Camping Hirzberg, Freiburg, Germany

Camping Hirzberg
  • Location and surroundings
  • Facilities available on site
  • Value for money
  • Access for larger motorhomes
2.5

Summary

Have you stayed here? Click on the USER RATING with your own star rating! Tell others what you think.

An average site, and nothing more, but further let down by being singled out to have an electric meter whilst other vans around us just hooked up.

Sending
User Review
2.28 (61 votes)

Camping Hirzberg seemed like an ideal stop over, allowing a visit to Freiburg. Indeed this historic town centre is just under a mile from the site and so is within easy walking distance.

Camping Hirzberg Freiburg

Camping Hirzberg “upper level” pitching area

Upon arrival, reception was closed so we pitched ourselves and returned to the office at the designated hour. On the plus side we were given a lot of information about the site and the surrounding area, along with suggested walks from the site. The receptionist on duty spoke very good English. At this point, we were handed an electric meter to monitor our electricity usage, noting that four kilowatt hours are included, with anything over and above that, being charged at 55 euro cents per kwh. As a ball park figure, that is about four times the UK rate for energy prices, and noting that in the UK, there are strict laws regarding the reselling of electricity. The tariff quoted was also about two to three times the German energy prices that were quoted on utility providers’ website. However, I’m happy to pay for what is used but…

Camping Freiburg Hirzberg

Watch out for the electric meter! (For some guests, but not all.)

…reception closed at 18:00 and within minutes of that, numerous German owned vehicles arrived, pitched and hooked up – without the meter. Some left in the morning before reception opened. When we went to pay, I questioned why German vans did not have an electric meter, but the British one did. I do not know if it was coincidence that the other vans arrived soon after reception closed or…

There were ten or so pitches at street level, with the remainder being on an upper level.

On site facilities at Camping Hirzberg

  • Hardstand or grass pitches – note the hardstand is a form of sand and causes a lot of mess
  • Electric hook up (!)
  • Laundry
  • Pot wash
  • Chemical disposal point
  • Reading room
  • Showers/toilets – not overly warm inside and neither was the water
  • WiFi (four euro for 24 hours)

In all, the location is not bad, the facilities average or slightly less, but the metering for some, but not all vans, will ensure we do not return. Should you require further information though, the website is here.

One Response

  1. Tim Robson June 12, 2018

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Austria Belgium France Germany Italy Luxembourg Mountain passes Spain Switzerland U.K.
Bad Krozingen spa
Bad Krozingen spa, Germany

Warm weather with unbroken sunshine is our passport to visit the...

Waterfalls Italy
Cascata delle Marmore – the Marmore Waterfalls

The “Cascata delle Marmore” (Marmore waterfalls) are adjacent to our present...

Tax free shopping Switzerland Samnaun
Duty free shopping in Samnaun

Samnaun us a high altitude alpine village in Switzerland. Access to...

Camper stops Campsite Reviews
Camping les portes D'Alsace
Camping les portes D’Alsace

In a convenient location close to the A4 Paris-Strasbourg motorway, the...

Bad Krozingen camperstop
Bad Krozingen camperstop

Team Voyager is currently in residence at the Bad Krozingen camperstop....

Camping Boschetto di Piemma
Camping Boschetto di Piemma, San Gimignano

Team Voyager is in residence at Camping Boschetto di Piemma, San...

Alde How to... Toll free routes
The cost of a longer motorhome holiday
Our toll free routes

By popular demand, here is a summary of the toll free...

Pet passport
Pet passport scheme – Sydney’s travels!

In recent weeks, the “Voyager” has received many enquiries about Sydney,...

Route to Lake Garda avoiding tolls
Another route to Lake Garda avoiding tolls!

Ah, here we go again, a route to Lake Garda avoiding tolls!...

Twin door fridge motorhome
Dometic RMD 10 series refrigerator

Our new Kon-tiki 675 features a Dometic RMD 10 series refrigerator....

Electric hot plate in a motorhome?

With the refurbishment of our Scania Irizar coach nearing completion, one...

Thule Omnistep not working

Sincere apologies for the timing of this post! Our Omnistep stopped...

Swiss Lux low wattage kettle
Swiss Lux low wattage kettle

It’s fair to say that most UK campsites offer around ten...

Company Reports Ferry good days out My motorhomes
Detached retina surgery
Detached retina operation!

What, you may ask, does a detached retina operation have to...

2019 Swift Kontiki
Swift Kontiki 675 – review

The Swift Kontiki 675 is a six berth motorhome from UK...

Coach motorhome conversion
Belt and braces maintenance for our coach conversion

You are possibly wondering why things have been so quiet on...