Intimate site located on a natural lake, with superb access to Germany and Austria
As its name suggests, Zellersee is all about its lake. It’s not a huge lake, but what it lacks in size it makes up for in sheer convenience. You can literally slide out of your sleeping bag, forward-roll through your tent-flaps and slip straight into the lake’s watery embrace: the perfect way to wake up. This tranquil waterhole lies in the breathtaking Chiemgau valley in the Geigelstein nature reserve next to the Alps. Enough said.
Afterwards, treat yourself to a nice hot coffee and fresh bread from reception whilst you decide what to do with your day. A bike ride to the Chiemsee (9 miles/15 km) where you can swim some more? A paddle boat cruise to the Herrenchiemsee – a collection of Versailles-like palaces. Or perhaps you fancy some more watery action at Lake Taubensee – just a 1,138-metre hike up the hill.
For those preferring a flight of fancy, there’s the world-famous gliding school in nearby Unterwössen, offering gliding and paragliding. This is the place to catch the most amazing thermals – the kind that keep you afloat for up to 560 miles (900 km), so make sure you know how to get down before you take off.
In the evening, unwind with a beer from reception and reflect on how everyone around seems to be so smiley. Is it that there’s a community ambience that fills every camper with a warm glow? Or could it be that you forgot to get dressed after your morning dip? Whichever it is, Zellersee is an open-minded place, so just keep smiling.
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Hosted by Camping Z.Joined in December 2013
From the host
Intimate site located on a natural lake, with superb access to Germany and Austria.
There’s a playground, tennis courts and a lake to keep kids and adults occupied, plus a climbing wall on the site (training is available once or twice a week during summer). There is also a children’s park (0049 86 418 234) 3 miles (5 km) away in Marquartstein. If you’re into aerial pursuits, try a gliding trip with the world-renowned DASSU school (0049 86 41 698 787). It costs €20 for 10 minutes and €1.50 for each additional minute.
Food and drink
Onsite you can buy snacks and drinks, and there’s a small kitchen. Gasthof Zellerwand is about half a mile (1 km) away and sells traditional German/Austrian food. Head to Grassau’s market (4 miles/7 km away; Saturday mornings) and pick up sausage, cheese and fruit.