Frequently Asked Questions

Is wild camping in an RV permitted in Germany?

Do I need a special license to drive an RV in Germany?

Is wild camping in an RV permitted in Germany?

No, wild/free camping in Germany is illegal and strictly prohibited.

There are plenty of campsites in Germany, starting around €30 ($32 USD) per night.

Germany also has Stellplatz which are roadside areas where you are officially allowed to stop overnight with your motorhome. Many of these Stellplatz sites are equipped with basic facilities including sanitary stations or hookups. Some charge a minor fee while some are free of charge.

Do I need a special license to drive an RV in Germany?

All drivers must have a current and full driver’s license to rent a vehicle. If your license is from the UK it must entitle you to drive a category B vehicle up to 3500kg and for certain larger models, a category C is required.

Foreign licenses are acceptable if they are accompanied by an accredited German translation, otherwise, an International Driving Permit is required.

Note: policies vary from supplier to supplier. Always check the T&Cs for your rental.

Brands

Popular RV Rental Brands

DRM

One of Germany’s largest motorhome rental companies, DRM was established in 1994 and has over 25 years of experience in the rental industry. DRM has rental centers throughout Germany as well as other parts of Europe and rents quality vehicles from campervans up to larger motorhomes.

EuroMotorhome Rental

A luxury rental brand, EuroMotorhome Rental is part of the company Nodes25 S.L., a Spain-based company with over 30 years of experience in the rental industry. EuroMotorhome Rental has modern motorhomes for families and groups. The company offers one-way rental from Spain to other European locations.

McRent EU

One of the largest rental companies in Europe, McRent has luxury vehicles to suit groups of all sizes. McRent guarantees that its vehicles are no more than 2 years old and has rental centers in 95 locations throughout Europe and internationally.