NEWS CAMPSITES LEADING CAMPINGS
26/02/2014 - Camping-und Ferienpark Havelberge recertified for service quality
The initiative „service quality Germany“ has the aim to improve the service for customers and guests. The Camping-und Ferienpark Havelberge reached level 1 in January 2014 after implementing a measures package. This was decided after the first certification in 2010. These measures included the new building of an access road, the introduction of an online booking system as well as the draft of a comprehensive guest information. Information about the campsite you find here: www.haveltourist.de
and about the initiative here: www.qualitaet-im-gastgewerbe-mv.de
24/02/2014 - Certified LeadingCampings
On February 21st the German Camping Club has bestowed its this year's European price - again a LeadingCamping is a winner: Camping Zaton www.zaton.hr
in Croatia. For the first time the German Camping Club has awarded two platinum prizes for European awarders, who could improve over the last years even more. This one-off special price goes to W. Hartl's Kur- und Feriencamping Dreiquellenbad www.camping-bad-griesbach.de
in Lower Bavaria and to Erlebnis-Komfortcamping Aufenfeld in Tyrol www.camping-zillertal.at
, both of them LeadingCampings of distinction. Congratulations to both of the winners!
06/02/2014 - Summer-tour 2014
At several LeadingCampings the industry experts are on their summer tour for the eleventh time. AL-Ko, Dometic Group und ten Haaft are presenting their novelties during a promotion tour at several large campsites in Germany, Austria, Croatia and Italy. Of course the new AL-KO infomobil takes part, in order to be able to inform all interested visitors with its most modern technique. The summer tour takes place from July 28th to August 7th in cooperation with LeadingCampings and the two professional journals Camping and cars & caravans. There are daily raffles with attractive prizes with a total value of 10.000 €. Further information: www.sommer-tour.de
31/01/2014 - 3 awards for the Südsee-Camp
The new year has started very pleasantly for the Südsee-Camp. Again ADAC and ANWB have awarded the place with their common campsite scoring. On occasion of the CMT in Stuttgart the Südsee-Camp received the honour „ADAC BestCamping 2014“. In the opinion of the Camping-Info-users the campsite belongs to the 100 best campsites in Europe and was honoured with the „Camping.Info-Award 2014“. The Südsee-Camp got another appreciation in Utrecht (Netherlands). The camping guide Alan Rogers awarded the Südsee-Camp the „Active Holiday Award“ as best campsite for active vacation. www.suedsee-camp.de
27/01/2014 - Tree house to be purchased by auction
The CaravanPark Sexten offers the chance to purchase its 25 sqm large tree house by auction – the perfect present for Valentines day. The extraordinary hideaway in 3,5 m height promises quietness and seclusion incl. the view onto the Sextener Sonnenuhr. The cosy ambience is equipped with a lounge, small tea kitchen, TV, bathroom, themed shower, whirlpool and infra-red sauna. The complete proceeds of the auction will be transferred to „Südtirol Hilft“. Detailed information: http://suedtirolhilft.org/hauptmenu/versteigerung/zu-ersteigern.html
14/01/2014 - Winter activities at Sportcamp Woferlgut
The Sportcamp Woferlgut offers lots of activities not only during in summertime but also during the winter months and thus the stay very varying. Cross-country skiing, riding horse-drawn sleighs or curling at the wintery snowy Salzburger Land promise active vacations. The on-site shuttle bus approaches lots of destinations. For the video please click here: www.sportcamp.at/campsite/en/
04/01/2014 - Camping Barco Reale bietet neues Zelt
A maxi safari tent „Super Comfort“ is a new offer at the campsite Barco Reale in the Tuscany. The 60 sqm provide space for 6 persons. There are 3 bedrooms beside of a large living room. The bathroom is equipped with a whirlpool shower. You can enjoy the nature at a large terrace. All maxi safari tents are non-smoker tents. Further information and booking: www.barcoreale.it
27/12/2013 - Caravan Park Sexten in the Guide de L'Espresso
In the new regional edition of the gourmet guide „Le Guide de L’Espresso Alto Adige/Südtirol 2014“ the premium quality products of the excellent restaurants are emphasized. „The gastronomy of South Tyrol is very multifaceted, fine food on the highest level is interpreted from traditional to modern as well as from alpin to mediterranean.“ Luigi Costa from the Guide Espresso enhances: „South Tyrol is an unique country, always in the first row concerning the gastronomy as well as concerning the wines and products.“ Newcomer restaurant Patzenfeld at the Caravan Park Sexten is very glad to take part.
18/12/2013 - Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
We wish you and all your beloved ones a Merry Christmas. Especially in this thoughtful time, we wish that the earth becomes a more peaceful and beautiful place. And we hope, that you find time and quietness. During long and cosy winter evenings it might be a good idea to think about the next destinations. The new LeadingCampings catalogue 2014 with four new campsites may help you finding the right place. At the beginning of the new year it will be also available as a printed version. And it will be offered at the three grand spring fairs in January; CMT in Stuttgart (hall 7, booth A 11), Vakantiebeurs in Utrecht (hall 11, booth D 034) and NEC Birmingham. If you can't take your personal sample there, we like to send it to you. You find the order sheet right on this website. We are pleased to accept your mailorder already now and we will deliver immediately after the catalogue will be out in January.
12/12/2013 - Christmas and New Year's Eve at Südsee-Camp
During the holidays there is an animation programme for the complete family with crafting, outdoor activities, creative studio and pony walking at the Südsee-Camp. Of course you can always relax in the subtropical water park. On Dec. 28th there is a mulled wine party with bonfire, live music and lantern walk. At New Year's Eve a exclusive party is planned in the Restaurant „Pier One“. Reservations for the party with buffet and DJ are necessary. The island restaurant offers dinner à la carte (reservation recommended). In the party tent a rustic New Year's Eve party will take place. Further information: www.suedsee-camp.de
04/12/2013 - Some more fisherman's cottages
Strandcamping Hvidbjerg has got such a positive feedback for its new fisherman's cottages, that 21 more are planned. These will be built at a newly laid out lake and are already available from the season 2014 onwards. Of course all guests of the cottages have free entrance to the Play City, the water park and the wellness centre. The western cottages will be redecorated and will get new kitchens as well as larger living rooms. In the future all these cottages will be differentiated into A and B due to their different equipment. All projects can be followed at facebook. Further information: www.hvidbjergstrand.de
03/12/2013 - Skipass inclusive at Woferlgut
Wintertime has been arrived at Sportcamp Woferlgut. The low temperatures, the white frost on the trees and the dark blue sky is getting you in the right mood for a relaxed winter holiday. In order to enjoy the snowy winter scenery of the region Bruck – Zell am See – Kaprun, there are the so called „skipass inclusive“- weeks. The 6-days ski pass is valid in the ski region Kitzsteinhorn Karpun / Schmittenhöhe Zell am See. Further on the Woferlgut gourmet board“ is included (substantial breakfast buffet, afternoon buffet and a 4-course menu to your choice). Further details www.sportcamp.at
27/11/2013 - Wulfener Hals has settled the succession
The manager of the Camping- und Ferienpark Wulfener Hals, Volker Riechey, has announced during the last works meeting, that his son Malte Riechey, graduate economist, has been nominated as second manager. In future father and son will carry on business together. Thus the company, which was founded by Gustav Riechey in 1957, stays a third-generation family enterprise. Malte Riechey and his family move from Berlin back to the island Fehmarn. Before, he had studied economics and social sciences at the university of Luneburg and had worked as scientific employee in the German Bundestag. Further information: www.wulfenerhals.de
18/11/2013 - Romantic weekend at the Südsee-Camp
Everything for a varied romantic-weekend is provided in the cosy Sommarby houses of the Südsee-Camp. You could start the time out with a delicious meat fondue in the restaurant. The Saturday is ideal for a shopping tour followed by a sauna visit. A candle-light-dinner rounds the day out. After an extensive breakfast on Sunday the sauna and the pool invite to relax. Especially during the dark season the waterpark is a special experience. The tropical temperatures of the wave pool and the many lights in the white water bring back summertime for a short time. Further information: www.suedsee-camp.de
11/11/2013 - Hotel at Alfsee has been upgraded
The Ringhotel Alfsee Piazza reached 3-star superior and belongs to the most prestigious addresses in the Osnabrücker Land now. The Ringhotel has 47 modern, comfortable rooms available with a unique idea: the guest can choose between blue, orange, green or pink. The rooms on the ground floor are equipped with a terrace, the rooms first floor with a balcony. The team of the hotel welcomes the guests in the spacious entrance area. It is set great value upon a good service, the guests are pampered during their stay from the transfer to the leisure programme. In the associated restaurant Alfsee Piazza importance is attached to quality and freshness. Further information: www.alfsee.de
26/10/2013 - ZeltIn – the circus tent festival
Guests of the Strandcamping Waging am See can look forward to a various programme. The circus tent festival directly at Waginger lake is a mixture of concerts, cabaret and show in the beautiful ambience of the tent. The „Mini-Tollwood-Festival“ takes place for the 5th time; many stars of the Bavarian and German art scene have been guests. On Oct. 20th a large flee market at the Strandkurhaus takes place. The cabaret artist Wolfgang Krebs performs on Oct. 30th at 8 p.m., tickets for this and all other events are available directly at Strandcamping am See. Further information and detailed programme: www.strandcamp.de
05/10/2013 - „Amsel“, „Drossel“, „Fink“ and „Star“
Recently Camping Hopfensee has opened 4 new holiday homes. Cottage „Amsel“ and „Drossel“ are 62 sq large and offer enough space for 2 adults and 2 children. A complete kitchen, a bedroom with clothes closet, bed linen and towels as well as a living room with tiled stove, living room suite and TV belong to the equipment. Bathroom and toilet are separated. On the terrace are deck chairs and as well a living room suite. Cottage „Fink“ and „Star“ with 124 sq are suitable for 4-5 persons. They are similar equipped as the smaller cottages, but offer 2 bed rooms and 2 bathes. Prices (incl. WLAN, indoor pool, playground etc.) and further details: www.camping-hopfensee.de
30/09/2013 - A sunny autumn at Alfsee Ferien- und Erholungspark
The Oktoberfest during the long holiday weekend is an absolute highlight at the Alfsee. Clown Ati and his animation team organise a various programme with gothic party, lantern procession and the faily show „Glücksmomente“. On Saturday, Oct. 5Th, the party band „Hüttengaudi“ garantees a fantastic atmosphere with show, fun and action. Between 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. the party takes place in the boat house. The restaurant Alfsee takes care for the creature comforts with a hearty buffet. There is a special autumn offer between 30.09. and 03.11.: 7 overnights for 2 adults and 2 children cost only 159,--€ , the entrance fee for the indoor fun centre Bullermeck is already included. Further information: www.alfsee.de
26/09/2013 - Member meeting at De Papillon
Just recently the LeadingCampings members have met for their autumn reunion. Ed Brooker, professor of the Niagara University of Ontario and founding member of the PathFinder OutDoor Destinations gave a lecture on global trends. Frank Jacobs, responsible for all camping related media at ANWB, presented the new BestCamping label. Last but not least the preferred partners have been on site: the French mobile home manufacturer O'Hara and City Golf Europe from Sweden, which was already building Golf Adventure courses at six LeadingCampings. Furthermore the outfitter of playgrounds from Finland, Lappset, presented their Angry Birds Parks project. The Leading member Lanterna from Croatia presented the conversion of a dated naturist campground in Croatia into an up to date textile campsite on the island of Krk as a Best Practice example.
09/09/2013 - Hvidbjerg Strand builds new fisherman's cottages
Hvidbjerg Strand will offer 21 new fishing lodges next year, in order to satisfy the great demand. You can book them already now. The cottages offer space for 4-6 persons and are equipped with a large, splendid terrace. The luxury lodges
stand on stakes, some of them in the newly built lake. They are equipped with a complete kitchen incl. a dish washer, own bath room, and a living room with TV. All guests have free entrance to the 1200 qm large wellness centre. Further information: www.hvidbjerg.dk
01/09/2013 - Gala in honour of Dali at the Costa Brava
Guests of the campsite Las Dunas have the chance to participate in an extraordinary ending of the season: on September 21st/22nd 2013, there is an international surrealism gala in the picturesque Cadaqués and Port Lligat. Salvador Dalí lived in Port Lligat for decades. The programme includes theatre- and music performances, special menus, surrealism workshops, guided tours through the museum and more. The highlight will be a „Liquid Desires Party“ for 200 guests in the Villa Ses Vistes next to the residence of Salvador Dalí. The programme includes surrealistic music and dance as well as a Catalan-Italian menu. Further information: www.sensoriums.org
30/08/2013 - Peasant autumn has been started
Guests of the Woferlgut in the Salzburg area are very welcome to participate in the various events of the peasant autumn. The ancient customs of Salzburg take centre stage and in the 73 attending sites are customs, music and dance lived pleasure and not only a show for the tourists. Of course peasant autumn is also harvest time and offers the chance to see e.g. how rowanberries are distilled and apples are manufactured into compote. By no means one should miss the grand ceremonial driving down of cattle from the mountain pastures into the valley in autumn on 1st of September in Bruck-Fusch. Another must is the largest antique tractors meeting between September 13th - 15th in Bruck-Fusch, where many show pieces can be admired. Further information: www.sportcamp.at
14/08/2013 - At the Südsee-Camp you are in for it
Very close to the Südsee-Camp you can see an absolutly highlight of nature: the bloomy heather. This year the heather is blooming very intensively due to the rain in spring. The area of 5000 ha can be explored with bikes, or you can hike and even horse back ride.
Currently the ling is blooming almost everywhere. Corresponding the Südsee-Camp is offering long term bargains between 24.08.-28.09.2013. Further information: www.suedsee-camp.de
. You can see the actual status of the blossom at: www.lueneburger-heide.de
08/08/2013 - Something impossible at Wulfener Hals
On August 25th Harry Sher will think of and recognize something impossible: he will pass a course of human beings and buoys absolutely blindly and just with the power of his thoughts on the Burger Lake at Camping- und Ferienpark Wulfener Hals. During this 2-hours trip he will collect items, drive around obstacles and prick all over balloons. Harry Sher belongs to the upper league of mentalis in Europe and impresses with his experiments, a combination of mind reading and manipulation. Who is interested in the more than 1000 effects of Harry Sher, can participate in one of his work shops at Wulfener Hals between August 26th and 29th. In the evening of August 29th Harry Sher will present his grand mental show. Further information: www.wulfenerhals.de
01/08/2013 - Südsee-Camp extends caravan trade
The Südsee-Camp is just involved to enlarge its camping outdoor shop up to 800 sqm and the shop floor up to 500 sqm. The shop floor will be equipped with a brake dynamo meter and a test installation. Additionally a car wash for campers, buses and caravans is being put up, of course according to most modern guidelines of environmental technology by a installation of facilities to recover dirty water. This enlargement creates new jobs and more diversity in the camping section. This autumn the new building with the exhibiltion area will be opened. Further information: www.suedsee-camp.de
26/07/2013 - Sportive LeadingDay at De Papillon
The Dutch campsite De Papillon (beautifully situated in the borderland Twente) came up with something special for the LeadingDay. The guests are invited to a competition for the most sportive Leading land. This athletical LeadingDay will take place on July 31st;
who likes to participate, can still book a campsite. By the way: from August 17th onwards there will be special offers again. Have a look at: www.depapillon.nl
25/07/2013 - Schloss Dyck Classic Days with vintage camping
The 8th Schloss Dyck Classic Days take place from August 2nd until August 4th 2013 around the 1000 years old moated castle Dyck in the triangle Düsseldorf – Mönchengladbach – Cologne. The biggest classic car festival on our continent attracts up to 40.000 visitors every year. It offers a unique mix of race circuit with historical racing and sports cars, precious items from collections in the Concours d’Elégance and ca. 5.000 classic cars at all. The visitors can enjoy top-class historic motorbikes and automobiles plus the ambience of the 80 ha Chateau Park, a high level journey through time to experience the people’s clothes matching their vehicles’ era, music and picnic. The Classic Days are suitable for the whole family with a colourful accompanying programme that includes fashion shows of the 30ths to the 70ths. Dogs are welcome, but they shouldn’t be afraid of engine noise. The event shows racing and sports cars, Concours d’Elegance, and vehicles of the so called German economic miracle time. Additionally there is an area “Nostalgic Journeys” that displays a historic campground with about 20 carefully selected old cars and caravans and early campers – all of them are inhabited. The Classic Days can be comfortably visited as a day trip from the LeadingCampings De Papillon (NL) and Alfsee-Ferienpark (D). The Classic Days are voluntarily organised, the revenue from ticket sales goes to the foundation of castle Dyck and supports further renovations. Further information: www.classic-days.de
24/07/2013 - Camping Lanterna hosts summer festivals
On July 24th the two-day harmonica summer festival will be opened at Camping Lanterna in Croatia. The „Balcan Mozart“ Semir Hasic performs a wide range of pieces of different genres, including Bach and Sevdah. Further artists of this festival are the Atomik Harmonik Band, well known by the international Hit „Turbo Polka“ , and the Coratian Band Etaloni. Additional to the musically programme there is a gastronomical offer and a foto exhibition. Between August 13th - 14th the „beef festival“ will take place with local and international brewers, supported by the band Avsenik and the Glamur band. The summer carnival festival will follow between July 27th and August 3rd, a mixture of music and of course the election of the king and queen of carnival. A spectacular firewoks on the beach will finish the festival on Saturday. Further information: www.camping-adriatic.com/camp-lanterna
23/07/2013 - Open Air Show at Alfsee
On the market place of campsite Alfsee the grand travesty show with Miss Liss will take place on July 27th from 7 p.m. Onwards. Party atmosphere is guaranteed with the drag artist, who fascinated a large attendance already 2012. The restaurant Alfsee Piazza offers cold drinks and a schnitzel buffet on the outdoor terrace. Also the following weekend promises a highlight at the Alfsee: on August 3rd the Movera Barbecue Contest will take place. Under the motto „ Eating consciously, enjoying camping and being together with friends“ the Movera barbecue champion 2013 will be elected. Further information: www.alfsee.de
15/07/2013 - Exciting summer holidays at Hvidbjerg Strand
A varied holiday time is guaranteed at campsite Hvidbjerg Strand. The weather forecast promises a perfect summer weather, thus most of the guests will visit the closeby, child-friendly beach. As well the waterpark for the whole family is worth visiting, the young guests are welcome at the playground. The team of Hvidbjerg has planned lots of activities. Who likes to explore the surroundings, can participate in one of the excursions, e.g. to the Maritime Museum, the Glyskud Zoo or the famous Leoland in Billund – an absolute high light. Further information: www.hvidbjerg.dk
11/07/2013 - Guests of the Woferlgut awaits a various programme
Within the next weeks Zell am See, closeby the Woferlgut, offers a shower of events. Until midst of September there is the „Zeller magic sea“, a special water-light-music- and laser show, starting 9.30 p.m. every Sunday and Thursday. Each Friday the traditional city market takes place and every second Saturday monthly the antique market. Guests who are interested in the city can attend a sight seeing tour through Zell am See every Monday at 10 a.m. Also the closeby national park Hohe Tauern is worth a visit, there take place Kneipp affusions on a regular basis. Further offers and information: www.sportcamp.at
09/07/2013 - Central Park Band performs at Wulfener Hals
On Saturday, July 13th 2013, there will be a special concert event at the Wulfener Hals. The Central Park Band plays songs of Simon & Garfunkel, which made history: Mrs. Robinson, Homeward bound, The boxer etc. The Central Park Band arouses the music of Simon & Garfunkel with emotions and passion and offers the audience magic moments. You can't name it differently if the whole hall or market place join in the refrain of Bridge over troubled water! Further information: www.wulfenerhals.de
02/07/2013 - Hvidbjerg celebrates LeadingDay as well
On Wednesday, July 10th, the LeadingDay will be celebrated at campsite Hvidbjerg. Between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. a various programme will take place in the Western City under the motto „Western Party“. There will be live music; spareribs and sausages will be barbecued. The children can get painted and the Grizzly Saloon, Play City and the La Hacienda are open for everybody. Further information: www.hvidbjerg.dk
25/06/2013 - Camping Laterna celebrates the LeadingCamping Day
On July 4th there will be a various programme at Camping Lanterna, on occasion of the LeadingCamping Day. At 10 a.m. the Leading group will be represented, especially the advantages beeing a member (at the info point). At 3 p.m. you can play beachvolleyball closeby the swimmingpool; between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. there is the chance to win a free membership at LeadingCampings (announcement of the winner at 9 p.m.) In the restaurant Adria the LeadingCamping's dance night starts at 8 p.m. Further information: www.camping-adriatic.com/camp-lanterna
21/07/2013 - Alpencamping Nenzing opens lounge
From Thursday, July 4th onwards, Alpencamping Nenzing has one more attraction. The new lounge will be opened with an „open evening“ with delicious wines and nibbles at 7 p.m. The lounge offers an open atmosphere with its lodge style, where everybody feels immediately home. The materials are old wood, stone and metal. A large choice of home made cakes, aperitifs and various wines are offered. Further information: www.alpencamping.at
17/06/2013 - Many festivities on occasion of the LeadingDay
All around the LeadingDay a couple of campsites come up with a special programme. The campsite Alfsee celebrates already on June 20th. On that day LeadingCard owners are spoilt for choice: the get a voucher either for nature minigolf at the lake terraces (4 pers.) or for an e-bike for one day (2 pers.). Also on June 20th Les Alicourts Resort celebrates the LeadingDay. A treasure hunt will be organised, symbols of all countries with LeadingCampings will be hidden (e.g.a baguette for France, a tulip for the Netherlands). The restaurant comes up with a special menu and at the reception there is a Leading quiz. Directly on the LeadingDay, June 21st, Zaton Holiday Resort has a celebration. On the main promenade is a special booth with information and some local specialities. In the evening a entertainment programme shines a light on the differences in the European nations.
11/06/2013 - LeadingDay
„The LeadingCamping & Caravaning Parks of Europe“ consider themselves the incorporation of the best campsites of Europe. Importance is attached to hospitality and best service. Once a year all members dedicate a special day with actions and events to the LeadingCampings, in order to introduce all members to the guests. Union Lido Park & Resort, one of the founding members, observes this day traditionally on June 21th, as well as the Tuscan member Barco Reale, where the group will be promotes with regional specialities. The Ferienpark Havelberge celebrates the LeadingDay with specialities in the restaurant as well on June 21th, additionally the LeadingCard will be gratuitous. Also Camping- und Freizeitpark Luxoase will mark the occasion: all LeadingCard owners get 10% discount on a sightseeing tour through Dresden. All overnight guests can look forward to a party mini golf for free. The Südsee-Camp participates with little surprises and actions in order to give information about the LeadingCard. There is an offer of 10% discount on the overnight for bonus card holders. One day later, on June 22nd, there will be live music and culinary specialities from all countries, where LeadingCampings have a campsite, on W.Hartls Kur- und Feriencamping Dreiquellenbad.
05/06/2013 - Strandcamping Waging gets off lightly
The floods have brushed the campsite but didn't close it down. The team of manager Niki Jebinger was on duty two days and nights without break, in order to protect the campsite. The new sanitary building is situated highly enough and the basement remained dry. The building was just opened on May 11th and is the pride of the campsite with its imaginative children's department. With a seven-figure amount the building was technically and architecturally updated and is definitely worth a visit. Further information: www.strandcamp.de
04/06/2013 - Caravan market shows superb result
After the end of the cold and long winter the caravanning sector can live up to the great previous year’s sales. 4.314 campers were licensed in April 2013, that is an outstanding plus of 20,6 %. An increase of 1,5 % could be generated at the caravans, these were 2.552 newly licensed vehicles. According to the ADAC also the lettings of vehicles are increasing. Further information: www.civd.de
03/06/2013 - VW camping buses at the Costa Brava
Between June 14th - 16th the grand VW camping-buses meeting takes place at the „Bay of Roses“ where the Camping & Bungalow Park Las Dunas is situated. 550 historical camping buses from Germany, Spain and France are expected. Photo competitions, raffles, a barbecue with torches, live music and a large motorcade (on Sunday) take place. The Costa Brava with its marvellous hinterland, the volcanic landscape and the Pyrenees is one of the three most important camping destinations in complete Europe. Further information: www.campinglasdunas.com
29/05/2013 - Wulfener Hals optimal location to windsurf
One June 1st the standby phase of the Rollei Long Distance Race on Fehmarn starts. This is a new competition for ambitious amateuers. The host is Choppy Water. The campsite Wulfener Hals is the optimal site for the 130 registered windsurfers until now, due to enough space and the easy water access. If the weather forecast for one of the following weekends promises at least wind force 5, they will start. Information all time www.windsurfcup.de
27/05/2013 - Jazz event in Porec
Guests of campsite Lanterna can look forward to an extraordinary festival. Between June 25th and 29th great Jazz musicians will meet to the Valamar Jazz Festival at the Croatian Coast. The 4th edition of the festival offers a unique combination of music, Istrian cuisine and historical and cultural high lights. The backdrop of Porex and St. Nicholas Island build a stunning atmosphere. Further information: www.valamar.com
11/05/2013 - Fast food with nice atmosphere
The Südsee-Camp has redesigned its diner Camper's Inn. A beautiful bar belongs to the completely new interior furnishing; a terrace inviting to stay, offers a terrific panoramic view over the campsite. The Camper's Inn serves delicious snacks that you can take away as well. Further information: www.suedsee-camp.de
03/05/2013 - Treading water at the Woferlgut
The play creek and Kneipp creek at the Woferlgut for all children and adults has been finished: wandering in the morning dew, relaxing at the creek and playing to a fare-thee-well. Already pastor Kneipp guessed, that regularly Kneippism stimulate the immune system and protect against coughs and sneezes. During the adults are treading water for their health, the kids can play safely in the shallow water or build a dam. Water is great fun for all ages. Further information: www.sportcamp.at
29/04/2013 - Even more information on Caravaning Industry Association
The website of the CIVD was completed with further informative topics. At www.caravaning-info.de
, the platform for mobile travellers and caravan enthusiastic people, you find interesting subjects. The homepage informs about renting and buying caravans and mobile homes, gives advices for planning the journeys, financing, insurances and destinations. Single vehicle types and their applications are introduced as well as retailer and renter addresses. Travelogues make it easier to plan the route for those who haven’t planned their trip, yet.
17/04/2013 - Busy May at Alfsee
Already on May 1st Alfsee-Ferienpark will open the lake terraces at the boat harbour. The event will be attended by the Artländer Shanty choir „Die Hasejungs“ . The weekend around Ascension to heaven starts with the brokers' row (9th of May), on Friday from 7 p.m. onwards the „de Spassmakers“ lay on the entertainment with their cult songs and an unique show. Chief host Ati Klein gives variety with his family show for adults and younger guests. Also the Whitsun weekend will be amusing with the Shanty choir at the maritime morning pint, matie rolls will be offered by the Piazza team. The team of the Alfsee Ferienpark doesn't organise diverse events during holidays, there are always lots of action. Further information: www.alfsee.com
11/04/2013 - Südsee-Camp with a varied programme
For the month of May with its many feast days Südsee-Camp has arranged a various programme. On Ascension Day the younger guests may look forward to Punch. The Whitsun weekend offers something for everybody: baking bread with live music, children's disco and a variety show in the amphitheatre incl. fireworks. On Whitsun Monday the arena will invite to a musical show. Further information: www.suedsee-camp.de
03/04/2013 - Wellness at Hvidbjerg Strand
During a romantic weekend at Hvidbjerg Strand you can top off the wellness stay with a delicious brunch in the à la carte restaurant. Between 10 am and 1 pm you can choose from various dainties – just to mention some: yoghurt with cereals and fruits, cold cut, bacon and scrambled eggs, freshly baked bread, cheese, pancakes and marmalade. You can spend your wellness stay in a luxury cottage or rent a caravan. The entrance to the wellness centre (daily 3 hours) and the water park is free. Further information: www.hvidbjerg.dk
26/03/2013 - Start of season at Alfsee
Just in time on Easter the Alfsee Ferien- und Erholungspark starts into the new season with a full programme. On Saturday chief animator Ati offers an unforgettable evening with the family show „moments of happiness” (7 pm in the boathouse at the market place). The large Easter egg hunt on Sunday starts at 9 am, the evening is reserved for Easter drinks. All children are invited to the clown's show on Monday, 11 am. The restaurant Piazza offers a new menu for the start of the new season with delicacies such as barbecued lamb or warm chocolate cookies. Further information: www.alfsee.de
22/03/2013 - Wulfener Hals wins silver at „Baltic Sea dish 2013“
On March 18th the “Dehoga cooking contest” at the Baltic Sea has been decided. The kitchen team of the restaurant “Seeblick” at Camping- und Ferienpark Wulfener Hals won a great second place with its creation cod fillet fried in horseradish with grilled leek and apple as well as potatoes wrapped in bacon. It was elected by a jury of gastronomical experts, gourmets and starred chefs. A variety of dishes from the region between Fehmarn and Timmendorfer Strand was up for election. The kitchen team of the restaurant could win gold in regional contests several times. The dish, that won this year, will be offered in the Seeblick. If you like to prepare it yourself, you find the recipe at www.wulfenerhals.de
17/03/2013 - Expocamp starts spring season
Between March 22nd - 24th the new caravanning season will be started. That means a lot of celebrations. On Friday from 7 pm. onwards Michael Korn and the Oldies present music of James Last and Frank Sinatra. On Saturday from 7 pm. Onwards you can dance at Italian music of the 50th, 60th and 70th. And as usual there will be the traditional camper brunch on Sunday. A bouncy castle is waiting for the younger guests. Further information: www.expocamp.de
14/03/2013 - Easter bunnies at Südsee-Camp
Just in time on Easter Sunday the Easter bunny will have hidden more than 800 Easter baskets as every year. The complete weekend a large animation programme will be in the centre of attention. Dance in the tent with children's disco and “church on the move” belong to it, certainly the huge Easter fire on Saturday with live music will be the highlight. Culinary treats are planned as well. On Sunday morning all children may look for the hideaways of the sweet baskets guided by the Südsee-Easter bunnies. Further information: www.suedsee-camp.de
13/03/2013 - Camping Aufenfeld offers varied Easter holidays
The team of Camping Aufenfeld is planning exciting actions not only for the Easter Holidays, but also for the week before and afterwards. The theme park is open every day with skater track, go-kart, giant trampoline etc. On Easter Saturday the traditional Easter egg hunting will take place at the Western fort, in the evening the Easter fire will be lighted. During the Easter holidays a special high light will be on the agenda every day. Detailed information: www.camping-zillertal.at
07/03/2013 - Sail Den Halder
Guests of Camping Tempelhof can get eyewitnesses of a great spectacle between June 20th - 23rd 2013. Hundreds of large and small ships will arrive at the harbour of Den Helder and can be marvelled until June 23rd. The windjammer, trading ships of the former VOC (United East Indian Company) as well as battleships will revive times past. As well the framework programme will be impressive: fireworks, processions, round trips etc. Further information: www.tempelhof.nl
27/02/2013 - UnionLido receives the Green Travel Award
On 15th February 2013 at the BIT (Borsa Internazionale del Turismo) trade fair the winners of the 1st "Green Travel Awards", a GIST award for excellence in sustainable, responsible tourism, were announced.
This prestigious award from the Italian Tourism Press Group (a specialist group from the Italian Press Federation), on the basis of recommendations from over 200 member journalists, was given this year to the best Italian tourism structures as described in the “European Charter for Sustainable and Responsible Tourism” which is currently being drawn up.
Union Lido was awarded the prize in the “Holiday Villages” category.
The jury’s reasons were as follows:
“Environmental sustainability, renewable energy, solar heating, minimum environmental impact and attention to the differently-abled are the strong points of this eco resort in Cavallino, in the Veneto lagoon, just a few kilometres from Venice, immersed in 60 hectares of greenery with a nature reserve where several animal species repopulate. The “Blue Flag” sea laps the beach at Union Lido, which offers the whole family a responsible holiday in contact with nature and with zero environmental impact thanks to the sustainable solutions adopted by the owners. It is being given this award because it is an emblem of eco-glamping: glamour camping and eco-chic in a structure that offers luxury hotel services at accessible prices”.
26/02/2013 - News from Camping Lanterna
With lots of alterations Camping Lanterna comes up for the coming season. Not only new prestige mobile homes (with Sat TV) were built close to the swimming pool and children’s' playground, but as well 100 comfort pitches and 20 pitches for mega campers. Two of the sanitary units were renovated with different themes (light house and beach) and the Mediterranean green spaces were enlarged. During the high season there will be a special check-in area for LeadingCard guests. Further information: www.camping-adriatic.com/camp-lanterna
20/02/2013 - With the bridal dress to the fair!
At campsite Ferienpark Wulfener Hals the offer of mobile homes with hotel character will be a high light from the season 2013 onwards. The new, innovative mobile homes will be exhibited at the fair “Reisen Camping 2013” between Feb. 27th and March 3rd 2013, booth B 27. The first five bridal couples turning up with their wedding outfit at the booth during the fair, can win a holiday in the low season 2013/2014 (Friday-Monday or Monday-Friday in the Romantik-Suite). Wulfener Hals offers two mobile homes in the heart of the Ferienpark within a separated area. The mobile homes are very similar to a hotel room. The guests enjoy bungalow flair with own terrace, small kitchen, dining area and bathroom. Daily cleaning and towel service can be booked, as well as breakfast buffet or half and full pension in the restaurant “Wulfener Hals”, which is close by. The terrace is equipped with garden chairs, table and lounger. Who likes it even more comfortable, can rent the 37m² large Romantik-Suite. The elegant design was created by specialists of Interior Concepts in Staphorst/NL. The extra large bathroom with shower and whirlpool has to be emphasized. The suite has a separable living/sleeping room with an extra large bed, small kitchen unit and dining and sitting area. Hotel service can be booked, too. The offer is ideal for the honeymoon or just for some romantic days and nights at the Baltic sea: getting married at the beach on the Baltic Sea, on a lighthouse or on the high sea. Further information: www.wulfenerhals.de
14/02/2013 - Südsee-Camp with a new animation head
For the new season the Südsee-Camp starts with a new animation- and entertainment head. Björn will be supported by the new dance- and sports trainer. They got up a various programme with fun sports, fitness courses and shows together. Especially during Easter there will be lots of events. Detailed information: www.suedsee-camp.de
12/02/2013 - Reise Camping 2013
Between February 27th and March 3rd the fair Reise Camping will take place in Essen. As last year you will find LeadingCampings in the gallery, the large camping boulevard of this fair, at booth GA59. On February 27th and 28th the 2nd European camping congress will take place in the congress centre West of the fair ground. Here international trade visitors exchange views about important topics of the outdoor tourism. LeadingCampings is official partner of the congress for the European part.
06/02/2013 - Festivities for the 40th anniversary
Europacamping Nommerlayen celebrates its 40th anniversary with various activities. On October 9th 1973 the campsite was opened. Who visits the campsite during October, gets double LeadingCard points. The celebrations will take place between June 7th – 9th, on June 8th there will be a party with live music and culinary delicacies. At the arrival each guest gets an invitation to a raffle. 40 times a week for max. 5 persons will be raffled (not in accommodations to rent, valid during pre season and low season). The draw will take place on November 1st 2013. Please make the reservation and payment in advance. Details under www.nommerlayen-ec.lu
31/01/2013 - Dreiquellenbad with 5 ADAC stars
According to the new evaluation guidelines Kur- und Feriencamping Dreiqeullenbad is the only campsite in the Lower Bavaria spa triangle with 5 ADAC stars, the title ADAC BestCamping and the ADAC Camping Award 2013. The picture shows from left Max Stich, the resigning vice president of the ADAC tourism as well as Wolfgang Hartl and Herbert Grilz of Kurcamping Dreiquellenbad during the prize-giving.
25/01/2013 - Playa Montroig awarded several times
Playa Montroig Camping Resort has received the award “Camping of the year” in January during the Vakantiebeurs Utrecht. This prize is based on the judgement of the readers of the magazine Kampeer & Caravan Kampionen (KCK), belonging to the Royal Touring Club of the Dutch ANWB. This club has 4,2 million members and is one of the largest touristic automobile organisations worldwide. One of the criteria leading to the readers' choice was “the special kindness and customer orientation and the always successful trial to exceed the expectations of the clientèle.” The extraordinary comfortable, spacious and extremely clean facilities fascinate even the most demanding campers. As if that weren't enough: during the fair CMT in Stuttgart the Euro Motorhome Club Germany honoured Playa Montroig as “Feel good campsite 2013”. The prize was handed over by EMHC president Rüdiger Zipper and EMHC vice president Dieter Steinacker with the attendance of numerous journalists. All German manufacturers of mobile homes and caravans are represented in the EMHC, such as Hymer, Dethleffs, Hobby, Fiat Group, Concorde Reisemobile as well as many specialist retailers, campsites and communities.
14/01/2013 - Riding stables at campsite Barco Reale
Guests of the campsite Barco Reale, who are interested in horse riding, can look forward to horseback riding in the surroundings (Montalbano Area and Fucecchio). There are stables with 10 horses and an experienced trainer. You should not miss to enjoy the nature sitting on the horseback. Further information: www.barcoreale.com
09/01/2013 - Always up-to-date with the Südsee-Webcam
Who likes to get an idea what's going on at the Südsee-Camp at the moment, can do this from afar from now on. What events are taking place, how is the wheather and all other questions you would like to ask can be answered online. Who like to take a look can click this button: Zur Webcam
08/01/2013 - Camping- und Ferienpark Havelberge awarded again
In 2012, Camping- und Ferienpark Havelberge was awarded as TOP-training company. Just before the end of the year the campsite was honoured for „exemplary
commitment to job training“ by the Chamber of Industry and Commerce Neubrandenburg. The best apprentice for the profession of a 'business woman for tourism and leisure time' comes from the campsite Havelberge. Also in 2013 two young adults can learn the profession as business man/woman on this campsite. Further information: www.haveltourist.de
03/01/2013 - Campsite Tempelhof offers faster internet
Since beginning of the new year campsite Tempelhof is equipped with a modern fibre optic cable network with the advantages of a high data bandwidth. Reading mails during the vacation, sharing fotos and surfing the net – this belongs to the holidays for most people. Complaints of a slow internet are a thing of the past at campsite Tempelhof. Further information: www.tempelhof.nl
21/12/2012 - Glamping at Barco Reale
The new Safari tents offer a luxury but ecological holiday at Barco Reale. Modern convenience in combination with environmental protection - the 50 m² large tents with a big wooden veranda and safari style furniture make the dream holidays real. The safari tents are for non-smokers and offer 5 sleeping accommodations, an inside surface of 35 m², a large living room and a bathroom with sink, shower and WC. A microwave and a fridge with separate freezer belong to the kitchen. Even a TV is offered. Further details: www.barcoreale.com
10/12/2012 - Christmas and New Year's Eve at the Südsee-Camp
The festive season and New Year's Eve will be varied at the Südsee-Camp. There is an animation programme for the whole family (crafting for children, outdoor activities, family movies, mulled wine party at the bonfire e.g.). Furthermore the subtropical water park invites to dabbling, relaxing and warming up). On New Year's Eve a children party takes place in the morning. In the evening the restaurant „Pier One“ offers an exclusive New Year's Eve party with buffet (all inclusive) and following party with DJ (reservation necessary), two more restaurants offer dining à la carte. Further offers and information: www.suedsee-camp.de
06/12/21012 - Christmas at campsite Alfsee
Campsite Alfsee comes up with something special for the festive season. There will be offered a special lunch buffet during the Christmas dayand Boxing Day; on Christmas Eve you can order a „goose to go“. There is a buffet on New Year's Eve with dance and DJ afterwards in the Restaurant Piazza. Between 25.12.2012 – 01.01.2013 there are special offers for overnights and various entrance fees, e.g. for the „Tuchmachermuseum“ and „Hasebad“ in Bramsche. Further information: www.alfsee.de
28/11/2012 - Award for Barco Reale
18/11/2012 - Croatian campsites awarded
Between Nov. 13th - 15th the 6th congress of the Croatian Camping Union took plase in Dubrovnik and awarded several campsites. The Leading members Camping Lanterna and Zaton Holiday Resort may be called „Best Campsite of Croatia „ in 2013, we congratulate cordially. On the picture Marinko Marinovic (left) from Zaton and Viktor Zuzic (right) from Lanterna are glad about the ultimate award. During the congress the Croatian vice minister for tourism, Oleg Valjalo, explained the ambitious masterplan of tourism for the country. The congress included numerous interesting workshops and lectures, inter alia one of the LeadingCampings about professional complaint management.
08/11/2012 - Award for Gitzenweiler Hof
On 5th of November Melanie Huml, Bavarian state secretary for environment and health, honoured exemplary campsites during the International Bavarian camping day in Bad Windsheim. The reason was the successful qualification of campsite enterprises for near-natural leisure activities. Campsite Gitzenweiler Hof is in the forefront. Melanie Huml (on the picture second from right) handed over the documents, Hannes Schießl (right) moderated.
05/12/2012 - Wulfener Hals and De Papillon awarded
The first winners of the “Alan Rogers Awards”, which are much-noticed in English–language countries and in the Netherlands, have been nominated. The highly esteemed British camping guide that is published as well in Dutch nominates a handful of special campsites in different categories every year. At the beginning of January Camping- und Ferienpark Wulfener Hals will receive the “Active Holiday Award” and Camping- und Bungalowpark De Papillon will receive the "runner up Innovation Award". Congratulations already now!
02/11/2012 - Winter activities at the Woferlgut
Who likes to get into the right mood for the holiday at the wintery Sportcamp Woferlgut already now can watch an informative video. Cross country skiing, sleighing and curling belong to the activities. And not to forget skiing of course. The on-site shuttle bus gets the skiers to the several pistes at the Salzburger Land. Please click on “winter activities” on the website www.sportcamp.at
30/10/2012 - L’Ardechois closed for renovation for a short time
The reception and the restaurant of Camping Nature Parc L’Ardéchois are being renovated for an even better stay 2013. Therefore between 19.10. and 26.11. requests for reservations can be done only via mail or e-mail. After the 26.11. onwards all booking requests will be answered. Further information: www.archechois-camping.com
19/10/2012 - Ski-opening in the Dolomites
The ski opening of the campsite CaravanPark Sexten takes place this year Dec. 6th – 9th 2012. Beside of skiing with well-knows ski stars, ski tests and workshops there will be a Tyrolean evening, a gala dinner and much else. The booking includes comfort pitch with person’s and environmental fee as well as all transfers, admission, food and music. Detailed programme and further information: www.caravanparksexten.it
04/10/2012 - Autumn high lights at the Gitz
Around the Campingpark Gitzenweiler Hof lots of bike rides are possible and the surrounding country can be discovered. The Gitz bike station will be open until Nov. 4th and you can get the event package “Joyful biking at Lake Constance and the Allgäu”. The touring map “Radel-Gitz” leads to the most interesting routes of the environment. On Oct. 6th the “Oktoberfest” will be celebrated and the “Gitz-King” of the Bavarian disciplines as sawing, nailing and mug lifting will be chosen. During the complete period of the autumn holidays (Oct. 12th – Nov. 4th ) the Gitz animation team with an eventful programme is on duty. It will get eerily beautiful on Oct. 31st during the Halloween party with creepy games and a cold punch with ice cream. Further information: www.gitzenweiler-hof.de
28/09/2012 - Wulfener Hals celebrates the „Oktoberfest“
On Oct. 6th it will be like in Bavaria at Camping- und Ferienpark Wulfener Hals. There are beer tent funs, Bavarian specialties such as veal sausages, knuckles and beef and pork loaf and of course the suitable music. The “Frechen Blechen” perform with folk music in the festively decorated party tent. Various activities, e.g. beer mug lifting, competitive sawing and trunk nailing take place. Manager Volker Riechey will broach the first cask at 7.30 p.m. and open the “Wulfener Oktoberfest”. Further information www.wulfenerhals.de
28/09/2012 - Great prizes at Nommerlayen.
Europacamping Nommerlayen organises a photo competition where you can win terrific prizes. One just has to send in a holiday snap, which was taken at the campsite. The best picture wins a VIP arrangement for max. 5 persons in one of the chalets or a dinner for 5 persons in the restaurant “La Coupole”. Closing date is Oct. 14th 2012; the draft takes place take on Nov. 1st 2012. Detailed conditions of participation at www.nommerlayen-ec.lu
25/09/2012 - DIY-meeting at Südsee-Camp
Between Oct. 12th and 14th the yearly DIY-meeting for self-converted campervans will take place. At the ending of the season it’s getting really exciting one more time: approx. 1000 vehicles of all kind, such as converted motorbuses, furniture vans, former mail vans and self-restored caravans, will be represented. Additionally exhibitors for technique, tuning and equipment will be on the spot. On Saturday there will be a huge flee market and a various animation programme for the children. Registration at www.suedsee-camp.de
11/09/2012 - Ringelnatz at Wulfener Hals
On Sept. 15th the Camping- und Ferienpark Wulfener Hals will perform the play “Reis und Ringelnatz”. The humorous play written by the brothers “Arlt” will be accompanied by a 5-course-menu. “Reis mit Ringelnatz” tries to quote Joachim Ringelnatz (poet and actor of the 19th century) – but that doesn’t seem to be that easy…. Further information: www.wulfenerhals.de
06/09/2012 - Golden autumn at Alfsee Ferien- und Erholungspark
It’s never boring at Alfsee of course and there are lots of events in September and October. A various animation programme is planned for the autumn holiday. The high light is the Oktoberfest on Oct. 20th with live music of the “Gaudikracher” , apart from numerous events such as a scary party for kids, a clowns show and a lantern procession. The band performed already on various broadcastings at the Bavarian television, e.g. the “Musikantenstadl”. In September there are special offers for scrimpers. Details: www.alfsee.com
30/08/2012 - LeadingCampings at the Caravan Salon
It is and will be the world’s largest fair for caravans, campers and supply, which is open to the public: the Caravan Salon Düsseldorf, that you still can visit until Sept. 2nd.. This year it takes place for the 51st time between August 25th and September 2nd. You’ll find LeadingCampings at several places. We have our information booth at the usual place in hall 15, booth C 38. As during the last years we are the main sponsor of the actions area of the fair’s organizer CIVD. In hall 10 at booth 21 a playful journey through Europe is awaiting you – we already keep our fingers crossed for you that you win a stay a LeadingCampings and lots of other valuable prizes. Plan your fair attendance carefully! If you arrive with a camper or caravan, we recommend the parking area 1 at the fair Düsseldorf. It mutates to the biggest campsite of Europe. For those who like it cosier: in and around Düsseldorf you can find 4 campsites: at the Unterbacher lake, in the district Lörick and in the suburbs Meerbusch-Langst and Monheim-Baumberg. However, none of them offers Leading standard. Further information: www.caravan-salon.de
29/08/2012 - Farmer’s autumn in the Salzburg area
Guests of the Woferlgut may look forward to many events within the context of the farmer’s autumn. Traditions, music and dance are in the centre of attention and provide the unique touch of Salzburg to all events. First of all farmer’s autumn means harvest time. You can watch how to distil rowan berries and how to convert apples to compote. And there are lots of celebrations! On September 1st , the large ceremonial driving down of cattle takes place from the mountain pastures into the valley in autumn. From Sept. 11th to Sept. 16th , the biggest antique tractor meeting is an absolute must! Further information: www.sportcamp.at
23/08/2012 - Ice age has been started…
at the Südsee-Camp. Since a short time ago there is an ice-cream parlour at the Südsee-Camp, it was opened just in time to the “ice-cream season”. If you order just a scoop of strawberry ice-cream or an extraordinary sundae, it will be delicious anyway. Next to it a new, small playground has been built. It makes the waiting time pass more quickly for the youngsters. Further information: www.suedsee-camp.de
22/08/2012 - Lanterna Day 2012
On Aug. 23rd a special „Camping Lanterna Day“ will be celebrated at campsite Lanterna. From morning to night a various programme for the whole family takes place. Just to mention some high lights: the children’s Olympics, a circus show, a balloon party, beach volleyball and football tournament. There are great events during all days of August, e.g. a beach party on August 26th, a fish evening in the restaurant “Adria” on August 30th, and a dance evening with live music. Further information: www.camping-adriatic.com/lanterna-camp-porec
21/08/2012 - Actual broadcast date about the Gitz
On August 21th on 5.30 p.m. and 6.30 p.m. the Bavarian television broadcasts the live programme from the Gitz. The focus is the campsite Gitzenweiler Hof, sailing in English and the Way of St. James at Lindau. Who has missed the programme can watch it at www.br.de/Fernsehen
(Abendschau - Sommertour 2012) afterwards.
13/08/2012 - Bavarian TV reports live on Gitz
On August 21st there are two live conferences directly from Gitzenweiler Hof, 15 minutes each. Who likes to get information about the specialties of the 5-star campsite Gitzenweiler Hof and about the Lake Constance area should turn on television by no means. Detailed information about broadcasting time are to be gathered from the actual TV programme.
08/08/2012 - The new Erwin-Hymer Museum – a museum to join in
In the Swabian Bad Walchsee you can get entertaining information about history, presence and future of mobile travelling. Caravan entrepreneur Erwin Hymer has been successful in building a cheerfulness museum, not only representing not extraordinary caravans and funny cars. It is also informing about the beginning of mobile travelling and the most popular destinations such as the Alps or the Adria – very popular in the early 60ties. The permanent exhibition is presented at more than 6.000 m² - for the complete family. Further information: www.erwin-hymer-museum.de
31/07/2012 - Alfsee offers new alternative
Alfsee Ferien- und Erholungspark has extended its offer for non-campers. Recently a hotel new building was opened; thereby the offer is enlarged to 47 rooms. The target group are elderly vacationers preferring more comfort. Very often the hotel guests are former campers of the Alfsee. Nevertheless groups and families like to use the hotel as well. Further information: www.alfsee.de
30/07/2012 - Big summer party on the lake
Also this year Südsee-Camp celebrates summer on the beach. On Saturday, 04.08.2012 different activities, delicious food and of course great music await the guests. The magnificent M.A.C. cover band, which performed already last year, creates the suitable musical setting. You should already reserve another event: between 07. and 10.08. children of the Südsee-Camp can get star of the circus ring. Circus Zippolino studies a programme with the children, that will be performed for guests, friends and relatives at the end. Due to the limited attendance an application is necessary. The fees per child are 10, -- € . Further information: www.suedsee-camp.de
23/07/2012 - Raffle with Fany
Fany, the mascot of campsite Gitzenweiler Hof collects travel experiences around the globe. You can win one week in a caravan to rent or two week with your own vehicle at the Gitz with a little bit of luck. How to participate? Send your picture with the peripatetic GITZ elephant Fany as main actor at foto@gitzenweiler-hof
de or post it at facebook until September 15th. Further information: www.gitzenweiler-hof.de
(please notice: participating at the raffle the photo and usage rights will be transferred to the campsite Gitzenweiler Hof automatically).
17/07/2012 - Play with 5-course-menu at Wulfener Hals
On July 19th you can enjoy a sophisticated play of the Arlt brothers, “Reis mit Ringelnatz”, in combination with a 5-course- menu. It’s tried to quote Joachim Ringelnatz in a humorous way, but this is not that easy, since unexpected things happen…. The guests experience a successful mixture of lyric, humour and delicious food. Tickets at 04371-862813 or firstname.lastname@example.org
10/07/2012 - Haveltourist as TOP- training company awarded
As the only campsite operator Haveltourist (Userin) was honoured as TOP-training company by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IHK) of Neubrandenburg in June. This honour appreciates the efforts concerning staff training. Haveltourist runs 9 campsites, the biggest one is Camping- und Ferienpark Havelberge. Beside of pitches for caravans, camper and tents there is a big variety of cottages, mobile homes and caravans to rent. Canoeing centre and the high rope course amidst the forest top the holidays off. Further information: www.haveltourist.de
06/07/2012 - Programme of events around the Woferlgut
Guests of the Woferlgut are spoilt for choice: there are many events with different topics around Zell am See. Just to mention some: every Friday you can visit the city market of Zell am See, every Tuesday there is the Tobi-Turbi children’s city wall tour at the reservoirs in the highlands. Between 02.07.-27.08. the “night of the water” enchants with a spectacle of squillion of littlest drops. At the castle of Kaprun you get an overview of the life of jugglers and lords of the castle: the castle spectacle. Further information: www.sportcamp.at
03/07/2012 - Family outings at Hvidbjerg Strand
In July and August campsite Hvidbjerg Strand offers various excursions for the whole family. There is a wide array of topics such as visiting a deer herd, walks across the mudflats to the isle Langli and trips with a tractor along Skallingen. There is a various programme for guests without children as well: mountain-bike trips, road biking tours, off-road running tours and even lessons in hang-gliding. All information concerning schedules and registrations: www.hvidbjerg.dk
27/06/2012 - Camping La Marina celebrates beginning of summer
Camping Internacional La Marina observes the start of summer 2012 with lots of events. There are games and sports animation every day. Until now the high light was the “Fiesta Pirata” on the beach
on the evening of June 23rd after 10 p.m. Captain Jack Sparrow would have been delighted about it, especially because of the huge bonfire. The day after a Michael Jackson Show thrilled the guests. Further information: www.campinglamarina.com
25/06/2012 - New Theatre
Camping- und Bungalowpark De Papillon in the Netherlands has opened a new multipurpose building just in time for the season. There are comfortable sanitary fittings upstairs; a room for events is located in the basement. This one functions as room for the children’s animation during bad weather and as children’s disco Lollipo at night. The theatre has found its new place in the entrance of the basement; the young and adult guests can sit comfortably on rising banquettes and follow the events. Due to the partly underground construction the big building seem to be petite, the rows and large windows let lots of daylight into the basement. Further information: www.depapillon.nl
20/06/2012 - Musically treats at campsite Lanterna
On June 26th/27th camping Lanterna organises a musically event in its Adria Restaurant: the “Harmonica Summer Days”. The performing artists are Claudio di Muzio (Harmonica World Champion 1994, Harmonica Champion of Italy 1995), Luca Sebastiani, Giancarlo Ronconi, Matteo Tortora, De Angelis Arianna und Grifoni Francesca, accompanying band is e.g. the Serdo Valic & Magnolia Group. There will also be a concert given by attendees of the music school and the Istra Youth Culture and Arts Association.Another highlight of the event are the spcial seashell dishes. www.camping-adriatic.com/lanterna-camp-porec
20/06/2012 - LeadingCampings Day and Blue Flag Day
For 18 years the Leading Campsites have been voted the best in their sector. In every campsite ‘Leading Campings’ you can rest assured that the staff are friendly and competent, the sites are well looked after, they have sports grounds and plenty on offer for your free time.
34 Leading Campings in Europe are waiting for you to visit them. You are more than welcome, in tents, caravans, campers or in the campsite owned accommodation.
Union Lido Park & Resort - one of the founders of this association – will be celebrating the Leading Camping Day and the Blue Flag Day (sought-after award that the Riviera of Cavallino Treporti won for the seventh year running) on Thursday 21st June, with special games and events from morning till evening! Further information: www.unionlido.com
18/06/2012 - Special guest at Playa Montroig Camping Resort
Due to the 50th anniversary of the institution belonging to the top campsites of Europe, the ADAC Vice-president Max Stich paid a visit to the campsite. In 2012 the campsite ranked again between the 16 best campsites of Europe and belongs as the only one in Spain within the highest classification of the ADAC camping guide for 30 years without interruption. As one of the three Spanish campsites, which belong to the LeadingCampings of Europe, Playa Montroig is one of the best judged at all other campsites. Further information: www.playamontroig.com
14/06/2012 - Südsee-Camp celebrates LeadingCay
On June 21st there are lots of little activities in order to spotlight the characteristics of the Leading group. LeadingCard owners get 10% discount on the pitch fees between 21st and 24th of June. Leading guests and all those interested can get comprehensive information at an information desk. www.suedsee-camp.de
13/06/2012 - First meeting of twins at Wulfener Hals
Between June 22nd – 24th 2012 twins will meet for common activities and events at Camping- und Ferienpark Wulfener Hals. Not only guests of the campsite but also islanders and guest of the island are invited. The NDR (North German broadcast) indicated interest in the meeting. Further information and schedule: www.wulfenerhals.de
01/06/2012 - Fundraising at the Gitz
At Gitzenweiler Hof you could drive rickshaw for a good cause. At summery temperatures and brightly sunshine Thomas Uffing chauffeured young and older guests for a donation around the elephant “Fany”. The proceeds of more than 300 “tickets” and 10% of the ice-cream selling of the Italian restaurant Pinocchio was rounded up to 500,-- € by the Gitz and presented to the children hospice in Bad Grönenbach. Further information: www.gitzenweiler-hof.de
29/05/2012 - New LeadingCard advantages
It’s always worthwhile to check the campsites under “LeadingCard” in order to see which advantages and premiums members of the LeadingClub get. Just in time for the travel season some campsites have made their offer more attractive. E.g. Camping Lanterna in Croatia installed a special counter for LeadingCard guests during the high season offering express check-in and check-out. And there is a lunch to go for 2 persons in the self-service restaurant already for 7000 bonus points. You can see all bonus points if you choose your favourite campsite at www.leadingcampings.com
and click on LeadingCard.
20/05/2012 - Football camp at Strandcamping Waging
The former professional footballer Dieter Eckstein offers football training for children and youths between 28.5. and 30.5. at Strandcamping Waging. Optimal technique handling the ball as well as gimmicks and pieces of skills are on the agenda. Three days training incl. lunch, drinks and additional a personal t-shirt and football cost 89,-- €. Further information and registration (limited attendance): email@example.com
/ Tel.: 49 (0)8681 9596).
14/05/2012 - Concert dates at Wulfener Hals
There are some highlights at the Wulfener Hals during the upcoming holidays in May: on May 17th the rock group Bandits performs hits from the last 4 decades in the show tent, a celebration for all those who love rock music. On Saturday, May 19th you can watch the final of the Champions League FC Bayern – FC Chelsea on three large screens. But there is a treat for all friends of rock music on this day as well: before and after the game the rock band Jim Button Plus will perform and cause entertainment. The concert of the year will take place on Saturday, May 26th: “Phil Collins and Genesis Tribute Band” with original sound of Phil Collins and Genesis. Further information: www.wulfenerhals.de
10/05/2012 - Dragon boat racing at Ferienpark Havelberge
The traditional dragon boat racing takes place on May 19th with 13 teams this year. This is already the 7th time. It’s possible for teams, individual persons and so called fun-teams. Additional to the races there are fringe events for those who don’t want to do sports. Further information: www.haveltourist.de
01/05/2012 - California Cornflakes guest at Wulfener Hals
On May 5th the North German band California Cornflakes appears in the show tent of the campsite Wulfener Hals. The rocking music of the three musicians includes a successful mix of cover songs and self-composed songs. They gave more than 150 concerts within the last five years and appeared at open air events from St. Peter Ording and Fehmarn. The concert starts at 8 p.m. and the entrance is free. www.wulfenerhals.de
25/04/2012 - Süd-See highlights in May
Campsite Südsee-Camp has planned a various programme for the feast days in May. At the first May weekend the infamous ghost night walk, a tent party, a morning get-together and a flea market take place. There are many surprises and discounts for the Mother’s Day and also the Father’s Day – Ascension – offers lots of variety with live-music, dancing in the tent and the Dethleffs Sunlight customers meeting. At Whitsun the fanfare corps appears as highlight with following fireworks at the Südsee strand and a show in the arena. Further information: www.suedsee-camp.de
24/04/2012 - New shows at Camping Lamarina
The animation team of campsite LaMarina has studied something new for its guests: the new shows called circus, Aladdin and Disney offer best entertainment for the whole family. As well very family-friendly is a stay during the first weekend of May: between 27th of April and 5th of May children camp for free. And if you stay 2 nights in a bungalow you get as a mother day’s surprise a paella for the whole family for free! www.campinglamarina.com
17/04/2012 - Fisherman’ houses at Hvidbjerg Strand
There is a new attraction in the quietest corner of the Danish picture-book campsite Hvidbjerg Strand in Blåvand (Western Jutland): 15 thatched holiday cottages were built around a little lake directly next to the fishing pond. According to the style of traditional fisherman’s houses they are partly constructed on piles over the water. The “Fiskerhuses” have a size of 35 qm and can accommodate up to 6 persons. Two of them have a bath with whirl pool available. www.hvidbjerg.dk
10/04/2012 - Europacamping Nommerlayen gives variety at the Ascension
A stay at Campsite Nommerlayen promises to get very entertaining. There is a varied offer of activities. Lots of sport activities as football, canoeing and hikes are planned. Barbecues and dancing parties with live music are arranged, the younger guests will have fun in doing handicrafts. There are some architectural news as well: the restaurant was redecorated and at solar panels were installed at the pool. A special high light for all drivers: the price for petrol is compared with other countries pretty low. Further information: www.nommerlayen-ec.lu
27/03/2012 - Varied programme 2012 at the Gitz
The programme of 2012 at the 5*- campsite Gitzenweiler Hof at the Lake Constance starts the new season with lots of actions and offers. At Easter the ultimate men’s mobil stops over and can be admired. Fany provides best entertainment with fun and games for the kids. Of course the twin Easter bunnies Tipp & Tapp belong to the Easter programme. Further high lights at www.gitzenweiler-hof.de
20/03/2012 - New chic at La Marina
Camping Internacional la Marina at the Costa Blanca has enlarged its area. At the additional part spacious bungalows type “Oasis” were built. These are meant for max. 5 persons and are equipped with 2 separate bed rooms. The complete furnished kitchens offer an electric ceramic hob, fridge-freezer, microwave with grill, coffee machine and dish washer. There is a 32 inch LED TV with USB connection for videos. Of course the bathroom is completely furnished and the bungalows are heated and have AC. A covered terrace tops the offer up. Further information: www.campinglamarina.de
16/03/2012 - Easter programme at the Woferlgut
Not only parents will be comfortable at the Woferlgut during the Easter holidays. There will be a varied programme for the youngest guest, when the kids club opens its doors - by the way in several languages. All age groups and nations are represented, e.g. at the great Indian party with barbecue or the funny children’s Olympics. There are lots of activities if the weather is bad, as well: the large indoor playground with climbing wall, baby corner and children’s kitchen is ready. The kids club is open during the Easter holidays and then from beginning of May until midst of September. www.sportcamp.at
07/03/2012 - Never ending games at Union Lido
There is a huge offer of exciting games for the whole family at the Union Lido. Whilst the little ones are gathering first experience on board of coloured mini electric cars, the little bit older guests can drive with trunks through a ramps course. This gets along steep hillsides and water fountains ending in the final splash. The Gold Mine, a rollercoaster for the whole family, is offering even more thrills. Who likes it a bit quieter can participate at competitions at the brand-new miniature golf course. www.unionlido.com
29/02/2012 - New at De Papillon
The new Dutch LeadingCamping De Papillon in the Twente region (in the boarder area between Münsterland, Emsland and the Netherlands) can announce a very special addition to the staff: on February 17th a lamb has been born. It is a lamb of the Drenthesche Heath, that takes its task as children’s attraction very seriously! The picture shows the mother animal as well.
27/02/2012 - DCC European Award for Jambo and Sexten
On 24th of February the European Awards of the German Camping Club DCC were passed over during the fair “Reise & Camping” in Essen. DCC president Karl Zahlmann handed over two European Awards to LeadingCampings for extraordinary campsites. Essen’s mayor Flisch took part in the festive ceremony. Jambo Feriepark at the Jammerbucht in North Jutland and the CaravanPark Sexten in the Dolomites were honoured. The picture shows Karsten Egelund (Jambo) on the left side and Andreas Happacher (CaravanPark) with certificate, bouquet and trophy.
21/02/2012 - LeadingCampings to go
From now on apps for LeadingCampings apps are available for smart phones or tablets. The relevant topics and the reservation system are at www.leadingcampings.mobi
in optimized version for apple- and android operating systems. www.leadingcampings.mobi
stands out due to easy navigation on touch screens and is as well easy to handle on net books with touchpad or mouse. From now on you can easily get web-information of LeadingCampings from every spot of the world.
09/02/2012 - „Ski pass inclusive“ weeks
At Sportcamp Woferlgut in the European sport region Zell am See wintersport enthusiasts get theirs money’s worth. All camping fees and a ski pass for 6 days are included. Only the energy costs will be charged. Cross-country skiers can look forward to a cross-country ski run that is maintaind professionally and starts at the Sportcamp. Who would like to try snow shoe walking, can explore the unspoilt nature of the national park Hohe Tauern, with a guide if requested. There are lots of possibilities to experience this gorgeous winter in the fresh air. Further information: www.sportcamp.at
31/01/2011 - Strandcamping Waging am See attaches utmost importance to dogs
Guests, who don’t like to travel without their dogs, are right at Strandcamping Waging am See: there is offered a lot for the four-legged friend. An agility course, a strand and a shower for dogs are available apart from the numerous paths, which are ideal for a walk with dogs. At the agility course dogs can go on the rampage and proof their skills. For this purpose they can break through obstacles as hurdles, seesaws, hoops and a slalom course. The following cooling is provided: a shower for dogs “pico bello” and the strand are a appreciated refreshment. Further details: www.strandcamp.de
18/01/2012 - Südsee-Camp has been awarded
The Südsee-Camp got the certification „Especially child-friendly“. The state Lower Saxony, the Tourismusmarketing Niedersachsen GmbH and the magazine MERIAN have initiated this new award last year. The Südsee-Camp met all requirements and received the certificate. Congratulations! www.suedsee-camp.de
18.01.2012 - ADAC Camping Awards 2012
During the annual ADAC Camping Gala at Friday, January 13 the most respected European camping prize has been given to two LeadingCampings. ADAC Camping award went to Camping Hopfensee for the indoor playing facilities now covering any age group from toddlers to nearly adult teenagers. Pictured very left Anja Mayr with her parents Eduard and Hertha Mayr from Camping Hopfensee. Right from Hertha Mayr continued by Marie-Charlotte Dulayet with her husband Luc right behind her from Camping Sylvamar. This LeadingCamping was awarded for the outstanding wellness facilities called the Dune & Eau spa.
15/01/2012 - Awards for LeadingCampings
Union Lido Vacanze was awarded as campsite with the best rented accommodations during the festive ANWB-camping-gala at the Vakantiebeurs in Utrecht (NL). At the Dutch leading trade fair especially family friendly campsites were honoured as well. Erlebnis-Komfortcamping Aufenfeld in the Zillertal achieved one of four nominations altogether. Congratulations!
05/01/2012 - Playa Montroig offers a lot of news in 2012
Water lovers can look forward to some new innovative elements in the pool of Campingresort Playa Montroig: caves, tunnels, waterfalls and waterslides. The new open-air theatre “Plaza Theater Bar” will become the new centre of the animation programme. There are planned shows, activities and several competitions. Further on 16 new bungalows (50 ²) Mediterranean styled have been set up for groups up to 6 persons. Further information: www.playamontroig.com
03/01/2012 - News in the matter of wellness and comfort
W. Hartls Kur- und Feriencamping Dreiquellenbad announces some innovations for 2012: from midyear on the thermal and vital oasis welcomes with a new, spacious area. The changing rooms and the shower area will be enlarged and the new salt sauna invites to healthy sweating. A new relaxation room with a fireplace offers the perfect and atmospheric setting for recreation and relaxation. There is a highlight for the ones who like to do sports: they can exercise in the new fitness room. www.camping-bad-griesbach.de
22/12/2011 - Season's greetings
Dear guests and partners, the LeadingCampings thank you most sincerely for your faithfulness, for your holidays that you spend with us in 2011 and for your suggestions, how we can improve. We wish you and your families a blessed and merry Christmas. All our good wishes accompany you for the New Year that may bring health, luck and success to you – and of course gorgeous holidays at Leadingcampings!
22/12/2011 - With a “swallow’s nest” across the Alps
The caravaner Valentin von Vocano got himself into an unique adventure: to hitchhike just with a caravan without a towing vehicle from Tessin to the CMT 2012 in Stuttgart. It’s not an early April fool hoax! As you know campers are a big family – everybody helps each other. The “away and there tour” of the holiday fair CMT in Stuttgart wants to proof this. The journey which is about 2.500 km long should be done within 4 weeks, in order to arrive at the CMT punctually on January 14th 2012. The “swallow’s nest” is a small Knaus caravan and is similar to the predecessor of the 60th. Who likes to track the adventure: www.der-caravaner.de
25/11/2011 - New Year’s Eve Party at Wulfener Hals
In order to get attuned for the coming year 2012 campsite Wulfener Hals organises a big party. In the pub Surfboard, the restaurant Wulfener Hals and the Palmcafe it will be celebrated with a large cold-warm buffet, welcome sparkling wine and midnight doughnut. At the Burger inland lake a grand display of fireworks will take place with panorama, the party with music and dance won’t end before early morning. Further information and special offers for the festive season: www.wulfenerhals.de
16/11/2011 - Sternstunden magazine of the Woferlgut
A new online magazine at the website of the Woferlgut (Salzburger Land) invites to flip through: the Sternstunden 2011/2012. With simple clicks you can start a virtual tour over the terrain and range over the environment. Thus you can get an impression of the offers of the Woferlgut and how you can spend your vacation before the start of your holiday. And who likes to have a catalogue to browse at home, fills in the order form and will get mail within a couple of days. www.sportcamp.at
15/11/2011 - Child care of the Gitz at t-online
Who wants to enquire about the offered child care at the campsite Gitzenweiler Hof, can get detailed information at the website of the campsite or at t-online. With 25 million users t-online is the largest portal in Germany and picks up on a popular topic asking “where to go with child and camper”. Basis is a study of the ADAC, which scored the various campsites based on the possibilities to play, leisure programmes, paddling pools, swimming pools etc. The campsites Piani di Clodia (I) and Zaton (HR) gained the top 7 as well. http://eltern.t-online.de/camping-so-erkennt-man-familienfreundliche-plaetze/id_47088146/index
09/11/2011 - Stylish feast days in Bad Griesbach
At campsite Dreiquellenbad a really stylish programme is planned for Christmas and New Years Eve. On Sunday and Monday (Dec. 25th and 26th) a camper Christmas will be celebrated in the festively decorated pub room. On Thursday (Dec. 29th) a common excursion to Regensburg with an extraordinary city tour is on the agenda followed by a delicious three-course-menu with sucking-pig in the Steinach castle. A charming New Year’s Eve with the well-known travesty star Gerda Gans finalises the year. Wolfgang Hartl and his team treat their guests with a New Year’s Eve Menu (64 € p.p. including show and music). Who doesn’t want to miss anything: there is an attractive 10-days-offer. Further information: phone: 0 85 32/96 13 0, www.camping-bad-griesbach.de
04/11/2011 - Wulfener Hals traveller’s TV
With a click on the website of the Ferien- und Campingspark Wulfener Hals you get a detailed idea of your vacation before your start of the holiday. You can see the surrounding and of course the offers of the campsite. A virtual round tour along the campsite shows the pitches and apartments and gives extensive information what you can undertake. That kind of holiday planning is fun. www.wulfenerhals.de
28/10/2011 - Varied weekend at Alfsee
At the Ferienpark Alfsee are different events round the halloween-weekend. On Oct. 28th DJ Jochen will join the Halloween party, on Oct. 20th a social evening for the whole family with “Wonna Bet” and bingo will take place. For Nov. 2nd a large Doppelkopf and Dart tournament is planned. Further information: www.alfsee.de
19/10/2011 - New El Dorado for children
Hvidbjerg Strand Camping will build two new halls at the Western City for its smaller guests during wintertime. On an area of 800 m² lots of game variations will be offered, e.g. mini football, trampolines and climbing facilities. For the adults will be put up something as well: from the season 2012 on there will be 15 new, very extraordinary luxury cottages at the fishing pond. Further information: www.hvidbjerg.de
17/10/2011 - Tollwood-Festival in Waging am See
Directly in Waging am See in Upper Bavaria the little Tollwood-Festival takes place between 28th and 31st of October. It offers a varied programme with satirical shows, concerts and a superb party. The festival made one’s mark within the last years and take place in Waging am See for the first time. Tickets can be purchased at the reception of Strandcamping am See and in the restaurant of the casino. Further information: www.zeltln.de
11/10/2011 - Spanish innovation award
The Institute for Tourism Research at the University of Alicante has honoured William Le Metayer with the innovation award. Le Metayer is vice president of the Spanish camping association as well as president of the camping entrepreneurs of Alicante. At the board of LeadingCampings William Le Metayer is responsible for internet, social media and marketing. He runs the campsite International La Marina together with his mother and his brothers and sister.
05/10/2011 - Grand camper-meeting at Südsee-Camp
Between Oct.7th – 9th a special camper gathering takes place as every year at the Südsee-Camp. Half of the participating vehicles are self-built. The most diverse motor homes came together; there are re-built caravans, former mail vans or even furniture vans. Joint organisers are the magazines Reisemobil International and Camping, Cars & Caravans, they offer workshops and information events. One of the highlights is the huge flee market on Saturday. Further information: www.5-sterne-camping.de
29/09/2011 - And the winner is...
Family Hinel from Mannheim has won the 1. prize of the photo competition during the 50th caravan-salon Düsseldorf. The topic of the competition was “caravanning – each day another holiday”. The “caravan-designer” could upload their most beautiful and creative holiday photos in the internet. The winning photo was chosen by a jury to the extent that the people who were leaping up into the air reflect great pleasure and correspond to the caravanning as a way of vacation. Further winners could be glad about vouchers for a holiday at a LeadingCamping and numerous Canon material prizes. Here you can have a look at the best photos: www.caravaning-info.de
27/09/2011 - Autumn events at the Gitz
Between Oct. 4th and 31st there are special conditions for LeadingCard owners at campsite Gitzenweiler Hof: everybody gets double bonus points for each stay! Not only LeadingCard owners are welcome at the Bavarian Weekend between Sept. 9th and Oct. 3rd: all guests can look forward to a varied programme with lots of events and of course properly Bavarian treats. Further information: www.gitzenweiler-hof.de
24/09/2011 - Meeting in autumn at the LeadingCampings
The owners of LeadingCampings held their meeting according to schedule in autumn between Sept. 19th and Sept. 21st at the Sportcamp Woferlgut in Austria. Important courses were set for the coming year: the budget was adopted and substantial campaigns decided, which will be financed with member fees. The focus was on the optimisation of the internet and on video marketing. The increase of LeadingCampings was discussed as well. In 2012 LeadingCampings will get a new campsite each, in France, Croatia and the Netherlands. Read more about it here soon and in the next newsletter for subscribers. Our photo shows the Leadings president Dr. Alessandro Sgaravatti (in the middle), who thanks the hosts Helga and Wolfgang Hofer of the Woferlgut for the very kind support of the meeting.
21/09/2011 - Important contribution to environment protection
The Alfsee Ferienpark in the Northern Osnabrücker land has taken into operation a communal heating at the beginning of the year. This is fuelled with biogas of a local biogas plant and therefore is eco-friendly. The campsite is not only characterized by eco-friendliness but also by family friendliness and its varied leisure programme. Bookings for an arrangement e.g. a weekend culture programme incl. the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest: www.alfsee.de
14/09/2011 - Trip for the press starts at the Gitz
On Sept. 14th, 12 journalists of the daily press and trade press start with campers of six manufacturers to a trip to the Ticino. This canton in the Italian-speaking Switzerland is the partner region for the camping and caravanning area of the touristic fair in Stuttgart CMT (Jan. 14th – Jan. 22nd 2012). This tour, organised by the CMT, will end coming Sunday at the Gitzenweiler Hof. The CMT has been organising these yearly trips to an European / German Caravanning region since 2002. The aim is to popularise this kind of vacation and to underline the advantages. Further information: www.gitzenweiler-hof.de
11/09/2011 - Luxoase with a new website
Who is planning to spend the holidays at the LeadingCamping Luxoase in Saxonian Switzerland can get actual and quick information on the relaunched website. The new layout offers attractive pictures and is easy to navigate. You don’t only learn details about the campsite as e.g. activities and special offers, but you can also get information about the sights in the environment. www.luxoase.de
08/09/2011 - Munich Beer Festival at the Gitz
Between Sept. 30th and Oct. 3rd the Munich Beer Festival will be celebrated with a varied programme at Gitzenweiler Hof. That includes a large number of activities for children as e.g. a carrousel and a little funfair of Vicky’s “Bunte Spielewelt”. There will be candyfloss and real Gitz Munich-Beer –Festival- pastry as well as properly beer mugs and chicken. On Oct. 1st the Gitz king will be elected, the necessary disciplines are sawing, tacking and beer mug lifting. Further information: www.gitzenweiler-hof.de
07/09/2011 - New website of CaravanPark Sexten
On the re-launched website CaravanPark Sexten offers even more clearly information. New are modern elements as e.g. a blog and a photo gallery with pictures of actual events. The navigation is easy and the atmospheric panoramic views inform about all offers. Maybe you click right now: www.caravanparksexten.it
05/09/2011 - Caravan Salon with increasing amount of visitors
The anniversary of the world’s largest show for mobile leisure time ended with a record attendance of 179000 visitors on Sept. 4th 2011. These were almost 9000 visitors more than the year before. 62% of the guests had concrete purchase intentions. The interest in premium campers and caravans is unchanged. LeadingCampings could benefit from the new location, that lead to a substantial higher number of visitors. LeadingCampings delighted in a high profile; catalogues and rally folder were in great demand. Joachim Schäfer, manager of the fair Düsseldorf summarized as follows: “In view of the 50th anniversary the Caravan Salon experienced the best attendance since its existence”. The next Caravan Salon will take place from Aug. 24th until Sept. 2nd 2012.
29/08/2011 - 1st Rupertimeeting in early autumn
Strandcamping am See will organise the 1st Rupertitreffen between Sept. 22nd and 25th 2011. The Rupertiwinkel is named after the patron saint of Salzburg and describes the rural hinterland of the Mozart town. The Strandcamping am See would like to give its guests an understanding of the beauty of the Rupertiwinkel. The meeting includes hikes and visits as well as common meals, e.g. a barbecue. The detailed programme and an application form can be downloaded: www.strandcamp.de
23/08/2011 - Full entertainment at the Gitz
At the campsite Gitzenweiler Hof are lots of actions between Sept. 8th and Sept. 12th. Within the frame of the KUGA Tour meeting a varied programme will be offered. The programme includes a guided tour through the picturesque old town of Lindau, a panorama boat trip, the visit of the Dornier museum in Friedrichshafen (famous for zeppelin flights), a bike tour to the Weißenberger chapel and above all the best catering at the campsite. Tour programme and further information: www.gitzenweiler-hof.de
19/08/2011 - At Salzburg region farmer’s autumn is starting
From August 27th onwards guests of the Sportcamp Woferlgut can get information about the customs of Salzburg in the site Bruck. 73 sites take part at the farmer’s autumn and the events include folk dance and performances of dancers of Schuhplattler. Locals and guests experience details of the customs. First of all farmer’s autum means harvest season. You can watch how to distil rowanberries and how to make compote from apples. A special high light is the ceremonial driving down of cattle from the mountain pastures into the valley. Further information: www.sportcamp.at.
03/08/2011 - Horse-riding on Iceland horses
At campsite Aufenfeld in the Zillertal Alps you can learn how to ride Iceland horses in August. Nicole offers professional horse-riding courses on Iceland horses for all horse lovers. Beside of horse riding you can learn something about horse caring and the body language of the animals. Finally equestrian games take place. The younger guests can get slowly used to horses with vaulting. Further information: www.camping-zillertal.at
28/07/2011 - Alfsee in flames
On July 30th 2011 you can experience a grand display of fireworks at the Alfsee. Rockets and fountains will ascend and multi-couloured light and fire cascades will be reflected in the water. The pyrotechnical specialists garantue an uncomparable atmosphere with their phantastic effects. Further information: www.alfsee.de
26/07/2011 - Midiaeval festival at the Gitz
From August 19th – 21st you can start on a journey into the epoch of the middle ages at the Gitzenweiler Hof. “Gitz anno 1380 – the campsite at the times of the knight Ulrich von Ebersberg” is one of the season highlights at the campsite. The visitors will feel be transferred into a time of myths and dragon legends, jesters, maids and brave followers. A mediaeval feast, jugglers, fairytales, a firedrake show and a knight-camping-feast belong to the programme. Further information: www.gitzenweiler-hof.de
15/07/2011 - Havelberge awarded once again
In July 2011 the Camping- und Ferienpark Havelberge at lake Woblitz received the quality label “Familienland M-V” (Familyland M-V) for the second time. Only providers, whose holiday offers for families are certificated, can receive this label. The tests include visits of test families checking the campsites. The attractive offers of the campsite Havelberge, whose specially trained animation team offers daily changing events for all age groups, were especially honored. Further information: www.haveltourist.de
13/07/2011 - Castle festival in Kaprun
Guests of the Woferlgut can look forward to a traditional Medieval spectacle: between July 23rd and 24th the jugglers call the shots in the time-honoured walls of the castle in Kaprun. Rough camp life, almost forgotten crafts and the backdrop of the castle carry off into the world of the Medieval. Further information: www.sportcamp.at
12/07/2011 - Church on the move at the Alfsee
The team of church on the move accompanies the holiday makers of Alfsee Ferien- und Erholungspark during their vacation. Ecumenical services take place for all interested people in the church tent at the campsite: every Sunday, 6 p.m. The voluntarily organised project offers further activities, e.g. going on a pilgrimage by bike or reading of a good-night story for children. Further information: www.alfsee.de
08/07/2011 - Classic cars at Klim Strand
Danish Veteran club Thy headed for a stopover to Klim Strand Camping in June. Camping guests could admire the exposition of some 25 historic vehicles. The cars and motorcycles dated back to the 1920ies. After the club members had enjoyed food and beverages in the campsite’s restaurant they started their vehicles and made a tour over the entire campsite before completing their outing on the narrow roads of Jammer bay. Information: www.klimstrand.dk
05/07/2011 - At Alfsee it’s getting exciting
Between July 8th – 10th the German championsship in waterskiing are held at the Alfsee. Guests of the Alfsee Ferien- und Erholungspark can look forward to fascinating races. It will be started on July 8th 3 p.m. at the waterski ground Alfsee. Further information: www.alfsee.com
30/06/2011 - Summer at campsite Tempelhof
Two new activities lay on a varied vacation at campsite Tempelhof: Djembe (African drumming) and archery. Who likes to keep fit during the holidays will visit the new “Fitness Temple”. There are various gym equipment, spinning bikes and machines for weight training. A multipurpose hall, the “Tempel du Sportivo” invites to various ball games (soccer, basketball and even tennis). The younger sportsmen are well looked after at the water playground. Further information: www.tempelhof.nl
21/06/2011 - Fun pavilion opened
Campsite Hopfensee has opened a fun pavilion for its youngest guests. There the youngsters with their parents and grandparents can stay between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. Who likes to take a look at the new highlight and its various toys can view the pictures here: www.camping-hopfensee.de
17/06/2011 - Caravanpark Sexten opens new playhouse
There is a new attraction at Caravanpark Sexten. This summer an house for children will be opened, that offers space for more than 100 children - an unique indoor playing experience. It has an own playroom for smaller kids between 2 and 8 years, for the adolescents a seperate room is available. The cinema with 40 seats for teenies will definitely be the highlight. Further information: www.patzenfeld.com
10/06/2011 - Camping air in the year dot
On June 25th you can experience camping as it was 30 years ago at campsite Gitzenweiler Hof. On the open caravan the Camping Oldie Club will come together, a club with the aim to remain old tents, caravans and camper. The modern campsite will be changed into a camping oasis with the charm of the 60ties and 70ties. Lots of good old pieces from good old days can be admired. Further information: www.gitzenweilerhof.de
08/06/2011 - Special offer at Nommerlayen
Campsite Nommerlayen in Luxembourg has a special offer for its guests, who stay at least from 21st – 23rd of June. On 21st of June LeadingDay will be celebrated, on 23rd of June Corpus Christi. The reasonable price of 80,-- € for 2 persons includes an additional LuxembourgCard, a glas of champagne, 7,50,-- € credit for the whirlpool and double points on the LeadingCard. Further information: www.nommerlayen-ec.lu
01/06/2011 - LeadingClub
It’s five years ago that we came up with the LeadingCard for the most faithful guests. Many card owners indicate on the phone or email: “I’m a member”. This felt membership is getting reality now. Welcome at the LeadingClub. The new concept is: getting more points, receiving faster and better premiums, having clearly stated advantages and becoming a privileged camper. At the moment, the web area for the LeadingCard is being re-launched and will welcome you as “The LeadingClub” from 1st of June onwards. The most important innovations at a glance:
- One overnight for free for every 10th night (depending on your bonus score).
- Monthly raffle for a one- week- stay at a LeadingCamping, incl. restaurant, wellness sports and even more.
- Late check-out and pitch upgrade
- Privileged registration and/or reserved counter for LeadingClub.
- Advantages and privileges at every LeadingCamping for club members.
On the web you can check if your desired campsite offers all mentioned advantages. Bit by bit further advantages will be added, it’s worth to visit the web frequently. All circulating LeadingCards remain valid, all collected points can still be used. In the future, points stay valid three years after being issued. Who wants to have a LeadingCard after June 1st, has to pay a one time token charge.
31/05/2011 - With music at Wulfener Hals into the weekend
Coming long weekend will be much influenced by music at the Camping- und Ferienpark Wulfener Hals: on Thursday, June 2nd (Ascension Day) 8 p.m. the Countdown Showband will perform in the show tent. Top hits of Nena, Grönemeyer, ABBA, Bon Jovi, Bryan Adams , KISS and AC/DC belong to the repertory of the band. On Saturday, June 4th, 8 p.m. the band MayQueen will play the biggest hits of the rock legend Queen. Another two concerts are presented by the animation team of the campsite: on June 3rd, 8.30 p.m. the rock musical “Mozart” will be performed, on Sunday, June 5th, 8.30 p.m. there will be a dancing show. Further information: www.wulfenerhals.de
24/05/2011 - Ginormous bathing fun at the Gitz
The new children’s bathroom at the Gitzenweiler Hof will make all the kids’ hearts leap for joy. The washing in the morning is fun with mascot Fany, the “shower elefant”. The water comes out of its trunk and arms. The new adventure shower area is made out of polystyrene and was painted. There is a lot to discover while taking a shower: a forest, mountains and a lake. Further information: www.gitzenweiler-hof.de
17/05/2011 - New sanitary and wellness building
On 24th of June Thomas and Dagmar Lux will ceremoniously open the new wellness- and sanitary building of the LuxOase with invited guests. The impressing building including modernly furnished holiday apartments became a light showpiece. On Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th of June Luxoase and its guests will celebrate its jewel with an open day for all neighbours and a varied programme. Further information: www.luxoase.de
16/05/2011 - Hvidbjerg Strand on Facebook
The Danish Hvidbjerg Strand Feriepark welcomes its guests very warmly on the German facebook. There are special offers just for facebook-fans. Visiting the website and clicking the “I like” button you get the possibility to win great prices. Further information: www.hvidbjerg.dk
11/05/2011 - Charity concert at the Gitz
On July 2nd 180 musicians from Germany, Austria and Switzerland will meet at the Gitzenweiler Hof at Lake Constance in order to present a common benefit concert. They will be accompanied by top athletes as German champion Steffi Böhler (cross-country skiing) and the repeated Olympic sledging champion Georg Hackl. The proceeds of the open-air event in the evening are assigned for children of sorrow of German armed forces families. Further information: www.gitzenweiler-hof.de
06/05/2011 - Virtual tour of the Woferlgut
05/05/2011 - Playa Montroig with new ambience
The Spanish campsite Playa Montroig has opened the new restaurant La Terrassa. A wide selection of tapas and other dishes are offered outside, too; the opening hours have been extended. As well two further meeting points have been opened respectively completely refurbished. The “Loft” offers the possibility to browse, to play at billiards, table soccer or other parlour games. The Media-Lounge, furnished in a colonial style, is the ideal place to read calmly or have a nice conversation. Further information: www.playamontroig.com
03/05/2011 - Live music at Wulfener Hals
At campsite Wulfener Hals you may dance on May 14th. The well-known Jonesgang will get everybody into the right mood with hits of ABBA, Queen, the Beatles and Robbie Williams. The entrance is free of charge. The bands “Lenny and the modern sounds“ and „Gabi Liedtke und Band“ have just proved that the show tent of the campsite offers the right atmosphere. The audience was enthusiastic about the various stage shows and appreciated them with frenetic applause. Further information: www.wulfenerhals.de
12/04/2011 - Südsee-Camp and green energy
At the moment the Südsee-Camp is being connected with a biogas plant, which will heat some buildings of the campsite in the future. Another improvement will be the natural filtration plant for the lakes; thereby the water quality will be insured even better. Further information: www.5-sterne-camping.de
05/04/2011 - Germany’s best surfers at Wulfener Hals
Between May 28th and May 30th Germany’s best surfers meet on the island Fehmarn. Camping- und Freizeitpark Wulfener Hals is venue of the this year’s DWC-kick off event, already last year this campsite was the site of the successful DWC- tournament stop. Further information: www.wulfenerhals.de
04/04/2011 - Blossoming Zijpe in Northholland
Close to the campsite Tempelhof the blossoming Zijpe will take place between April 8th and May 8th. That means the real oasis of colours with various scents and blooming flower fields. Zijpe is the oldest polder of the Netherlands and a community with 14 km coast. You can experience everything about this world’s largest and connected bulb growing area with sightseeing flights, views, unique skating and biking tours, hiking and much more. Further information: www.tempelhof.nl
01/04/2011 - 25th anniversary at campsite Dreiquellenbad
With a jubilee’s week Hartl’s Kur- und Feriencamping Dreiquellenbad in Bad Griesbach celebrates its 25th anniversary. There are not only anniversary offers, but lots of events as well. It will start with an evening accompanied with music on June 25th. Further on there are a special honour of the regular visitors on the agenda as well as an anniversary trip on an Inn boat and an evening high-end with Bettina Mittendorfer. The picture doesn’t foreshadow the luxury development of the campsite. The detailed programme and further information: www.camping-bad-griesbach.de
29/03/2011 - Adventure golf
In June the Woferlgut will start the family event adventure golf for the first time in Austria. It’s similar to the “usual” golf, but stands out due to its special fun and excitement factor. The courses are situated in a park-like area and equipped with different degrees of difficulty. Metre-long artificial lawn with strong deformations allows beginners and advanced a game in common – of course the beginners use the easier course. Just adventurous! Further information: www.sportcamp.at
29/03/2011 - Sailing and English studying
At the Gitzenweiler Hof teenagers from 12 year onwards can learn English in the morning and go on a sailing trip in the afternoon this summer. Five days with waves, wind and dictionary are waiting for the youths, team spirit and sporting activity instead of hard studies. A native speaker holds the English classes and professionals of the Lake Constance yacht club take the helm in the afternoon. Terms and further information: www.gitzenweiler-hof.de
23/03/2011 - Good news for all swimmers
Since this season BarcoReale has a new pool, the water is heated to 30° during the complete opening time. Further information: www.barcoreale.com
22/03/2011 - Séquoia Parc is “campsite of the year”
In the category “best campsites for families” Sequoia Parc is the winner of the Dutch ANWB. The award is the result of a user voting. Top quality facilities like a subtropical aqua paradise with four pools and huge slides make the campsite very attractive for families. Lots of organized activities like pony rides, sports competitions and tournaments, cabaret in the evening or a convert on the “village square” make the holiday unforgettable for parents and children. The campsite scores exceptionally high in the ANWB inspection at 9.2. More information: www.sequoiaparc.com
11/03/2011 - New website for Playa Montroig
The campsite Playa Montroig, situated at the Costa Dorada, has a new website. The site is presented clearly structured and has lots of beautiful pictures; that is very informatively for its guests. The website doesn’t only show details of the site but also sights of the surrounding. Have fun to browse! www.playamontroig.com
08/03/2011 - Well informed with the Strandcamping app
Strandcamping Waging am See presents as first campsite its own app. The guests can get information about current issues of the campsite with this programme. They can have a look at actual information, pictures, the sitemap or the calendar of events. At the moment the app is available for iPhone, iPad or iPodtouch. Just search for the gratuitous download “Strandcamp” in the app store of the apple instrument. www.strandcamp.de
07/03/2011 - Barco Reale offers new shuttle-service
Guests of the Tuscan campsite Barco Reale, who arrive with the plane, can use the shuttle service from the airport to the campsite and back. Recommended are the airports of Florence and Pisa. Another service is the possibility to rent a car directly at the campsite. www.barcoreale.com
28/02/2011 - DCC European award for Les Alicourts
During the fair „Reise & Camping“ in Essen the French LeadingCamping Les Alicourts Resort was awarded with the this year’s European Award in a common ceremonial act of the German Camping Club and the fair Essen. The mayor Rudolf Jelinek and the president of the German Camping Club Karl Zahlmann gave a speech. In his laudation Zahlmann emphasized the varied offers of the campsite in the Loire region, especially the water attractions. They range from the bathing lake to the fun bath with slides, the wave pool and the hydrotherapy in the wellness area. The picture shows John Boudouin with trophy and certificate
16/02/2011 - New attraction at Strandcamping am See
Who likes to play bocce is in good hands at Strandcamping Waging am See. A new bocce track, directly situated at the lake, is a new highlight of this campsite at the warmest lake of Bavaria. Due to the contest measurements the track offers the opportunity for exciting matches with the family, friends or neighbours. Apart from this bocce provides healthy exercises, supports the concentration and is great fun. www.strandcamp.de
14/02/2011 - Gottfried Thiele receives CTJ-milestone
Founder of Germany’s most popular family campsite Südsee-Camp, Gottfried Thiele, gets a high award during the fair “Reise & Camping” in Essen. Thiele is one of the presidents emeritus of LeadingCampings. Gottfried Thiele got the crazy idea, to build one of the best campsites of Europe in the middle of the Lueneburg Heath, already 40 years ago. Here the visionary from Berlin could realize his dream of an own campsite. Until today the campsite has enlarged fourfold, the holiday village Sommarby, rental caravans and mobile homes are completing the campsite. Not least Thiele was foundation member and pacemaker of the LeadingCampings of Europe and released essential pulses to the development of the camping business not only within Germany. Gottfried Thiele has rendered great services to camping and caravanning in Europe. For that reason he gets the milestone 2011. Gottfried Thiele will be awarded on the 23rd of February during the opening of the REISE CAMPING 2011. The CTJ-milestone is the award, which is given by the association of camping and touristic journalists for special merits for the promotion and development of caravanning, camping and tourism once a year.
09/02/2011 - Campsite Gitzenweiler Hof celebrates its 50th anniversary
Between 1st – 3rd July 2011 the Gitz makes a special offer to its guests: a jubilee weekend incl. event programme for the whole family from 50, -- € onwards. Superb music, fun and games with the Gitz animation team, surprises with great prizes and lots of other attractions belong to this. There are reasons enough to celebrate for the 5-star-campsite, which is decorated with many awards and became a destination for “non-campers” as well. Further information: www.gitzenweiler-hof.de
01/02/2011 - At Hvidbjerg Strand season is starting soon
On March 18th Hvidbjerg Strand in Denmark will open with a special offer: from 18.-20.3.2011 you get a discount of 50 %. The child friendly campsite offers several attractions for its guests with the subtropical fun water park already in March. Further information: www.hvidbjerg.dk
26/01/2011 - Best rental accomodation
We apologize for a mistake in the actual newsletter, that unfortunately slipped in: Not LeadingCamping Parc des Alicourts but Le Brasilia was awarded as „campsite with best rental accomodation“ by the Dutch Automobile Association ANWB during the fair Vakantiebeurs in Utrecht. The picture shows the festive handover. In the middle: Yann Marlic (with flowers) and Benjamin Philbert (with the transparent plate) of the Braslia team. Further information: www.brasilia.fr
25/01/2011 - New wellness offers in Sexten
In December 2010 Caravan Park Sexten has opened an outdoor area of its wellness facilities. A saltwater basin, enriched with natural bath salts (this supplies the skin with blood and supports the relaxation of the joints), belongs to it. Additionally there is a “soil-sauna”, the most originally form of the Finnish sauna. It’ s situated in the soil and has a fireplace (temperature up to 110 degree C). A new bio sauna with look at the Dolomite Alps of Sexten and temperatures between 60 – 70 degrees C is flavoured with natural herbs. Further information: www.patzenfeld.com
19/01/2011 - Dreiquellenbad opens new barn floor
Kur- und Feriencamping Dreiquellenbad in the Lower Bavarian spa triangle offers its guests a new room for interesting and varied activities. The barn can be used not only for gym, yoga, meditation, fitness and dancing, but also for music-, game- and cabaret events and festivities. Further information: www.camping-bad-griesbach.de
17/01/2011 - Campsites of the year
The campsites of the year 2011 have been elected. Leadingcampings have been on top in all categories during the festive prize giving ceremony of the CMT in Stuttgart: following the opinion of the “Caravaning” readers, whose vote counts, the Südsee-Camp is not only the most friendly and child-orientated campsite of Germany, but furthermore especially comfortable and the third-popular winter campsite. Campsite Hopfensee is considered to be Germany’s most comfortable campsite and in addition especially friendly, child-orientated and the second popular winter campsite of Germany. The Gitzenweiler Hof has been elected as the most eco-friendly campsite, child-friendly and popular as winter destination, as well. Luxoase, Wulfener Hals and Alfsee Ferienpark are ranking amongst the top 5 of each category. Caravan Park Sexten was elected as the most comfortable and best winter campsite within the remaining Europe, furthermore it’s especially eco-friendly and likeable. The latter applies as well to Hvidbjerg Strand (DK) and Camping Aufenfeld (A), which is also especially child- and eco-friendly and appropriate for winter camping. Union Lido Vacanze could gain a very good ranking concerning the comfort.
On the photo from left: Steen Slaikjaer (Hividbjerg Strand), Wolfgang Kutter and Heidrun Müller (Gitzenweiler Hof), Maria Vok and Alessandro Sgaravatti (Union Lido), Anja Mayr (Hopfensee) Hans Happacher (Caravan Park Sexten), Svenja and Per Thiele (Südsee Camp). Photo Konstantin Tchovikov
14/01/2011 - Hopfensee plans for its young guests
Currently a pavilion for the infants (0 – 6 years old) is being built at campsite Hopfensee. The opening will take place at Easter 2011. The new building doesn’t only offer a safe play area with marvellous panorama, but also a lounge for the parents. There will be a special recreation room for the teenagers. Further information: www.camping-hopfensee.com
12/01/2011 - Photo-workshop at Gitzenweiler Hof
The Campingpark Gitzenweiler Hof in the Lake Constance area offers a workshop for photographers together with the Nikon school. The one week course shows all facets of the travel photography and includes many topics from architecture to macro photography. The region around Lake Constance and Lindau has the ideal terrain. The course will take place 30th April – 7th May 2011. Detailed information: www.gitzenweilerhof.de
05/01/2011 - Happy New Year!
We wish all visitors of our website a Happy New Year. Visit us at the Vakantiebeurs in Utrecht (12th – 16th of January) www.vakantiebeurs.nl
at the booth of Alan Rogers Guide in hall 11 / A052 or at the CMT in Stuttgart (15th - 23th of January) www.messe-stuttgart.de/cmt/
in hall 7 / booth B18, where you can get the LeadingCampings catalogue fresh from the press. In the Foyer of the New Fair Stuttgart the prize of the Rally Europe, the caravan LMC Münsterland, is exhibited at a special area. More than 400 participants took part. Jessica Menke-van der Fluit from North Holland has won the caravan 17.000 € worth. She will take over the key during a festive ceremony on Saturday, 15th of January at 4.30 p.m. Congratulations already now!
28/12/2010 - Skibus at Woferlgut free of charge
Daily it’s possible to reach the ski areas Schmittenhöhe and Kaprun-Kitzsteinhorn free of charge from the Woferlgut. The guests decide themselves, when to go to the ski area and when to come back to the Woferlgut. The bus runs several times daily. Further information: www.sportcamp.at
17/10/2010 - Special offer for Leadingcard owners
Campsite Hopfensee in the Allgäu region offers all guests with Leadingcard the use of the onsite ski lift free of charge. This is valid during 25.12.2010 – 08.01.2011. Further information: www.camping-hopfensee.com
16/12/2010 - Two new highlights at campsite Playa Montroig
After the successful rebuilding of the restaurant “Espai Grill”, now the “La Terrassa” is being completely refurbished. The concept bases on Mediterranean kitchen and tapas. The all-day restaurant will offer a cafeteria and a cocktail bar. Further on there is a new meeting point, “the loft”. In the completely new atmosphere and environment the guests can surf on the internet, play or chat. There is a huge screen and music. Further information: www.playamontroig.com
10/12/2010 - New Year’s Eve party at campsite Havelberge
In the restaurant Havelberge at the Woblitzsee New Year’s will be celebrated with music and a big hot and cold buffet (welcoming glass of champagne included). At midnight a grand display of fireworks will take place, there will be donuts and coffee for refreshment. You can dance and celebrate until 5 a.m. Further information www.haveltourist.de
09/12/2010 - Holiday with half board
Holiday park Alfsee makes is possible: holiday at a campsite including breakfast or half board. The guests can book the breakfast in addition; it is not depending on the kind of their accommodation. The restaurant “Alfsee-Piazza” is situated in the middle of the holiday park and easy to reach from all over the place. Further information: www.alfsee.de
07/12/2010 - Skibus-safari at Hopfensee
From Dec. 20th onwards the guests of campsite Hopfensee can use the daily shuttle to the ski areas free of charge. Every day another ski area is on the agenda, where it’s not only possible to ski, but also to snowboard or to ski cross country. The detailed schedule can be seen on the website of the campsite. There is a varied programme for non-skiers as well at the campsite (indoor-pool, sauna, winter trails etc.). www.camping-hopfensee.com
02/12/2010 - Union Lido expands the internet offer
Right in time for the new season 2011 the complete Wi-Fi support will be expanded and improved. The guests can be online every single moment during their stay. There is also an improvement for the guests who like to visit the restaurant: the “Al Mare” at the Piazza Lido is even more cosy and comfortable after a restyling. Further information: www.unionlido.com
27.11.2010 - Nommerlayen gets second place
Europacamping Nommerlayen has been selected as recommended runner up of the Alan Rogers Award between 2000 campsites, which were all ranked by the Alan Rogers team. This was due to the outstanding qualities of the campsite.
On January 11th 2011, 11 a.m. all awards will be handed over to the winners at the Europa Podium in Utrecht.
Further information: www.nommerlayen-ec.lu
21.11.2010 - On Nov. 27th ski season will start at Kitzsteinhorn
Who would like to spend the winter holiday close to Schmittenhöhe, can get actual information on the new website of Sportcamp Woferlgut from now on. There one can get one’s inspirations from a video as well. Whether Christmas special or ideas for a holiday “single with child”, the Woferlgut has the suitable offer.
Further information: www.sportcamp.at
15/11/2010 - Playa Montroig cuts its prices
For the coming season campsite Playa Montroig has decided to bring down or at least to maintain all of its prices. This holds true for the campsites as well as the bungalows. I addition the booking will be simplified. The booking requests have been made easier and the deposit has been cut. Further information: www.playamontroig.com
03/11/2010 - Innovations at Union Lido for 2011
Union Lido offers various novelties in the next season. 12 new housing units with new look and internal finishes,that will integrate the offer of the Camping Homes Roof,are the highlight of the Lodging collection?s range. 42m² internal veranda roof terrace! The prototype of the Camping Home Veranda has been expanded, as well. There are two different versions: Medium (26m², 2 2 beds) and Large (34m², 6 beds). It?s true for all versions: an innovative design, the hand-crafted care of the details and the latest technology in the respect of the bio-construction are the cornerstones of the innovative project? luxury is simplicity! Further information: www.unionlido.com
22/10/2010 - Südsee-Camp celebrated its 40th anniversary
40 years ago Gottfried Thiele laid the foundation for the Südsee-Camp. Constantly investments created a campsite, where quality, service and family friendliness had always priority. Children were and are the most important guests following the motto ?the childrens? paradise of which adults are dreaming ?. Many attractions were built e.g. the Südsee-bathing paradise, the high rope garden and ? very new ? the jungle golf. Further information: www.5-sterne-camping.de
13/10/2010 - Munich Beer Festival at Alfsee
On Saturday 16th of October 2010 the Munich Beer Festival takes place at Alfsee. From 6 p.m. onwards it will be celebrated in the boathouse. Plenty of beer, good food and the blue-white ambience belong to the traditional festival. At 7 p.m. the hearty buffet with Bavarian dishes as veal sausages and knuckles will be opened. The ?chaos team? will undertake the musical entertainment. Entrance is free, tickets for the buffet (15,50 ? / 7,-- ?) can be booked under tel. 05464-92120. Further information: www.alfsee.de
08/10/2010 - Camping Nature Parc L?Ardechois has received 5th star
Since 1st of July there is a new classification system for campsites in France. As usual for hotels already since the end of 2009, Atout France, the agency for touristic development, is now awarding classifications of 1-5 stars for campsites. Camping Nature Parc L?Ardechois situated in the Ardeche region received its 5th star after the inspection that shortly took place. Further information: www.ardechois-camping.com
13/10/2010 - Caravan Salon Austria
Whoever missed the novelty fair in Düsseldorf, will get a second chance: The Caravan Salon Austria will open its gates in Wels and inform you about all relevant novelties concerning caravans and campers. Between Oct. 13th ? Oct. 17th mobile leisure is the main topic in the town at the Traun. Great: you get LeadingCampings catalogues directly in the foyer of the fair and Leadingcard owners can save money at the ticket booth. Stunning 17% discount is the gratuitous Leadingcard worth. The closest LeadingCamping is W. Hartl?s Kur- und Feriencamping Dreiquellenbad in Bad Griesbach immediately behind the German border.
01/10/2010 - Sports- and entertainment programme for the autumn holiday
Camping Tempelhof offers a varied programme between Oct. 9th and Oct. 29th. Football, basketball and volleyball belong to these for the sportive guests. Detailled information on the website of the campsite. There you find already the pricelist for 2011 as well. Information and bookings: www.tempelhof.nl
25/09/2010 - Leading autumn convention
Between Sept. 22th and 25th LeadingCampings came together for their annual autumn convention. The venue was Union Lido Vacanze at the gates of Venice. This LeadingCamping offers a congress centre with all modern technical facilities. The members agreed to a moderate growth of the group for 2011, voted for the budget and how to spend it and decided on the strategy for the further development of the website. From now on your comments and the user assessments of the campsites will be published. We want to become more transparent for you and invite you, to share your experiences with other guests. We spoke intensively about the results of the mystery guest visits. Good to know for you as our appreciated guests: all LeadingCampings ranked clearly above the average at this check.
24/09/2010 - 1.Müritz-Nationalparc-partner day
Since beginning of September Camping- und Ferienpark Havelberge is approved as partner of the Müritz-Nationalparc. On Oct. 2nd a Müritz-Nationalparc partners day will take place for the first time. Waldseilgarten Havelberge opens its doors for this occasion. 2,-- ? of the entrance of this day will be invested in forest stocks. Registration: firstname.lastname@example.org Further information: www.waldaktie.de
16/09/2010 - LeadingCampings staff training
Once a year LeadingCampings run their own staff training. This year responsible co-workers from campsites in seven different nations working in receptions and guest management take part. The training is held from September 13 to 16 at Klim Strand Camping in Denmark. The lectures focuse especially on the maintenance of the new website and booking system. Furthermore the employees visit Klim Strand Camping as well as Hvidbjerg Strand Camping. The training aims to assure the high quaklity targets of LeadingCampings.
27/08/2010 - Fendt Club launched
Thomas Kamm, Director of Marketing at Fendt caravan manufacturer, handed out the ?my Fendt" Club signs during Caravan Salon show in Duesseldorf. Signs are dedicated for use in campsites? receptions and indicate owners of motorhomes or caravans made by Fendt that there is worth to stay: At LeadingCampings members of ?my Fendt? club will profit from the same three advantages as our most precious LeadingCard guests. Interesting for the guests: The three advantages may vary from campsite to campsite. We kindly ask all Fendt club members to show off their membership card on check in.
24/08/2010 - New attraction at Dreiquellenbad
W. Hartl?s cure- and holidaycamping Dreiquellenbad in Bavarian spa Bad Griesbach has got a new attraction: The guests? ?Tenne? has been constructed with valuable material like granite and old wood from an abandoned farmhouse. Seen from the road the building looks like a typical farm entry of the region. High respect for the detail can be experienced in the roofing, the big barn-like doors with taylormade fittings, the wrought-iron weathercock and the old wood carvings. Seen from the campsite the Tenne fits in with the Jagdhäusl restaurant to a matching ensemble. Also the inside follows the high class of Dreiquellenbad. It has been equipped with original furniture and details of an old genuine Bavarian inn, being comfy as well as flexible. Different us is intended. There may be festivities as well under typical rural decoration but the room will be used as well as a place for the enormous extended offer in animation and entertainment of Dreiquellenbad such as gym, yoga and meditation up to firness and dancing or music-, gaming- and varietè-performances. Options for interesting and varying activities in this 5 star camping resort are galore.
19/08/2010 - LeadingCampings in German TV
On occasion of the coming Caravan Salon in Duesseldorf German broadcast WDR will report widely about camping in its format home & abroad on Thursday, August 26 between five past 4 p.m and 6 p.m. Live in studio: Eicke Schüürmann, director of LeadingCampings. He will answer all questions of the WDR team related to the booming tourism form camping. The wdr.de mediathek will keep the broadcast even online visible for one week.
16/08/2010 - LeadingCampings at Caravan-Salon
from Saturday 28 August to September 5, 2010 the world biggest show on mobile leisure will take place in Duesseldorf. LeadingCampings will be part. You'll find us in hall 7, booth D20 as every year. Come and pick the latest information, get your rally Europe participation folder and your personal copy of the 2010 catalogue.
11/08/2010 - Subaru leisure caravan 2010 at Alfsee and Südsee-Camp
Driving test with trailer: take part on behalf of the Subaru venue taking place August 14/15 at Alfsee Ferienpark and 17/18 at Südsee-Camp.
In collaboration with caravan manufacturer Dethleffs and German magazine CARAVANING the caravan passed by already several LeadingCampings (Gitzenweiler Hof, Hopfensee, Waging am See) fort wo days each. Now the north of Germany comes into focus and the caravan can be experienced at Alfsee and Südsee.
A big action area displays the models Forester, Legacy, Outback and Impreza together with the latest products of Dethleffs. Everyone interested is invited to experience it. Nothing compares to your own experience and that is why you?re invited to test drive the cars even with a caravan on the trailer hitch.
Learn more about the latest Dethleffs-caravans Lifestyle 520 BK, Beduin 590 S and Camper 550 TK. The display isn?t just a product presentation ? BBQ European champion Uwe Hossfeld (67) from Cottbus offers BBQ workshops, let all BBQ enthusiasts know about his secrets and will serve some fresh snacks. Uwe Hossfeld will inspire your own BBQing skills.
09/08/2010 - Varieté night at Wulfener Hals
Thursday August 12, 2010 at 8:00 p.m.: International Varieté with André und Oliver Sarmenta André Sarmenta who is 2 times world champion of ventriloquists startet this art when he was a child and went to an English ventriloquist for education. After a more than ten years contract at Circus Giovanni Althoff he performed at former GDR National Circus and Circus Carl Althoff. André Sarmenta acted in front of international audience as well in Australia, Bulgaria, France (Moulin Rouge), Italy and the United States of America. Since years he performs on a regular schedule in various childrens? hospitals and works for charity events refunding children suffering from cancer. As ventriloquist he was rewarded amongst other prizes with the Golden Elephant and the Clown of Paris. When celebrating his 30 years? stage jubilee in 2001 audience and commission were taht entusiastic that they awarded him with the Golden Needle of Honor. In February 2003 he set up a new world record in fire spitting and produced a 4.5 metres high flame from a position laying flat on the floor. This was enough for an entry into the Guiness book of records 2003. Since his childhood Oliver Sarmenta dedicated his life to music, especially singing. He met André Sarmenta in a show in 1999 and he was entusiastic about this voice. So he proposed a shared performance in Austria. After a while André was convinced that Oliver was the right one to continue the Sarmenta name. Meanwhile they formed a strong team. Since January 2001 Oliver is a shareholder in the company. Besides his song performances - Musical Hits - Evergreens - Ballades - Pop-Classics - Oliver will present the Varieté night.