Award-winning campsites: Europe’s best places to pitch a tent in 2022

According to one recent ranking, Germany's Kühlungsborn camping park is the most popular campsite in Europe.
According to one recent ranking, Germany's Kühlungsborn camping park is the most popular campsite in Europe.

Keen for some camping in the northern hemisphere summer? Where is the best place to go?

In Europe, many are heading to Germany, according to a recent survey of more than 150,000 holidaymakers.

The survey figured out the top 110 most popular campsites in Europe, for the 2022 awards handed out by European travel and booking platform camping.info.

The winner is no surprise: Germany’s Kühlungsborn camping park is decisively ahead for the second time. There are more insider tips, though, and these are the top five campsites in Europe, according to the camping specialists.

Kühlungsborn Camping Park

Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany

Camping Grubhof

Salzburg, Austria

 

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Rosenfelder Beach Baltic Sea Camping

Schleswig-Holstein, Germany

Camping Hüttenberg

Eastern Switzerland

Camp MondSeeLand

Upper Austria

 

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Germany is a major destination for camping fans, and a total of 67 German campsites made it into the top 110.

And for a perfect camping vacation, you don’t necessarily have to go to the sea. The top ten also include campsites in inland areas of German states Lower Saxony and North Rhine-Westphalia.

Other popular camping countries in Europe are Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Slovenia and the Netherlands.

But there’s more to it than just location. Those surveyed also considered key questions like whether the site was particularly family- or dog-friendly, or if there were lots of diverse places to put up a tent, and how modern the sanitary facilities are.

The ranking was created out of 228,000 evaluations undertaken by the camping guests who shared their satisfaction ratings. There were 23,000 campsites from 44 European countries to choose from.

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