Camping in the Lake Constance region is the perfect way to combine a holiday with outdoor adventure. You are in the middle of the countryside and can barbecue to your heart’s content every day of your holidays whilst the kids are running around having fun. These days, you don’t even have to make do without the comfort of a “firm roof” over your head: many campsites now rent out mobile homes or static caravans with “proper” beds. Obviously, only to those who prefer them – there are also dozens of campsites in the Lake Constance regions for tent campers.
Campsites in the Lake Constance region
In the past, camping was considered the affordable alternative to a “real” holiday, or something that young people did to socialise and have fun, or also the way ambitious cyclists spent their nights. Things weren’t any different in the Lake Constance region. Admittedly, camping really is more affordable than staying at a hotel, and many young people still camp on the many campsites we have here in the Lake Constance region when they go on cycling or sightseeing tours.
However, nowadays, these experienced campers with a sleeping bag and a tent on the luggage rack of their bikes certainly no longer represent the majority of our campers. You will meet an increasing number of families with children of all ages as well as active campers aged 60+ at the Lake Constance campsites, which now offer all of the modern conveniences you could wish for.
These not only include small shops and even a butcher’s or a bakery on site but above all clean and well-maintained showers and toilets that also offer the necessary privacy. Many of the larger campsites also offer sports and entertainment programmes, and of course there are barbecuing facilities en masse (barbecuing is an extremely popular local pastime in the summer!). With Lake Constance on the doorstep, it comes as no surprise that many campsites also have their own beaches where the kids can go swimming – you can keep an eye on them right from your tent or caravan and don’t have to worry about them all the time.
Mobile homes and static caravans in the Lake Constance region
Many campsites rent out static caravans or mobile homes, which is a good option for all those who need four walls and a roof to feel comfortable but don’t want to miss out on that camping feeling. Although they are usually quite compact, they are also cosy. There’s still enough space for a large dining table, a small bathroom with a toilet and a shower, a kitchenette and comfortable beds.
Their advantages, especially for families, are obvious: there is no need to lug around camping gear for three to five people, and you can take as much time as you like in the morning in your private bathroom. They offer protection against the elements, and you go to sleep in proper beds at night, rather than on a sleeping mat in a sleeping bag.
Nevertheless, as soon as you open the door, your step onto green grass and are surrounded by the unspoilt nature of the Lake Constance region, with the next day trip destination just around the corner. Renting a mobile home or a static caravan on a campsite is therefore a perfect mix between a classic family holiday in a holiday apartment and outdoor adventure.
5-star campsites in the Lake Constance region
You may not be aware of this, but campsites are also star-rated, just like hotels. In Germany, the stars are awarded by various tourism organisations such as the BVCD e.V. and the Deutscher Tourismusverband e.V. (DTV). A 5-star campsite is the equivalent of a 5-star hotel and offers not only clean sanitary facilities but also plenty of extras, from a reception that is manned at all times to disabled-friendly toilets and showers. Above all, however, 5-star campsites offer first-class comfort.
However, unlike a 5-star hotel, a 5-star campsite won’t break the bank – even sophisticated camping (or “glamping”) is still cheaper than the other classic types of holiday accommodation. All around Lake Constance, you will find various 5-star campsites that not only offer the comfort this category denotes but are also often situated directly by the lake. Basically, you only have to leave the campsite to go on day trips.
A 5-star campsite is a particularly good choice if you have small children. Campsites such as Campingpark Gitzenweiler Hof offer activity programmes for children of all ages from three to sixteen. These include crafting, various sports activities, discos for children, supervised canoe trips and geocaching, which is a really popular hobby here in the Lake Constance region, a kind of outdoor treasure hunt using GPS coordinates.
Camping with your dog in the Lake Constance region
For dog owners, camping is a great alternative to a hotel or holiday apartment. Our four-legged friends really appreciate the 24/7 outdoor life, and some campsites in the Lake Constance region are so dog-friendly that man’s best friend is constantly surrounded by playmates. The campsites in Lindau also welcome dogs, both Campingpark Gitzenweiler Hof as well as Park Camping in Lindau am See.
However, you should always keep to the rules on campsites. Many camping fans are scared of dogs, and in most public places, they usually have to be kept strictly on the lead. If you don’t feel comfortable with that, you should make sure you find the campsite that’s right for you and your dog. Simply give the campsite manager a call or write them an email to find out whether the campsite you would like to stay at really suits your needs.