Award – the best campsites of Europe Award, campsites, Kühlungsborn, Baltic Sea
Winner of the Award 2024: Campingpark Kühlungsborn on the beautiful Baltic Sea

The Award:

The 110 Most Popular Campsites in Europe

Every year, the Award recognises the 110 most popular campsites in Europe and is now one of the most coveted awards in the camping industry. The award presented by is purely a public award - without a jury or discretionary decisions.

More than 135,000 reviews by over 73,000 campers form the basis for the Award 2024, which is being presented for the 13th time this year. Thanks to the tried and true formula, which primarily takes into account the guests' satisfaction and the number as well as the recency of the reviews, not only large but also smaller campsites make it into the ranking.

  1. The Award Winners 2024
  2. The Newcomers
  3. The Category Winners
  4. The Top 10 in Other Countries
  5. Frequently Asked Questions
  6. About the improved Award Concept
Campingpark Kühlungsborn in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania is happy to take first place in the Award for the fourth
WOW! Campingpark Kühlungsborn in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania takes first place in the Award for the fourth time in a row


Award Winners 2024

This year 72 German,19 Austrian, seven Italian and two Swiss campsites have made it into the award ranking.

Still an undefeated winner: For the fourth time in a row and with over 4,500 camper reviews, the beautiful Campingpark Kühlungsborn is the most popular campsite out of over 23,000 across Europe.

21 campsites are new to the 2024 award ranking compared to the previous year.

The Top 3 of the 2024 Award

The top position of the Awards 2024 is once again occupied by the popular Campingpark Kühlungsborn this year. For the fourth time in a row, the modern 5-star campsite in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania is unbeaten on the winner's podium of the award. Guests from all over the world particularly appreciate the fantastic location on the long Baltic Sea beach, the wide range of leisure activities, the well-kept sanitary facilities and the soothing sports and spa facilities at this popular campsite.

The second place in the award ranking goes to the dog-friendly and child-friendly campsite Camping Sonnenland in Austria. The award-winning campsite in Burgenland was also in the Top 10 last year and is the most popular campsite in the whole of Austria in 2024.

Third place is taken by the 5-star eco campsite natürlich Hell. in Tyrol at the entrance to the Zillertal. With numerous good ratings, the campsite improved by a whopping 107 positions compared to the previous year and for the first time made it into the Top 3.

The Top 10 Award Winners

Five campsites from Austria, three from Germany and two campsites from Italy form the Top 10 of the most popular campsites all over Europe. The campsites natürlich Hell., Camping Gloria Vallis and Camping Brunner am See are in the Top 10 for the first time.

Your TOP 10

The Top 100 Award Winners

All 100 campsites rated best by campers from over 23,000 can be found here.

The team would like to congratulate all award winners. We would also like to thank all the campers who regularly rate campsites on and thus make it possible to present the award every year in the first place. THANK YOU a lot!

The entire team of Camping Sonnenland in Burgenland is happy about the second place, Award 2024
The entire team of Camping Sonnenland in Burgenland is happy about receiving the Award "Most Popular Campsite in Austria"!

The Newcomers to the Award

A total of 21 campsites are newly represented in the 2024 Award ranking compared to the previous year.

The most popular newcomer is Camping natürlich Hell. in Tyrol. Previously honoured with two awards in 2021 and 2022, the course has now achieved very special achievements after an "award-break" in 2023. For the first time, the popular campsite in the Zillertal shines in the TOP 3 of the ranking.

Campingplatz Hetzingen, Camping Schlossberg Itter, Pullman-Camping, Camping Völlan, Camping Olympia, ALBCAMPING Westerheim, Alpin Fitness Waldcamping Völlan, Eifel-Camp Freilinger See, Camping Löwenhof, Camping Seefeld Park Sarnen, Campingland Ostsee GmbH & Co.KG, Park-Camping Lindau, Camp Casel - Das Feriendorf für Camping und Wohnen am Gräbendorfer See, Erholungsanlage St. Leoner See,, AZUR Camping Regensburg in Bayern, Camping Seeblick, Sonnenplateau Camping Gerhardhof GmbH, Camping Stover Strand International - Hamburg and Sperrfechter Freizeitpark are also happy about being newcomers (in comparison to 2023) to the Award.

The highest riser in the overall ranking is the Eifel-Camp Freilinger See. While this campsite was still outside the top 110 in previous years, it improved significantly in the 2024 award and is in 51st place this year thanks to numerous guest reviews.

Campsites with Special Awards

On campers have the opportunity to not only rate the campsite as a whole but also individual categories, like sanitary facilities and infrastructure or rate the particular suitability for camping with children and pets, senior citizens and couples. In the 2024 Award ranking whe honour the campsites with special awards for individual categories in addition to the placement in the Top 110.

If you like camping with dogs and children and greatly appreciate a wide range of leisure activities, then Camping Sonnenland, the best campsite in Austria, is the right address for you.

Campers can enjoy a particularly good catering offer at Campingplatz Schliersee in Bavaria, which is close to nature. From homemade pizza to pasta with homemade pesto and Schliersee fish to real soul food bowls and salads - quality and sustainability are top priorities at Camping Schliersee with New Zealand flair.

If you want to pitch your tent the best place for you is Hafencamp Senftenberger See according to camper reviews. Surrounded by a beautiful pine forest but still directly by the lake you'll spend the night in the middle of the Lusatian Lake District.

Best-suited for senior citizens is 50plus Campingpark Fisching in Styria, which promises an especially relaxing holiday with its concept "Camping without dogs and without kids".

Campers find the Campingplatz Hetzingen in North Rhine-Westphalia the friendliest, while Camping natürlich hell. in Tyrol has the cleanest sanitary facilities of all, according to guest reviews.

You can find the most beautiful rental homes at Camping und mehr... Holmernhof - Bad Füssing in Bavaria. The Naturpark-Camping Prinzenholz can celebrate with the best rating for "Location" - on one of the beautiful lakeside pitches you'll wake up with a direct view of the lake.

The category winner for the best price-performance ratio in 2024 is Camp Casel. You can camp on the waterfront at this beautiful campsite in Brandenburg starting at just 25 euros per night. Pitches can be booked directly online at

Fancy more? You can find all category winners here in the table.

Click here to return to the overview and all 2024 award winners.

The Best Campsites from 10 Additional Countries

In addition to the Top 100 campsites, the Awards 2024 will recognise 10 additional campsites for the eighth time in a row.

These are the best campsites from 10 other countries that were not represented in the ranking of the 100 award winners. The most popular campsites from Poland, the Netherlands, Spain, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Sweden, Denmark, Slovenia, Greece and France will also be honoured with the 2024 Award.

About the Award Concept

The Award is one of the most ambitioned awards in the camping industry and is being presented for the 13th time in 2024. With 120 million page views (2024), 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).

Frequently asked Questions about the Award

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