Camping in Germany

Camping is popular in Germany. More and more people are setting off on holiday with their caravans, mobile homes and tents – though not all of them sleep outside.

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“Yes we camp!” is what more and more people are saying when it comes to choosing their holidays. The camping industry is enjoying steady growth, and the German Tourism Association recently recorded 26 million overnight camping stays in Germany. This outdoor trend has long become an economic factor, partly because Germany’s more than 2,800 campsites are investing hugely in their facilities and leisure activities. There are luxurious sites with spas and tent lodges, as well as sites for golf players, horse-riding enthusiasts, city tourists and nature-lovers. The rating sites and offer a good overview. We present some examples of camping in Germany:

Award-winning – Camping Hopfensee in Bavaria

One of the best campsites in Europe is the Hopfensee campsite in the Allgäu region. Situated right next to one of the warmest lakes in the Alpine foothills (and close to Neuschwanstein Castle), this award-winning five-star camp site offers nature and luxury, for instance in the form of a spa with Swiss pine sauna and special facilities for golfers.

Royal – Camping Sanssouci in Potsdam

It is rare to have the opportunity to camp in the grounds of a royal palace. The Sanssouci campsite is situated in the former hunting grounds of the Prussian kings, which were transformed into a park by landscape gardener Josef Lenné. The campsite, which will be celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2015, is the ideal place to stay for people wishing to visit Potsdam and Berlin.

Indoor – Hüttenpalast in Berlin

The Hüttenpalast in Berlin is the perfect place for anyone who wants to stay right in the heart of the German capital, does not trust the weather but wants to enjoy the camping vibe all the same. Rain, storms and freezing weather are no problem, as the caravans are housed in an old factory building. The only thing that is not possible here is to pitch one’s own tent.

Close to nature – Camping on the river Elbe near Hamburg

The campsite at Stover Strand offers a classic camping experience. Holidaymakers can relax while watching the changing of the tides on the Elbe – while anyone needing a bit of city life after all this nature can be in the Port of Hamburg in just 30 minutes from Geesthacht.

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