is made of seed paper!

Care products

Our Absolute NORDIC Skincare products are 97 % biodegradable. They are made of renewable and plant-based materials, while ingredients that are slow to biodegrade have been reduced to a minimum.

Breakfast at the hotel

Quality breakfast

The motto of our breakfast buffet is “organic, regional & home-made”! Our guests enjoy organic milk from Salzburg, organic free-range eggs from Lower Austria (Code O), Verival organic muesli from Tyrol, meat & sausage products from the butchery Windisch from Lower Austria, jams from the Tyrolean fruit kitchen, honey from Carinthia, and much more.

Cooking oil disposal

Our used cooking oil is processed into sustainable organic diesel fuel.

-20% save with our Green Rates

Do you already know our Green Rates? Save on your booking and protect the environment at the same time by foregoing daily room cleaning.

Book directly and gain advantages


Always -15% exclusive discount


Early check-in from 2pm


Late check-out until 2pm


-50% on John Harris day passes


-20% with our Green Rates

Here comes Marlene

Here comes Marlene

Marlene is rarely able to indulge her fondness for penguins while working at the reception desk. However, her warm nature often serves as an "icebreaker".

Do you have any questions?

For more information about our hotel, the rooms or other offers, please contact Ela or Nina from our reservation department or our reception. We are available for you daily from 0-24 o'clock and look forward to your request!

Our motto at the breakfast buffet is organic, regional & homemade