Sustainability at the heart: circular economy

At the heart of our activities at Hotel Hohenhaus and in both restaurants is a sustainable and resource-saving approach to nature within the framework of a healthy circular economy.

What is known as a “farm-to-table concept” in large cities such as Berlin, London and New York and is carried out with a relatively large amount of effort. Here it is part of our self-image in Hohenhaus and supposedly simple. Because in Hohenhaus, the majority of the products are right outside the door. Largely organically produced food is cooked, lived and managed. It is almost impossible to be more sustainably more local.

Together with nature

Our hotel and restaurants are immersed in nearly 4,000 hectares of natural landscape. We live here in harmony with nature and feel exactly this as a privilege. Whether vegetables, fruit, cereals, honey, fish or meat for guests of our gastronomy – we know our producers personally and know what is important in the sustainable production of good food: respect for nature and a careful handling of what it makes available to us.

We therefore harvest our herbs, mushrooms, fruits, nuts on our own property, produce various types of honey ourselves, have planted three potato varieties, oats and wheat just for our house. The grain is the basis for our home-baked bread and much more.

Whatever we cannot produce ourselves, we obtain for the most part from sustainable producers in the region. And by that we mean a radius of about 20 kilometers around Hotel Hohenhaus.

The only exceptions are our fish and seafood from Concarneau, Tégunc in Brittany or Skagen in Denmark – directly from the fisherman, without intermediaries and of the highest quality.

Uncompromisingly high quality

Because that’s what it’s all about for us: uncompromisingly high quality. And about responsibility towards nature and also towards you. Far too rarely are the foods we eat questioned. We at Hohenhaus are convinced that both producers and consumers must learn and understand again that quality and mindfulness are the things we have to rely on.

The Hohenhaus estate

The Hohenhaus estate comprises about 1,600 hectares of forest, meadows and fields as well as about 3,000 hectares of forest.

Brown mountain sheep live on the pastures around Hotel Hohenhaus. There are currently hardly more than 1,000 animals of this old livestock breed. The enjoyable species protection enables us to expand the herd and preserve the breed.

Sustainability is also the principle in the care of the extensive park, forest and meadow landscape. We maintain small ponds and various biotopes to promote biodiversity and the careful handling of these gifts. On our premises, not all dead trees are removed, we leave deadwood in the forests to create a habitat for insects and small animals.

Apples and pears on the orchards and our sunflower fields deliberately create winter fodder and retreats and habitats for wild animals, which are important for all of us.

Our forest

This is an approximately 1,600 hectare in-house forest and meadow area. Bees and wild cats, black storks, raccoons, wild boars, foxes and birds of prey feel just as much at home here as all kinds of forest herbs, mushrooms, fruit trees and berry bushes. No wonder, as it is a designated nature, bird and water conservation area.

Guests who care about sustainability benefit from the unspoiled nature of the surroundings. Visit us at Hotel Schloss Hohenhaus or in one of our restaurants.

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