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Message posted by christian1726/6/2016 at 6:58pm
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We have gone to France, Italy and the Netherlands for years. This year we thought we would try Germany. We are thinking of Freiburg in Breisgau, due to the better weather.

Can anyone offer any peals of wisdom for camping in Germany generally ? Also, are there any campsite recommendations.    

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Hi Christian camping in Germany is excellent. The Germans do it well. We have traveled Germany in a camper for the last 5 years and have stayed at many campsites. On your way to Freiburg you could stop at Camping Sonneneck near Boppard as a stopover or for a few days. We have stayed here for the last 4 years, we normally end our holiday here. The camp is on the banks of the mighty Rhine and you can just sit and watch the river traffic go by or wet a line from your pitch. There is a bus stop out the front which you can catch into Boppard( or ride a bike) and catch the train to Koblenz, Bonn, Cologne and the list goes on. The campsite has great facilities, a pool and playground for kids. There are new owners who have done huge improvement to the site. As for Freiburg we stayed at camping Hirzberg which is only a little place but it is really close to the center with bus stop out the front anda excellent beer garden next door that does an excellent pork nuckle. If you h a ve kids then Europa Park at Rust which is about 20 min from Freiburg is highly recommended( even if you dont) you shouldcheck it out. They have a camping ground which has to be seen to believe( it is like going to the old west of America). What ever or where ever you decide to go you will have a great time, Germany is a beautiful place . We are picking up our camper on the 25th August for our 6th trip. We dont speak German or French but it doesn't matter we get by. Have a great time. Mick

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Message posted by christian1727/6/2016 at 7:55am
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Thanks Mick. You have given some great food for thought. Looking forward to it and appreciate your encouragement to try Germany this year.

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Hirzberg we haven't been there for a few years, does the owner still leave morning coffee in the flasks ?

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Message posted by sunshinetours27/6/2016 at 9:39am
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We are heading back to Black |Forest this year as really enjoyed it two years ago. Staying south of Freiburg but as mentioned loads to do in the area and at most places you will get a Konus card which entitles you to free travel on trains in region.
Also recommend bikes, loads of cycling in area.

Europa Parc is a must IMO, its a very different type of theme park

Also get into the mountains and find the Rodehlbahns where you come down the side of a mountain on railed toboggan - great fun. Follow that with Kafe and Kuchen somewhere or one of the numerous fine German lagers.

Have a look here for some details about things to do and see and enjoy.

Just hoping we get better consistent weather this time as was in the tail end of the poor weather mid/northern Europe had in summer 2014 so not as good as usually is apparently

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Only been once, to Landal Warsberg in Saarburg, near the Luxembourg border. Would definitely go again, a different experience to France and Italy.

Some basic things we figured out :
1/ Germany is huge. While we all know this, it's still easy to look at the distance on a map and underestimate it.
2/ Everyone knows the autobahns have no speed limit. A lot of people dont realise that there are quite a lot of stretches, especially around cities, where there actually are speed limits.
3/ Make an effort (if you haven't already) to learn basic German - numbers, food and how to ask directions, etc. We found that while the people were very friendly and willing to help, English was spoken much less than in France. When we arrived in Saarburg the main town roundabout was closed and a diversion was in place. We got hopelessly lost trying to find the campsite and had to ask directions. We asked two random people, neither of whom spoke a word of English. Would probably still be driving around had I not learnt basic left and right, etc.
4/ There isn't really the same breadth of large supermarkets as there are in France, Lidl is very popular.
5/ Shoes. The Germans do quality shoes like no-one else. Stock up while you're there.

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I'm a great fan of camping in Germany. I lived and worked there many years ago and I have a great fondness for the country.

I was there a couple of months ago, and thoroughly recommend Saarburg, especially Campingplatz Waldfrieden.
Recently a new shopping centre has opened with large REWE and ALDI supermarkets.

From there you can easilly access the Saar, Mosel and Rhine valleys. For around 30-35 Euro, you can buy an unlimited rail ticket for up to 5 people that covers the Rhineland-Pfalz and Saarland districts. You can hop on & hop off as you want.
   

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Little Dutch run site near Todnau, Muggenbrunn. Small pitches but a handy one to know if you just need the basics. Used to have an excellent on site restaurant but chief & staff changed a couple of years ago & we haven't been back to try the new set up yet.
They do speak English.

http://www.camping-hochschwarzwald.de/

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I recommend two sites in the centre of the Black Forest Trend Camping and Alisehof both near to the wonderful town of Wolfach and the larger town of Freudenstadt noted for being the centre of the Black Forest. I have been visiting Germany for over 40 years 13 with the caravan. If you need to have a lot more info, more than I can put in a post email me at dvphillips14 at hotmail.com

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Message posted by christian1728/6/2016 at 9:31am
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Thank you for all your comments. DiPhil, Alisehof have availability. I think we may look to stay there for our longest time. What tends to be the weather trends backend of August? Thanks

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It can and usually is very hot and dry but this year it is anyones guess with the weather situation Europe wide.

I am sure you will enjoy Alisehof.

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One thing we found in some German campsites is that they close the barrier for lunch, usually 12:30 - 2. If you want to take your car out during tat time, you'll have to leave it in the car park outside the barrier. We made the mistake of not reading the campsite rules one time and finding reception closed, I pressed the doorbell. The owners were not impressed at all at their lunch being disturbed. We have really enjoyed camping in Germany and generally found the campsite owners to be very caring, friendly people, they do like their rules though and if you follow the rules of the campsites, you should a have a really great time. The facilities are usually excellent and a cold glass of their fantastic beer is very welcome after a long journey. Titisee is a beautiful lake resort not far from Frieburg, well worth a visit. Here's a couple of campsites there too.

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Check it out on-line, but I believe that if you are staying at a campsite in the Black Forest region then you are entitled to a free pass for public transport.

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Quote: Originally posted by christian17 on 28/6/2016
Thank you for all your comments. DiPhil, Alisehof have availability. I think we may look to stay there for our longest time. What tends to be the weather trends backend of August? Thanks



Like anywhere it can be changeable but have a look at Accuweather for historical weather and temps to give an idea. Should be averaging early mid 20's so could be 20 could be up to 30 some days. Area is mountainous so can obviously turn and higher you are cooler it will be

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Thank you all for your comments they have all been most helpful and think we are now sorted for a fun filled time. Looking forward to a new adventure. Now to learn a bit of German. Auf Wiedersehen......

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