Camping in Germany
With lakes, mountains, forest and seaside to choose from, as well as fascinating cities to visit, the hardest thing about a camping holiday in Germany is deciding where to pitch your tent or park your caravan or motorhome.
Stay in Lower Saxony, to the north of the country, and you’ll be close to major cities like Bremen Hamburg and Hannover as well as being able to walk or cycle over the huge expanses of heathland including the Lüneburg Heath Nature Reserve.
To the south west of the country the Black Forest has far more to offer than just the famous gateau including lakes and peaks, brilliant green meadows, stunning driving routes and health-giving spa towns like Baden-Baden.
Wherever you stay you’ll find that camping’s the perfect activity in Germany, especially as Germans love the outdoor life so much themselves. This mean that campsites aren’t just very popular, they’re also generally of a high standard too.
The following campsite recommendations were provided by My Camping and Caravan Club.
CampingPlatz Burg Lahneck
Address - 56112 Lahnstein
CampingPlatz Burg Lahneck is a fantastic site, ideally located for visiting the “Romantic Rhine” area, with its ancient ruins, vine-clad valleys and many walking and cycling routes. With great views over the Rhine valley and lots of facilities right next door offering discounted prices for campers, there is plenty to enjoy. Local buses provide easy access to the city of Koblenz and the charming town of Bad Ems.
The campsite is simple, with well-kept facilities and is located in the grounds of a medieval castle dating from 1245.
The campsite has a hilltop setting, overlooking the Rhine. You can find Lahnstein, Koblenz and even Cologne all within a short drive, as well as gorgeous countryside.
Address - Munstertaler Strasse 43, 79219, Staufen Im Breisgau
Located next to a mountain river and offering excellent traditional-style facilities, Camping Belchenblick is the ideal base for visiting the Black Forest and for day trips to Switzerland. You’ll find picturesque Freiburg nearby, as well as Staufen and its stunning castle. Be brave and climb the spiral steps up into the tower of its beautiful minster and you’ll be rewarded with one of the most incredible views in Germany. The campsite is set in a wooded valley on the edge of the gorgeous Black Forest near the Swiss-German border.
This site offers flat and compact pitches; both open and part-shaded and with or without electricity (payable on site), some pitches have drainage and water.
Camping Naabtal Pielenhofen
Address - "Naabtal-Pielenhofen" Distelhausen 2 93188, Pielenhofen
A well-established, family-run campsite in lush green surroundings next to the river Naab, Camping Naabtal Pielenhofen is both friendly and traditional. The site is constantly improving and you can enjoy the comforts of their recently renovated wash block as well as a new play area. This site is the perfect base for visiting enchanting Regensburg and you can enjoy great walking and cycling in the surrounding wooded valleys where you will find majestic castles and other stately buildings dotted around. After a busy day you have the added convenience of being able to relax onsite with a meal in their traditional biergarten.
If you’re planning on exploring further, then the Czech Republic is just 60 miles away too!
This site offers grassy, part-shaded pitches; with or without electricity (payable on site) and is predominantly occupied by static units.
Address - Arnsdorfer Str. 1, Kleinrohrsdorf, 01900 Dresden
Set in quiet countryside you will find Camping LuxOase a very peaceful and friendly place to stay. The campsite is well-equipped and the owners will be only too happy to help you get the most out of your stay with information on the site and the surrounding area. There is also a fantastic wellness centre that gives you a wide choice of ways to unwind and relax during your stay.
You will also find an excursions programme on offer which includes coach trips to Prague, Dresden and other destinations.
Nearby Saxony offers fantastic rock formations and forests of the area known as ‘Saxon Switzerland’, plus beautifully restored Dresden and Colditz Castle’s escape museum. The Czech and Polish borders are also both short distances away.
The site has 198 open and part-shaded pitches, some with drainage, and all with 10a electricity.
Where to camp in Germany
The Black Forest
The Black Forest in the south west of the country offers a wealth of opportunities to enjoy some of the very best camping in Germany. On the western edge of the forest and set in a peaceful valley. Campingplatz Münstertal has a deservedly great reputation for having superb facilities as well as offering regular guided walks and cycle rides in the summer and cross-country skiing in the winter. Alternatively, head for the Freizeitcenter Oberheinn near Baden- Baden on the banks of the River Rhine in the warmest region of the country.
If you’d prefer a stay by the sea then you could head for Camping Wulfenar Hals in to the north east of the country. It’s open all year round and set in 34 hectares of grounds. As well as offering a whole host of outdoor activities, it also boasts a sauna, solarium and Jacuzzi. The Campsite Silbermöwe near Sankt Peter-Ording is perfect if you’re travelling with a pet as dogs are welcome all year round and there’s also ain internet café and a wireless network that covers most of the site.
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