Germany's most sustainable hotel and Europe's greenest hotel in a historic atmosphere
Only 20 kilometres west of Berlin, the historic country estate is located in the middle of a picturesque park landscape at Groß Behnitzer See. The organic hotel, which is certified as a public welfare hotel, stands for a family atmosphere, excellent service and the best regional food. The hotel has once again been awarded the title of Germany’s most sustainable conference hotel and Europe’s greenest hotel. In addition to regional, fresh cuisine and top service quality, the Stober family gives top priority to public welfare criteria: 20% of the income is donated to social and humanitarian causes, 20% is returned to the employees and 40% is used for reinvestment. With his vision of sustainable business activity on a cultural background, the founder of the historic estate has created a unique conference hotel where guests experience the special spirit of the place. An ideal event location in the Berlin countryside, offering space for inspiration as well as a variety of interesting excursion destinations.
More than 300 modern rooms are distributed between the organic hotel and the lodging house with a view of Lake Behnitz, and more than 30 conference rooms are available to guests on the estate. The historic structures of the red brick buildings have been lovingly preserved and ecologically sustainable facilities, e.g. a wood heating system for heat generation, a rainwater system for all toilets or a photovoltaic system for electricity generation, reflect the hotel’s green concept. All rooms are also electrosmog-reduced.
Probably the most beautiful lakeside terrace in Havelland awaits guests in the estate’s restaurant, where only market-fresh and regional products are used in the cooking. The sensitively restored former poultry house and calf barn surprises with healthy creative recipes made from organic products. The in-house wine cellar has its own access to the old distillery and can accommodate up to 75 people in the extraordinary ambience.
More than 30 rooms with a seating capacity of up to 750 are available for the implementation of individual event concepts. Fully technically equipped, the historic architecture of the hotel, which has been certified as “Sustainable Meetings Berlin”, inspires creative performances. Events for up to 3,000 people can be realised here on approx. 30,000 sqm of outdoor space. Salon August with 597 sqm is the largest meeting room and can even be accessed by car.
3 days/2 nights
This program is only an example of how we can design your individual group request. We will customize the programs as desired.
Meet & Greet with guide at arrival and transfer to hotel
A guide meets the clients at the airport, takes them to the bus and accompanies the group to the hotel.
Lunch at Seeterrassen restaurant
The large selection of meeting rooms offers the group the right ambience to learn, be creative and be inspired. Today’s programme is accompanied by a moving meeting break with a mini-yoga session.
Dinner at hotel followed by a cocktail workshop
After a delicious dinner, the guests will be whisked away to the world of sweet and exotic cocktails. Whether the well-known Caipi or a fancy Jamaica Banana Bay, the service team mixes, blends and garnishes a selection of delicious cocktails together with the guests.
Breakfast at hotel
Today’s meeting programme is again accompanied by a mini yoga session to relax and revitalise.
Lunch at hotel with enjoyment quiz
In small teams, the participants puzzle over questions from various health areas in a relaxed atmosphere. The enjoyment quiz provides impulses for a healthy lifestyle and imparts knowledge about healthy workplaces, exercise and nutrition in a playful way. A quiz moderator and his charming assistants guide you through the quiz game rounds and team tasks.
Teambuilding activity “All in one boat”
Teambuilding and action – Dragon boating is not just about everyone sitting in the same boat. Accompanied by an experienced helmsman, the team explores Lake Groß Behnitz or solves tasks in a scavenger hunt on the water. If you want something more sporty, you can compete fairly against the rival team during a dragon boat race. The helmsman is on board the whole time and gives valuable advice on paddling technique and competition tactics. To beat the opponents, the team spirit is what counts most, because only those who paddle to the same beat win!
Dinner at hotel and “Festival of the Senses
Tonight’s dinner focuses on the senses. During the course of the senses, the participants test their sense of taste and smell. The focus of the exercise lays on conscious perception and exchange between the teammates.
Breakfast at hotel and check-out
Guided tour of the estate
During a guided tour of the estate, the group learns exciting background information about the history and use of this historic site. This very lively tour is about the great-grandfather of German mobility, real friendships, honour and respect, upright people, crazy people and doers.
Lunch at the Seeterrassen restaurant
Transfer to airport and departure
- Mindfulness seminar
- The “Fat Bertha” – Acquisition of a steam engine maintenance certificate for the in-house steam engine-
- Printing workshop in the in-house lithography workshop
- Cooking course
- Planting trees