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Jan 9, 2017
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In the throes of preliminary planning for a trip to Germany. Among the options are the Hartz Mountains, Dresden and Berlin. Does anyone have suggestions for campsites - particularly for the cities where ideally we need somewhere which has easy access to the city centres by public transport.

All suggestions gratefully received.

Thanks in advance.
 
Nov 3, 2020
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Can't advise on campsites in these areas but would say that unlike this country, the Germans, (in common with most of their continental friends), really know how to do public transport. One site we stayed on near Nagold included free transport passes in the price of the pitch and trips into to town were pretty well hassle free.
 

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A few years ago we spent 3 months touring Germany (Rhine, Mosel, Bavaria etc)
We only stayed on a campsite once (we were snowed in at . the Stellplatz network is amazing - many of them have EHU on a meter.
 
Jul 6, 2009
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Quite a few stellaplatz we stayed at only took coins for payment or ehu?

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Jan 5, 2020
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is there an app or web site where we can locate all the stelleplatz please?
 
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Campercontact is pretty useful - you can pay extra for Pro version which allows download and offline use.
 

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Campercontact is pretty useful - you can pay extra for Pro version which allows download and offline use.
For Germany Campercontact is the app.
I use Searchforsites in France, but so out of date there might not even be a review for one in Germany and 60+ reviews on CC.
 

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There is a useful site at Potsdam, if I remember rightly, with public transport to Berlin.
 

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In Dresden try Campingplatz Dresden Mockritz. Bus stop outside into city centre which is interesting. be careful where you chose to pitch as some are better than others. Dresden is a great city with a mix of modern buildings and typical East German architecture. Plenty of GDR history.
In Berlin be wary as some city sites are pretty poor and expensive. Try Campingplatz am Mahlower. It’s at the end of SBahn line S2 which takes about 40 mins into the centre of Berlin. Nice site but a bit pricey (but compared to some CMC site charges nowadays it’s not bad value).

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There is a Stellplatz at Dresden where we stayed last summer in July. It is just across the river from the Old Town. It is popular and you are advised to arrive mid to late morning. There are a number of hook up points available included in the price first come first served.
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The view across the river from our parking spot.
There is also a Stellplatz in Berlin we have used and will be using again later this year, Expensive for what it is but very central and convenient. It is close to the S Bahn so good for most places of interest.
Dresden
51°03'24.4"N 13°44'35.8"E
https://goo.gl/maps/NPbBWkTf7Fz282r36.
Berlin
52°32'56.6"N 13°23'01.1"E
 

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We have only stopped on a campsite a couple of times, the stellplatz are very good and normally in a better location. 🤔
The Hartz mountains was lovely, the walking in the mountains, steam trains whistling and snow when we went, but our Eura Mobil was more than capable, 😉 we was using a bottle of gas every 4 days. 😲
We stopped at a restaurant/ stelplatz at Elend and the chap that owned it was a saxophone player with the rolling stones in the 60s and he had all the photos in the restaurant from back in the day and because we were English he never charged us, but we insisted on putting money in his charity box because we had electric. 🙂👍
You can also get the train up Brocken from there. 😎 Bob.
 
Nov 28, 2007
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Only stopped on 2 campsites in Germany, both very expensive and the one in Koblenz was that overcrowded we thought Italian neighbours were trying to come in through our windows. We always use the Stella Platz and some of them are as good as campsites with all facilities of a site but a fraction of the cost others just pretty basic but always clean.
 
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In the throes of preliminary planning for a trip to Germany. Among the options are the Hartz Mountains, Dresden and Berlin. Does anyone have suggestions for campsites - particularly for the cities where ideally we need somewhere which has easy access to the city centres by public transport.

All suggestions gratefully received.

Thanks in advance.
The Stellplatz app is available in the google play store,
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we have used it for the last 7-8 years, it works well, we combine it with a google maps search for camper parking/camp sites and don´t use much else ( did use the ADAC app but dropped it after a year).
Load down the Stellplatz app and the search the cities you want ( pinch and zoom on the map is fastest ), we have only done Berlin and Dresden by car and not the MH, but we have toured the old East Germany in the MH though and up and down the middle of the country on our way to and from places.

Heidelberg is nice and has/had a new (2019 BC ) Stellplatz a bus/cycle ride from the city and down here in the south East we have some nice spots around the Chiemsee, Berchtesgaden and the Eagles nest are close too and have some cool stopovers.

Safe travels

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May 15, 2022
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Quite a few stellaplatz we stayed at only took coins for payment or ehu?
Some still do but card payments are becoming more popular, my favorites are still the one where you just put the cash in an envelope and post into a box, a level of trust you don´t see everywhere
 
Jan 27, 2009
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We stopped at a stellplatz at Wenigerode which was a few minutes walk to the station for the Harz Narrow Gauge Railway to Mount Brocken.
 
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Between Leipzig and Dresden you can find Colditz, there is a campsite in town a short walk away from the castle. It's fascinating and the guided tour (conducted by an English guy) was excellent.
 
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Currently in Netherlands having just done 3.5 weeks in Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Czechia, back into Germany and now NL. I have used a combination of apps, notably the Stellplatz one shown in post 15 above, and Stellplatz radar, which although it’s in German, you can still figure out the gist of the entries. With the latter app, you can subscribe for a month to Stellplatz radar Plus, which lets you filter on search criteria, add favourites and is ad free, all for £1.79/month. I personally found it the better of the 2, not least because some of the info on the first app was misleading (some of the places were advertised as open all year, but clearly were not [ask me how I know…]) A few times I cross-referenced the info from both apps (where they both listed the same Stellplatz) to get a better idea of things. My journey has included free Stellplatz areas, with zero facilities, right up to full amenities (showers, toilets, EHU, water, grey water dump, cassette toilet emptying) for €25 all-in. Some of the best places have not necessarily been the ones with all the bells and whistles, but the Stellplatz overlooking the Möhnesee was a stunning location, and 2 minutes drive from the Möhne Dam wall of Dambusters fame. At €22 all-in, it was hard to better. For those who are interested, I have summarised my trip in a journal on this website.
 

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