couple in a tent
© SalzburgerLand Tourismus, Michael Grössinger

Tips and ideas for your camping holiday in SalzburgerLand

Insider camping tips for SalzburgerLand

You can find great campsites all around the world. SalzburgerLand, however, gives you a braod variety of offers and sites, an incredible scenic diversity, and therefore provides many different ways to adapt your holiday, whether in summer or winter. And of course we have a few special tips to help create your best camping holiday in SalzburgerLand.

Top tips for your camping holiday in SalzburgerLand

Tip 1: XXL camping spaces at Grubhof

The 4-star area in St. Martin near Lofer boasts huge campervan spaces. Guests can get comfortable on 120 to 180 m2 lots and really stretch out. The idyllic location in an old park with an unobstructed view of the surrounding mountains adds to the wonderful atmosphere in which you can fully relax. Space allocation is also made with the view that neighbours will be compatible. There are areas for families, couples without children or dog owners. Its proximity to the Saalach river means that the place is popular with whitewater athletes. Incidentally, the XXL spaces are also available for tents. On the Saalach grassland, exclusively sunny places on lush, soft grass ground are let to campers with tents, tent trailers or minibuses.

©Camping Grubhof Robert Stainer - XXL Camping in St. Martin near Lofer
©Camping Grubhof Robert Stainer – XXL Camping in St. Martin near Lofer

Tipp 2: Camping at the Kapellen-Weg trail in Neukirchen

The 9-Kappellen-Weg (‘9 chapel trail’) leads directly past the Panoramastellplatz campsite at Friedburg in Neukirchen at Grossvenediger mountain. And not without reason, as the site manager Norbert Unterassner was instrumental is bringing this unique trail to life. In addition to the beautiful countryside along this trail, the enchanting chapels lining it are well worth a visit. The trail stretching over 17 km can be hiked in 4 to 4 and a half hours, either in one go or in a few stages. The location in Hohe Tauern National Park makes the campsite an ideal starting point for hiking, mountain biking and cycling tours, and also all sorts of winter activities.

Tipp 3: Forest camping in Tamsweg

When the wind gently blows through the branches of tall trees and the water of the Taurach river happily splashes on stones, you can only be in one place: the Waldcamping campground in Tamsweg. It’s not just the idyllic forest, but especially the Taurach river that makes this place so special. The river is particularly popular with paddlers – from beginners to professionals – who enjoy the Taurach river from April to September, exactly during the best months for camping. Another sport is in high demand at Waldcamping Tamsweg: the riding school Mehlhartlgut is also part of the family business.

Tipp 4: Camping with dogs

Dog owners know the problem! What to do with our four-legged friends when it comes to holidays? Luckily, there are many campsites that allow pets and are equipped accordingly. The campsite Panorama Camp Zell am See is ideal in this respect. Just 500 metres from the campsite and only a few minutes’ walk on the path around the lake, the 2,000 m2 large dog training zone allows plenty of space for fun and games with them. In the overflow area of Lake Zellersee, dogs can even enjoy bathing and splashing about. Good to know: dog bags are available for free at the dog station at Panorama Camp.

All campsites in SalzburgerLand where dogs are allowed can be found in the SalzburgerLand camping guide.

Camping at lake Zell
©Panoramacamp Zell am SeeCamping at lake Zell

Tipp 5: Permanent campers

Once you’ve found your true holiday paradise, just when you’ve made yourself at home – all cosy and exactly to your liking – it can be quite tedious to dismantle your camp and tents year after year to return home. So why not make a permanent holiday home? People who have plenty of time and no strict ties, such as pensioners for example, can truly enjoy a permanent campsite. Perhaps at Seecamping at Wallersee lake? It’s nestled in the gentle landscape of the Salzburg Lake District with direct access to the lake at the natural beach. Privacy is guaranteed thanks to natural hedges that separate the individual camping spaces from each other. Spaces can be rented for one to several days, a week or for the whole year. Additionally, you can acquire individual camping spaces including the infrastructure.

Campsite at Wallersee
©Seecamping WallerseeCampsite directly at Wallersee

Tipp 6: Festival Camping at Electric Love

The Electric Love Festival in Salzburg’s Salzkammergut region brings you three days of music, cool sounds and a great vibe. Whether it’s dance music, dubstep, electro, house, hardstyle or drum and bass – the world comes together here to celebrate music. And it’s best to stay the night at the camping site. Check out Basic Camping North or South – the infrastructure such as showers, toilets, bars, snacks shops and a supermarket includes everything you may need. The timesaving Comfort Camping area is even a touch less complicated with its own Electric Love Pop Up tent for 2 people with extended curfew hours and other privileges.

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