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Would you like to spend the weekend, short break or long vacation in nature?

Do you want to go camping to enjoy nature, fresh air and individual freedom? With a bit of comfort or a lot of luxury?

How to find your perfect camping accommodation

Wondering if you should buy (or rent) a tent, caravan, campervan or RV? Here you will find a small checklist.

Compare the three most popular types of camping accommodation with our list: tent, caravan and motorhome. We've listed the top pros and cons of each from our point of view. What do you think about that? Which accommodation is your favourite?



    • Cheapest option
    • Particularly close to nature
    • Easy transport (train, motorbike, car)
    • Easy to store in the basement or garage
    • For a tent trip by car and driver's license test from 1999: driver's license B is sufficient
    • Sustainable: little consumption of resources in production and transport


    • weather dependent
    • Less comfort
    • Set up and tear down (can be fun, but not in the dark or in the rain...)



    • Comfort higher than in a tent: beds, kitchen, possibly toilet/ wet room
    • Lots of storage space for luggage
    • Flexible: hang out and use cars individually
    • Cheaper price compared to the mobile home


    • If the combination weight is more than 3.5 t (and trailer weight up to 3.5 t) and driver's license from 1999: BE driver's license required
    • Carriage driving can be difficult or slow
    • Maneuvering on the parking space is not always easy (maneuvering assistance may be required)
    • Trailer coupling required on the car
    • Space required for parking (winter storage)



    • Higher level of comfort compared to a tent: beds, kitchen, possibly toilet/wet room, storage space for luggage
    • Easier to drive on the road and maneuver around the site than caravans
    • More flexible parking with a campervan or bus, e.g. for overnight stays
    • You can use campervans in everyday life like a car


    • Motorhomes over 3.5 t and driving license from 1999: Class C1 (up to 7.5 t) or C driving license required
    • High purchase price
    • Not as flexible on site as with a car and a parked caravan
    • Space required for parking (winter storage?)
    • Large motorhomes do not fit on every campsite or parking space

No matter which camping variant you choose: they all have advantages and disadvantages. What is important is that camping simply brings joy and is something for everyone, regardless of whether they have a small or large purse.

Have you already made a decision?