Camping in Germany
Germany is a land of lively towns and villages, coupled with strong culture and customs. A stay at one of our campsites in Germany provides the ideal base from which to explore the country’s orchards and meadows, lakes and rivers and forest-covered hills.
Camping in Germany is ideal for families, with fantastic facilities including swimming pools, playgrounds, restaurants and a wide choice of on-site activities.
Couples can enjoy hiking in the wine country, relaxing in thermal waters, or discovering local crafts and traditions.
Food and drink highlights include Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte (Black Forest gateau), full-flavoured wines, fruit schnapps made with cherries and plums, and mature ham with a glass of delicious local beer.
Canvas has two campsites in Germany, both in the south-west of the country and ideally located for exploring the many local attractions.
Things to do when you're camping in Germany
Trier is Germany’s oldest city, with one of its oldest cathedrals. A Roman colony was founded here in 16 BC and ancient monuments include the impressive Porta Nigra. More recent sights include the old loading cranes on the banks of the Moselle, medieval tower residences, and the Electoral Palace.
A huge leisure and adventure park, with dare-devil rollercoasters, carousels and shows for all ages. A nice touch here is the ‘baby switch’ service that lets parents take turns riding an attraction, without needing to queue for a second time.
The ‘capital’ of the Black Forest, Freiburg is said to be the sunniest town in Germany. Visit the pretty old town with its Gothic cathedral, and the picturesque 16th century Merchants Hall. There is a market in the Münsterplatz square every day except Sunday and on one side of the square the lovely old guardhouse has been converted into a wine showroom.
Just outside the city is the Mundenhof wildlife park, where the animals on view include bison, camels and meerkats.
This fashionable resort in the foothills of the Black Forest has been a spa since Roman times. Follow their example by bathing in the thermal waters that originate deep below the town, or try your luck in what Marlene Dietrich described as "the most beautiful casino in the world”.
The town has a special association with the composer Brahms and you can visit the house where he wrote many of his works. There are also several excellent art museums.
Centred on the three villages of Steinbach, Varnhalt and Neuweier, the Relband wine region, lies just south-west of Baden-Baden. The main grape is the Klingelberger or Riesling – the ‘king of white wines'. Once again, it was the Romans who began the tradition, which was later taken over by monks. You’ll find plenty of opportunities to tour the wine estates and cellars, and taste their products.
A lovely old town with pretty painted houses. The local museum has a section dedicated to timber-rafting, the traditional method of transporting logs down the river. The Dorotheenhütte workshop is the last traditional glass-blowing factory in the Black Forest. As well as watching the glass-blowers at work, you can visit the glass museum, and try your hand at the craft. Purchases from the shop can be sent direct to your home.
The first step to your perfect camping holiday is the perfect campsite. Start your search for campsites in Germany with our interactive site finder, or call our knowledgeable customer advice team on 0845 268 0827 for expert help and advice.