Central Europe country guides

Slovenia motorhome country guide

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swan at lake bled slovenia
slovenia flag lake mountain castle
train next to river slovenia

A country the size of Wales, which offers Mediterranean beach holidays as well as extreme sports and skiing. Bled is one of the most beautiful places in Europe and an ideal place to engage in some café culture while you soak up the views.

Campsites, Motorhome Stopovers and Offsite-Parking in Slovenia
There are around 50 campsites in Slovenia. The ‘Slovenija Tourist Map’ shows campsite locations on a road map, and is available free from tourist office. There are no Motorhome Stopovers and Offsite-Parking is not allowed.

Serbia motorhome country guide

derdap serbia castle river old
drvengrad kusturica serbia area
tram belgrade serbia
zlatibor mountain yellow house

Serbia is not currently in the EU but has applied to be a member. Further tourist information can be found at www.serbia.travel. You must register with the police within 24 hours of your arrival. EU citizens can visit for 90 days without a visa.

Campsites, Motorhome Stopovers and Offsite-Parking in Serbia (free wild camping)
There are plenty of campsites in Serbia listed on the Camping Association of Serbia, www.camping.rs.

Poland motorhome country guide

warsaw city skyline poland
Krakow city theatre entrance and garden view Poland
Zamosc city market square Poland
Dunajec castle on the bank of lake Czorsztyn in Niedzica Poland

Poland is a slightly smaller than Germany so is a big country but has a 22 million less people than the UK. Poland’s most visited site is something that it inherited from its neighbour. Auschwitz is a few hours’ drive from Germany and from there you head to Krakow, Poland’s prettiest town, where there are four campsites to choose from. From Krakow visit the Royal Wieliczka Salt Mines. There are 350 miles of tunnels and salt statues to marvel at, visit www.kopalnia.pl for more information.

Hungary motorhome country guide

Esztergom basilica in Esztergom Hungary
The Chain bridge roundabout at night Budapest
Tram in Budapest Hungary
Statue in square in downtown Kecskemet Hungary

Hungary is a hidden European gem and the perfect place to relax stiff joints. Hungary is peppered with hot water springs and has hundreds of spa complexes many with campsites attached. Communist rulers embraced the spa culture so there are plenty of concrete structures and new money has enabled the development of state of the art wellness centres. Generally a visit to a spa is inexpensive and they are used as a social venue by the whole community who chat, play chess or have a beer in the warm water.

Czech Republic motorhome country guide

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prague charles bridge czech republic
prague czech republic square old

The landlocked Czech Republic has been described as the crossroads of Europe and its lands bear witness to many episodes of European history. The country is rich in historic sites and offers plenty of opportunities for outside activities. Prague is renowned for being one of the most beautiful cities in Europe and visitors come all year round despite cold winters. Be aware that pick pocketing is a significant problem in Prague. Beer drinkers won’t be disappointed, as ‘Bud’ and ‘Pils’ are Czech brand names.

Austria motorhome country guide

Vienna Belvedere entry
Schwaz-tyrol-burg-freundsberg
street in rattenberg Austria
Salsburg city Austria

Austria is a landlocked, predominantly alpine country, making it the perfect destination for a mountain holiday. Ski Amade is one of the world’s largest ski resorts, but there is more to the mountains than snow. Walkers and mountain bikers can follow the organised trails and tired muscles can be relaxed in warm thermal waters at the end of an exhilarating day. Spa holidays are big business in Austria so keep an eye out for ‘Wellness Centres’ if you want pamper yourself.