Vacation with dog: travel tips for four paws in luggage

Whether it's a German shepherd or a dachshund, a golden retriever or a poodle, more than ten million dogs live in Germany, i.e. in over 20 percent of all households - and the trend is rising. But what does that mean for the most beautiful time of the year? Quite clearly: the dog has to come along!
For many owners, their beloved four-legged friend is a full-fledged member of the family and can't be left out on vacation. Or - to paraphrase Loriot - a vacation without a dog is possible, but pointless! 

Whether forest, lake, camper or cabin - here come our nature-oriented camping and glamping tips for four-legged friends on the road:  

Hannes Camper: High demand from dog owners

Dog vacations and camping - a perfect match. But those who don't have their own mobile home in the garage often encounter resistance from camper rental companies with their four-legged friends in tow. Because: Many offerers do not let at all only at dog owners or require a high fee for the final cleaning. With the established Camper letting Hannes Camper with ten locations in Germany and Austria dogs are however expressly desired. With its models "Hunde Hannes" and completely new in 2023 also "Großer Hunde Hannes" - the names betray it already - it addresses itself particularly to Vierbeiner and their Herrchen and Frauchen. The high demand confirms the trend and thus Hannes Camper expands its fleet of dog campers from year to year. All vehicles are fully equipped motorhomes with four seats, heating, refrigerator, kitchen, wet cell, bike rack and awning. Best of all, there's plenty of room in what is probably the most beautiful mobile dog basket for familiar toys, blankets or the transport box.

For more information, dog owners interested in camping can visit animal friendly camps and accommodations in the hinterland

Out of the city and into nature! At the online platform, outdoor enthusiasts and their beloved fur noses can find private tent and camping sites as well as unique accommodations for a microadventure on the doorstep - in the middle of greenery and away from the crowds. Simply under the filter dogs welcome use and from up-to-date scarcely 700 offers select. Thus for example in the Geestland beside the Hinterland hostesses Kathrin, Vera and Andrea also Labrador mix bitch Yoko is pleased about furry play companions. Laura's camp on the outskirts of Rothenburg ob der Tauber is also particularly pet-friendly, and for a fee of 25 euros, furry noses can join in the fun in the cozy wooden cottage on the edge of the Bavarian forest. Great: Who is not at all prepared for the next camping trip with dog yet, for which arranged also equal ten helpful Tipps for the next Roadtrip.

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Nutchel: Glamping with woof effect

Unfortunately, masters and mistresses are not always spoiled for choice when it comes to accommodation. Because: In many hotels and resorts dogs are not allowed or the resort is not suitable for a short trip with the beloved four-legged friend. At Nutchel, on the other hand, they are warmly welcomed and feel right at home, and not just in the proverbial sense. Furry noses and their owners can look forward both in Alsace and in the Ardennes to plenty of space in a vast natural landscape away from the big city bustle, as well as dog-friendly hiking opportunities right outside the cabin door. Great: In all four- or six-person cabins without hot tub, dogs are allowed at no extra charge - and even get a dog bed, food bowl and a few treats to welcome them.

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Bello Italia with Vacanze col cuore

Dog-friendly vacations are more popular than ever. So the four-legged friends are also welcome guests at the family-run Vacanze col cuore, which has seven resorts in Italy and one in the Netherlands. Because: Not only on the camping sites dogs are permitted, also in some the Glamping accommodations holiday-makers can take along their Fellnasen. These include, for example, the safari tents and the chalets with fenced-in outdoor areas. An absolute highlight for the quadrupeds is however the Cottage Next XL Superior Dog - with own small area inclusive shower for dogs as well as direct entrance to the animal range on the external terrace. In the immediate vicinity of the resorts there are many dog-friendly hiking opportunities and at Lake Garda and Lake Idro also some dog beaches. So nothing stands in the way of vacation fun à la "Bello Italia".

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