Everyman’s right in Germany: Here you can camp completely legally and free of charge
Strict rules apply in Germany – this also applies to camping. But there is also a legal way to stay overnight in many places – a handy map will help you with that.
In this country it is not allowed to simply pitch a tent somewhere and spend the night. But it also has to be said that Germany is one of the most densely populated countries in the entire EU. Therefore, there is not endless space for everyone to set up their tent in the forest and meadows.
In countries like Sweden, Finland or Norway, on the other hand, there is the so-called “Everyman’s Right”, which allows everyone to spend the night in nature – often even several nights in the same place.
If you would like to enjoy something like this in Germany, then try out the free web app from 1Nite Tent. There you will find hundreds of legal ways to pitch a tent.
Everyman’s rights also in Germany
The clear map from 1Nite Tent gets its data from OpenStreetMaps and shows you numerous private gardens and green spaces, especially in Germany, where you can camp.
Just zoom in on a desired area, then you will see colorful dots. The color legend, which changes dynamically when the map section is enlarged, has the following meaning:
- red: very many possible accommodations
- yellow: some possible campsites
- green: few offers
The offer is particularly attractive for hikers or cyclists, as you can stay overnight and plan your routes along the campsites for free. It is also guaranteed to be quieter there than on large campsites!
Project lives from the community
The 1Nite Tent platform lives from the community, so mutual respect is of the utmost importance. In the case of negative experiences, it can happen that providers simply delete their advertisements again.
You should therefore not simply appear there unannounced or at short notice – most advertisements require prior notification by telephone or e-mail. You will find this information immediately after clicking on a marker, including further details on washing and shopping facilities in the vicinity.
If possible, discuss the following points in advance:
- Arrival day and time
- Departure day and time
- Number of people and tents
- Parking spaces for bicycles
- Possibilities for hygiene and toilet
- Meals (and possibly contribution towards expenses)
- night rest
You can get a better impression of whether the chemistry is right over the phone. If you have a good feeling, then nothing stands in the way of your tent adventure.
As always, don’t leave rubbish behind, don’t make unnecessary noise and treat other people’s property with respect.
Offer your own garden as a campsite
If you have your own garden and would like to offer it as a tent area with 1Nite Tent, then click on the “New space” button on the website. There you fill out a short form with the following information:
- E-mail address
- Address (will not be displayed publicly!)
You can find the last two values in Google Maps, for example. Right-click on your garden and select “What’s Here?” Then you will see the two numerical values that you copy into the form.
After a brief check of the location and confirmation by e-mail, your ad will be included on the map. with a message [email protected] you can also remove your ad again.
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