Camping in spring – but where?

March, 12 2020

Spring will soon be upon us and with it, the first rays of warm sunshine. Have you planned your camping holiday yet, or are you still wondering where to go? The following are our four suggestions for a spring camping holiday.

Easter and spring holidays are the perfect opportunity for a spring camping holiday. Looking for some inspiration? We have four great tips for where best to spend a spring camping holiday.

The Netherlands – colourful tulip fields in South Holland

Where better to enjoy the first warm rays of sunshine that amidst the flowers? The tulip season in the Netherlands runs from the end of March to the end of May – perfect for an Easter camping trip.

Park Keukenhof in South Holland opens its doors on 21 March, and is home to more than 800 different varieties of tulip. There are also countless flower displays and exhibitions. You can pre-book tickets online.

Tulpenfeld in Südholland

Enjoy spring amidst the tulips in South Holland

Take your bicycle along and use the springlike backdrop of South Holland to embark on a bicycle tour of the province’s tulip fields. You can also hire a bicycle and discover the region.

Remember to plan in some time for a city trip to Leiden and The Hague. Both cities are easily accessible from the campsite, and boast numerous sights and lively city centres.

Campsites in South Holland

A unique event in the Sauerland

The Sauerland in North Rhine-Westphalia lures visitors not only with its beautiful countryside and picturesque towns, but with its special Easter celebrations.

The town of Attendorn hosts what is perhaps Germany’s most interesting Easter celebration. On Easter Sunday, the four Easter crosses, which stand on the hills above the city, are lit with the flame from the Easter candle. Children wave burning torches and accompany the spectacle. This is then followed by four Easter processions, which make their way from the hills down to the parish church.

Osterfeuer

One of Germany’s most spectacular Easter celebrations takes place in Attendorn.

Interested in spending your Easter holidays hiking? The Sauerland couldn’t be a better place to do it. The Rothaarsteig hiking trail takes you through the Sauerland countryside and some of the area’s most beautiful spots, including dense forests, wide valleys and fabulous vistas. Also worth a visit is the Bruchhauser Steine nature reserve. One of the four impressive crags is accessible to visitors, and from the top you can see as far as Münsterland.

Wandern im Sauerland

A hike along the Rothaarsteig trail will open up fantastic views.

Campsites in the Sauerland:

France – a feast in Alsace

There is no shortage of spring celebrations in Alsace! From 3 to 19 April, Colmar will play host to the Fête le Printemps spring festival, where you can enjoy spring and Easter markets as well as concerts and exhibitions throughout the Easter holiday period. It’s an outstanding opportunity to sample regional products like the Alsace Easter cake known as Lamala, and all against the town’s picturesque backdrop, decorated in colour for the event.

Colmar im Elsass

Spring is celebrated every year in Colmar.

A camping holiday at Whitsun is the perfect opportunity to enjoy the Alsace region’s warm weather. Hike along the Alsace Wine Route, where you’ll have a choice of 50 hiking trails.  The routes take you through the region’s vineyards, past historical castles and through charming villages and towns including Riquewihr and Eguisheim. Sample familiar wines such as Pinot Blanc, Riesling or Sylvaner at one of the many wine cellars or wineries, which will be more than happy to welcome you. Plus, there’s plenty of opportunity to feast! Try out an authentic Alsace Flammkuchen and some tasty Munster cheese.

Weinberge im Elsass

Discover the Alsace Wine Route.

Campsites in Alsace:

Austria – cycling tours and Easter celebrations in Salzburg

Bring your bicycle along – the weather in late May is perfect for a cycling tour! The state of Salzburg in Austria offers a variety of excellent cycling routes, including the Mozart Radweg, which comprises multiple stages around the most beautiful lakes in Salzburg.

Wolfgangsee

The Mozart Radweg takes you around Lake Wolfgang.

There is a lot to enjoy in Salzburg around Easter, including the famous Lungauer Osterfeuer Easter celebrations, where twelve-metre wooden towers are constructed in local villages and set alight on the night of Easter Sunday. You can find an overview of Easter celebrations and activities here.

Campsites in Salzburg

If you have any springtime camping tips, please leave us a comment!

Sarah Löber
  • Author: Sarah Löber
  • Van Spanje tot Finland, Sarah heeft al veel van Europa gezien. Haar enthousiasme voor kamperen ontstond tijdens een reis door Nieuw-Zeeland. Ze houdt vooral van Europese stedentrips met veel cultuur. Haar favoriete reisbestemming is Groot-Brittannië.

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