Nature & Outdoor Activities

Camping: freedom under starry skies

Mettlach: Overnight stay in Portaledges in the tree with view on the Saar loop ©DZT (Jens Wegener)

With the option of setting your own itinerary each day on a home-from-home holiday at a budget price and with nature on your doorstep, camping offers a whole host of advantages and the options range from basic to glamping.

Those in search of an authentic natural experience can simply roll out their sleeping bag under a starry sky and grill a few sausages on the barbecue, while more demanding travellers can look forward to all the comfort of a lodge and gourmet dining on site at a five-star campsite. Between these two camping holiday extremes, Germany offers a plethora of options to suit every taste. More than 1200 certified campsites from the coast to the Alps invite you to explore this simple and economical way of travelling.

Variety for every taste

Outdoor enthusiasts can usually find lots to do as soon as they leave their tent, from hiking to cycling, climbing to canoeing. Many campsites are also right on the doorstep of pretty towns and cities, making them an ideal base for cultural activities. Visitors can enjoy a completely relaxed holiday, staying at the campsite and exploring the many and varied leisure options, from volleyball and bowling or wellness. Families will appreciate facilities such as indoor and outdoor play areas, childcare and petting zoos.