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.

Quick overview

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.

Detailed description

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 facilities 

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.

Get networked for the sustainable promotion of the camping industry

Your membership gives you numerous advantages and privileges – direct and indirect:

Effective linking
As a member of swisscamps – Swiss Camping Association you are effectively linked to www.swisscamps.ch.
Part of our brochure
You have a free basic entry in our camping brochure, which is distributed to tourism fairs throughout Europe, to tourism organisations and other partners.
Opportunities through being rated
You benefit from the rating and classification of your campsite and thus receive new opportunities and suggestions for optimising your business.
Advice and support
swisscamps – Swiss Camping Association advises and supports you as an initiator and inspiration partner in ensuring an attractive and marketable range of offers.
Exclusive access
As a member you have access to news, regulations, statistics and much more via the extranet area.

Have we aroused your interest?

Then contact your regional association or the Central Secretariat today. We look forward to a mutually beneficial partnership – for you and swisscamps – Swiss Camping Association .

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