In the first week of September 2021, I was camping with my wife at the campsite Südstrand in Neustadt in Holstein.
The campsite is located in an absolute top location directly on the Baltic Sea. I’m actually always rather in the sun and in the warm, if am on vacation. But because of the Corona Pandemic, we had decided to stay in Germany this year. Last year we’ve had a dreamlike tent vacation on the island of Texel in the Netherlands.
Where is Neustadt in Holstein?
Neustadt in Holstein is located directly on the Bay of Lübeck on the Baltic Sea. Since we now live in Hamburg we had a short journey of only 120km.
Only something for permanent campers
On the campsite are 90% permanent campers, many of which fence themselves in with plastic fences and have nothing better to do all day than mow the lawn.
You actually only see campers standing close together on the well-kept lawn. There is also an extra meadow for tents and smaller vehicles, where we could also set up our tent. Adventurous tent atmosphere with evening campfire is missing here.
The staff is very nice, but somehow there is almost a cult-like atmosphere on the place.
From 13:00 o’clock to 15:00 o’clock is lunch rest. During this time, no one is allowed to drive their vehicle on or off the site. We had once not thought about it and drove with our car around 13:30 with approx. 2 km/h over the place. If looks could kill….. Before I had even realized what the problem was so a permanent camper yelled at me with a loud “Ey” and pointed to his wristwatch. Well, the screaming was 10 times as loud as our car.
Anyway, the place may be nice, clean and tidy, but there were just too many bourgeois with their monster motorhomes and e-bikes around.
For those who like it, the place is perhaps a fine thing. However, we will not come again.