Camping at the Lake

Camping Brunner am See, Carinthia, Austria
Camping Brunner am See in Carinthia

Open the caravan door, put on your swimming trunks and go for a nice swim in the lake! Whether for swimming, fishing, a short boat trip, a sports session on the stand-up paddle or simply for the magnificent lake view from the camping chair: Camping directly on the lake is getting more and more popular for campers. Why going to crowded swimming pools when you can have the water in a quiet idyll right in front of your caravan? We present you the most beautiful places for camping at the lake and provide you with the best tips for the next camping experience at the water.

  1. Here is still something available: Popular Regions and Places for Camping at the Lake
  2. The Best Tips for Camping at the Lake

Camping at the Lake, Camping- und Ferienpark Teichmann at the Edersee in Hesse
Camping- und Ferienpark Teichmann at the Edersee in Hesse

Camping at the Lake in Germany

In Germany, the states of Bavaria, Brandenburg and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern are best known for lake camping. In Bavaria you can find the Chiemsee, Bodensee, Tegernsee or the big Brombachsee. Just as huge as the range of lakes in Bavaria is, so are the campsites. Standing directly on the water with a magnificent panoramic view of the mountains is not uncommon in Bavaria when camping by the lake.

Hard to top is Mecklenburg-Vorpommern as the well-known "Land of 1,000 Lakes". Whether for active paddlers or quiet anglers - the many possibilities in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern invite you to an active camping vacation with a wide range of water sports in the north of Germany. Not to forget the Müritz National Park in the heart of the Mecklenburg Lake District, which makes it ideal to combine a camping vacation by the lake with hiking or longer cycling tours. Top-equipped campsites with pitches by the water can be found as far as the eye can see in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

For a longer break or a weekend trip, a trip to Brandenburg is also worthwhile. Whether swimming in Lake Senftenberg in the midst of the Lusatian Lakeland, a bike ride through Havelland at Falkensee or a round of paddling on Lake Schwielochsee - very close to the capital Berlin, you can spend a few really nice camping days with adventure character while camping at the lake in Brandenburg

Top Campsites in Germany at the Lake

Camping at the Lake in Austria

Fantastic lake landscapes, high mountain peaks, wonderful alpine panorama and warm hospitality - welcome to Campingland Austria. Whether swimming in Lake Ossiach, soaking up the sun at Lake Wörth or the perfect pitch directly on Lake Otter - if you want to spend your camping vacation by the water, you are in good hands at the very well-equipped and particularly versatile campsites in Austria .

Not without reason Austria is also known as the "land of 1000 mountains" - camping on the lake can therefore be wonderfully combined with sporting activities such as hiking, mountain biking or climbing in the Alpine republic. Not only the Tyrolean Achensee, but also the Carinthian Weißensee or the Gailtal Alps are perfect for hiking. Great routes and campsites can also be found at the Reintalersee in the Alpbachtal.

Tip: Swim fans and especially families with children should take a look at the water temperatures before arriving at the camping site at the lake in Austria. While it is for example in the Millstätter See in Carinthia or in the Neusiedler See in Burgenland already in spring at 20 degrees pleasant to swim, it is quite fresh in the higher lakes at this time.

Top Campsites in Austria at the Lake

Camping at the Lake in Italy

Italy is considered a paradise for camping at the lake. Whether large, small, lively or quiet: almost throughout the country are numerous campsites on the lake, where you can park your camper or caravan under the idyllic olive trees and with a direct view of the lakeshore. Especially the azure blue Lago Maggiore and the wonderful Lake Garda in the north of Italy are among the most popular destinations for camping on the water.

Especially family campers rave about the campsites on the lake in Italy. Numerous, very well-equipped facilities have a wide range of sports and leisure facilities as well as professional children's entertainment. Huge pool facilities with children's pools and fast water slides provide the best diversion from swimming and frolicking in the lake.

Tip: Also for water sports enthusiasts camping on the lake in Italy is an ideal way to combine hobby and vacation. From water skiing to windsurfing to sailing - the possibilities are endless on the Italian lakes.

Top Campsites in Italy at the Lake

Camping at the Lake in France

If you think of a swimming vacation in France, you probably quickly get the idea of spending your next camping trip in the typical coastal regions. But far from the waves of the wild Atlantic and the golden sandy beaches of the Mediterranean, France offers other bodies of water for swimming and relaxing. Did you know that. **The main lakes in France alone cover an area of around 1000 km². And the best: Many, beautiful and especially idyllic camping sites are waiting for you.

Camping at the lake in France is a simply ideal way to discover the country's splendid tranquility and wonderful nature. In the inland, versatile campsites you can spend a particularly relaxing vacation in the open air. Far away from the hustle and bustle of the tourist strongholds or the sometimes overcrowded coastal sections, some places are still considered real insider tips.

Top Campsites in France at the Lake

Standing near the Water all over Europe

You are looking for campsites near a lake in more countries? No matter if in Switzerland, in Denmark, Sweden or Slovenia - in our campsite search you can filter under "Location" for sites in direct proximity to the lake and find and book campsites near the water all over Europe.

Camping at the Lake at Camping Maltschacher Seewirt
Camping Maltschacher Seewirt in Carinthia

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Camping Stover Strand International in Hamburg
Camping Stover Strand International in Hamburg

Camping at the Lake

in Germany

Life is too short not to camp at least once a year at the lake in Germany, right? Everywhere in Germany, that means in all 16 federal states, great lakes with swimming opportunities and family activities are waiting for you.

Great camping at the lake in Germany? We present you 16 lakes and 16 TOP campsites directly at the water.

Camping in Germany
Camping Murinsel, Österreich
Camping Murinsel, Östereich

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Kayaking, SUP and Fishing

Camping at the lake and you miss a little action? In, on and around the water there are plenty of opportunities to let off steam. But it doesn't have to be exhausting ... Find out more about watersports and suitable campsites.

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