The 7 best winter campsites in Europe

The 7 best winter campsites in Europe
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Discover the top 7 winter campsites in Europe with us - a dream for every winter camping enthusiast! We introduce you to breathtaking places all over Europe and take you on a winter journey through Germany, Austria, Italy, Spain, Croatia and Switzerland.

Winter campsites in Germany: between the Alps and the Baltic Sea

Whether in the Alps with their snow-covered peaks or on the frosty, shimmering coasts of the Baltic Sea - Germany has a multitude of winter campsites to offer.

Woman with dog in VW Grand California on road, Germany
Woman with dog in VW Grand California on road, Germany

Grab one of our campers and experience these winter campsites with offers for winter sports and wellness for yourself.

Top winter campsite in the Alpine region in Germany

📍1.Camping Resort Zugspitze (Bavaria)

Would you like to wake up directly beneath Germany's largest mountain, the Zugspitze? That's exactly what awaits you at this campsite! In the middle of the small but charming Zugspitze village of Grainau near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, you'll find a paradise for winter sports fans. After a long day on the slopes, you can relax in the modern sauna and wellness area before heading back to your cozy camper.

Top winter campsite at the Baltic Sea in Germany

📍 2. Camping and vacation park Havelberge am Woblitzsee (Mecklenburg-Vorpommern)

This 5-star campsite in the Mecklenburg Lake District is open all year round. In addition to many leisure activities such as Nordic walking, fitness and gymnastics, as well as children's playgrounds, you can also relax in the Finnish log cabin sauna on the lakeshore. There is also a family pool, a disabled pool and a children's adventure pool on the site.

Austria's winter campsites : Breathtaking mountains and more

Austria - the land of mountains is one of the most popular winter camping destinations in Europe.

Woman with campervan 540 in snow-covered landscape, Austria
Woman with campervan 540 in snow-covered landscape, Austria

And not without reason, because in addition to numerous ski slopes, opportunities for winter hikes and cultural activities, there are also numerous well-equipped winter campsites with wellness facilities waiting for you in almost all of Austria.

Top winter campsite in Austria

📍 3. Campsite HOCHoben (Carinthia)

The HOCHoben campsite in Mallnitz, Carinthia is situated at over 1200m above sea level and has numerous comfortable pitches equipped with electricity, Wi-Fi and water supply. In winter, the site is a paradise for skiers and snowboarders with ski touring areas such as the Ankogel, Häusleralm and Tauerntal nearby.

Italian winter camping highlights : Bella Italia

VW Bulli with pop-up roof in the snowy mountains, Italy
VW Bulli with pop-up roof in the snowy mountains, Italy

The charm of the Italian countryside is not only something very special in summer - "Bella Italia" is also a camping paradise in winter!

Top winter campsite in Italy

📍 4. Caravan Park Sexten (South Tyrol)

At Caravan Park Sexten you can experience the perfect mix of luxury and nature - in the middle of the Dolomites! Here you get wellness camping at the highest level. Relax in the water world or enjoy the sauna area. And for all ski lovers: the Dolomiti Superski and the slopes of the Three Peaks ski region with breathtaking panoramic views are an absolute must.

Winter camping in Switzerland : mountain panoramas and pure luxury

Surrounded by the majestic Alps, you will find a large number of comfortable winter campsites in Switzerland.

Woman with VW Bulli in front of lake in winter, Switzerland
Woman with VW Bulli in front of lake in winter, Switzerland

In addition to impressive mountain scenery, Switzerland is also known for one thing - pure luxury! This is also reflected in the fantastic campsites.

Top winter campsite in Switzerland

📍 5. Sport & Camping Samnaun (Grisons)

The campsite Sport & Camping Samnaun is located directly on the piste and after a full day of skiing you can reach the campsite directly via the Zeblas valley run. The campsite has its own restaurant, umbrella bar, sun terrace and a Hangl shuttle service.

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Spain's winter campsites: Sun and nature

Winter grouches take note: Spain still has pleasantly warm temperatures and sunshine even in winter.

Campervan 540 on sunny coast in winter, Spain
Campervan 540 on sunny coast in winter, Spain

So if you want to escape the cold, you can experience a unique mix of a relaxing beach vacation and exploring Spanish culture and nature with one of our campers.

Top winter campsite in Spain

📍 6. Camping Don Cactus (Granada)

Camping Don Cactus is located on the sunny Costa Tropical of Granada. Plenty of sights such as the famous Alhambra and the enchanting Albaicin district invite you to discover Granada. The beach is also in the immediate vicinity of this campsite, which is open all year round.

Winter camping in Croatia: escape the frost into the mild Adriatic sunshine

Croatia, known for its sun-drenched summers, offers a unique opportunity in winter for camping enthusiasts chasing milder weather.

Two women in the VW Grand California, Croatia
Two women in the VW Grand California, Croatia

In contrast to the frosty temperatures of many European winter camping destinations, Croatia attracts visitors with pleasantly warm winter days - ideal for those who want to escape the icy winter weather.

Top winter campsite in Croatia

📍7. San Servolo Wellness Camping (Istria)

San Servolo Wellness Camping is located between the Istrian hills. Whether summer or winter, here you can enjoy wellness all year round. The year-round wellness program includes: Massages and treatments for face and body, a heated indoor and outdoor pool, saunas and whirlpools. There is also a steakhouse and a pizzeria on site where you can enjoy a delicious meal.

FAQs: The most frequently asked questions about winter campsites

What should I look out for when choosing a campsite?

That depends on your requirements. Our tip: pay attention to the location and what the campsite has to offer. Proximity to the ski resorts is also an advantage. For the wellness enthusiasts among you, campsites with wellness facilities such as a sauna and indoor pool are a good idea. And you should also take a close look at the sanitary facilities, as you will need these especially after a day of skiing if the camper doesn't have its own integrated bathroom. 😉

How do I find the right winter campsite for me?

On camping.info you will find selected, particularly popular sites for camping in winter. You can also use the "Winter camping" filter function on camping.info to discover over 3300 beautiful winter campsites. If you enter your desired travel period, you can view available winter campsites and book them directly online.

What should I bear in mind when winter camping?

The right equipment for the cold season is particularly important. Our campers are all very warm thanks to the integrated heating. Because the campers are so well heated, you don't have to worry about your water freezing. You can find detailed information on heating the camper and other general and technical questions in our Winter camping essentials.

What equipment is useful for winter camping?

Of course, all our campers are equipped with winter tires. Snow chains can also be booked for most models. You can find the equipment for the individual campers here! https://freeway-camper.com/de/campers/winter-camping

What are the best winter camping activities?

Whether snowshoeing, skiing, snowboarding, ski touring or cross-country skiing, you can experience all of this together with your camper. But if it doesn't turn out to be a white winter, you can also travel further south, where the sun still shines and the temperatures are pleasantly mild.

For the wellness fans among you, the combination of freedom while camping and luxury in an indoor pool or sauna is particularly advantageous. Sauna at the campsite and back to the camper through the cold snow? Do you dare?

>>You can find all further information about winter camping in our Winter camping essentials

Grab one of our winter-proof campers now and spend an unforgettable time in a winter camping destination of your choice anywhere in Europe. For a small surcharge, you can take our winter equipment with extra comfort and special features with you on your trip. If you have a spontaneous need for camping, we have some great last-minute offers for you.

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