The family-run Hotel and SPA Wiesler (four stars) is situated in one of the most beautiful natural areas in Germany: The Black Forest. The hotel has 40 spacious rooms and is situated on the shore of the beautiful lake Titisee.
Besides a joyful and hospitable atmosphere, the hotel offers a panoramic lakeside restaurant with a terrace, a large spa area with a sauna, swimming pool, outdoor hot tub and the beauty area "Nature Spa". Eva and Klaus Gunther opened the Seehotel to make the experience of visiting the Black Forest unique for their visitors in a friendly and sustainable way. The hotel offers a high degree of comfort for its guests while following ecological principles such as use of natural products.
“Experience nature - preserve nature” that is the logo of this amazing SPA hotel situated in the beautiful natural areas of Hochschwarzwald. The family owning the hotel turns preservation of this changing and unspoiled landscape into their mission. They think about every little detail from the perspective of sustainable and environmentally friendly operation management.
The repeatedly award winning Seehotel Wiesler is running a sustainable and ecofriendly management. The hotel received the environmental price of the region Baden-Wuerttemberg in 2009 and uses 95% of regenerative energy sources. 100% of the electricity is produced with hydropower and photovoltaics, the heat through wood chip and solarthermics.
Even though a wellness hotel needs a lot of energy, the native genius of the owner created various innovative ideas in the domestic engineering, which allows the energy consumption of the Seehotel Wiesler to be a lot lower than the average wellness hotel and to reach low energy house level. Every overnight stay produces only 500 gramm CO2.
At the Seehotel Wiesler in Titisee, the use of advanced technology in the field of energy use has enabled us to combine comfort and excellent service with the utmost respect for the environment.
This is due to the efficient use of clean and renewable energies. The share of renewable energy in total energy consumption is 91%. With 66 kWh / m² the building achieves a value of a low-energy house, which is very remarkable for a wellness hotel. This is achieved by a variety of smaller and larger innovative measures.
Heat recovery of refrigeration plants
The refrigeration units of all refrigerators and cooling rooms have been merged into a heat recovery unit via a combined system. The resulting waste heat is used to heat approx. 1500 liters of water daily from 6 ° C to 45 ° C. It is directed into the boilers and directly supports the generation of hot water. This increases the service life of the refrigeration units, lowers the current requirement and creates pleasant ambient temperatures on the refrigerators.
The thermal solar system is located in the hotel. The heat generated in this system is used directly for hot water and heating.
Where many people live, there is also a lot of waste. The Seehotel Wiesler has almost constant annual amount of waste due to its strong waste management system, which includes separation and waste prevention.
There is no single portion packaging offered during the morning breakfast. Jam, honey, butter, muesli, nuts, yogurt, quark, juice and cheese will be served from large containers during the breakfast buffet. In the hotel rooms soap and shower gel are available in refill containers. High-quality recycled paper is used for toilets and office.
Seehotel Wiesler Environmental Report for 2016, available only in German.
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The south orientation of the hotel offered itself for the installation of a photovoltaic system. The plant can produce about 12,000 kWh of electrical energy per year, which corresponds to approx. 12% of the total electricity consumption. Also the electricity from the public electricity network is produced in hydroelectric power plants in the Hochrhein.
Thus 100% of the electricity is produced from reneable energy sources through hydropower and photovoltaics.
As a result of plenty of measures the Seehotel is using per guest 291 liters per guest per night, which is amazing value where the average consumption per guest per night is 600 liters in a wellness hotel.
The hotel introduced plenty of measure in order to reduce water consumption as much as possible, without limiting the comfort of the guests. All hotel rooms sinks and showers are equipped with flow limiters, the cisterns of the WCs have a water stop button. Special cleaning procedures are applied from the hotel staff in order not to waste or contaminate water unnecessarily. The guests’ awareness program is helping to reduce unnecessary washing of towels and bed linen.
As early as 2004, a biomass plant with wood chippings was installed to generate the entire thermal energy of the hotel and as a result decreased the heating cost with 91%. This significantly reduces CO2 emissions, which has a positive impact on the environment. Only wood waste from the forests around the Titisee is used. As a result, local agriculture retains the full value added. The biomass covers about 390kWh the heat energy demand of the required heating energy for all premises, the swimming pool, the whirlpool as well as the hot water. The biomass plant will save around 100,000 liters of heating oil annually, which in turn corresponds to an annual saving of around 250 tonnes of CO2 emissions.