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TourCert gGmbH

Blumenstr. 19
70182 Stuttgart

Represented by:

Managing Director: Marco Giraldo, Dr. Peter Zimmer


Telefon: 0711 248397-0
Fax: 0711 248397-22

Register entry:

Entry in the Handelsregister

Registering court: Amtsgericht Stuttgart

Registration number: 753972


VAT Id number according to Sec. 27 a German Value Added Tax Act: DE301725515

Responsible for contents acc. to Sec. 55, para. 2 German Federal Broadcasting Agreement (RstV):

Marco Giraldo

Blumenstr. 19

70182 Stuttgart

Dispute resolution:

The European Commission provides a platform for online dispute resolution (OS): Please find our email in the imprint. We do not take part in online dispute resolutions at consumer arbitration boards.

Liability for Contents

As service providers, we are liable for own contents of these websites according to Sec. 7, paragraph 1 German Telemedia Act (TMG). However, according to Sec. 8 to 10 German Telemedia Act (TMG), service providers are not obligated to permanently monitor submitted or stored information or to search for evidences that indicate illegal activities.

Legal obligations to removing information or to blocking the use of information remain unchallenged. In this case, liability is only possible at the time of knowledge about a specific violation of law. Illegal contents will be removed immediately at the time we get knowledge of them.

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Our offer includes links to external third party websites. We have no influence on the contents of those websites, therefore we cannot guarantee for those contents. Providers or administrators of linked websites are always responsible for their own contents.

The linked websites had been checked for possible violations of law at the time of the establishment of the link. Illegal contents were not detected at the time of the linking. A permanent monitoring of the contents of linked websites cannot be imposed without reasonable indications that there has been a violation of law. Illegal links will be removed immediately at the time we get knowledge of them.


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Concept, design and programming

Studio März

Image rights

Start page
Cover picture: Stefan Kunze, Unsplash

Portrait photographs

All photographs of the team, the partners, the Certification Council and the reference persons were taken by the respective persons or the company.

Special remarks: Dirk Dunkelberg – Jan Sobotka/DTV; Manfred Häupl – Patrick Grübener

Special remarks: Award of the Ecotrophea DRV Annual Conference – DRV; EcoTrophea 2016 – Natalia Lenzendor

The cover pictures of the community profiles were created by the respective companies. Few companies have used Pixabay images.
Special remarks: SAPIO Kulinarische Entdeckungsreisen – Gerold Steinbacher; Stadt Bad Herrenalb – Steffen Schmid; Nordic Tours A/S – Alex Conu/; Windbeutel Reisen – Martin Foddanu; Ostseefjord Schlei GmbH – Sinnlicht Fotografie; Naturpark Steinhuder Meer – Wilfried Rave; Saarpfalz-Touristik – Eike Dubois; Südliche Weinstrasse Landau-Land e.V. – JackSenn Photographer

Other image sources

Fotolia: araraadt; Argus; JFL Photography

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