We traveled to Germany with a camper van on the finish of April and we took 6 days for it. We have now chosen us a small a part of Germany – Bavaria, Black Forest and Bodensee / Constance lake, what was good for a fast highway journey, filled with motion – particularly for our 5-year-old son.
Germany is the proper vacation spot for households. It provides so many nice issues for teenagers – from theme parks to museums. We have now been capable of expertise lots of new points of interest on this journey round Germany with a motorhome.
6 days’ program for Germany in a motorhome
Day 1: Chiemsee
We began our first day on the stunning Chiemsee lake, which we have now visited twice earlier than. We had been hoping for good climate, to lastly go to the Herreninsel and the well-known King Ludwik Bavaria fort, however the climate was probably not on our facet that day.
However, we have now visited a pleasant indoor swimming pool Prienavera (47.863639 / 12.366033), the place we spent one complete afternoon. Our toddler was more than pleased for altering the plans.
The Prienavera indoor swimming pool is situated within the city Prien, not far-off from the pier, the place you’ll be able to embark on the small boats, taking you to the islands. We have now been admiring them from the outside pool, which is related to the indoor one too.
We have now parked our motorhome on the parking place in entrance of the Prienavera (47.863639 / 12.366033), which has additionally an space for motorhomes. In a single day parking (from 24:00 to eight:00) prices 13 EUR. A each day ticket or parking for greater than 4 hours’ prices 7 EUR. As we have now visited the swimming pool, we acquired the each day parking at no cost.
Despite the fact that we may in all probability in a single day on the parking place, we determined to check-in within the good Panorama Harrison tenting spot (47.840670 / 12.372953). The Panorama Harrison tenting has an important location, proper subsequent to the Chiemsee and solely 3 kilometers from the Prien city. When you’ve got bicycles with you, you’ll be able to cycle on to the pier, take the boat (collectively along with your bike) and discover the islands by bicycle.
There are such a lot of issues to do at Chiemsee, you’ll be able to simply spend few days there. Try our weblog publish for recommendations on the finest issues to do at Chiemsee.
Day 2: Chiemsee – Triberg, Black Forest – Simonswald (450 km)
It was an extended day at this time. We »solely« had 450 kilometers forward of us, however due to navigation we prolonged the journey for about 200 extra.
We reached Triberg within the Black Forest in time for lunch and we had been ravenous. We parked our motorhome on the motorhome parking place in the course of the city (48.131179 / 08.231410). It value us 1,50 EUR/hours.
The Black Forest is generally identified for a dense forest and hilly countryside. However for some who get pleasure from books, that is additionally the world, the place the fairy tales of brothers Grimm are set. The Black Forest can be dwelling to the cuckoo clocks, thermal spas, lakes, wild nature and plenty of picturesque cities and villages. We can not even overlook concerning the well-known Black Forest cake.
We have now stopped for lunch on the Zur Lilie restaurant, serving conventional dishes, together with the unique Black Forest cake. The restaurant is steps away from one other well-known attraction in Black Forest – the Triberg Waterfalls, which we have now visited too.
Do you know that the Triberg Waterfalls are described because the tallest in Germany? Effectively, in complete they are surely 163 meters excessive, however they’re cut up in seven smaller cascades. Effectively, regardless that we didn’t acquired what anticipated, the mountain climbing path is a very nice one to take. It’s paved and appropriate additionally for wheelchairs and strollers.
All three of us loved the attractive nature round us and the view over the waterfalls.
Earlier than heading again to our motorhome, we needed to go to among the memento retailers too. In any case, we wished to see the well-known cuckoo clocks and a few of them had been actually spectacular and fairly costly too. Some had been promoting for greater than 3000 Euros. Effectively, as an alternative of the true ones, we somewhat took dwelling its magnet.
Simply 2 kilometres from the Triberg city centre lies the primary world’s largest cuckoo clock (48.136720 / 08.214570). We had been sadly capable of see it solely from outdoors, because it was already closed for guests (solely as much as 5pm).
We ended our day in a small village Simonswald, 40 minutes’ drive away from Triberg, the place we stayed the night time within the Schwarzwaldhorn tenting place (48.100979 / 08.051597).
Day 3: Simonswald – Waldkirch – Simonswald (25 km)
After an extended day drive yesterday, we determined to take it straightforward at this time. Effectively, we did many issues, however there was simply hardly any driving completed. We have now spent one complete day in Waldkirch – a small city in the course of the Black Forest.
The city was extraordinarily household pleasant, because it has many good actions for teenagers. We first visited the native ZOO – Schwarzwaldzoo. Earlier than we even attain the doorway, we already stopped on the very nice and massive playground below large wild chestnut bushes. The Zoo is small, however a pleasant wander for teenagers, wanting on the animals residing within the Black Forest, together with some extra unique ones. Inside the Zoo are additionally some playgrounds, so you’ll be able to simply keep there for few hours.
Nearly one kilometre on foot from the Schwarzwaldzoo, is one other nice attraction for households – Baumkornenweg. It’s a wood path amongst tree tops, with few extra surprises – superb playground, barefoot path and journey path with suspension bridges. If that’s not sufficient, ensure that to slip down the 180 meters lengthy slide with 50% of incline on some areas. Ren, our five-year-old, and I did it collectively and I have to admit my legs had been a bit shaking on the finish, when Ren wished to go once more…and once more…and once more.
It was time for lunch and we determined to stroll to the outdated city centre, which was solely about 10 minutes’ stroll from the ZOO. As an alternative of a dessert, we somewhat took a recreation in mini golf. A lot enjoyable! If the climate can be hotter, we is likely to be renting out a small boat on the close by lake.
If you’ll be travelling round Germany with a motorhome and stopping at Waldkirch, ensure that to spend an evening or two (that’s most allowed) at their camperstop (48.090157 / 07.957886). The camperstop has the absolute best location – solely steps away from the playgrounds, the ZOO, the lake, mini golf and the tree tops path. You may also attain the outdated city middle on foot in 10 minutes from there and it solely prices 10 EUR/night time.
As we already booked two nights within the Simonswald tenting place, we returned there and had dinner on the native restaurant – Gasthaus Krone-Submit. I liked their home-made Spaetzle with cheese.
Day 4: Simonswald – Europa Park (51 km)
The principle explanation why we headed all the way in which to Black Forest from Chiemsee was the biggest theme park in Germany – Europa Park. The entire park, together with with resorts, tenting place and water park Rulantica, opened in 2019, unfold over 95 hectars, what’s certainly an enormous place.
We are able to discover 13 roller-coasters within the park – the oldest one dated again in 1984. The start of the park is ready in 1975.
Our son actually enjoys theme parks in Germany, so one of many explanation why we journey to Germany annually, can be to go to a brand new theme park.
Ren was so thrilled over the Europa Park, we spent one full day in it – and sure, you guessed it, it was nonetheless too little time. Many points of interest in Europa Park had been already appropriate for our 5-year-old, which was 107 cm tall throughout our go to.
Fortunately we booked their tenting spot already in superior, to essentially get pleasure from Europa Park (48.271823 / 07.717555).
I personally actually appreciated how Europa park is made. Strolling round completely different points of interest is definitely travelling round completely different European nations. In reality, you actually really feel like being in a special place resulting from its structure, culinary… We have now eaten lunch in Spain, had espresso in Holland and handled our self with dessert in Italy.
We visited Europa Park on Saturday for which we had been a bit afraid it is going to be extraordinarily crowded. Europa Park will get nearly 6 million guests per yr. However to be sincere, it was very bearable. Undecided if the rationale was a nasty climate forecast or nonetheless impression from the Covid-19 (no guidelines utilized throughout our go to).
After the Europa Park closed its doorways, we went again to the tenting place. It’s a very large tenting place, however very properly completed. All the pieces is made in Wild West fashion, clear and you will get there every part you want, when travelling with a motorhome – from black and gray water launch, showers, bathrooms, bakery, cafe, restaurant, playground, washing machines.
We reached tenting place already within the morning, method earlier than the check-in hour, however it was no downside to go away our motorhome at their particular »ready« space. We did the check-in within the night, when getting back from the Europa Park. The reception is speak in confidence to 11 pm.
In the event you plan to remain of their tenting place, ensure that to guide the spot along with entrance tickets, as it’s less expensive that method.
Day 5: Europa Park – Kirchberg, Bodensee / Lake Constance (185 km)
We awoke in one other sunny and heat morning. Other than the primary day, we had good climate throughout our full highway journey.
It was time to hit the Lake Constance (Bodensee) at this time. Earlier than we find yourself in one other tenting spot, we had two extra stops in thoughts.
Not far-off from the Bodensee / Lake Constance a small village Salem is situated, which has a really cute attraction to go to (47.762877 / 09.244667). The Affenberg Salem or so referred to as monkey hill will impress younger and outdated. The park is designed to stroll freely amongst monkeys, watching them to play, to eat, to groom…So cute!
Earlier than the doorway to the monkey hill, is a giant Biergarten, with a really good and huge playground for teenagers – for toddlers and for older children too. So even you don’t plan to go to the monkeys, that is nonetheless a really good place to cease. Additionally, you will be fascinated by another animal there – the storks. They’re nesting proper on the rooftops of the Biergarten home.
We continued our drive amongst fantastically maintained orchards, most of them apple bushes. From afar we had been capable of spot the Lake Constance, however one of the best view was from a cease, simply above the Hagnau city. (47.674291 / 09.325171). Gorgeous!
We, in our household, actually get pleasure from a pleasant view, so Ren and I went up within the tree tops once more. However this time we determined for the Journey park in Immenstadt (47.679018 / 09.377263). If the climate can be unhealthy, we had one other various – the Zeppelin museum, however we left that for our subsequent time on the Lake Constance.
Late within the afternoon, we reached ultimate vacation spot for at this time – our tenting place Schloss Kirchberg proper subsequent to the Lake Constance and only one kilometer from the charming Hagnau city (47.670273 / 09.331230). We walked to the city earlier than the sundown, properly Ren truly cycled there, because the tenting place and the city is related with a biking path. Truly the entire Lake Constance space is ideal for biking because it actually has so many great biking paths.
Day 5: Lake Constance – Rosenheim
It was slowly time to move again dwelling, however not simply but.
To interrupt the lengthy drive in two items, we determined to make a cease in Rosenheim – a city between Chiemsee and Munich. We wished to see their exhibition on the Lokschuppen, the place they’ve completely different exhibitions annually. This yr exhibition was about Ice Age and we had been very impressed over it.
The one problematic level in Rosenheim was parking our motorhome, as all of the parking locations close to the exhibition centre and outdated city had been too low for campers. After circling round for nearly an hour, we lastly discover a spot on the road.
We additionally determined to stroll to the outdated city and had lunch – our final conventional Bavarian lunch, earlier than we return again dwelling, which we attain late within the night.
This journey round Germany with a motorhome was good and adjusted to our youngest traveller. We deliberate completely different stops and points of interest every day, which had been appropriate for teenagers too. That positive made our highway journey a lot simpler.
Germany confirmed us once more, how household pleasant vacation spot it truly is. This was truly our first time we travelled round it in a motorhome, however certainly not the final time. We can not wait to discover Germany in a motorhome once more.
Our journey round Germany in a motorhome was sponsored by the Germany Tourism Group, which allowed us to plan our full roadtrip by ourselfs. That’s how we actually loved each minuted of the tri pand made some unforgettable household reminiscences too.