Where and when is winter camping best?
The traditional camping season usually ends in September or October. And that’s exactly when the winter camping season begins! Winter camping is particularly suitable in the run-up to Christmas, to visit Christmas markets. For those booking a skiing holiday, the best time to travel are the winter months from December to March. Or how about an unconventional Christmas at the campsite or an extraordinary New Year’s Eve under the stars?
Visit Christmas Markets with Your Campervan
Who doesn’t love strolling through a Christmas market during Advent, snacking on roasted almonds or hearing the snow crunching under your feet on a winter walk? Many regions in Germany offer a beautiful Christmas season. The Erzgebirge is the ultimate Christmas region and with a bit of luck, there might even be snow in the Erzgebirge. Or how about a visit to the most beautiful Christmas markets in Germany: Nuremberg Christmas Market, Dresden Striezel Market, Leipzig Christmas Market or the Christmas Market and Christmas Forest in Goslar?
Ring in the New Year in Your Campervan
If you really don’t fancy the annual New Year’s Eve fireworks this time, celebrate New Year’s Eve in the middle of nature with your campervan. Many campsites are also open over the holidays and set up snow bars or offer New Year’s Eve programmes. Winter camping at it’s best!
Skiing Holiday with Your Campervan
Almost all ski resorts have winter camping sites. Campsites right next to the slopes also offer you the opportunity to spend the night in the ski area and be one of the first on the slopes in the morning. In addition to popular ski regions such as the German, Swiss and Austrian Alps, you can also experience sledding and skiing fun in the Harz, Black Forest, Allgäu and Vosges.
Visit a Wellness Retreat With Your Campervan
Winter camping and wellness – just the thought of it makes you feel “hygge”. What could be better when the temperatures outside plummet than being pampered in a warm sauna or with a hot stone massage? Campsites with wellness facilities are open all year round and offer you a luxurious camping holiday experience. Alternatively, you can park your campervan directly next to a thermal bath or a large sauna area. In most cases, the wellness facilities have pitches right next to them.
View the Northern Lights From Your Campervan
You can experience a very special winter camping adventure in Scandinavia! If you want to see an aurora borealis once in your life, you can hire a campervan and visit Scandinavia. Depending on the country, October to the end of March is a good time to see the natural spectacle live. The chances of seeing the Northern Lights are highest in countries such as Iceland, Finland, Norway and northern Sweden. By the way, the best place to see the Northern Lights is deep in the nature, where light pollution is low. Combine your winter holiday in Scandinavia with winter fishing, snowshoeing, skiing and dog sledding.