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ADAC Camping Gala 2023

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Stuttgart, 14.01.2023 – The winners of 2023 ADAC Camping Awards – the Europe’s most important camping award – have been announced. Uwe Frers, Managing Director of ADAC Camping GmbH (today PiNCAMP GmbH): “The ADAC Camping Awards are just as important to the camping industry as the Oscars are to the film industry. With this award, we honour the trendsetters in the industry.”

Among hundreds of suggestions from the camping industry and an international committee of 40 camping experts, the winners were chosen in four thematic categories: Sustainability and Environmental Awareness, Innovation and Progress, Demographic Change and Accessibility and ADAC Camping Booking.

In addition, Siegfried Heinze, who passed away in December 2022, was posthumously inducted into the Hall of Fame as another personality from the European camping industry.

Well deserved: Siegfried Heinze in the Hall of Fame

The highlight of the award ceremony was the induction of Siegfried Heinze, who passed away in December into the Hall of Fame. In his laudatory speech, Uwe Frers honoured Heinze’s lifetime achievements and his services to the development of European camping tourism. “The European camping community has lost a great promoter and friend of camping forever with the death of Siegfried Heinze. He created a network with the most important camping organisations and associations in Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Great Britain, Italy, Switzerland, Scandinavia and Spain. It is fair to say that Siegfried Heinze put Spain and later Portugal on the European camping map with his activities.”

Overview: All winners and nominees of the ADAC Camping Awards 2023

Previously, the winners of the ADAC Camping Awards were announced.
The announcement of the winners of the ADAC Camping Awards 2023 was presented by CrippaConcept – the largest manufacturer of mobile homes and lodge tents in Italy and
is an official partner of the ADAC Camping Gala.

Winner category “Sustainability and Environmental Awareness”: Camping du Domaine de Massereau (France)

The ADAC Superplatz, which has been awarded 5 stars, focuses on sustainable and environmentally friendly use of the campsite in all areas.
Special highlight: The photovoltaic system, completed in 2021, supplies the entire campsite with 100% electricity – project which is unique in Europe.

Other nominees in the “Sustainability and Environmental Awareness” category: Campingpark Havelberge (Germany) and Nysted Strand Camping (Denmark).

Winner of the “Innovation and Progress” category: TCS Pop Up Glamping (Switzerland)

With TCS Pop-Up Glamping, the Swiss camping experts from the Touring Club Switzerland have created an exclusive glamping experience above the tree line in the Alps. From the end of June to mid September, glamping guests can enjoy luxury tent camping at an altitude of 2000 metres in the middle of the Swiss mountains.

Other nominees in the “Innovation and Progress” category: Orlando in Chianti Glamping Resort (Italy) and Camping & Resort Sanguli Resort (Spain).

Winner in the “Demographic change and accessibility” category: Holiday Village Florence (Italy)

The entire holiday complex, including the beaches, can be used by everyone – especially guests with disabilities. This includes barrier-free access to all facilities and beaches. Visually impaired and blind people can explore the site using tactile maps and information in Braille.

Other nominees in the “Demographic change and accessibility” category:
Camping Harfenmühle (Germany) and Les Jardins de la Pascalinette (France).

Winner of the “ADAC Camping Booking” category: Ostseequelle Camp (Germany)

The entire booking process as well as the check-in and check-out process are completely
digitalised. Only online bookings are accepted. Guests arriving without prior booking,
use a terminal at the former reception building for online check-in.  Access to the site
is controlled by a barrier with licence plate recognition.

Other nominees in the “ADAC Camping Booking” category: Camping De Kleine Wolf (Netherlands) and Zaton Holday Resort (Croatia)

Congratulations to the winners and the nominees!