Classification of campsites
Since 1987, swisscamps – Swiss Camping Association has been rating its members (campsites) at regular intervals. This should simplify your search for the right campsite.
The number of stars gives you an idea of the standard you can expect. The stars indicate the classification given to the campsite in terms of the four sub-categories of location, amenities, sanitary facilities and services.
***** First-class campsites
Outstanding infrastructure. Generous available space. Stylish and luxurious facilities with all technical comforts. Very neat and exclusive overall impression.
**** Comfort campsites
Infrastructure for more demanding users. As-new facilities in well-kept quality affording particular comfort. First-class overall impression with visually-pleasing coordination of shapes and materials.
*** Standard campsites
Appealing infrastructure in good condition. Neat, well-maintained facilities affording a good standard of comfort. Homelike and appealing overall impression.
** Functional campsites
Satisfactory infrastructure. Appropriate facilities offering a medium standard of comfort. Functionality is paramount. Solid overall impression.uck.
* Simple campsites
Necessary infrastructure is available. Simple facilities with customised comfort. In a ready-to-use state.
The stars for the sub-categories give you an idea of the standard that you can expect in each category.
Terrain (at a lake, in the mountains), disturbing factors (motorway, thoroughfare), accessibility.
Infrastructure (access, area of the pitches, ground conditions), services at the pitches (electricity, water).
Sanitary services (toilets, showers, baby changing room), washing machines, tumblers and other facilities (e.g., motorhome disposal station).
Offers available at the campsite, e.g., entertainment programme, bike rental, food and restaurants.