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Glamping and Camping in Switzerland

April 20, 2021 Last Updated on November 11, 2022

Whilst hotels may be the go-to accommodation for most visitors to Switzerland, many other different styles of lodging are also available including camping and glamping, and in this guide you’ll find details of some of the best options.

Camping has long been popular with families and with travellers who like more outdoor space but glamping – ‘glamorous camping’ – is also becoming a sought-after style of accommodation. 

In Switzerland there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy both.

In this guide, we cover a range of camping and glamping accommodation in Switzerland to suit all budgets.

From yurts to mobile homes in camping villages, and circus wagons to luxury pods, this article offers plenty of options for you to consider.

Camping Jungfrau, Lauterbrunnen
Camping Jungfrau in Lauterbrunnen offers a wide range of accommodation styles to choose from.

Why choose to go camping or glamping in Switzerland?

Better Value For Families

Many hotels in Switzerland (and throughout Europe) can only accommodate up to three people per room, which means families with two or more children usually have to pay for two rooms. 

This quickly becomes expensive – and often means that parents need to be separated so that there is an adult in each room which is not the ideal situation for many families.

Closer Connection To The Outdoors

Switzerland boasts a stunning landscape so why wouldn’t you want to be closer to nature? By choosing to stay in a tent, mobile home, chalet, circus wagon or pod you are just one step away from the great outdoors. 

You can still enjoy all the little luxuries that you desire – such as hot water, a comfy bed and WiFi – with the added bonus of an endless supply of fresh air.

Unique Experiences

Make your trip to Switzerland unique and take home lasting memories of your special experiences. 

Live out your childhood dream of staying in a circus wagon, star gaze through the glass dome in the ceiling of your yurt, or enjoy breakfast with stunning views from the balcony of your luxury pod. 

Not only are these styles of lodging generally better for your wallet they are located in some of the most breathtaking locations in Switzerland.

Don’t dismiss camping in Switzerland because you think you’ll need to take everything with you.  All the accommodation we feature below is fully equipped with everything you need for a comfortable stay and if linen and towels aren’t provided, they are available for hire in most cases. Perfect if you are travelling from abroad!

Note: Some glamping and camping sites are seasonal and may only be open for bookings between (approximately) April and October.

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Summary of camping and glamping options covered in this guide

Name of Property, LocationAccommodation styles
Camping Manor Farm, InterlakenMobile home, tentBook Now
Camping Jungfrau, LauterbrunnenMobile home, tentBook Now
Panorama Yurt above Uri-See, SisikonYurtBook Now
Whitepod Eco-Luxury Hotel, Les CerniersPod, chaletBook Now
Campofelice Camping Village, TeneroCaravan, bungalow, apartmentBook Now
Camping Wagenhausen, WagenhausenCircus wagonBook Now
Camping Gravatscha, SamedanBungalowBook Now
Panoramic Yurt in BraunwaldYurtBook Now
Camping Boomerang, Li CurtBungalowBook Now
TCS Camping Solothurn, SolothurnCabana, wagon, podBook Now

10 of the best glamping and camping sites in Switzerland

Camping Manor Farm, Interlaken

Location: Altogold-Swiss Holidays, Manor Farm, 201 Seestrasse, Interlaken. (Canton: Bern)

Manor Farm Camping, Switzerland, occupies a breathtaking location at the edge of Lake Thun and is just five kilometres from Interlaken

There are incredible alpine views and two beaches, and the area offers plenty of opportunities for active pursuits like hiking, cycling, skydiving and river rafting as well as relaxation.  

All of Interlaken’s many attractions, including mountain excursions, are easy to reach from the park, making this one of the best camping sites in Switzerland for those who like to enjoy the outdoors.

Open: early April to late September

Accommodation styles available: Safari tent, tent, 2 bedroom & 3 bedroom mobile homes

Park amenities: WiFi, small grocery shop, restaurant and bar with terrace, games and TV rooms, hot showers, baby baths, washing machines, dryers and irons. Close to Lake Thun, Interlaken, mountains and forest.

Other information: The park is divided into two halves. A pedestrian underpass runs beneath the busy road between them.

> Click here to check prices at Manor Farm

Camping Jungfrau, Lauterbrunnen

Location: Weid 406, Lauterbrunnen. (Canton: Bern)

Camping Jungfrau, the premiere Lauterbrunnen campsite, offers the chance to stay in one of the most idyllic Swiss locations imaginable. The valley site means guests are surrounded by over 70 waterfalls, some of which are right beside the park. 

Lauterbrunnen village, Trummelbach Falls, and cable car and train stations are all within walking distance, and this lush green site is family-run and very family-friendly.  

There is plenty of outdoor space and the tranquil location means you’ll enjoy the best camping in Switzerland whether you choose to stay in a tent or mobile home.

Open: Year round

Accommodation styles available: Safari tent, tent, 2 bedroom & 3 bedroom mobile homes

Park amenities: WiFi, supermarket and gift shop, restaurant and bar with terrace, TV room, playground, hot showers, baby baths, washing machines, dryers and irons. Close to Lauterbrunnen, swimming pool, lake and mountains.

Other information: Guests can get a ‘Gästekarte’ from the park which gives them discounts on village attractions including a swimming pool, museum and mini golf. 

> Click here to check prices at Camping Jungfrau

Panorama Yurt above Uri-See, Sisikon

Location: Binzenegg 10, 6452 Sisikon. (Canton: Uri)

With panoramic views over the river and lake, this tented site offers glamping style accommodation. The unspoilt, peaceful setting makes for a relaxing stay. There are lovely gardens, a shared kitchen and easy access to hiking trails, and the yurt has its own outdoor deck.

Open: Year round

Accommodation styles available: 1 x Yurt

Amenities: WiFi, parking, separate bathroom (50 metres away) with WC, shower and hairdryer, shared well-equipped kitchen, gardens with picnic and barbecue areas. Close to river, trails and cable car. 

> Click here to check prices for the Panorama Yurt above Uri-See

Whitepod Eco-Luxury Hotel, Les Cerniers

Location: Les Cerniers, 1871 Monthey. (Canton: Valais)

Stay somewhere distinctly different when you choose to stay at Whitepod in the village of Les Cerniers. This pod hotel combines modern luxury living with an environmentally-friendly ethos. Every pod has a private bathroom, small terrace, floor-to-ceiling windows and a pellet stove. 

The property’s 18 pods and 9 suite chalets are all completely independent and spread over a large private property.

There is a sauna and bar on site and breakfast is served daily. Summer hiking and winter dog sledding and skiing are within easy reach.

Open: Year round

Accommodation styles available: Pod, Pod Suite, Chalet

Amenities: WiFi, parking, TV lounge, games room, breakfast served, bar, sauna, massage, gardens, gift shop. Close to skiing, cycling, sledding, riding and hiking areas. 

> Click here to check prices at Whitepod Eco-Luxury Hotel

Campofelice Camping Village, Tenero

Location: Via Brere 7, Tenero. (Canton: Ticino)

Campofelice enjoys a shoreline location with 40 metres of private, sandy beach for guests to enjoy. Set on 15 hectares of land, the park is positioned by Lake Maggiore and within easy reach of Locarno, Ascona and the scenic Swiss valleys of Ticino. 

The site is well equipped with great sporting and other facilities including a shop, bar, and numerous dining options. 

Open: late March to mid November

Accommodation styles available: Caravan, bungalow, cottage or 2 bedroom apartment – most have air-conditioning. Linen rental is available.

Park amenities: WiFi, private beach, 2 swimming pools, tennis courts, mini golf, BMX track, beach volleyball court, spa, mini market, bar, restaurant, beach kiosk, gelateria and pizzeria.There is also a covered BBQ area and laundry. Close to sandy beach.

> Click here to check prices at Campofelice Camping Village

Camping Wagenhausen, Wagenhausen

Location: Hauptstrasse 82, 8259 Wagenhausen. (Canton: Thurgau)

Camping Wagenhausen offers guests the unique opportunity of staying in a circus style caravan. The three self-contained wagons at this riverside park are located in the heart of the campsite around a BBQ with seating area. The site is popular with guests wishing to visit Schaffhausen, the Rhine Falls and Stein am Rhein, which is just a couple of minutes away, as well as cyclists and walkers. 

Open: late March until end of October

Accommodation styles available: 3 Circus wagons, which can each sleep up to 4 people.  Bed linen provided.

Park amenities: WiFi, mini market, swimming pool, bathing area and boat hire on the Rhine, mini golf, playground, parking and barbecue area. Circus wagons include a fully equipped kitchen, dining table and outdoor dining areas, as well as a bathroom and toilet. The park is located beside the Rhine River and close to Lake Constance and Stein am Rhein. 

> Click here to check prices at Camping Wagenhausen

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Camping Gravatscha, Samedan

Location: Plaza Aviatica, 7503 Samedan. (Canton: Graubunden)

In a soothing woodland setting just outside Samedan and seven kilometres from St. Moritz, is Camping Gravatscha. Lake Gravatscha is nearby, and outdoor types will love the circular path that is popular with walkers, riders, runners and inline skaters.

Samedan is an historic village in the Upper Engadine with many attractive buildings and a renowned thermal spa.

Open: year round except late October until 31 December

Accommodation styles available: Bungalows (sleeping up to 4 people) with patio, kitchen and small bathroom with shower and toilet. Additional facilities include WiFi, heating, linen and towels, and outdoor furniture.

Park amenities: WiFi, restaurant, parking, shared areas including furnished outdoor spaces, barbecues and terraces. Building with guest lounge and TV. Close to lake, mountains, biking trails and cross country ski areas. 

> Click here to check prices at Camping Gravatscha

Panoramic Yurt In Braunwald

Location: Mattwaldstrasse Grotzenbüel, 8784 Braunwald. (Canton: Glarus)

If you’ve always wanted to try glamping, Switzerland is the ideal destination to do so. Why not bridge the divide between camping and more luxurious accommodation by staying in a yurt at 1559 metres above sea level?  

Located in the car-free village of Braunwald, the accommodation can only be reached by a funicular from Linthal. With glass doors and panoramic windows, you’ll have wonderful views directly to the Glarus Alps.

The yurt also features a glass rooftop dome so you can relax at night with views of the stars.

Open: Year round

Accommodation styles available:  1 Yurt which can sleep up to six people. Linen and towels are available at additional charge.

Amenities: Shared public bathroom nearby (no shower), fully equipped kitchen, dining and seating areas, heating. Public fireplace with grill and firewood nearby. There is direct ski access from the site. Close to mountains, ski to door access. 

> Click here to check prices for the Panoramic Yurt in Braunwald

Camping Boomerang, Li Curt

Location: Viale, 7745 Poschiavo. (Canton: Graubunden)

Nestled in the pretty Poschiavo Valley, Li Curt offers the perfect location for a relaxing and tranquil getaway close to nature. The park has a range of comfortable, well-equipped bungalows with wooden decks. 

Skiing, mountain biking and hiking in the Rhaetian Alps are popular pastimes, and Lake Poschiavo is just over a mile away. 

Open: 1 April to 31 October

Accommodation styles available: Bungalows (which sleep up to 4 people) with kitchen, bathroom and patio.

Park amenities: WiFi, bar and restaurant, mini market, shared outdoor garden, dining and barbecue areas, table tennis and indoor TV lounge and play area. Close to ski areas, Lake Poschiavo and trails. There is a swimming pool, tennis courts and horse riding available just 2 kilometres away.

> Click here to check prices at Camping Boomerang

TCS Camping Solothurn, Solothurn

Location: Glutzenhofstrasse 5, 4500 Solothurn. (Canton: Solothurn)

TCS Camping Solothurn

TCS Camping lies just over a mile from central Solothurn. This riverside site even boasts its own boat harbour, and is also conveniently close to bus routes, trails and a swimming pool.

There are gardens and an indoor lounge, and the restaurant affords guests great views over the river Aare. 

Open: Year round

Accommodation styles available: Cabana, Deluxe safari tent, Sleeper car/wagon, Pod (Linen is available for hire.)

Park amenities: WiFi, parking, bar and restaurant, mini market, TV lounge, games room, table tennis, shared kitchen, gardens with barbecue facilities. Close to river, water sports, trails and Solothurn.

> Click here to check prices at TCS Camping Solothurn

Map of Swiss glamping and camping sites covered in this guide

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Map of Swiss glamping and camping sites

Final Thoughts

As you can see, glamping or camping in Switzerland doesn’t mean ‘roughing it’. There are plenty of well-appointed accommodation options for you to choose from throughout the country.

Pod, chalet, circus wagon, bungalow, yurt, mobile home or tent? Which of these glamping or camping styles will you choose?

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