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Sustainability is Zeitgeist

Because environmental protection is zeitgeisty, we are a sustainable hotel in Vienna by conviction. And as our guest, you do good even while you sleep. A nice feeling? No, a great one! From our free eFuel stations in our garage to the photovoltaic system on our roof – for us, sustainability is not an empty concept, but everyday life.

Our “Going Green” measures

Sustainability is very important to us at the hotel: we use green electricity and the toilet paper is free of chemicals and made from 100% recycled paper. We attach great importance to regional products and cooperation with Austrian partners. The use of natural materials stands for us above plastic & co and we save paper where possible.

Green electricity

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

Christmas party


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

Mezzanin Banquet folder

Printed materials

Our printed materials are produced by a printing company with the Austrian Ecolabel. Recycled paper and environmentally friendly ink are used. We also donate the printer cartridges to RED NOSES as part of the Recycling4smile initiative.

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 is made from 100% recycled paper. This makes it completely degradable and leaves no toxic traces in wastewater.

Eco slippers


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

Sustainable Fairtrade coffee capsules 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 machines in the rooms, we offer plastic-free, aluminum-free and FAIRTRADE certified capsules.

Food delivery

Of course, only fresh and high-quality food is used in our kitchen – and on the table. 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 therefore completely biodegradable. Cheers!

Care products

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

Bio Industrie GmbH Urkunde

From waste to energy

In 2023, we handed over our used cooking oil for disposal. This oil was recycled and converted into environmentally friendly biodiesel, reducing the consumption of fossil diesel and protecting the environment.

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 by the GRAGGER bakery in a wood-fired oven in the north of Vienna – so the bread and pastries, which consist only of the best organic ingredients from the region, reach us via the shortest possible transport routes.

Keycards made from recycled PVC

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

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 32000 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 by our Viennese partner company in a water-saving manner and with environmentally friendly detergent. The return transport of the cleaned garments also takes place in garment bags (instead of plastic bags).

Sign from the Central Train Station to Sonnwendgasse


Traveling without leaving a large environmental footprint? Thanks to our top location only 300 meters from the Central Train Station, you can reach your destination quickly and green with trains, buses, streetcars or the subway. It is also only 15 minutes by train from Vienna Schwechat Airport to the Central Train Station.

Zeitgeist bicycles

Saving with the "Green Rates"

As a thank you for their proactive contribution to environmental protection, guests who forgo 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 not only help us save cleaning agents, but also resources in the form of water and detergent for your towels.

Paying by smartphone

Digital Smart Check-In

Our guests can already check in online with their smartphone before arrival – this not only saves time but also a lot of paper.

Free bicycles

Free bikes

You want to explore the city and enjoy the beautiful 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! Everything that cannot be displayed digitally is printed exclusively on 100% recycled paper.

LED lighting

We save electricity by using LED lighting in the rooms.

Green Clean Machine

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 without any caustic 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 our bathrooms are equipped with water-saving shower systems. Thus, our guests can reduce water consumption by 50% when showering at the same water pressure.

Zeitgeist Vienna Wiener Schnitzel

Regional meat

With us you can enjoy your schnitzel without hesitation! Our Schnitzel meat comes directly from butchery Eder from Vienna.

Cooking oil disposal

Our waste cooking oil is processed into ecologically sustainable biodiesel. Last year, for example, we handed over 740 kg of used cooking oil to Münzer Bioindustrie GmbH, saving a total of 2,021 kg of CO2.


High quality breakfast

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

Housekeeping Team smiling

Shirts made in Austria

Our housekeeping colleagues are real “magicians” and have recently started wearing sustainably and fairly produced shirts from Lieber Wieder: These are made 100% of trees from regional forests and are fully compostable and biodegradable. Even the label is made of seed paper!

Save up to -20% 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 direct and enjoy the benefits


Always -15% exclusive discount


Early check-in from 2pm


Late check-out until 1pm


Up to -20% with the Green Rates

Do you have any questions?

For more information about our hotel, the rooms or other offers, please contact 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: organic, regional & home-made!