Camping in Germany (legislation, how, why, duration)
Free camping is not allowed in Germany. However, it is possible to travel in a van, tent or camper.
Here are the ways and means to camp and travel in Germany ?
In a van, caravan or motor home
- In places where you can park and without disturbing others.
Nb : Sleep in the two places above only if you are sure to be safe and quiet in these places. Avoid busy parking lots, close to major roads or cities.
- On private property with the consent of the owner. You can book easily thanks to waycamper.com
In a tent
- The bivouac is generally tolerated for the night, you will be fined a maximum of 100 euros per person
- On private properties with the owner’s consent. You can book easily thanks to waycamper.com
How many nights can you camp in Germany ?
There is no time limit to sleep in a wilderness campground or in a home stay in Germany. However, wild camping is very complicated, bivouacking is tolerated but you will have to be extremely careful, it is out of the question to set up your whole campsite. Only a sleeping bag and a tarpaulin in case of bad weather is accepted in case of control. If you want to go in contact with nature, in all security and legality, you can camp with the inhabitant with WayCamper.
If you travel in tent it is strongly advised to do it during the good season (between mid-April and beginning of October).
Why travel to Germany ?
- Beer: Germany is the second country in terms of beer consumption per capita and has a large number of beers.
- 31%: this is the percentage of Germany’s wooded area
- 49 properties are classified as Unesco
- World Heritage Sites (the 4th largest country in the world)