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Camping by the lake - our tips

Verena Autorin
Article from Verena

There are a lot of wonderful lakes in Germany that are perfect for camping as well. Here's a list of the most beautiful lakeside campsites, so that you can start every morning with a lovely view and a swim.

Many campsites in Germany and neighbouring European countries are located directly by the lake. Get up in the morning with a view of the lake and start your day with a swim - perfect. We have compiled a list of the most beautiful campsites by the lake.


´Strandcamping Waging` (Lake Waging/Waginger See)

As the name suggests, the ´Strandcampingplatz Waging` gives you access to the lake via a bathing beach that is free of charge for campers - camping by the lake as it should be. Those who want to explore the area can rent an e-bike or take part in one of the guided motorbike tours.
Am See
183329 Waging am See/Lake Waging
Der lange Stand des Waginger See

Baden Württemberg

Campsite Schwäbisch Hall-Steinbach (Lake Steinbach/Steinbacher See)

Here you can enjoy camping by the lake in Baden Württemberg. The campsite may not be large with only 90 pitches and may date back to the 70s but it offers relaxation in the midst of beautiful and unspoilt nature. Perfect for long hikes, bike tours and walks. A campsite without big entertainment and attractions but just perfect to relax and unwind.
2674523 Schwäbisch Hall
Naturnahes Camping am Steinbachsee: Spiegelglattes Wasser, ein Ruderboot vor bewaldetem Ufer


Campsite Rehbach (Lake Edersee)

If you want to go camping by the lake in Hesse we can recomment the Edersee. A private bathing beach and even its own marina give direct access to the lake for both bathers and sailors. There's even a beach volleyball court and a fish smokehouse where you can get fresh or smoked fish.
Beach path 934549
Camping am Edersee

North Rhine-Westphalia

Holidaypark and campsite (Lake Wissel/Wisseler See)

You can enjoy relaxation and tranquillity while camping by the lake in NRW holiday park and campsite Wisseler See. Here you can enjoy a romantic sunrise by the lake. If you want to leave our comfortable campers for a while you can treat yourself to glamping in the ´Vogelnest` or the ´Fass am See`.
To the Wisseler Lake 15
47546 Kalkar
Camping am Wisseler See


Campingpark LuxOase (Talsperre Wallroda)

Situated on a small reservoir the LuxOase camping park offers relaxation and tranquillity. Here you'll be pampered with wellness offers such as adventure showers, sauna and massages. If you want a little more action you can explore the surroundings by bike or on a hiking tour or even join a guided tour. You can also go on a trip to Dresden or Prague to enjoy the cities and learn about their culture. But of course you can also just relax at the lake and enjoy the sun - camping by the lake in complete peace and quiet.
Arnsdorfer Str. 1
01900 Kleinröhrsdorf/Dresden
Campingplatz an der Talsperre Wallroda: See und Ufer


Family park Senftenberger See (Lausitzer Seenland)

No surprise: the family park at Lake Senftenberg has particularly attractive offers for camping guests with children. Situated in a beautiful pine forest the campsite is part of a complex with numerous bungalows and many leisure activities. A public footpath also leads to the sandy beach which is about 1 km long and has a nudist area. Here, camping by the lake is a little bit different 😉
Straße zur Südsee 1
01968 Senftenberg-Großkoschen/Lake Senftenberg
Camping im Lausitzer Seenland: Campingplatz mit kleine Anlegestelle

Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania

Camping park Havelberge (Lake Woblitz/Woblitzsee)

The camping park Havelberge is located on a hill by the Havel and is largely pristine. You have direct access to the lake via a bathing area with lawns and a sandy beach. There are also a number of activities on offer such as a high ropes course in the forest and guided cycling, hiking and canoeing tours.
At the Havelberge 1
17237 Groß Quassow/Woblitzsee
Camping am Woblitzsee -Spiegelglatter See, Uferbewaldung und Anlegestelle

Lower Saxony

Camping & holiday park Falkensteinsee

Water, beaches, meadows, forests - you'll get all that at Camping & holiday park Falkensteinsee. Here you'll find 300 parcelled pitches incl. electricity, as well as an 18-hole mini-golf course with a view of the lake, football, table tennis, basketball hoop, boules, a hall with books and covered cooking facilities & seating areas with a view of the lake.
Falkensteinsee 1 / Holiday home area 1
27777 Ganderkesee
Camping am Falkensteinsee
If you're still inexperienced in camping you can find the most important tips for newcomers here - have a great holiday!

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