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Where to go camping in Switzerland

From luxury glamping to wild mountain hideaways, there are a number of great ways to sleep over in the Swiss outdoors.

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TCS Camping Solothurn's circus wagon provides comfy and unusual accommodation

Whether you want to sleep under canvas, in a caravan or even a circus wagon, Switzerland has a huge range of camping experiences. We've rounded up a few of our favourites to help you start planning for this summer.

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Fischer's Fritz Camping • Zurich
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Fischer's Fritz Camping • Zurich

For those into glamping, the 10 Safari Tents with wooden floors, a double bed and your own patch of garden offer a romantic getaway.

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Wollishofen
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Lac de Taney
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Lac de Taney

This quiet spot in the Valais is a wonderfully tranquil place to stay a night or two. It remains tranquil partly due to its location, an hour’s hike from the village of Le Flon below.

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Valais
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Camping Arolla
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Camping Arolla

Europe’s highest campsite (1,950 metres) even has hot showers, electric hook-ups, washing machines and a small grocery shop.

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Sion
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TCS Camping Sempach
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TCS Camping Sempach

Tucked into the unspoilt natural landscape around Lake Sempach, TCS Camping Sempach is Canton Lucerne’s most popular campsite.

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Lucerne
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Camping Gravatscha
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Camping Gravatscha

Camping Gravatscha is an ideal location for biking in summer and cross-country skiing in winter, as the trails start nearby. St. Moritz is 5 km away and the Marguns-Corviglia Ski Area is 3 km away.

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Graubünden
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TCS Camping Disentis
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TCS Camping Disentis

We won’t lie: it was the gold panning available at TCS Camping Disentis that got us really excited about this Graubünden campsite.

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Chur
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TCS Camping Geneva-Vésenaz
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TCS Camping Geneva-Vésenaz

The leafy setting on the edge of a park belies its location – the campsite is just six kilometres outside Geneva.

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Geneva
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TCS Camping Solothurn
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TCS Camping Solothurn

Minutes outside the beautiful Baroque town of the same name, this is a get-away-from-it-all campsite that is also full of things to do.

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Biel/Bienne
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TCS Camping Flaach am Rhein
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TCS Camping Flaach am Rhein

 Lying in a tent listening to birdsong is idyllic, but if you’re looking for more comfort you’ll find it in the modern bungalows, pods and maxi pods available for rent. The facilities were renovated in 2012, and are still looking slick. However, there is plenty to keep you occupied during a longer stay, including a swimming pool, playground for the little ones, bike rental and an interactive exhibition at the nature reserve.

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Winterthur
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Camping Tamaro
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Camping Tamaro

The Camping Tamaro in Tenero, right on the banks of Lake Maggiore, offers you fully equipped caravans with electric power and water supply amid palm trees and flowers.

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Locarno

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