Joys of Caravanning

SITE REVIEWS FOR GERMANY.  Page 1.

Reviews are purely my honest opinion on stopping on these camp sites, others might have different opinions due to different standards and needs.

 

I apologise for the different sizes of pictures due to different camera's being used.

 

First of all a few tips on German Camp Sites. They are generally above the average due to German public attitude of friendliness, tidiness and cleanliness. The Showers, Toilets etc are usually immaculate as is the whole camp site area. Like all European sites in the busy, in season period they can get crowded and outfits may be closer to each other than in the UK.  Most Electric Hook Ups are metered but if out of season they abide by the ACSI Camping Card guidelines.  Generally Owners/Reception Staff speak and understand good English, appreciate if you try a little German but do not mind if you can't. Camp sites are listed in area's.

 

GERMANY, THE EIFEL,  Rheinland-Pfalz Area.   Adjoining Belgium to the North and Luxembourg to the West.  Very picturesque area of rolling hills with many trees at quite a high altitude. 

OBERWEIS,   Reinland-Pfalz.  Village situated on the River Prum which flows through the camp site listed here.    UP DATED SPRING 2015

PRUMTAL CAMPING. ***** In der Klaus 17, Oberweis.   ACSI Camping Card Site No.724 (2015).  Website:- here   Email:-info@pruemtal.de                                

This is one of our very favourite sites in Germany.  There is nothing I can find fault with.  It is an Owner run Site the Service is excellent and very Friendly.      

Restaurant is 5 Star for Service, Food with great variety.   If you go to the site website above you can see the extensive menu and prices.  Dishes can be ordered in 2 of 3 different sizes.   There is also a second menu of Italian dishes with take away service too.   There are three separate rooms, one of which, allows smoking, unusual these days but completely separate from the other rooms.  It is a very busy Restaurant open to residents of the village and surrounding area.   At weekends it is advisable to book a table. A very inexpensive lunch is available daily with a fixed menu or normal menu. Breakfast is also available.

A  good selection of Fresh Bread rolls etc. are available daily by order at the Reception the day before.  

WiFi is excellent over the winter 2013/14 it has been updated to cover the whole camp site and is now Free Of Charge which is wonderful news.

Satellite TV is still excellent too we can still pick up BBC Look East our local station at home.  80 cms Dish with Sky Plus HD box.  

Showers and Toilets are modern, exceptionally clean and centrally heated.  To enter you will need the credit type card issued to you at sign in, which also is needed for entrance to the Camp site past the Reception, Office and Restaurant.

Over the Winter 2013/14 the old Toilet Block beyond the Football Field  has been taken down and replaced with a super new Block which has separate Ladies and Gents Shower Toilets Rooms, a new Children's Room with special low Toilets, Wash Basins and Showers and on the left hand side of the Foyer is a Baby's Room.  This entire area has underfloor heating and music playing.  The Card system to open the door is in operation here too.

Round to the right hand side of the block you will find a Laundry Room containing Washing Machines and Dryers, a room for hand washing and outside area for washing up with hot and cold water.

Round to the left of the building you will find a super Dog Shower.

In all the whole Block is 5 star equal to a 5* Hotel.

 

 

PITCHES are of lawned grass, of variable size with no extra charge for large one with ACSI.  EHU is metered with the ACSI  guidelines.

For 2014 nearly 80 pitches between the new block and the river are now fully serviced.  The swimming pool, next to the Restaurant is excellent and free to Camp site visitors.

 

Camp site photo's.

Camping Map

View of Site.

Restaurant.

Plan of Nw Show, Toilet and Washing Facilities opened Spring 2014.

Typical main course dish.

Plan of New Shower Block 2014..

Photo's of the New Toilet/Shower Block and Serviced Pitches.  Foyer. Spring 2014.

Children's Washbasin's 

Baby,s Room.

Dog Shower.

Serviced Pitches.

Places to visit in the Area.

                                                                              

The Mosel  Trier, oldest city in Germany, Bernkastel-Kues an olde world town, cobbled stoned streets, wind cellars, timbered houses, very picturesque. Cochem, Zell and many more riverside towns and villages.

Luxembourg. 23 km. 25 minutes down the road to Vianden and cheap fuel and a days trip around the small Country.   Just before you get into Luxembourg on the main road, in the village of Geichlingen there is a wonderful shop to look around selling Furniture, Kitchenware, Gifts, Linen, China, and Glassware.  They have a nice cafe inside the shop for Coffee, Tee and Kuchen but get this it is free to Customers.  Website here

Bitburg,  8 km. just 9 minutes away is a nice shopping town where you can also get a tour of the famous Bitburger Bier Brewery.  On the outside of the town are Lidl, Aldi and the large supermarket of Tooms on Saastrasse 62 selling everything.  This is always our first place to shop after leaving the UK and the last before leaving Germany as everything is cheaper, with more variety and of excellent quality. They also have a DIY store just around the corner which is a must to visit oh what a selection.  

The Main Square in Bernkastel.

Schwannstrasse.

In the above street there is Hotel Moselblumchen of which this archway is a part of below is the Dining Room taken on a nice day when everyone was sitting outside to eat. 

Outside eating.

Luxembourg.  Vianden.

Echtenacht.

Prum.

Wald-Camping Prum, Prum.  This was the first campsite we ever stopped at in this area who then took ACSI Camping Card but I see now they are not listed. It was a pleasant site but after finding and trying Prumtal Camping at Oberweis we much prefer that.

 

Echtenacht.

BERNKASTEL KUES on the Mosel River.

Camping Kueser Werth .  Website:-www.camping-kueser-werth.de  is situated on the banks of the River Mosel at Kues which is across the river from the beautiful old town of Bernkastel and is a lovely spot to camp.  There was a restaurant on site but we did not use it as we went into Bernkastel town to the Moselblumchen Hotel in Schwannenstrasse being the hotel we have been to for over 30 years.

We found this site in the Caravan Club Europe 2 book and can thoroughly recommend it.   

BADEN-WURTTEMBERG REGION.                                                                                                                                                                                                                           THE BLACK FOREST AREA.  UPDATED SPRING 2014. Though we did not stop here this year we did visit Alisehof , met the new owners and were very impressed.  We are planning to revisit in Spring 2015 with the Caravan. 

ALISEHOF CAMPING*****  Bad Rippoldsau-Schapbach, Rippoldsau Strasse 4,  77776 / Baden-Wurttemberg .  Email:- info@camping-online.de  Website:-here    ACSI CC Site No.749 in the 2015 Camping Card Book.

This is another of our favourite campsites in Germany.  The owners Christine and Ronald Fischer, they purchased the campsite IN 2013 from Kurt and Sabine who were so friendly and helpful, we met Christine Fischer on visiting the site this year 2014 who seemed very friendly but did not meet her husband Ronald. The campsite itself looked very tidy and well cared for.

The site is set in one of the prettiest valley's in the Black Forest in a small village with a stream running by.  It has its own Wellness and Fitness Center attached.  Being situated in the middle of the Black Forest area it is easy to visit many beautiful and interesting places.  

On arrival and signing in at the Reception you will be shown a choice of pitch's with water and electric hook ups nearby.  You will be given a Konus Card to enable you free transport in the area and discount at some local attractions. 

There is no large Restaurant but light snacks and cake can be obtained from the Shop area.

Bread and Rolls are obtainable from the Shop in the mornings on ordering the day before.

There are two Toilet Blocks, one close to the Shop where there is a Laundry, are excellent.  Heated, including water,  by Solar panels on the roof.

WiFi is good and available after payment at reception.

Satellite TV had a good Reception for Programs in English up to our last visit in 2012.    

 

Our usual pitch with Reception and Shop in the background.

Overview of Site.

Some lovely Places to Visit in the Area.

This is just a taste of the Black Forest listed below.

1.  The Black Forest Old Farmhouse Museum at Gutach.  This is a selection of old Farmhouses taken from all parts of the Black Forest and rebuilt in the Museum area.  You are free to roam.   Most of the houses are fully furnished.  

2.  Freudenstadt is a lovely large town in the center of the Black Forest.  Many lovely shops and restaurants.

3.  Wolfach is the nearest small, very old town with cobblestone main street lined by nice little shops

4.  Hexonlochmuhle a lovely old mill to visit with shop and lovely cafe for coffee or lunch.

5.  Worlds largest Cuckoo Clock.

6.  Close by to this campsite is the Wolf and Bear Park more info here

7.  In Wolfach A visit to the Dorotheenhutte Glashutte to see the manufacturing of Glass ornaments and glasses of all sorts. link 

There is so much to see in this are so as not to duplicate and take ages to type etc.,   More information on these attractions and other attractions and places to visit, with illustrations, are on the Page of German Info 1 and 2. on this Website. 

 

 

Picture taken in the wonderful Black Forest Farmhouse Museum.

Below are more campsites in the Black Forest area we have stopped at.

Terrasssencamping Herbolzheim **** Laue-Dietweg 1, Herbolzheim,  D79336 / Baden-Wurttemberg.  Email:- s.hugoschmidt@t-online.de  Website:- Here   ACSI Camping Card Taken details Site No. 762 in 2015 Book.

Owner very friendly and helpful.

There is a small on site Restaurant that looked nice but we did go there.

Bread Rolls etc., can be ordered for the next day.

Showers, Toilets etc., were excellent.

Pitches are grass and tiered with easy access for large vans, ehu and water close by.

There is a Public Swimming Pool almost next door.

Good Shopping  in Herbolzheim itself.

WiFi available at small cost was good.

TV Satellite reception was good

Places to visit much the same as Alisehof but being on the eastern edge ofthe BlackForest and French Border further to travel too. Freiberg is a nice and interesting city to visit and Strasburg is not too far away either.  

We enjoyed our visit here but much prefer to be situated in the center of the Black Forest in prettier area. 

 

Site Photo.

Camping Erbenwald, Miss Gasse, Neubulach/Liebelsberg,  D-75387 /BadenWurttemberg.  Email:-info@camping-erbenwald.de   Website:- camping-erbenwald.de   ACSI Camping Card taken details Site No.771 in 2015 Book.  

Owners are very pleasant and helpful this is quite a large site but is divided  into several smaller area's. and takes about 80 tourer's  There is a heated Swimming Pool and Paddling Pool.

There is a Restaurant where we had a meal which was very good.

Shop on site and Bread available daily.

WiFi available. TV via Satellite Dish OK for UK programs.

Pitches are all on short grass and well maintained with EHU and Water handy. 

Being situated in the north eastern part of the Black Forest area there are different places to visit for more on these go to Our Trip No. 2 Page.

Sorry I do not have any pictures of this camp site but plenty on their website.     

 

New Site 2014.

WOLFACH.   Trendcamping Wolfach/Halmeil ***** Schiltacherstrasse 80. Email:- info@trendcamping.de   Website here  Takes ACSI Camping Card. Site No. 789 in ACSI Book 2015.

This Campsite is in a good position just off the main road between the attractive towns of Schiltach and Wolfach in the Kinzig Valley.  The Site itself is perched on a steep hill with caravans/motor homes situated on 3 terraces, tents in a small field,  above the Reception/Restaurant/Shower/Toilet building.

When arriving there is an arrival layby on the right hand side of the road after turning off the main road.  It is essential to park here before visiting the Reception as you are not able to park outside the Office. The owners are very friendly and helpful and speak good English.  When you have signed in you will be given literature in English on the surrounding area handed the Kunus Card for Free Travel in the area and shown on a map the number and whereabouts of your pitch.

The Restaurant looked very inviting and traditional unfortunately we did not eat there as it was so hot we did not feel we could eat a big meal.  

Toilets and Showers were 5* and pristine clean.  The only problem we found being on the top Terrace it was a long steep walk to the Reception/Services.

You have to order your bread/rolls every day when you are given a number which will be written on the bag when you pick them up from the building next to the Office next morning.

WiFi is available €2 for 2 hours, you can sign in/out as you wish, but only receivable in/outside the Reception building.

TV.   We were only able to get a few English speaking programs on our Digi Box and 80 cms Satellite Dish including Sky News, CNN and True Movies 1 and 2.

Places to visit in this area on German Info Pages of this Website.

We enjoyed staying on this well run and friendly Campsite but was disappointed by the dirty, run down static caravans next to and opposite us. We were late booking the site which only had two pitches left due to a UK Motor Home Rally of 25 units taking up the nearest terrace to the Reception area.  The Site road was very steep with stony road which was difficult to walk on.  Our pitch was quite large but the road being narrow made it very difficult to back a large twin axle in and being uneven made it difficult to get the van level.  If visiting in the future we would book early and request a pitch on the lower terrace which was more level.  

Photo's of Campsite.

Baden-Wurttemberg.  Other sites in this area of Germany.  

HEIDELBERG. Campsite Friedensbrucke, Falitorstrasse 4, Neckargemund,  Email:-j.vandervelden@web.de  Website:-  Here  ACSI Camping Card,  Details Site No. 769 in the 2015 ACSI CC Book.

This campsite is very attractive situated on the Neckar River just outside the beautiful city of Heidelberg which is a very worthwhile visit.  The owner is Dutch and very helpful and friendly.

There is a small outside cafe on site. Cannot give opinion as did not use it.

Toilets, Showers etc very good.

To pitch on the side of the river you have to pay €2.50.

There is 80% coverage for WiFi at a fee.

Good reception for Sky TV.

Bread available daily.  Shopping in the Village.  

 

Site Photo.

Heidelberg.

NECKARZIMMERN.

Campsite Cimbria, Wiesenweg 1,  D - 74865 / Baden-Wurttemberg. ACSI Camping Card taken.  Email:-info@camping-cimbria.de Website:- Here   Site No.770 in the 2015 ACSI CCBook.


Campsite situated on the River Neckar not too large nice hard standings on river front with water and electricity.

New Reception with small cafe (new and not finished when we were there). Swimming Pool.

Showers and Toilets good outside washing machine.

Bread available daily from reception.

Shops nearby in village.

WiFi for small Fee.

Sky TV Reception Good.

We only stopped here 2 nights en-route so did not do much sightseeing.  We did visit the city of Heilbronn which was very pleasant good shopping and parking. To get here we drove virtually through the Audi Factory it was huge with loads of cars on a train in the sidings. 

 

Site Photo.

Heilbronn Rathaus.

BETTINGEN near to Wurzberg. 

Campsite Wertheim-Bettingen. Geiselbrunnweg 31, Bettingen, D-97877/ BadenWurttemberg.  Email:-campingpark-wertheim-bettingen.de.  Website:- Here    ACSI Camping Card taken Site No. 750 in 2015 ACSI CC Book

A very pleasant campsite on the side of the River Main very handy for Wurzberg which is situated at the beginning of the Romantisch Strasse.

Reception Staff very friendly and helpful.  There is quite a large restaurant but cannot vouch for it as we did not partake of a meal there.  The reason we stopped here was to visit Wurzberg unfortunatly it was raining so did not get a good impression of the City we have heard so much about.

We pitched in the overnight field which was large with unmarked pitches but very pleasant.  You can see more about this in our Trip 6 to Europe. 

Site photo.

Hohenstadt.

Camping Waldpark Hohenstadt, Waldpark 1 Email:- camping@waldpark-hohenstadt.de  Website:- Here    ACSI Camping Card taken.  Details in ACSI Book 2015 Site No. 764.

We enjoyed our 2 night stop at this campsite owners very friendly and helpful.

It is only just off the Autobahn and has easy access for large caravans.  It is far enough from the autobahn so as not to hear any noise.

Pitches where we were situated at the top of the site were grass and plenty of room.  EHU on pitch, Water nearby.

The Italian Restaurant, on site, was well run and the food excellent.  

Free WiFi is obtainable at the Restaurant and at the Reception.

Satellite TV reception Good.

Shopping in the Village.

Fresh Bread available daily.

Toilets and Showers excellent.

Swimming Pool on site.

For more info. see Trip No. 7. 2010 Photo's of site and surrounding area on there. Their own website is very good.

Places to visit are Ulm beautiful church steeple tallest in Europe.  Shopping excellent as is the Car parking. BEWARE though you will need an Umwelt Plakette to enter the city with your car.

Other places to visit are listed in Trip No. 7. 

 

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