Prepare for your next camping trip and find your perfect offer here. Camping in Switzerland is more popular than ever. More and more people looking for peace and quiet are setting off in their camper, caravan or tent and spending relaxing or eventful days at one of the almost 400 campsites in Switzerland. You can either buy or rent the camping equipment yourself. Numerous stores offer all kinds of equipment you need for your camping trip
What do I have to consider with a motorhome in Switzerland?
It is important that you purchase the appropriate vignette and carry general identification and vehicle documents with you. In Switzerland you will find many campsites, and in some cantons you are allowed to wild camp for a limited period of time or to stay overnight at a rest stop or parking lot. However, this regulation differs from canton to canton. With a motorhome over 3.5 tons you are not allowed to drive faster than 100 km/h on the highway. In addition, you must pay a heavy vehicle fee if your motorhome exceeds 3.5 tons. In this case, the vignette obligation does not apply to you
Can I pitch my tent anywhere in Switzerland?
Wild camping is not prohibited by law in Switzerland. However, the exact regulations for spending the night in a tent or camper outside a campsite are regulated by canton. Camping in national parks or nature reserves is prohibited everywhere. The cantons of Aargau and Obwalden allow temporary wild camping. In case of doubt, contact the cantonal authorities in advance or ask the farmer for permission.
Where is the best place to camp in Switzerland?
There are a total of 396 campsites in Switzerland. A large part of these sites are located on the shores of the Swiss lakes. One of the most popular is the Seeli campsite, for example. It is located directly on Lake Seelisberg and just under 400 meters above Lake Lucerne. A quiet place in the middle of the mountains and the idyllic lake make the place very special. Campofelice Camping Village in Tenero, located directly on the shores of Lake Maggiore, has a large private beach and is an ideal starting point for bike tours and hikes. The Fischerhaus campsite in Kreuzlingen, which is located on the shores of Lake Constance, is particularly popular with water sports enthusiasts.