Sustainability and Ecology


Our measures for a responsible interaction with nature:

Low-temperature and Biomass heating system

Wood chips provide cosy warmth. An optimized energy concept, ceiling air conditioning and heating, helps us to cut our carbon emission by 1 million kgs per year.

Energy Efficiency and Fresh Air

All doors and windows are equipped with sensors which prevent unnessesary cooling or heating. All seminar rooms have CO2 sensors and guarantee a constant supply
of fresh air.

Domed Rooflights, Solar Lights und LED Lamps

Light-flooded seminar rooms and an easy to operate control and visualisation technology reduce our energy use.

Rainwater System

We flush our toilets and water our gardens with rainwater. Due to this measures we save 3 mio. litres of drinking water each year.

Water from Retter‘s own mountain source turnes into „Water for Africa“

Instead of using mineral water from far away, we source our very own sparkling Retter’s Spring Water directly from mount Masenberg. That way we save unnecessary transport costs, cut emissions and reduce the cost of goods sold. We donate the proceeds to „Austria helps Africa“ for the creation of fountains, hospitals and orphanage projects.

Organically certified Food

Our orchards around the hotel are organically certified since 1992. One of our biggest issues and our goal is to cook for our guests only with organically cerfified food from our region.

Styrian solid Wood

In our 116 Nature Park rooms you will only find the best nature has to offer. Enjoy cosy solid wood funiture, pure wool floors, sheepskin carpets, high-quality sleeping systems and power activation.

Wellness area „Bewusst Sein“

Natural materials such as wood, glass, and adobe enhance your well-feeling and together with the view into the canopies of apple trees they provide you with a natural foundation of energy to gently guide you into „Bewusst-Sein“. This authentic place will empower you with new energy.

10 electric vehicle charging stations

for all electric vehicles can be used by our guests free of charge.

Green Globe Certification

In 2020, Retter Bio-Nature-Resort was successfully awarded exceptional scores once again by the Austrian Ecolabel with a rating of 260%, and Green Globe Certification with the hotel receiving an outstanding high compliance score of 95%. Moreover, the resort was officially certified as a Carbon Neutral Hotel.

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