Lessons learned from less than satisfactory performance earned yesterday for back up plans that ended up in a motel because no camping site was available. So this morning we hit the road early to make sure we have camping in Switzerland, 5.5 driving hours away, to get us closer to see the biggest waterfalls in Europe–the Rhine Falls.
Here’s a quick review of Camping Schaffhausen in Switzerland and some tips on how to visit the Rhein Fall (Rhine waterfalls) for… well, almost FREE!
Excuse the typos…. we’re doing this on the road. 😊
NOW a REVIEW of CAMPING SCHAFFHAUSEN
And success! (though we arrived with 2 camping spots left, Whew)
NOTE: In case you’re wondering. . . No, we have not received any form of compensation or freebies or anything at all for reviewing or mentioning this or any others on our blog. We just do it for the fun of it.
Camping Schaffhausen is the nearest campground to the Rhein Falls. In a word, this camping site was PERFECTLY family-friendly.
TO DO: What’s to see/do nearby? The biggest waterfalls in Europe–the Rhine Falls–is a mere 12 minutes away. We’d given it a full day of slow-go family fun. There’s also the town of Shaffhausen, Stein am Rhein, and a couple of othe charming towns. OR you may wanna visit the German exclave (piece of territory) that is completely surrounded by Switzerland which is right next door across the river to the camping site. Whaaaaaaattttt??
What we like about this place? As mentioned, the cliaw proximity to the Rhine falls and the many things the children can do here. Our boys did not wanna leave! There’s also a freezer for ice packs and fridge for open use and a lending library.
What we don’t like about this camp site? The pitch did not have access to electricity. It’s a little packed with camping vans and seasonal residents locates quite close to each other.
ACCESS. No problem findimg the entrance to the camping site. It was clearly marked from the outside. Once you pulled into the parking lot with plenty of spaces you’d see the reception with the flags. The campground is accessible with a card.
SHADE. Plenty of shade from fully grown trees all around the camping site.
PITCH. How’s the pitch? Soft pitch with no problem sinking tent pegs. The grassy pitch is a bit tight. It’s big enough only to fit a 3-person tent, a car and a bit more for your eating area.
Privacy hedges None in the center area where end-of-day travelers on vehicles seemed to be assigned
PLAY. Decent-sizes playground with several playthings. But the play areas are something else… from open fields to small pebble beach access to an excellent waterpark where kids can pump out water to fill a huge pool.
PRICE. Hgher than standard at 43.50 euros (including tax) for a family of 4 (2 kids–1 under 5), 3-person tent WITHOUT electricity during high summer season (August). But the location and the kid-appeoved amenities make it acceptable.
SANITARY FACILITIES. Sufficiently basic, small and very clean with toilet paper. A bit tight foe the huge sizw od the camp with only one entrance to each of the men’s and women’s restroom.
DINE/DRINKS. There’s a bar/restaurant near the reception, with outdoor seating, and a few tables near the water… but we’re too poor to try it.
So, the next time you’re planning your vacation, try somethimg different. GO CAMPING! Your kids would love it.