Holidays in Germany

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Germany Overview

Visiting Germany

Central in more ways than one to the very heart of Europe, Germany can be an agonisingly beautiful country with a rich history, and an even richer culture that could have come straight out of a Wagner opera.

Feel Germany

It all happens here. Go to town in its vibrant cities with amazing architecture, fabulous shopping and great nightlife. Be enchanted by medieval villages and traditional wine areas with friendly festivals and regional specialities. Picturesque countryside which is perfect for walking or simply relaxing. Castles, palaces and abbeys that are the epitome of German romanticism. Fun & sport, wellness & relaxation.

Explore Germany

With countryside that’s just as lovely as that of neighbours 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 Herbolzheim in Bavaria and the Black Forest respectively. All close to nearby airports for those Eurocampers who prefer to fly-drive.

Lower Saxony: Home to major cities including Hamburg, Hannover and Bremen, has a very distinctive culture, including its own language (still spoken by die-hards). Eurocampers find the vast swathes of heathland a compelling reason to come here. The Lüneburg Heath Nature Reserve welcomes explorers both on foot and bicycle.

The Black Forest: Famous around the world for its Gateau and cuckoo clocks, the real beauty of the Black Forest is the richness and drama of its scenery. From dense woodland and vivid green lakes, to rolling meadows, jagged mountains and high plateaus. And to soothe those aches after a hard day’s frolics, relax in one of the region’s famous spa towns, like Baden-Baden and the beautiful old town of Rottweil with its many fine buildings (but no threatening dogs).

Bavaria: Perhaps the most laid-back of all the German states, beautiful Bavaria is a place of shimmering lakes, deep forests and fairy-tale castles. The majestic Neuschwanstein is the best-known, but it’s certainly not the only one worth visiting. Bavarians thrive on the outdoor life, so say ‘guten tag’ when you meet them jogging in the rich woodlands and on the mountain trails.

Places to visit - Sightseeing

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.

Munich
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.

Augsburg
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.

Hannover
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.

Celle
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.

Stuttgart
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.

Zeppelin Museum
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.

Pfahlbau Museum
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.

Neuschwanstein
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.

Great for younger kids

Spieleland, Ravensburger
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!

Hannover Zoo
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.

Great for older kids

Heide Park
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.

Europa Park
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.

Places to visit - Activities & events

Hiking
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.

Cycling
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.

Golf
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.

Unmissable events in Germany

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.

Places to visit - Eating out

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:

  • Pretzels – These large, soft pretzels are popular all over Germany, and make the perfect snack or accompaniment to sausage and mustard.
  • Wiener Schnitzel – breaded veal steaks, often served with noodles or chips.
  • Gulaschsoup – a rich, spicy soup containing beef and bacon, flavoured with paprika and cayenne pepper.
  • Wheat Beer – there are wonderful beers all over Germany, but the cloudy wheat beers especially deserve to be tried while you are here.

Campsites in region

Campingpark Gitzenweiler Hof, Lindau, Germany
Campingpark Gitzenweiler Hof | Lindau

Dream of holidaying in a fantastic woodland setting, with opportunities for wandering around a beautiful lake? Then this parc could be just what you’re looking for.

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Herbolzheim, Germany
Campingplatz Herbolzheim | Herbolzheim

Ever taken a walk in the Black Forest, seen the world’s largest cuckoo clock, or treated the kids to the fantasy world of Europa Park?

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Sudsee Camp, Wietzendorf, Germany
Sudsee Camp | Wietzendorf

Imagine being able to enjoy family fun in a fantastic sub-tropical indoor pool complex - complete with flumes and slides, steam baths and saunas.

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Location reviews

Germany reviews collected by Reevoo

Overall rating
8.4
Scores 8.4 out of 10 based on 127 reviews
Reviews and scores from the last 12 months.
9 out of 10

Mark

Liverpool
beautiful country, beautiful scenic countryside. Very clean and safe, I feel very happy taking my children here, also I have found that most of the restaurants that have eaten in are of a very high standard
Confirmed stay: 27 October 2013
8 out of 10

stephen

Newton Abbot
beautiful country well worth a visit steeped in history
Confirmed stay: 26 October 2013
8 out of 10

Gerald

lots to see and do excellent for cycling would like to return
Confirmed stay: 28 September 2013
9 out of 10

Julia

Blackburn
The Black Forrest was very pretty and we enjoyed the area from Titisee south more than that around Triberg. We thoroughly enjoyed German.
Confirmed stay: 28 September 2013
10 out of 10

Louise

Barnsley
my partner had lived in germany before, so knew alot of the surrounding area. but for me was my first experience, but loved the overall surroundings and towns
Confirmed stay: 25 September 2013
8 out of 10

Mary

Blackburn
Plenty to see if you are prepared to do a lot of driving.
Confirmed stay: 22 September 2013
9 out of 10

David

Pontefract
very friendly. and historical area with good countryside and walks
Confirmed stay: 22 September 2013
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