Vacation at the campsite is booming among Germans. Interest is likely to increase again in the Corona year 2020. Reason enough for a small evaluation: We show the ten most popular campsites from the Alps to the North Sea.
Sleeping under the stars, breakfast in pajamas and a breeze of sea, sea or mountain air here and there: even before the corona pandemic, camping was one of the most popular types of vacation among Germans. In summer 2020, however, a particularly large number of camping fans will look around in their home areas. The camping magazine "Caravaning" took this as an opportunity to take a closer look at the German places.
Based on the reviews on Google, Facebook, Zoover, Camping.info and Eurocampings.eu, the magazine created a ranking and filtered out the ten most popular campsites in Germany. The winner is not located by the sea or in the mountains, but in the middle of Brandenburg: at Senftenberger See.
1st place: Familienpark Senftenberger See, Großkoschen
The Senftenberger See family park is located in Großkoschen in Brandenburg, about 70 kilometers north of Dresden and 150 kilometers south of Berlin.
Whether in the tree house or in your own caravan or tent: everyone will find suitable accommodation in the family park. There are also rental caravans and holiday homes. Excursions go either to the adjacent pine forest or to the park's own sandy beach right on the lake. If you want a little more action, you can also explore the lake by boat, buy a fishing license, go surfing or diving. There is also a restaurant on the premises.
- Pitches for tents and caravans cost in high season from 20 euros per night plus personal fees.
- More information: www.senftenberger-see.de
2nd place: Rosenfelder Strand Ostsee Camping
With several playgrounds, bouncy castle and a mini club, the campsite on Rosenfeld beach invites families in particular. In addition to the beach and the sea, you can also explore a three-hectare forest including an adventure playground. The campers can relax on the natural beach on the Baltic Sea or with a cool Flensburg on the restaurant terrace.
- There are pitches for tents and caravans in high season from 17.40 euros per night plus personal fees.
- More information: www.rosenfelder-strand.de
3rd place: Insel-Camp Fehmarn
There are also five stars at campsites: for example on the island of Fehmarn. The Insel-Camp in Meeschendorf is not only located directly on the sea, but also has all kinds of amenities such as a sauna area, a wellness area and yoga classes as well as various children's playgrounds and sports fields and a wide range of water sports. A restaurant and a supermarket ensure that nobody has to leave the area during their vacation.
- There are pitches for tents and caravans in high season from 21 euros per night plus personal fees.
- More information: www.inselcamp.de
4th place: Camping Hopfensee in Füssen in the Allgäu
The Hopfensee campsite in the Allgäu is not by the sea, but in the midst of a fabulous mountain panorama and directly on a swimming lake. Thanks to its large spa area with sauna, steam bath and heated indoor pool, it is one of the leading European places in terms of spa camping and wellness.
But families will also get their money's worth here: children can let off steam in the indoor play hall or in the Zwergerl-Bad, and there are also soccer fields, tennis courts and golf courses, as well as a restaurant and a self-service shop. The course is also open in winter: Then the football field turns into an ice rink and the surrounding area into a single winter and skier's paradise.
- There are pitches for tents and caravans in high season from 16 euros per night plus personal fees and tourist tax.
- More information: www.camping-hopfensee.de
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5th place: Hegau family camping in Tengen in the Black Forest
Whether you're exercising with mini golf, beach volleyball or on horseback, or resting by the swimming lake or in the indoor pool: at the Hegi family camping site, neither the little ones nor the big ones get bored. A restaurant and barbecue area also ensure that nobody has to go hungry.
Guests can stay in their own mobile home or tent as well as in the rented "log cabin", mobile home or in the "camping hotel room", a small mobile home for those who do not have their own tent or caravan.
The family-run campsite in the Black Forest attaches great importance to enabling a relaxing holiday for the whole family. And he seems to succeed: According to the caravaning ranking, the place is the fifth most popular in all of Germany.
- There are parking spaces for tents from 9 euros, for caravans from 19 euros per night plus personal fees and electricity.
- More information: www.hegi-camping.de
Place 6: Camping Münstertal in the Black Forest
The sixth most popular campsite is also in the Black Forest, in the idyllic Münstertal. The Ortlieb family of operators wrote on their homepage: “We are lucky to be at home here in the Black Forest. Our greatest concern is to share this happiness with you – feeling at home! ”
The course features various sports fields, a heated outdoor pool, its own riding stable and even a cosmetic studio, while the surrounding area invites you to extensive hikes across fields, meadows or the “Belchen”, the second highest mountain in the Black Forest at around 1400 meters. There is also a guided hike once a week – free of charge.
- Parking spaces for tents and caravans cost in high season from 14 euros per night plus personal fees, electricity, garbage and tourist tax. You can also rent your own bathroom – from 10 euros per day.
- More information at: www.camping-muenstertal.de
7th place: Camping and leisure park Lux-Oase near Dresden
The campsite between Saxon Switzerland, Dresden and Upper Lusatia-Lower Silesia is not only close to many sights, but also right on a swimming lake. In addition to families, the operators also invite single travelers and couples on the website.
For culture fans there are day trips to Prague and guided city tours through Dresden. If you don't want to leave the square, you can make yourself comfortable at the lake or in the wellness area or get active on the various sports and playgrounds.
Above all, those looking for peace and quiet should feel comfortable here, which is why a strict night's sleep applies from 10 p.m. This is also the reason why a maximum of two families can go to the campsite with one another: In this way, the operators want to avoid lively discussions after 10 p.m.
- There are pitches for tents and caravans in high season from 11.30 euros per night plus personal fees and electricity. Here, too, campers can rent their own bathroom, in the high season for 11 euros per day.
- More information at: www.luxoase.de
Place 8: Camping Miramar on Fehmarn
Eighth place leads back to the third largest island in Germany: Fehmarn. The Miramar campsite is located directly on a natural sandy beach. Here, holidaymakers can make themselves comfortable in more than 500 pitches in tents and mobile homes. There are no rental accommodations, but there is the option of renting a motorhome from an external provider.
Camping Miramar also offers more than just parking spaces and the beach: in addition to a fitness and entertainment program, there are various sports fields as well as a small sauna and a massage area.
- There are pitches for tents and caravans in high season from 13.50 euros per night plus personal fees and electricity.
- More information at: www.camping-miramar.de
Rank 9: Südsee-Camp in Wietzendorf in the Lüneburg Heath
It continues in the Lüneburg Heath at the Südsee-Camp campsite. Between Hamburg, Hanover and Bremen, vacationers can expect an excursion to the South Pacific without having to leave Germany. Palm trees and bananas grow in the associated bathing paradise, and a beach bar with fresh cocktails awaits visitors on the sandy lake beach.
Guests spend their holidays here in tents or caravans, in chalets and other rental accommodation, indulge in seven restaurants and bars, or work out in the jungle golf, high ropes course and countless other leisure activities.
- There are pitches for tents and caravans in high season from 42.10 euros per night including two people and electricity (6 amps). Here, too, campers can rent their own bathroom, in the high season from 15 euros per day.
- More information at: www.suedsee-camp.de
Rank 10: Kur-Gutshof-Camping Arterhof in Bad Birnbach in Bavaria
The Kur-Gutshof Arterhof is at the other end of Germany, in the Bavarian spa town of Bad Birnbach. The operators promise "Holidays in the green living room" in the middle of the old Bavarian cultural landscape.
For the guests of the 250 parking spaces, the site offers a thermal bath with a natural indoor pool and a bath bus to the spa baths in Bad Birnbach. On the square itself, the focus is on relaxation. The surrounding area invites you to go hiking, golf, cycling or Nordic walking; If you want a little more action, you can also go sailing, motorboat or balloon here. A traditional tavern with Bavarian delicacies will quench your thirst and hunger.
- Pitches cost from 10.90 euros per night, plus personal fees, electricity and tourist tax. Rental baths are available for 10 euros per day. If you want, you can also book breakfast or half board at the Arterhof.
- More information at: www.arterhof.de