Award 2022 – the best campsites of Europe

The winner of the Award 2022: Campingpark Kühlungsborn on the beautiful Baltic Sea in Germany, Award
The winner of the Award 2022: Campingpark Kühlungsborn on the beautiful Baltic Sea in Germany

The Award:

The 110 most popular campsites in Europe

Every year the Award identifies the 110 most popular campsites in Europe and is one of the most ambitioned awards in the camping industry. This annual Award is purely a people’s choice award; there is no jury and no discretionary decision-making. Ratings submitted by campers are all that counts!

More than 228.000 reviews from over 150.000 campers make up this year’s basis for the 2022 Award, which is calculated using our proven formula. The Award 2022 is presented for the 11th time this year.

Top campsites

The most popular campsite

in Europe is in Kühlungsborn in Germany

The first place of the Award went this year again to Campingpark Kühlungsborn in Germany at the Baltic Sea. For the second time in a row, the most popular place in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania is on the winners' podium. The campsite has continuously improved and optimized its offerings in recent years, which has been rewarded with excellent guest reviews for a second time.

The second place this year goes to Grubhof in Austria. The Award-winning campsite in Salzburg's Pinzgau has been in the top league for years and won the highest place for Austria in 2021 and now also in 2022 again.

The third place this year also goes to the Baltic Sea - to Rosenfelder Strand Camping in Schleswig-Holstein near Grömitz. Right on the beach, the place is a popular travel destination, especially for families. We warmly congratulate all award winners!

Contratulations to all 100 Award-winners!

Top 10 Award winners

Newcomers in the Award 2022

A total of 7 campsites from Austria and Germany are new in the ranking of the Award 2022 compared to the previous year.

The highest ranked newcomer of overall ranking and best newcomer in Austria is Camping Sonnenland in Lutzmannsburg. Even though this campground did not make it into the top 110 last year, it ranks 13th place in this year's award thanks to extensive improvements in 2021 and numerous guest reviews. Camping Sonnenland also receives the special honour in the category "best rating for friendliness".

The Hafencamp Senftenberger See did achieve a similarly good result in 71st place. The popular campsite in Brandenburg is considered the best newcomer in Germany and can also be proud of being rated "best suited for campers with tents".

The lower-ranking campingsites Kur-Camping Kreuzhof, Seepark Ternsche, Campingpark Erfurt, Alpenferienpark Reisach and Camping Maltschacher Seewirt have reason to rejoice and receive the Award for the first time.

The best climbers of the ranking

The best climber in the Award 2022 is 50plus Camping Park Fisching. The campsite in Styria is particularly suitable for seniors and climbed from 80th to 35th place in 2022, improving by a whopping 45 positions.

Also in the fast lane in this year's award are Camping Neubauer in Carinthia (42nd place) and Campingpark Gut Ruhleben in Schleswig-Holstein (57th place), both of which were able to improve by 36 positions compared to the previous year. Ostseecamping Familie Heide also did very well and is now listed 35 ranks higher. They even made it into the top 10 of 2022 with eighth place in the overall ranking.

Special honours for individual categories

On, campers also can evaluate individual categories such as for exampkre sanitary facilities, pitches and infrastructure. Moreover, it is possible to rate the suitability for camping with dogs, for seniors or for camping with children.

Campers ratet the campsite Naturist FamilienSport- und NaturCamp Sonnensee with the best price/performance offer. If you are looking for a campsite that also welcomes your dog, your are in best hands at Camping & Ostseeferienpark Walkyrien in Schleswig-Holstein. Campers can experience the best leisure program at the most popular campsite in Brandenburg which is named Familienpark Senftenberger See. The 50plus Campingpark Fisching in Austria is the most suitable one for seniors.

Gunnar Lange, managing director of Campingpark Kühlungsborn, first place of the Award 2022
Gunnar Lange, managing director of Campingpark Kühlungsborn, is happy about the first place of the Award 2022

About the Award

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The best campsites from 10 other countries

Once again, popular campsites from 10 other countries that aren’t already represented in the Top 100 list are also presented with Awards.

This way, you can also find Award-winning campsites in the following countries: Hungary, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Sweden, Poland, Portugal, Greece, Macedonia, Spain and Denmark. A newcomer in the top 10 ranking is the campsite Camping La Ballena Alegre Costa Brava in Spain.

Top 10 campsites of other countries

About and the Award concept

The Award is one of the most ambitioned awards in the camping industry and is being presented for the 11th time this year. With 40 million page views (2021), our camping platform is by far the most visited camping website in German-speaking countries. lists over 23.,000 campsites from 44 European countries and is also very popular in other countries thanks to its 27 language versions. The great success of the award is primarily based on its transparency: There is no “black box”, all the underlying evaluations and the formula for creating the ranking and all of its factors are publicly available. As in previous years, not only the average ratings of the camping guests form the basis, but there is a weighting according to the topicality of the ratings and their number.

Ratings are weighted based on how current they are, how many there are as well as how trustworthy the reviewer is: The more reviews a camper submits on, the frequency with which other users find their reviews useful, the more complete their personal profile, the number of pictures uploaded, etc., the higher the reviewer’s trustworthiness rating on will be. This level of trustworthiness is displayed beside each rating and is indicated with smiley faces (1–5).