12 Austrian campgrounds "on the way" to southern Europe

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For the list, I chose campsites that are good not only for sleeping and going further, but may also be a place where you can stay for a longer time. Austria is rarely a travel destination for Poles (except in winter, of course). It's a pity, because the campsites have great facilities and are located in beautiful places with great sports infrastructure. So I will describe how far it is from the nearest highway exit, but I will try to describe these places to encourage you to plan an additional few days at these campsites.

Plus, who doesn't love Apfelstrudel? ;)

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Camping Klagenfurt Wörthersee – Klagenfurt am Wörthersee

Distance from the nearest motorway exit: 4 km


You often choose Klagenfurt as the first stop on your way from Poland. So I have several campsites in this region for you. The first one is located right on the shore of the lake, but there is no direct access to it. In addition, entry to the nearest beach is paid because it is a municipal, guarded beach. But thanks to this you get safe access to a clean beach with full infrastructure. There are even slides here.

Next to the campsite there is a very large park with a playground. Klagenfurt can be reached by bicycle or public transport.

This is where the Iron Man race starts every year. Many participants sleep at the campsite, so it is worth checking available dates and pitches in advance.

Camping Plörz - Landskron am Ossiachersee

Distance from the nearest motorway exit: 10 km


This campsite is located directly on Lake Ossiacher. It is family and dog friendly. Next to the standard beach at the campsite, there is also a special beach for dogs. There is also a run and a playground for them. It's clean here, but that's also thanks to the owners of their pets who clean up after them.

At the campsite you can order bread for the next day in the evening. The owner is very nice!

Nearby you can go hiking in the mountains - for example, take a trail around Landskron Castle or take a gondola to Gipfen Gerlitzen. See the Finsterbach waterfall or take a cruise on the lake.

Seecamping Berghof Ossiacher See – Villach

Distance from the nearest motorway exit: 10 km


This campsite is located right next to the previous one and also has direct access to the lake and beautiful views of the Ossiacher See. There are beautiful new toilets, including ones for children and babies.

There are plenty of sports opportunities on site: tennis courts, beach volleyball, mini golf, and nearby you can go ziplining in the Familywald or climb in the Adventurepark Gerlitzen rope park.

Campingplatz Hartberg – Hartberg

Distance from the nearest motorway exit: 4 km


Located before Graz, close to the attractive small town of the same name. It's a very small campsite, but there are plenty of opportunities to relax around it. Right next to the campsite there is a complex of indoor and outdoor swimming pools, tennis courts (also indoor), and many bicycle paths. There is even a eurovelo 9 bicycle path running through it. There are also plenty of hiking opportunities nearby. For example, you can take a short walk around the small lake Gmoos directly from the campsite. A very interesting, but longer trip is a walk between the castles: Aichberg, Kirchberg and Reitenau (10 km).

There are many thermal baths in this region, e.g. H2O Therme Sebersdorf or Heiltherme Bad Waltersdorf

Sportcamp Woferlgut – Zell am See

Distance from the nearest motorway exit: 55 km


We are now moving to the western part of Austria, near Salzburg. This campsite may not be a place that I would recommend just for one quick overnight stay on the way south, because 50 km from the highway is quite far, but it is certainly a place where you will want to stay for longer. It has a brand new swimming pool complex on its premises, as well as a complex of saunas and baths free of charge for guests.

There are plenty of pitches at the campsite, and we especially recommend those near the swimming pond. They are located a bit away from the central point of the campsite with the restaurant, animation point and swimming pools, but they have their own charm.

We wrote more about this campsite in the article: Camping and hotel with a swimming pool in the mountains - SportCamp Woferlgut in Zell am See .

Panorama of Camp Zell am See – Zell am See

Distance from the nearest motorway exit: 60 km


Like the previous camping, Panorama Zell am See is a good place to stay for longer than one night due to the large distance from the motorway. Unless you want to take a ride along the famous Groβglockner scenic route.

The campsite itself is located about 500 m from Lake Zeller. It does not have as many amenities as its predecessor, but it will certainly be compensated by the proximity of the lake and the city, as well as numerous bicycle and walking paths in the area.

Camping Berau - St.Wolfgang

Distance from the nearest motorway exit: 30 km


The campsite is located quite close to the highway, but since you have to drive around at least 2 lakes to get there, the distance is considerable. However, it is worth going off the route even for one night - to fall in love with this region and come back here for a longer time.

Camping Berau has direct access to the lake, which has a sandy bottom, a long, gentle descent and warm, turquoise-colored water. There are two restaurants at the campsite . One is a typical Austrian pub with local cuisine, and the other is more youthful with Italian food and a modern interior, where you can listen to live music in the evenings.

It is especially worth going on a trip on the narrow-gauge Schlafbergbahn railway, which leaves from nearby Sankt Wolfgang. The town itself is also worth seeing.

Inselcamping - Unterach am Atterse

Distance from the nearest motorway exit: 15 km


This campsite is located near the previous one, but on a different lake and closer to the highway exit. It has all the amenities that are already standard in campsites abroad, i.e.: modern buildings with sanitary facilities, a place to empty the chemical toilet and the possibility of filling fresh and draining gray water, washing machines and dryers, a playground, free Wi-Fi, and, in addition, free baths.

You can fish on the lake near Inselcamping , and the lake is also extremely popular among divers. It is 170m deep in places and visibility is up to 20m. The diving center is located only 250m from the campsite. The lake is perfect for kayaking or SUP riding. The area also encourages mountain biking. Nearby you can also go down the year-round toboggan run.

On rainy days, you can visit the nearby thermal baths in Bad Ischl or have fun in the water park in Bad Schallerbach, visit numerous museums in the area, e.g. the Mozart Museum in Salzburg or take your children to the salt mine museum.

Camping Stadlerhof – Kramsach

Distance from the nearest motorway exit: 4 km


Year-round, family camping in Tyrol with a heated swimming pool and saunas. Close to Camping Stadlerhof there is a small lake called Reintalersee with several beaches. A ski bus runs directly from the campsite to the ski slopes in winter. You can also rent ski equipment here.

There is a large playground with great attractions. There is also a playroom, a recreation pool and a heated paddling pool. There are toilets for children and special rooms for bathing and changing babies at the campsite . Animations are organized in high season. Older children may enjoy the geocaching fun available at the campsite.

It is worth taking a trip on the narrow-gauge railway to Lake Achensee . There it is worth taking a boat cruise on the lake. The campsite is also close to Kitzbühel, Mayrhofen and the Hintertux glacier. It is worth a trip to the Swarovski museum in Wattens.

Camping Natürlich Hell - Fügen

Distance from the nearest motorway exit: 7 km


We head even further west towards Innsbruck to visit the 5-star and ecological camping Hell. It is located a stone's throw from the highway exit.

It has an indoor and outdoor swimming pool (heated, open from May to September), a fitness studio, saunas and a gym. The modern sanitary facilities include 2 family bathrooms, a baby room, bathrooms for people with disabilities and private bathrooms, as well as a laundry room with a drying room.

The campsite offers animations that take place in high season, a large playroom, a football pitch, and you can also rent bicycles, children's bikes and bicycle trailers for children.

Just 3 km from the campsite there is Erlebnistherme Zillertal - a large complex of indoor and outdoor swimming pools

In Innsbruck itself, a good place for a quick overnight stay is: Camping Innsbruck

Donaupark Camping Tulln – Tulln an der Donau

Distance from the nearest motorway exit: 40 km


We return to central Austria near Vienna .

This campsite will appeal primarily to bicycle fans. You can go on a bike ride along the Danube and come back... by bike taxi :) this is a service available at the campsite.

Next to the campsite is the swimming pool complex and DonauSplash Tulln, the wonderful botanical garden Garden Tulln and the popular Aubad reservoir with a large playground.

Camper-Park Reisemobil Stellplatz Wien – Vienna

Distance from the nearest motorway exit: 5 km


Wait a minute, this isn't camping! What's so great about doing something in the "parking lot" for more than one night? Well, let me explain that this is the perfect place to visit Vienna. The nearest metro station is 150 m away, and at the same time it is close to the highway, so you can get there quickly. There are also clean and heated toilets in the camper park. Unfortunately, there is one drawback: you can only park here with a camper…

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Katarzyna Kozłowska
Katarzyna Kozłowska

An engineer with a passion for traveling. My dream is to drive a motorhome through the USA from coast to coast. I would also like to do a few longer bike trips around Europe, but I have to convince my husband to do that;)

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