Camping in the Waldviertel

The freedom of the great outdoors on a camping vacation in the Waldviertel

The unspoiled Waldviertel with its many lakes and ponds is perfect for a vacation in a tent or camper. Far from the stress of everyday life, local campgrounds put you in close touch with nature while offering modern sanitary facilities and a well-developed infrastructure.

Camping along water

There is an idyllic campground right on the Dobra Reservoir. It offers a full range of activities in and on the water. From swimming, sailing and fishing to canoing and snorkeling – the choice is yours. For a real adventure, try zooming 400 meters above the water surface with the Big Fly. At the lake-side campground Seecamping in Ottenstein 20 km away, you can book windsurfing courses. Further north is Seecamping Langau, a campground at Lake Langau (a former coal mine), which specializes in water skiing. Or try camping at Lake Edler and relax under the shade trees lining this small natural lake. Another set of options involve art and culture, such as going to concerts and museums in Geras, a town just a 15-minute walk away from the campground. The newly opened campground in Waldenstein bei Gmünd is like camping at the sea. The swimming pond has a graduation tower in which salt water is sprinkled on brushwood twigs from firs and blackthorns. The mineral-rich water droplets catch in the branches and have beneficial health effects similar to that of breathing in sea air.

Campgrounds with sports facilities

Water lovers are not the only ones who are well looked after in the Waldviertel. Many of the campgrounds also have sports facilities for tennis, beach volleyball or mini-golf. Did you bring your bicycle? Then the campground Campingplatz St. Martin is just the place to stay the night. The nearby cycling routes take you to the neighboring Czech Republic, for instance, or to the alpine hut on Nebelstein, where you can enjoy fantastic views over the upper Waldviertel. The campground Campingplatz Thayapark in Waidhofen is another perfect departure point for cycling excursions. It is at the start of the Thaya Circuit Cycle Route and the Kamp-Thaya-March Cycle Route.

Camping in the great outdoors

The upper Waldviertel is often described as a landscape full of power and mystery. The campground Campingplatz Gmünd is the best base for exploring this aspect of the region. It is near Blockheide Nature Park with its incomparable natural granite monuments – the Waldviertel rocking stones – such as the Devil’s Bed (“Teufelsbett”) and the St. Christopher’s Stone (“Christophorusstein”).

The campgrounds in the Waldviertel are perfect for weeks of fun, relaxing vacations.