Plansee Camping in Austria
Article from Jana
Plansee in Austria is perfect for a camping trip: Camping Seespitz and Sennalpe at Plansee offer great pitches. Here is everything you need to know about Camping Plansee!
The Plansee is located between the ridges of the Zwiesel and Spießberg mountains and, with its clean water, large sunbathing lawns and plenty of water sports activities, is a perfect destination for anyone who loves being in and on the water. And best of all, there are perfect conditions for camping here - and right on the water at Plansee!
Campsites at the Plansee in Tyrol
Camping site Sennalpe
The Camping Sennalpe is located to the north-east, in the direct vicinity of the Plansee lake and offers spacious areas for mobile homes all year round. A large sunbathing lawn with access to the bathing beach and lake borders directly on the campsite. The ´Seeblick` beach buffet belongs to the campsite, where you can buy your daily supplies or eat.
You will also find a playground for the kids and a ping-pong table. In addition to the modern sanitary facilities and washrooms, you can also relax in the sauna and in winter you can take an ice bath in the Plansee afterwards.
Camping site Seespitz
The Seespitz campsite, on the western part of the Plansee, is also located directly on the lake, so you have a great view of the lake and the surrounding mountains from your camper. This campsite also has a large sunbathing lawn that can be used free of charge, as well as an area for the little ones with a playground.
In addition to modern sanitary facilities and washrooms, you will also find a sauna to relax in.
At the Seespitzkiosk you can get fresh essentials such as bread, milk or butter, but also various dishes such as goulash soup or pizza, or a wide range of snacks and drinks.
But of course you can also prepare your own meals in our campers. With our Campstar you even have the possibility to turn the kitchen into an outdoor kitchen!!!
Book pitches at Plansee
When booking your pitch at the Sennalpe or Seespitz campsite, you have three different options to choose from, which differ according to their location:
For example, if you book the category A pitch yellow, you will receive a particularly sunny pitch at the campsite.
Due to the direct proximity of the campsite to the Plansee lake, all categories offer you a beautiful view of the lake and the mountain landscape, as well as an 80 to 90 square metre plot on grass or gravel. A 16 amp socket is also available.
Prices Camping Sennalpe and Camping Seespitz
The prices for the two campsites are the same. Adults pay 10 euros per night. If you are travelling with your children between the ages of 4 and 14, they pay 7 euros per night. If your four-legged companion comes along on your camping trip, you pay an extra 9 euros per night. The pitch costs between 14 and 18 euros and the electricity flat rate is 5 euros.
Pitches can be rented for a minimum stay of five nights and in high season, i.e. in July and August, it is best to book early.
More general information on camping in Austria can be found in our article on camping in Austria. ´Nature camping in Austria`.
The Plansee is a large mountain lake in Tyrol in Austria. It is located in the district of Reutte and belongs to the municipality of Breitenwang. The lake is part of the nature reserve ´Ammergebirge - Ettaler Forst` and is located in a beautiful alpine environment surrounded by mountains.
The lake is known for its impressive landscape and clear water. It is about 2.8 kilometres long, 970 metres wide and reaches a depth of about 78 metres at its deepest point. The lake is fed by the glaciers of the surrounding mountains and its water is therefore of drinking water quality. Lake Heiterwanger borders it to the south-west and drains into Lake Plansee via the Archbach stream.
Swimming in the Plansee and access to the water
In addition to the campsite's own access points to the water, there are several public beaches around the lake where you can access the water and where you will often find changing rooms and public toilets, and sometimes sun loungers and parasols for hire.
On many parts of the shore there are places where it is relatively easy to get into the water for a swim and other places where it is rockier and muddier which may be more difficult to get in, so make sure you find a safe place ;)
Activities at the Plansee
The lake is like a magnet for water sports enthusiasts. But even if you love hiking, you will get your money's worth around the Plansee, because the surrounding nature park region of Reutte has a lot to offer.
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View of the Plansee from above
There are plenty of hiking routes around the Plansee and the lake is not only great for swimming, but also looks simply beautiful from above, so if you like hiking, then you should definitely take a look at the lake from the top of the mountains! There are several options available to you here:
The summit of the Gschwandtkopf, the summit of the Heiterwand, the summit of the Zwiesel or Frauenalpl and the Sonnenkopf. They are all located around the Plansee and from each peak you have a fantastic view of the lake and the surrounding Alps.
At the Plansee you can choose between many different water activities, whether it's simply relaxing on the shore and going for a swim, fishing on the shore or on a boat, or water sports - it's your decision. At SUP4fun at the Sennalpe campsite you can rent SUPs, kayaks or pedal boats. But canyoning and rafting tours are also offered around the lake. In addition, dives down into the depths of the lake are offered in summer and winter. Yes, you heard right, even ice dives are possible at the Planseecamp. However, there are several prerequisites, such as at least 100 cold water dives, in order to be allowed to explore the underwater world beneath the ice cover.
uesthouse MusterAlpe at the Plansee
You can also make a trip to the MusterAlpe inn during your holiday, either to visit the restaurant and taste the traditional Tyrolean dishes or to take a guided tour of the alpine dairy, where you can get a behind-the-scenes look at how butter and cheese are made. A few cows and their calves, goats and chickens await you on the farm. - So it's also a great destination for a day out with the whole family and children. If you are there during the summer season, you can also enjoy the monthly live music evenings, from classical music to folk music.
Excursions around the Plansee
The Highline179 is a suspension bridge in Reutte, which leads over a gorge at a height of 114 metres over a length of 406 metres. It offers you a view of the surrounding mountains and is an impressive experience for the whole family. From the Seespitz campsite, it is only about 7 km to the Highline179 and can therefore be reached in about 10 minutes by car or you can go on a two-hour hike.
A little further away, but still easily accessible by camper, you will find the Linderhof Castle, which is about a 30 minutes' drive from Plansee and is one of the magnificent royal residences of King Ludwig II of Bavaria. The castle is surrounded by beautiful gardens and landscapes and impresses with its opulent architecture and interior design.
From the Plansee lake you can get to the Kletterwald Bichelbach. The Kletterwald is a great place to take the whole family for an action-packed day out between July and September. The facility consists of six different courses of varying degrees of difficulty, with 60 different climbing elements and various ropeways, for fun and adrenaline junkies, whether young or old.
Plansee is definitely the perfect place for action- and water sports-loving campers! But even if you want to spend your holiday here alone or with your family and kids, you will have a great time. The best thing for us: the campsites are very close to the shore of the lake. You wake up and have the mountains and the lake right in front of your camper door, or you look at the panorama view from the roof tent when you wake up - what could be better?