King Ludwig's fairytale castles, mountains and lakes - Bavaria is a magnet for tourists looking for hospitality and relaxation as well as beautiful scenery.
Tourists can now discover even more at some campsites: 32 establishments received the ECOCAMPING award in November 2008. The awarded campsites have committed themselves to more quality, environmental protection and safety and were honoured for this by representatives of the Ministry of the Environment and the Ministry of Economics.
Thanks to the commitment of its camping entrepreneurs, Bavaria has even taken the lead among all German states when it comes to sustainable camping tourism.
The Bavarian campsites have been promoters of the ecological quality offensive in the camping industry from the very beginning through their founding membership in the Ecocamping e.V. association.
Many Bavarian campsites have their quality graded according to the uniform German guidelines of the BVCD e.V. (Federal Association of Camping Entrepreneurs in Germany) and the DTV e.V. (German Tourism Association). (German Tourism Association).
In addition to the classification for hotels, private rooms and holiday apartments, up to 5 stars have also been awarded to campsites since 1999. The classification is voluntary and is intended to make it easier for campers to choose a site. The classification is valid for 3 years.
Reception and service
Z. E.g. size, accessibility, information material, foreign languages, advice, admission control, service, gastronomy, sales
Z. E.g. structural condition, tiled walls and floor, washbasins, showers with hot water, toilet facilities, indoor climate, lighting, cleanliness, tumble dryers, washing machines, cooking facilities, sanitary unit for wheelchair users, waste disposal
Z. E.g. total area available per pitch, electricity connection, "interface" fresh water and waste water connections for caravans and motorhomes, structure of the campsite, arrangement of pitches, group tent meadow, main paths, overall condition of pitches and paths
Meaning of stars (* to ***** stars)
Basic and functional in facilities or overall impression.
Expedient and good in facilities or overall impression, with medium comfort. Facilities at good quality.
Overall equipment or overall impression, with good comfort. Facilities of better quality.
First class ****
First-class in the overall equipment or in the overall impression, with upscale comfort. Facilities in upscale and well-maintained quality.
Exclusive in the overall equipment or impression, with high-quality / first-class comfort. Generous facilities in special quality.