Hardly any other form of vacation comes as close to the topic of sustainability as the "vacation on the farm".
There, where life does not take place in front of the TV but in front of the door. Life in harmony with nature on the farm - people and animals together in the annual cycle.
LANDGRÜN stands for hosts and accommodations throughout Europe that pay special attention to sustainability:
The various criteria of the areas INFORM - ARRIVAL - LIVING - EATING & DRINKING - EXPERIENCE - DEPARTURE were positively tested and are the basis for the award of the seal LANDGRÜN.
Our Arnoldgut has received this award - and we guarantee the corresponding quality:
Our farm is already CO2-neutral. The heating and heat center of the farm is operated with wood chips from our own forests. Since 2011, we have been generating electricity with photovoltaic systems on our roofs.
Currently, we are able to generate more electricity than we consume on the whole farm.
We offer a free pick-up and drop-off service to Altenmarkt train station. By using the train, already the arrival can be climate neutral.
Should you arrive with an electric car, Altenmarkt has possibilities to charge the vehicle in the village.
Wood chip heating
In 2011 wood chip heating was installed on the farm. We get the firewood we need for this from our own forest / wood entitlement right (applies in parts of Austria). The entire building and the hot water for the stables/cow sheds are heated by wood – with this heating we save the climate an annual 24.2 tons of CO².
In 2011 a 5 KW solar power system for own consumption was fitted on the stable roof.
In 2013 a 15 KW system was fitted onto the shed. Both systems generate ca. 90% of our power consumption.
In 2014 we built a small solar system for our larch wood swimming pool so that we can also make use of the sun.
E-bikes & pedelecs
E-bikes which can be hired from Intersport or Sport Art in Altenmarkt provide a very special type of cycling fun with which you can – almost silently and without much effort – explore the surrounding area, visit alms and discover a whole new world of cycling!