Holidays with dogs - what would be better than a camping trip? This type of travel is flexible and close to nature. On more and more campsites, four-legged friends, masters and mistresses can look forward to dog-friendly facilities such as a dog shower or a dog beach.
The camping portal "camping.info" has determined which campsite in popular European travel countries is best suited for a trip with man's best friend. On the booking portal, holidaymakers can not only rate their overall impression of the campsite, but also to what extent it is suitable for dogs. Campers can rate dog-friendliness with up to five stars.
"The detail pages for the campsites provide information about what equipment is available for four-legged friends," says Maximilian Möhrle, managing director of the booking portal. However, if you want to go camping with Bello or Fiffi, you shouldn't waste too much time booking, advises Möhrle. Many dog-friendly campsites are booked out early, especially in the high season.
Destinations in Germany, Austria, Italy, Croatia and the Netherlands are among the most popular campsites. We show the top 3 campsites per country for holidays with the dog:
Camping at Koenigsberg (Rhineland-Palatinate)
Between the Rhine and Moselle, travelers will find a paradise for dogs here. Vacationers can escape the hustle and bustle of the big city and discover the area on long walks with their four-legged friend. For example, on a short hike up the Königsberg.
Users gave the campsite a total of 4.8 stars in the "Suitable for guests with dogs" category. Dogs are allowed here in high and low season. The four-legged friends are also allowed in the rental accommodation. For dogs there are bathing facilities and dog showers on the campsite. However, there is no dog park. In the overall rating, the place receives a 4.9. More information about the place can be found here.
Camping Park Erfurt (Thuringia)
Located in the south-east of Erfurt, travelers vacationing with their dogs will find accommodation here for trips into the city or into the countryside. Not far from the campsite, the Steiger-Willroder Forst-Werningslebener Wald invites you to take beautiful walks.
The campsite gets 4.6 stars from travelers with dogs. Dogs are welcome here in high and low season. If you want to spend the night in rented accommodation, you can take Bello or Fiffi with you. There is a dog shower. There are no bathing facilities or a dog park here. In the overall rating, the place receives a 4.9. More information about the place can be found here.
Campsite Auf dem Simpel (Lower Saxony)
Very close to the campsite is the Ehbläcksmoor nature reserve, where travelers can discover heathland, forest and the Große Aue. However, dog owners must ensure that their four-legged friends are kept on a leash and on the paths. The amusement park Heidepark Soltau is also in the vicinity.
Visitors with dogs gave this campsite in Lower Saxony 4.7 stars. According to the reviews, dogs are not allowed in the rentals and there are no dog showers. But the place scores with dog owners: inside with bathing facilities in the area. Overall, the place receives a rating of 4.7 stars. More information about the place can be found here.
Camping Sonnenland (Burgenland)
Lutzmannsburg is known for its beautiful vineyards and, with its rolling hills, invites you to explore the region. The area near the Hungarian border has a well-developed network of paths and holidaymakers can go on a bike tour with their dog.
The site scores best in terms of dog-friendliness (4.9 stars) and was awarded the "camping.info" award 2023. Travelers can look forward to a dog-friendly restaurant, dog showers, and a dog park. The "camping.info" users particularly liked the extra bathing area for Bello and Fiffi. The place also received 4.9 stars in the overall rating. More information about the place can be found here.
Berau am Wolfgangsee (Upper Austria)
At Lake Wolfgang in the Salzkammergut, holidaymakers will find themselves in a true natural paradise. Travelers can discover picturesque places, hike through the alpine pastures or watch their own four-legged friends splashing about in the lake.
The campsite received a 4.2 from travelers with dogs. Attention when booking: Dogs are only allowed in the low season and then in the rental accommodation. The site has no dog shower or lawn. In the overall rating, the place receives a 4.4. More information about the place can be found here.
Camp Mondseeland (Upper Austria)
Located between Mondsee and Irrsee, holidaymakers will find plenty of peace and quiet. The picturesque meadows and the surrounding mountains make the location of the campsite perfect for active holidays with dogs.
Guests with dogs have given the campsite 4.8 stars. Dogs are allowed here all year round. There is a dog shower, a dog way and bathing facilities. The overall rating is also 4.8 stars. More information about the place can be found here.
Papillon Country Resort (Provinz Overijssel)
The campsite is located near the German-Dutch border between Nordhorn and Denekamp. Denekamp is a small town and travelers can enjoy the rural idyll. The oldest natural history museum in the Netherlands is located in the village. And many people visit the place because of the garden center Oosterik.
There are 4.6 stars for the Papillon Country Resort in the dog recommendation. Dogs are allowed in the low and high season - even in rental accommodation. There is a dog park and showers for four-legged friends. There are no bathing facilities. In the overall rating, travelers give it a 4.7. More information about the place can be found here.
Beach park De Zeeuwse Kust (Provinz Zeeland)
The campsite is located directly behind a dune, just a few hundred meters from the beach. Travelers can therefore go for walks along the North Sea all year round and let the sea breeze blow their noses.
Dogs are allowed here all year round and can stay in the rental accommodation. There is a dog shower and a dog meadow. Guests rate the place with 4.7 stars for holidays with dogs. Overall, the campsite receives a 4.3. More information about the place can be found here.
Camping De Paal (Province of North Brabant)
How about a bike tour with your dog to the small town of Bergeijk, three kilometers away - to enjoy the Dutch flair? Of course, travelers can also simply explore the nature around the campsite.
Guests rate the suitability for dogs with 4.5 stars. Four-legged friends are allowed in the high and low season - but not in the rental accommodation. Travelers will find a dog shower and lawn. There are also bathing facilities for dogs. In the overall rating, the place receives a 4.5. More information about the place can be found here.
Camping Fossalta (Venetian)
A wonderful starting point for a relaxing holiday on Lake Garda. Travelers can enjoy the Italian lifestyle. Campers can look forward to a private beach section.
Dog owners give this Italian campsite 4.6 stars. Dogs are allowed to stay in their own caravan in high and low season, but not in rental accommodation. There is a dog park, showers and bathing facilities. In the overall rating, the campsite received a 4.2. More information about the place can be found here.
Camping Zocco (Lombarde)
Those who vacation at the campsite can enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Lake Garda. The combination of water and mountains is the perfect combination for active vacationers.
Guests rated the campsite 4.6 stars for dog-friendliness. The four-legged friends can holiday there with master and mistress both in the high and low season. They are allowed in rental accommodation. In the overall rating, the place receives a 4.1. More information about the place can be found here.
Campsite Europa Silvella (Lombardei)
The course is surrounded by small villages, fields and meadows. Holidaymakers can also spend a wonderful holiday on Lake Garda at this campsite.
Travelers give the campsite a 4.6-star rating for dog-friendliness. There are bathing facilities for dogs, a dog shower and a dog meadow. Animals are allowed in high and low season. Travelers give the place an overall 4.7 star rating. More information about the place can be found here.
Arena Grand Kažela Campsite (Istria)
In the south of the Istrian peninsula, masters and mistresses can look forward to a relaxing beach holiday with their four-legged friend. Here holidaymakers can discover many picturesque pebble beaches.
The campsite received 4.3 stars from travellers. Dogs are allowed in the high and low season - also in the rental accommodation. Dogs can romp on the dog meadow or cool off while bathing. The overall grade is 3.4. More information about the place can be found here.
Plitvice Holiday Resort (Central Croatia)
The campsite is only a few kilometers away from the oldest and largest national park in Croatia, Plitvice Lakes. Nature lovers can discover beautiful lakes in the national park. The approximately 300,000 square meter area is a habitat for numerous protected plants such as the lady's slipper orchid.
Travelers with dogs give the campsite 4.3 stars. Animals are allowed in high and low season. They may also be taken from here to the rental accommodation. Dog owners and their four-legged friends can also look forward to bathing facilities and a dog shower. In the overall rating, the campsite scores a 3.9. More information about the place can be found here.
Aminess Atea Camping Resort (island of Krk)
The campsite is located on one of the most beautiful beaches on the island of Krk and dog owners can also look forward to a designated dog beach. On a bike tour, travelers can explore the nearby port city of Novigrad.
The resort gets 4.3 stars for its dog-friendliness. Dogs can romp around here in high and low season and are also allowed in rental accommodation. Dog shower and dog meadow as well as bathing facilities are available. Travelers give this campground an overall rating of 3.8 stars. More information about the place can be found here.