Winter Camping - A Holiday in the Cold
Camping is way too nice for "only in summer", isn't it? Waking up in the morning with a view of a snow-covered campsite, drinking a hot cup of coffee in the camper, catching up on personal records on the ski slope or starting a snow hike through the mountains: Winter camping can be so wonderful.
From valuable tips on trip preparation and the best accessories to the most beautiful and popular places: You'll find everything you need to know about winter camping here.
Winter Camping in Germany
Germany has a lot to offer - also when it comes to winter camping at its campsites. Beach walks in the onion look at the Baltic Sea or North Sea coast, skiing in the Bavarian Alps or in the Allgäu or even beautiful, cozy winter days in nature when camping at an icy lake: The diverse German landscapes make winter camping a varied experience.
Top 5 Winter Camping Sites in Germany
- Bad Griesbach
- Top rating for Bavaria
- Recommended for wellness
- Suitable for senior citizens
Winter Camping in Austria
When there is a thick blanket of snow on the peaks of the Austrian Alps and the whole area turns into a gorgeous winter wonderland, it is the best time to travel to Austria for camping.
Here, from the campsites, you can indulge in numerous fun winter sports such as snowshoeing, ice skating and skiing, while enjoying the vast views from the mountain peaks. Apart from that, the campsites are also perfect for wellness camping in winter: The campsite's own thermal baths and saunas invite you to a relaxing time out while camping.
Top 5 Winter Campsites in Austria
Winter camping in Switzerland
Camping at freezing temperatures with a great alpine panorama? That's winter camping in Switzerland. Many campsites spoil their visitors in winter with very good connections to ski slopes, cross-country skiing trails and the longest sledding run in Europe, so camping with kids in winter becomes a great snow experience!
Wellness- and 5-star camping also don't get neglected here in winter, as many very well rated campsites have indoor pools, thermal baths and saunas that invite campers to relax. After all, who wouldn't want to warm up in the sauna in frosty temperatures while enjoying a wonderful view of the surrounding nature?
Top 5 Winter Campsites in Switzerland
Winter Camping in Italy
Escape from the cold winter? That's possible with winter camping in Italy. While it's freezing cold in Germany, an average of 10 to 15 degrees Celsius awaits you in Italy during the winter months. Many campsites are perfect for wellness camping, because they are only a stone's throw from the sea and have a pool or a thermal bath on the premises, so bathing is fun even in the colder months.
But white winter dreams also come true in Italy. In the north, the mountains of South Tyrol invite you to snowy winter fun. Many campsites provide the perfect base for romantic snow hikes or exciting toboggan rides and ski slopes. After an eventful day, campers can relax their tired muscles in the campsite's own sauna. Whether swimming in the sea or white expanses in the mountains, winter camping in Italy could hardly be more diverse.
Top 5 Winter Camping Sites in Italy
Winter Camping in France
Get inspired by the versatile Winter Camping in France. While in the south the mild Mediterranean climate provides pleasant temperatures, the north attracts with continental climate and plenty of snow in the Vosges and Ardennes, the west promises high precipitation and mild temperatures. Here, every camper will find the right campsite for winter camping!
Skiing in the Alps or rather horseback riding at the Côte d'Azur? At winter camping in France all preferences are served. Whether wellness camping and glamping or nature camping - whether camping by the sea or in the mountains. The possibilities for winter camping in France are almost endless.
Top 3 Winter Camping Sites in France
Winter Camping throughout Europe
Winter camping in Austria, Switzerland and Germany is often associated by campers with the annual ski vacation and serves as an ideal alternative to staying in a hotel. But even far from the popular ski regions, a winter camping vacation has many facets. From wellness camping in southern or northern Europe to a relaxing break in a caravan on the Baltic and North Sea coasts: those who want to take their caravan or motorhome out again beyond the summer will find what they are looking for at well-equipped campsites throughout Europe.
Whether in the north or south, in the east or west of Europe: In our campsite search the filter function "winter camping" in the category "General" in the menu on the left helps you find the perfect campsite for winter. In total, more than 3,300 campsites offering winter camping are waiting to be discovered by you.
Preparation and Planning
Are Half the Battle
Putting on winter tires, packing antifreeze, bringing snow chains and more: things you might not think about when camping in July or August are absolutely necessary when camping during the winter months.
Here are the top tips for planning your next winter camping vacation.
Tips and Information
about Winter Camping Equipment
What do you need to take with you to protect your camper from the cold and to make yourself really comfortable after a snowy hike? Which gas - and how much of it - should campers take with them when winter camping?
The answers and other tips on the necessary equipment for winter camping can be found in the article.
when Choosing a Campsite
Even in winter, campers are spoiled for choice. Wellness, swimming pool, ski courses and guided snow hikes are just a few examples of what campsites in Europe offer in winter.
We give you tips and inspiration on what you should look for when choosing a campsite in winter, so that you find the perfect place and enjoy an entirely great winter in your caravan or motorhome.
At the latest with the first sub-zero temperatures, you should winterize your camper vehicle so that it survives the cold winter months undamaged. An extensive task, with a lot of things to consider - we have created a to-do list for campers, so you do not forget anything.
You will find helpful tips for the winterization of your camping vehicle here.