Must-knows about camping in Switzerland

  • Wild camping in Switzerland is only allowed in specific areas and under strict conditions.
  • On many Swiss campsites, you can either use your own tent or caravan, or you can rent accommodation such as a bungalow.
  • Book well in advance. Popular Swiss campsites can get fully booked, especially in summer.
  • You’re not allowed to spend the night in your campervan wherever you want. There are designated campervan sites.
  • Driving with a caravan or camper on Swiss mountain roads requires special skills.

Practical tips about camping in Switzerland

Campsite with tents and Wetterhorn view near Grindelwald

Camping Switzerland tips

Camping in Switzerland is only allowed at designated sites. Reserve your spot in advance. Carefully select your location and always …
Mobile homes at camping in Engelberg

Campsites with rentals

These campsites in Switzerland allow you to rent (luxury) tents, caravans, cabins, studios or apartments.
Tent at Bachalpsee, Bernese Oberland

Wild camping

Wild camping in Switzerland is allowed in a few areas only, excluding all valleys, inhabited areas, and natural reserves. Learn …
Camper site in the Gruyères region

Driving with van, caravan or mobile home

Driving on Swiss mountain roads with a caravan or camper is challenging, and in some places impossible. Learn which rules …

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Page author: AnnikaSince early childhood I've been visiting Switzerland during my holidays and I just fell in love with the country. I spent many summers in the Bernese Oberland, which still feels like my second home, and then started to explore other areas. Traveling, hiking and photographing in the Swiss Alps are my absolute favorite activities.