Hohencamping Konigskanzel    May 2011

This is a very pleasant campsite in the northern Black Forest. It's on a hilltop with views of the surrounding countryside, and just a 5 minute walk from the picturesque old town of Dornstetten, with its half-timbered houses. The good-sized pitches are grassy and level, numbered but not demarcated in any way. There are more permanent pitches than touring pitches, but they are quite separate, on a lower level than the tourers.

The toilet facilities are excellent, with nice roomy showers. There are special facilities for small children, and even a shower for dogs!

We had a simple but pleasant meal in the restaurant, but there may well be a more extensive menu in high season. There is a small shop in the reception area. Other facilities include a small swimming pool with a children's pool, and a beach volleyball pitch.

This site is open all year and is popular with people who come for the winter sports. We used it as an overnight halt on our way to Italy, but it would be a good base for anyone who enjoys walking and exploring the Black Forest.


Camping Waldpark    May 2012

This is a really pleasant little site with a friendly atmosphere. As others have said, there are a lot of permanent caravans, but they are not of the ramshackle variety you come across in some campsites, but very smart and well-maintained.

Pitches are terraced, grassy, level and a generous size, but not many of them have much shade. There is a large, level area near the entrance for one-night stays – this was quite well-used as Hohenstadt is a useful overnight halt en route to Austria.

The swimming pool, children’s play area and main shower block, with laundry and washing-up facilities, are at the far end of the site and, as someone else said, it’s a bit of a walk. However the owners have recently installed a useful smaller block at the touring end with very smart loos and wash basins, some in separate cubicles.

You have to buy a token for the showers but if using the ACSI card you get a free token for each day. The main shower block looks a bit dated at first sight but in fact the showers are excellent, and everything is very clean. The washing machines are the cheapest ever, at 1 euro 50, and the tumble dryer is cheap too – very useful in wet weather, as are the drying racks and washing lines in the laundry room.

The restaurant is very nice – we had excellent pizzas, reasonably priced. There is no shop but a selection of good supermarkets are not far away in Laichingen.

Most people use the site for one or two nights only but it’s worth staying longer, the atmosphere is so relaxing. The surrounding countryside is very pleasant, with green, rolling hills and fields, and it’s well worth visiting Ulm, and the picturesque little town of Blaubeuren with its mysterious Blue Pool. The site is family-run and they are very friendly and helpful with suggestions


Camping Walldorf Astoria    April 2016

This small site is a useful overnight stop on the way across Germany towards Switzerland or Austria. It has the usual assortment of permanent caravans with gardens, sheds, fences etc, but beyond them is a large, level grassy area, surrounded by trees, with no marked or numbered pitches. This means it's possible to stay hitched up overnight to enable an early start next morning. Water, electric hookups and bins are all nearby.

The toilets and showers are near the entrance and are clean and heated. Loos have a central paper dispenser and washbasins have soap and dryer. The shower block closes at 9pm, but this may be only in low season (we visited in April. ) There is some noise from the motorway but not too intrusive.

The town is small and quite pleasant but nothing special. There are a couple of supermarkets and a big indoor swimming pool.

This isn't an ACSI site - we paid 18 euros. Dogs are 'verboten'! But we saw a red squirrel, which was lovely!


Camping Wertheim    May 2016

This site is beside the River Main and just off the A3. It's useful as an overnight stop, and has a separate area for late arrivals/early morning departures, where you can stay hitched up. The main touring area is level, grassy, but a bit muddy after rain (there had been very heavy rain before we arrived, and the river was full. ) Pitches are not numbered or marked, and there are frequent water taps and EHU's. As in many German campsites, there are a lot of permanent caravans.

The showers and toilets are are excellent, very clean and modern, but there is a small charge for the showers. They are on the first floor of the reception block, with access via an external staircase. However, for those with mobility problems, there are wheelchair-friendly facilities on the ground floor.

The large restaurant and beer garden serve popular dishes - burgers, pizza, wurst etc - at reasonable prices, and they do takeaways. The site is ideal for boat owners as it has its own small marina and ramp. The river is quite busy with all sorts of craft, including large river cruise boats, and freight barges (which can be a bit noisy in the night!) But generally it's a quiet site with less noise from the motorway than we expected, given its proximity.

There's no shop, but fresh rolls are available in the morning. The nearest supermarket, a large Edeka, is 6km.

Perhaps not a site for a long stay, but you could certainly spend a few enjoyable days. There are plenty of things to see in the area, which has vineyards similar to the Mosel region, or it's pleasant just to sit and watch the ducks, swans and boats on the river.


Camping am Konigsberg    June 2011

This is a fairly small site in pleasantly green and wooded surroundings. About half the pitches are permanent, or bungalows. The touring pitches are level, grassy and quite large.

You are not allowed to park your car on the pitch, except for loading and unloading, but have to leave it in the nearby carpark.

The sanitary block is clean and well-equipped (toilet paper, soap, hand driers)and there is plenty of hot water for washing up. There is a washing machine, a tumble dryer and even a spin-dryer!

There is a kiddie's corner with indoor and outdoor play area, a games room for teens, and a restaurant (we didn't use it but it looked nice. ) Although the site has no swimming pool of its own there is a municipal one adjacent. Wifi is free throughout the site.

There's not a lot to see in the area, to be honest, but it's a very useful place to break your journey for a night or two.