Schleching, Bavaria, Germany

Schleching is convincing in each and every section of village renewal. An efficient agriculture which at the same time is kind to nature, the conservation and expansion of environmentally compatible craftmanship and tourism, the responsible use of resources, and the sustainable utilization of renewable raw materials are some of the main features. In addition, the restrictive settlement development, the social cohesion encouraged by various activities and initiatives to strengthen the representation, identity, confidence and motivation of all generations within the community, as well as the forward-looking intercommunal cooperation and networks should be emphasized. Therefore, Schleching has been honoured with a European Village Renewal Award for sustainable, holistic and motto-adequate village development of excellent quality.