We went camping in one of the most beautiful wine regions of Germany and I thought I would share a bit of our experience with you as well as a 15% code for clothing, camping and hiking gear at the end of the post.
Germany is still pretty much on lockdown and getting outside and in nature or even just your garden is the best thing to do currently.
When we first planned this weekend back in January (basically when my yearly Fernweh hits) all we knew was that we wanted to take the camper van on a test weekend before going on a longer trip in the summer. This holiday weekend was perfect for that and we kept it really spontaneous on the locations we were going to.
We started off deep in the Black Forest for our first night but quickly decided that camping between milk farmers, though really pretty, was still a little too cold with the snow covered mountains not far away. Which is why we decided to drive into one of the most beautiful wine regions of Germany. And the best thing was that they are only about an hour away from home. How had I never explored there before? I guess this pandemic is really helping us and teaching us to appreciate the places around us and start exploring in our own backyard.
Kaiserstuhl – one of the most beautiful wine regions in Germany
The Kaiserstuhl (“Emperor’s Chair”) is a range of hills in the state of Baden-Württemberg in southwest Germany with a maximum height of 556.6 metres (1,826 ft). It is of volcanic origin and located in the southwest of the state in the counties of Emmendingen and Breisgau-Hochschwarzwald. In terms of natural regions it is considered to be a part of the Upper Rhine Plain. (Wikipedia)
Because of its volcanic origin and the mild temperatures in this area so many beautiful things grow there and honestly the building of the terraces gives it its distinct look.
We drove over the so-called “Texas Pass” with its incredible views, drove to all kinds of pretty little villages and ended up camping nestled around vineyards. We used the app Park4Night to find good places to park.
Unfortunately due to the regulations in Germany mostly everything is still closed so we could not explore the villages like we wanted. But we will come back to try out cafés and restaurants.
Camping off grid and cooking
We camped completely off grid and disconnected from electricity and water because campgrounds only opened after we got back. That meant bringing plenty of water but it also meant we could only run our fridge while driving our charge our phone on the go.
We are still pretty new to camping with a van and since it is not ours we just had to adjust to what was available to us.
But we absolutely loved it. We cooked plenty of amazing recipes from this blog, one morning we woke up, switched to our seats and drove to another location. Or we sat outside the van in our chairs and enjoyed the views and read our books. We went for walks, watched the sun rise and took many different stops to get out of the van and explore.
We honestly just had the best time exploring one of the most beautiful wine regions in Germany and we must come back soon.
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