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Campsite Rhineland-Palatinate Germany

Looking for a part of Germany where you can really enjoy a holiday at a campsite? Rheinland-Pfalz (Rhineland-Palatinate) is a region with some outstanding campsites where you can have a really relaxing and varied holiday. This is one of Germany’s romantic highlights, with rolling hills, attractive vineyards and small-scale, pretty cities, all threaded through by meandering rivers.

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Campsites in Rheinland-Pfalz

Children will have a whale of a time on holiday in Rheinland-Pfalz. Around here, you will often find there is a swimming pool, playground and enthusiastic animation team laid on for you at the campsite. Rhineland-Palatinate is of course somewhere where you can bring your own tent or caravan with you, but here is also the option of renting a mobile home or bungalow.

Countryside camping

If you’re looking for a holiday deep in the countryside on an attractive campsite, Rheinland-Pfalz caters to you with its very diverse landscapes. In the south-western corner is the lovely Eifel, a range of wooded hills dotted with crater lakes and mountain streams: here, you can go off hiking right from your campsite. The Eifel is a walkers’ paradise.

There is also some fantastic cycling to be had here along the region’s rivers, the Rhine, Nahe, Moselle, Lahn, Saar and Ahr. Campsites in Rheinland-Palatinate that are located on the banks of a river will offer you canoe rentals. Wherever you are, you’ll see that the hospitality and welcome of the Rhineland are not just found in the old fairytales.

Campsites in Rheinland-Pfalz are also a great base from which to go wine tasting. This region is the hub of German wine production and is justly known as the ‘vineyard of Germany’.

Ancient cities to be discovered

There are several cities in this region that are well worth visiting while on holiday: Rheinland-Pfalz is not just romantic countryside, there are some outstanding city sights, too.

  • Trier
    You really mustn’t pass up on visiting Germany’s oldest city while staying locally at a campsite. Trier (Trèves if you’re coming from the French side) nestles on the banks of the Moselle and exudes charm. Plenty of surviving architecture attests to the Roman legacy here, the most famous example being the Porta Negra or ‘Black Gate’.
  • Mainz
    Another city you ought to visit from your campsite, Mainz, is the capital of the Bundesland of Rheinland-Pfalz. This is a city with a lovely old town, the jewel of which is the Cathedral of St Martin’s (the Domkirche or Mainzer Dom). Mainz is best known to Germans as a media city, with some of the main broadcasters being based here, including ZDF, Germany’s respected ‘Channel Two’. Another attraction in Mainz is its range of large and lively wine cellars.
  • Saarburg
    You will remember Saarburg as a gorgeously picturesque and romantic old town. You might as well be in France when you’re standing by the waterfall in the town centre.
  • Bitburg
    Not far from the (German-speaking) Belgian hill town of St. Vith, the river Moselle or the South Eifel Nature Park (Naturpark Südeifel) is Bitburg. Beer connoisseurs will probably already know the name, and that is this pretty town’s claim to fame!

This is by no means an exhaustive list of the local sights. Rheinland-Pfalz borders on France, Luxembourg and Belgium. It’s very straightforward to have a holiday in Rheinland-Pfalz that also involves a visit to one of those neighbouring countries. The whole region — but most especially the north and west — has a ‘wine and Rhine’ tourist economy.

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