Boasting countryside that is just as lovely as that of neighbouring Switzerland and Austria, Germany is justly popular as a camping destination. We now offer three parcs in Germany: at Wietzendorf in Lower Saxony, and at Lindau and Herzbolheim in Bavaria and the Black Forest respectively; all served by nearby airports for those Eurocampers who prefer to fly-drive
Lower Saxony: Home to major cities including Hamburg, Hanover and Bremen, Lower Saxony has a very distinctive culture, including its own language, which is still widely spoken here. Eurocampers will find the vast swathes of heathland the most compelling reason to come here though. The Luneberg Heath Nature Reserve in which Wietzendorf sits also offers many opportunities for exploring both on foot and by bicycle.
The Black Forest: Famous around the world for its Gateau and cuckoo clocks, the real beauty of the Black Forest is in the richness and drama of its scenery. While the North of the region is densely wooded and occasionally set with vivid green lakes, it also offers mile after mile of gorgeous, rolling meadows, jagged mountains and high plateaus. The region is also famous for its affluent spa towns, and Baden-Baden is well worth visiting, as is the beautiful old town of Rottweil with its many fine buildings.
Bavaria: Perhaps the most laid-back of all the German states, Bavaria is also arguably the most beautiful, a place of countless shimmering lakes, deep forests and fairy-tale castles. While the majestic Neuschwanstein may be the best-known of all the castles here, it is certainly not the only one worth visiting. The Bavarians also love the outdoor life, and you will find many opportunities to explore the rich woodlands and mountain trails of which they are so proud.
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Those camping in Germany will find themselves amidst some of the world’s most beautiful scenery, and close to a host of beautiful towns and cities, not to mention fairytale castles and fascinating museums.
The Bavarian capital may be best-known in Britain for its beer kellers and the Oktoberfest, but it also offers a host of stunning Baroque and Gothic architecture, including great sights such as the Marienplatz Square and the Frauenkirche.
One of the prettiest cities in all Germany, with a wealth of fine Renaissance, Baroque and Rococo architecture. The cathedral is particularly splendid, as are the museums and exhibitions that explore the citys’s gold and silver-smithing past.
While the old town here is now quite small, Hannover still has plenty of gems to offer up, including the wonderful 15th Century Old Town Hall, which sits amidst a network of winding, medieval streets and welcoming, traditional taverns.
The lovely old town in Celle offers a blend of Renaissance and Baroque architecture, plus a multitude of fabulous half-timbered houses including the Hoppener Haus. The often amusing talking lamp posts of Celle are also a popular attraction here.
A grand town of magnificent castles and glorious squares, Stuttgart is an essential place to visit. The Neueus Schloss, one of the grandest Baroque palaces in the world is unmissable, as is the famous Kunstmuseum art gallery.
This splendid museum in Friedrichshafen is home to one of the world’s greatest collections of art and artefacts relating to airship and aviation history, within the restored Bauhaus-style Hafenbahnhof or Harbour Railway Station.
Soltau Toy Museum
Home to the largest toy collection in Germany, this charming Spielmuseum in the centre of Soltau offers a fascinating insight into the teddy bears, dolls houses and mechanical toys of Germany’s children down the years.
On the shores of Lake Constance at Unteruhldingen, the Pfahlbau Museum reveals the stone age and bronge age dwellings at the edge of the lake and explores the day to day lives of the original inhabitants.
Black Forest Open Air Museum
Explore the old ways of the Black Forest, in this living, breathing village of farm buildings and labourers cottages, which looks at 400 years of life in this gorgeous part of the world.
The definitive fairy-tale castle was created on the instructions of ‘mad’ King Ludwig II of Bavaria, who drowned in a boating ‘accident’ before it could be completed. It really is a must-see attraction when you are here though.
With no less than seven themed areas, the giant Spieleland theme park has something for all the family, with rides for all ages, a bouncy farm, and the chance for little ones to try their hands at milking almost real cows!
A very popular family zoo offering seven themed areas that evoke the lands of the animals’ origins, such as an outback setting for kangaroos and a Canadian mountain setting for bears. Features just about every wild animal you could wish to see.
One of the biggest theme parks in Germany, Heide Park offers more than 50 rides to suit all ages, including the white-knuckle Desert Race, Scream, Limit and Big Loop rides, not to mention Collossos, the giant, wooden rollercoaster.
Located in Rust, this giant theme park offers more than 100 rides and attractions set in 15 country-themed areas. Thrill-seekers will particularly want to try the Blue Fire Megacoaster and Swiss Bob Run.
Germany really is a lovely place for walking, and getting out and about on foot is massively popular here. That’s why you’ll find an incredible 200,000km of marked trails here. But for the very best walking, head to a National Park.
The Germans are a very outdoorsy people, so you’ll find well-used cycle paths everywhere here. There are also more than 200 long-distance cycle routes in Germany, with alpine options for the hardy, and riverside routes for the more leisurely cyclist.
There are more than 500 golf courses in Germany, many offering some of the most dramatic scenery you will find anywhere on earth. But if you’re going to play here, don’t forget to bring proof that you’re a member of an official golf club in the UK.
Munich Filmfest – Late June to Early July
For eight days and nights, the cream of the world’s film industry comes to Munich to enjoy screenings of all that’s new and best from Hollywood, Germany and World Cinema.
The Munich OperaFestival
Held every July, this free, open-air event presents a varied programme of recent and classic operas, with a view to making this diverse and exciting art form accessible to all.
Smooth Jazz Festival, Augsburg
Held in mid-September, this laid-back event brings some of the world’s smoothest and best contemporary jazz acts to the city’s stunning Park Theatre at Kurhaus Göggingen.
Stuttgart Beer Festival
Held every year in late April to mid-May, the Stuttgart Beer festival takes place at the Cannstatter Wasen in Bad Cannstatt, and is one of the friendliest festivals in all Germany, which really is saying something.
German cuisine tends towards the hearty, but there are a number of local specialities that you really must try when you are camping in Germany:
This charming parc promises you a true Bavarian ambience and a friendly welcome, together with a pretty woodland setting close to the banks of Lake Constance.
A small, peaceful and very authentic parc, Herbolzheim offers high standards and breathtaking views. Close to the Black Forest, it is also a popular stopover.
With its sub-tropical indoor water park just one of the great facilities here, Südsee Camp also puts you in the heart of stunning countryside and close to historic cities.
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