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Camping Holidays in Saxony

Nature meets Culture

In the midst of nature, directly by the water, surrounded by mountains and woods or by 1000 years of history: Saxony’s campsites speak for themselves – regardless of the season. The approximately 100 sites are spread across the whole free state. There is the perfect place for every taste: Camping in nature, for families or for active holiday makers. Especially the campsites near the cities are very popular. Some sites even have their own swimming pool or wellness area. So, off you go to enjoy your outdoor experience!

Camping by the river

Those who like to camp near the water, will find gorgeous sites on the riverbanks. Many of them along the great rivers Spree and Elbe. For example, the campsite “Königstein” is located on the bank of the Elbe river. 240 m above it, the fortress of the same name towers on a table mountain. You can visit Europe’s largest mountain fortress directly or start with a little tour on the Elbe cycle route.

Also fun: an overnight stay in a huge barrel by the river.

Camping at the lake

There are approximately 100 swimming lakes in Saxony. Numerous campsites are located directly on the lakefront and make the dream of waking up with a view of the lake come true. The quiet campsite “LuxOase” at the Wallroda dam right in the middle of the tourist highlights of Dresden, the Saxon Switzerland, Upper Lusatia, Meissen and Moritzburg or the sites at the Pöhl dam  in the Vogtland region not only offer a beautiful water landscape but also many sports activities: swimming, paddling, boating, jogging, hiking, or cycling. The heath and pond landscape of Upper Lusatia sports an exceptionally large number of lakes with camping possibilities. Here, fishing is yet another possibility to spend the time.

Water sports tips:

How about a kayak tour on the Zwickau Mulde river, a dinghy trip along the Elbe river, wind or kite surfing on the Senftenberger lake or wakeboarding at the Kiesgrube Leuben near Dresden?

Camping in the mountains

Saxony is rich in mountains: The mighty rocks of the Ore Mountains, the Elster or the Zittau Mountains provide ideal conditions for hikers and climbers. Gorgeous campsites await you at the foot of the mountains, e.g. the caravan campsite “Saxon Switzerland”. It is also a good starting point for tours into the canyon landscape of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains. Or: You can take the urban railway, which is only 4km away, and explore Dresden.


Campsites for cyclists

With their well-developed trail network, the Ore Mountains are a paradise for cyclists. On your tours you can explore castles, palaces or traditional wood crafts. For example, in the health resort of Seiffen there is a holiday park that serves as an ideal starting point as many of the marked hiking routes and mountain bike trails intersect there. From the forest campsite “Waldcamping Talheim”, you can cycle the Eisenweg trail all the way to Chemnitz or Aue – and take the Ore Mountain railway “Erzgebirgsbahn” on your way back. Fun is guaranteed! During winter, the trail network becomes a cross-country ski trail.

Cycling tips:

Bon vivants should definitely try the “Obstland” orchard route near Grimme, Romantics the Elbe cycle route from the health resort of Bad Schandau to the Renaissance town of Torgau, families should follow the Mulderadweg that leads past many castles, and mountain bikers should head for the Ore Mountains. 

Der Ferienpark Trixi von oben. Links sieht man den Anfang des Waldes.
Zittauer Gebirge Trixi Ferienpark

Campsites for families

In Saxony, camping with children is particularly great. Many sites offer exciting recreational activities for the offspring: E.g., the “Trixi” holiday park in the Zittau mountains convinces with all-inclusive packages for an especially adventurous holiday – from bathing fun for the whole family to tobogganing throughout the year, from a visit to the rock zoo to the spectacular show in the “Sternenscheune” with mini planetarium and cupola cinema.


Campsites for culture enthusiasts

Saxony’s towns like Dresden, Leipzig, Chemnitz, or Pirna impress with their cultural treasures. They are surrounded by numerous campsites, which serve as ideal starting point for great city trips. Dresden’s baroque buildings like the Zwinger or the Church of Our Lady are not far from the Wostra campsite. In just 30 minutes by public transport, you will reach the historic city centre. And from the campsite at the “Bilzbad Radebeul”, opened in 2020, it’s just a short distance to Dresden, the town of arts. Nature meets culture!

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