Reducing CO2

Doing our part to combat climate change

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Reducing CO2

Doing our part to combat climate change

If we want to slow down or even stop climate change, we have to reduce our CO2 emissions - that much is clear to all of us. Currently, however, we’re causing ever more carbon dioxide (CO2) to enter the Earth's atmosphere each year: In 2019, 36.4 billion tonnes were emitted, the highest level ever was reached. What does a high content of carbon dioxide in the earth's atmosphere mean? It means the warming of the earth's climate and thus an imbalance in the ecosystem - with long-term fatal consequences for the entire planet.

Air travel, car traffic, water consumption, land, goods, etc., of course also contribute their share to global CO2 emissions. According to the German Federal Environment Agency, five percent of emissions harmful to the environment are caused by tourism. That’s more than one billion tons of CO2, which is reason enough for us - as a region dominated by tourism - to consider which measures we can take to reduce CO2 emissions.

No one can achieve this goal alone, but with many small steps, big steps are possible! #wetogether can make a holiday in the Wilder Kaiser region more climate-friendly. Tips and tricks for CO2 reduction during your stay as well as a calculator for your personal footprint can be found on this page.

Tips for saving CO2

  • Travelling by train

    Travelling by train

    Did you know that a kilometre travelled by car is over 15 times more harmful to the environment than a kilometre travelled by train?

    The Wilder Kaiser region is served by the nearby Kufstein train station, which affords easy and quick access to train services. From there, the public buses and the train station shuttle will take you comfortably to your booked accommodation.

    During your stay, there is virtually no need to have a car. You can find out more about this in the next point.

    All you need to know about arriving by train
  • Using local public transport

    Using local public transport

    The Wilder Kaiser region is perfect for giving your car a well-deserved break. These diverse offers will take you directly to your destination:

    ✔ public bus lines
    ✔ KaiserJet
    ✔ Hiking buses
    ✔ Mountaineer Taxi
    ✔ Train station shuttle

    And best of all: with your Wilder Kaiser GuestCard, the use of all public buses including the KaiserJet and Wanderbus hikers’ bus is included free of charge.

    More about local public transport
  • Walking short distances

    Walking short distances

    Those who spend their holidays in the Wilder Kaiser region have typically done a bit of planning. Sometimes, however, transport by bus or car is unavoidable. Especially when it comes to short distances, combining planned errands directly with a walk through the beautiful landscape is easy.

    Examples include a trip to the supermarket, a visit to the tourist information office, or a journey with the cable car.

    Exploring the region on foot has yet another nice side effect: you move more slowly and therefore have much more time to discover the little things along the way while perceiving nature with all your senses.

    to the route portal
  • Exploring the region by bike

    Exploring the region by bike

    Riding your bike through the Wilder Kaiser region is much faster than going on foot, but still allows you to be immersed in the outdoor environment. The four Wilder Kaiser villages of Ellmau, Going, Scheffau and Söll are connected by an excellent network of cycle trails.

    Thanks to modern drive technologies, getting around doesn’t always have to be strenuous. E-bikes are great for travelling longer distances with some ups and downs.

    to the route portal
  • Plan an excursion with the Naturtripp app

    Plan an excursion with the Naturtripp app

    Thanks to the free Naturtripp web app, you can plan your trips in a climate-friendly way.

    The application suggests easily accessible excursion destinations and a suitable bus connection based on real-time data. All you have to do is activate your current location or enter your desired starting point.

    You can then select the excursion category you are interested in. In no time, you’ll get quick and easy access to goals that correspond to your requirements.

    to Naturtripp
  • Choose a gentle driving style

    Choose a gentle driving style

    Want to use your car but still save as much CO2 as possible? By driving consciously and following a few tips, you can also make a difference here. Save CO2 by:

    ✔ reduced speed
    ✔ a smooth driving style in the low-speed range
    ✔ optimum tyre pressure
    ✔ avoid over-packing the car to save weight
    ✔ switch off the engine during breaks and during traffic jams
    ✔ don’t use energy guzzling technologies such as air conditioning or heated seats

  • Enjoying regional products

    Enjoying regional products

    Products made here in the Wilder Kaiser region not only taste particularly delicious, they also help to reduce to your carbon footprint. By enjoying regional food, you help break the cycle of long transport routes for food. In addition, you can also sample the excellent food quality directly on site.

    Thanks to the marketplace project, the Wilder Kaiser region has created a platform where you can discover regional delicacies both simply and easily. Check out the blog or video clips to get to know the producers and learn more about the farms.

    check out the marketplace
  • Making your home holiday-ready

    Making your home holiday-ready

    Your suitcases are packed and the anticipation is great... Soon you’ll be off to the Wilder Kaiser region. But is your home ready for the holidays too?

    To avoid emitting unnecessary CO2 while you are away, it is advisable to disconnect all electrical appliances from the mains. Make sure refrigerators are properly sealed and turn the heat off or to a lower setting.

    Such steps will allow you to start your journey with a clear conscious. We look forward to welcoming you!

Travelling by train

Did you know that a kilometre travelled by car is over 15 times more harmful to the environment than a kilometre travelled by train?

The Wilder Kaiser region is served by the nearby Kufstein train station, which affords easy and quick access to train services. From there, the public buses and the train station shuttle will take you comfortably to your booked accommodation.

During your stay, there is virtually no need to have a car. You can find out more about this in the next point.

All you need to know about arriving by train

Using local public transport

The Wilder Kaiser region is perfect for giving your car a well-deserved break. These diverse offers will take you directly to your destination:

✔ public bus lines
✔ KaiserJet
✔ Hiking buses
✔ Mountaineer Taxi
✔ Train station shuttle

And best of all: with your Wilder Kaiser GuestCard, the use of all public buses including the KaiserJet and Wanderbus hikers’ bus is included free of charge.

More about local public transport

Walking short distances

Those who spend their holidays in the Wilder Kaiser region have typically done a bit of planning. Sometimes, however, transport by bus or car is unavoidable. Especially when it comes to short distances, combining planned errands directly with a walk through the beautiful landscape is easy.

Examples include a trip to the supermarket, a visit to the tourist information office, or a journey with the cable car.

Exploring the region on foot has yet another nice side effect: you move more slowly and therefore have much more time to discover the little things along the way while perceiving nature with all your senses.

to the route portal

Exploring the region by bike

Riding your bike through the Wilder Kaiser region is much faster than going on foot, but still allows you to be immersed in the outdoor environment. The four Wilder Kaiser villages of Ellmau, Going, Scheffau and Söll are connected by an excellent network of cycle trails.

Thanks to modern drive technologies, getting around doesn’t always have to be strenuous. E-bikes are great for travelling longer distances with some ups and downs.

to the route portal

Plan an excursion with the Naturtripp app

Thanks to the free Naturtripp web app, you can plan your trips in a climate-friendly way.

The application suggests easily accessible excursion destinations and a suitable bus connection based on real-time data. All you have to do is activate your current location or enter your desired starting point.

You can then select the excursion category you are interested in. In no time, you’ll get quick and easy access to goals that correspond to your requirements.

to Naturtripp

Choose a gentle driving style

Want to use your car but still save as much CO2 as possible? By driving consciously and following a few tips, you can also make a difference here. Save CO2 by:

✔ reduced speed
✔ a smooth driving style in the low-speed range
✔ optimum tyre pressure
✔ avoid over-packing the car to save weight
✔ switch off the engine during breaks and during traffic jams
✔ don’t use energy guzzling technologies such as air conditioning or heated seats

Enjoying regional products

Products made here in the Wilder Kaiser region not only taste particularly delicious, they also help to reduce to your carbon footprint. By enjoying regional food, you help break the cycle of long transport routes for food. In addition, you can also sample the excellent food quality directly on site.

Thanks to the marketplace project, the Wilder Kaiser region has created a platform where you can discover regional delicacies both simply and easily. Check out the blog or video clips to get to know the producers and learn more about the farms.

check out the marketplace

Making your home holiday-ready

Your suitcases are packed and the anticipation is great... Soon you’ll be off to the Wilder Kaiser region. But is your home ready for the holidays too?

To avoid emitting unnecessary CO2 while you are away, it is advisable to disconnect all electrical appliances from the mains. Make sure refrigerators are properly sealed and turn the heat off or to a lower setting.

Such steps will allow you to start your journey with a clear conscious. We look forward to welcoming you!

Did you know that the employees of the Wilder Kaiser region increasingly cycle to work in the summer months?

In this way, they set a good example and reduce their personal carbon footprint.

Do you know your carbon footprint?

One important step towards reducing CO2 is to calculate your carbon footprint. Only those who know their personal share can also discover places where they can make reductions. Thanks to the free calculator from the international non-profit organisation ""Global Footprint Network”", you can calculate your carbon and ecological footprint, as well as your personal Earth Overshoot Day. In addition, you will receive helpful tips on how to reduce, as well as more info about innovative solutions.

Note: This content is provided by the Global Footprint Network and is sourced from an external website www.footprintcalculator.org.

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