Do you want to experience the joys of nature from dawn to dusk? With more than 5,000 km of hiking trails, numerous castles nestled at the edge of the woods and a growing network of bicycle paths, Luxembourg is an ideal destination to delight in nature during the day and, increasingly, at night. Traditional rural accommodation in Luxembourg is evolving! Visitors can now benefit from a wide range of options such as glamping cabins, attractive parking areas for motorhomes as well as extraordinary and unique accommodation. There are endless opportunities to help you relax and keep you in touch with nature!
Glamping, where camping meets glamour!
The services offered by the camping sites have evolved considerably over the past few years. We often associate traditional camping with basic, rustic-style accommodation that is close to nature. However, you can now enjoy nature in complete comfort or, if you prefer, in charming and luxury accommodation. In fact, the term "glamping" is a portmanteau of "glamorous" and "camping".
For the past few years, camping sites in the Grand Duchy have added to their traditional service range. It's not just a green space to pitch your tent or park your motorhome, you can also enjoy lovely cabins. These small wooden huts have been transformed into glamorous lodges and cabins that cater to people looking for absolute comfort and within touching distance of the green spaces that they explored during the day.
Unfortunately, we don't have the time or space to showcase all the camping sites in Luxembourg but here is a short selection of some of our favourites:
- The Martbusch Camping offers pods of 9, 10 and 14m2 with a terrace. The largest pods have a bathroom and the XL pod (14m2) also has a shower. This camping site also has modern and well-equipped lodges and is located in Berdorf, an ideal starting point to explore the Mullerthal region.
- Do you want to experience the safari feeling? Then the Kaul Camping is just for you! The safari glamping lodge tent includes a kitchen, a bathroom with a toilet and rain shower, and electric heating. The range of accommodation includes wooden cabins, pods and chalets. Located in Wiltz, it is the ideal setting to discover the Luxembourg Ardennes.
Would you like to explore all the camp sites and glamping options in Luxembourg? Please visit the visitluxembourg.lu website.
Without a doubt, the glamping market will continue to grow in Luxembourg. In fact, the country is investing in the development of a network of innovative tourist accommodation in rural areas. Glamping cabins will also be made available in various settings, such as castles and public parks.
Iglu Huts - Camping Park Beaufort
Iglu Huts at Camping Park Beaufort, Luxembourg Tourism Award 2023
The Luxembourg Tourism Awards recognise sector stakeholders who stand out for their innovative projects and help to diversify the tourism offering. In 2023, the prize in the "Camping" category went to the Iglu Huts at Camping Park Beaufort. These handcrafted cabins, made from natural resources with a unique design and located in the heart of the Natur- & Geopark Mëllerdall, are synonymous with luxurious camping in harmony with nature and sustainable development. For two or four people, the cabins are fully equipped with a private kitchen and bathroom, as well as a furnished wooden terrace.
Motorhomes - spoilt for choice!
You can enjoy a good night's sleep, just like at home, in the great outdoors and explore to your heart's content. This refreshing experience is appealing to an ever-increasing number of people who are eager to enjoy their holidays in motorhomes or caravans without compromising on comfort.
Would you like to experience a holiday in a caravan for the first time? In Luxembourg, you can rent your mobile home from several service providers:
- Beim Fiisschen, in Heiderscheid, is a traditional port of call in the region. They specialise in mobile homes and accessories and offer 14 different types of vehicle for rent: from a small van without a toilet to alcove-style vehicles equipped with a fitted kitchen, toilet and shower.
- The Automobile Club of Luxembourg (ACL) also rents vehicles via its ACL Clubmobil in partnership with CamperDays, the price comparison platform.
- Voyages Emile Weber has launched a booking platform for motorhomes and vans: WebCamper.lu. The site offers seven different categories of vehicles with models of various equipment and sizes. Moreover, all their vehicles are less than one year old!
In Luxembourg, you can park your caravan on a campsite, and take advantage of additional services such as laundry facilities or swimming pools or you can park in an area outside the campsite free of charge, if you're only planning a short stopover. Often located in a natural and lush environment, these areas are easily accessible via main roads. Check all of the available options on the visitluxembourg.lu website.
Luxembourg, 'Destination Camper Park(ing)'
Luxembourg is investing in the creation of a national network of campervan parks that goes beyond the classic concept of a parking area. The aim is to meet the new expectations of motorhome travellers who do not wish to forego top-of-the-range services during their short stays (2 to 3 days). The project foresees locations close to tourist sites, on the edge of villages in rural areas or within green spaces. The approach is no longer that of a parking area, but of a pleasant place to stay, with convivial common areas, generously sized pitches and facilities that leave plenty of room for nature. Peace, privacy and security will also be guaranteed.
Exceptional accommodation for unique adventures
Would you like to try a truly magical experience? How about sleeping amongst the birds in the tree canopy! At Bamhaiser Gaalgebierg, located in the municipal animal park in Esch-sur-Alzette, you can sleep in huts on stilts camouflaged in oak trees, chestnuts, birches and maples. Three different themed cottages await you:
- Maisy's cottage, who is passionate about birds, can accommodate up to six people and is particularly suited to people with reduced mobility.
- The cottage of Mia Morilla, who collects mushrooms, can also accommodate up to six people.
- The cottage of Dr Dachs, who can communicate with animals, can accommodate four people.
All of the cottages have showers and toilets as well as a furnished private terrace. There's no need to worry about your "tenants" as Maisy, Mia Morilla and Dr Dachs are imaginary characters, drawn by the local illustrator Olga Reiff, to entertain younger guests!
Or perhaps you'd like to sleep in a "mushroom" next to the river? In Useldange, in the Guttland region, the Péitche Lauer has three MushRooms on stilts. These original accommodation are unique and perfect for cycling trips: in fact, the Péitche Lauer has been awarded the Bed & Bike label, which guarantees the availability of a free bike storage facility that is locked at night, the option to dry your clothes and equipment, a breakfast that is rich in vitamins and carbohydrates as well as other services. If you prefer to eat a traditional meal, there's no need to travel further afield: the restaurant of the Péitche Lauer offers local specialties in a relaxed setting.
Since 1824, a small stream of water turns the wheels of the Racké mill in Enscherange (Luxembourg Ardennes/Éislek). The Rackésmillen is the oldest water mill in Luxembourg. It was built in 1334, although the current building dates from 1824. In 2003, the former miller's house was renovated and transformed into a holiday cottage with four bedrooms, a living room with sofa beds, a kitchen, two showers, three toilets and a small terrace. The Rackésmillen is part of the Robbesscheier Tourist Centre, which also has rooms available in an old farm Sammeshaff and offers meals created with ingredients grown by local producers.
In the Moselle region, you can enjoy a unique holiday experience in a restored medieval tower in the heart of the old town of Grevenmacher. The apartment can accommodate up to four people. The rooms, some of which are semi-circular, are located on three separate floors. This is a truly original location; it's ideal as a base to explore the wine growing region cultivated by the Celts, the Gauls and the Romans, who grew vines in the area during their reign!