Camping Etiquette: our DOs and DON’Ts

Camping – for some, the best way of travelling – for others, completely unimaginable.

Even if the opinion about camping is rather divided, the number of overnight stays at campsites in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania has continiously risen since 2000. The beautiful region within northern Germany offers camping possibilities for everyone – whether you are travelling with your family or friends, if you want to combine camping and surfing or you alternatively spend your holidays with glamping. If you haven’t been camping in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania yet, here are our DOs and DON’Ts.

Kajak and Camping at the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Lake District © TMV/Roth


1. Greeting in northern Germany

When camping you are among like-minded people. Here in the north we are a bit taciturn but on the campsite we greet each other. Beginning a small-talk with ‘moin’ and nothing will prevent a harmonious get-together. The northern German greeting is not only used in the morning but throughout the whole day and can be seen as a sign of hanseatic warmth. But beware we don’t like talking much – with ‘moin moin’ you unconver yourself as a chatterbox. Besides it is normal to be on a first-name basis. Generally one can say that helpfulness and consideration plays an essential role when camping. If e.g. a new neighbour arrives we help positioning their caravan.

2.  Always stay clean

Please leave the beautiful sand from the Baltic Sea at the beach. In case you have taken it with you under the shower just rinse it off. Freshly showered and you are extremely hungry – our solution: Outdoor-Cooking! Cooking and eating together in nature is not only an incerasing trend but also depicts the perfect camping cuisine. Although it is delicious please don’t share your food within the sink.

3. Wat mutt dat mutt!

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‘Wat mutt dat mutt’ – a northern German expression to say some things are obligatory and have to be done. Even though most campers are animal lovers – little dog poos should be removed immediately so that everyone can enjoy the best time of the year on a clean camping ground. Nevertheless there is a lot to discover for our lovely pets – preferably on the leash.


1. Getting too close

Camping is a good way to experience freedom. In metropoles the personal space might decrease to a minimum. However here – at least one vehicle length can be taken as a benchmark, so that everyone still has some privacy.

2. Your BBQ is not a fog machine

campfire at the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Lake District © TMV/Roth

Having a BBQ (for some also vegan or vegetarian) is indispensable when being on a camping trip. However you should be attentive so that your neighbours will not be smoked. Check where the wind comes from and adjust the positioning of the grill, if necessary. But of course every neighbour is happy about an invitation to have a common BBQ.

3. Party all night long

Here in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania you can indulge yourself in a relaxing time-out and finally be in the “peace and quiet” in the beautiful nature. On every campsite there are rest periods that should be sticked to. Even if you listen to your favourite music it should not be heard over the whole camping area – there are numerous festivals in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania for this. Avoid banging doors or loud conversations in the late evening so that also the early sleepers among us can sleep calmly and recover.


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Camping is a great and multi-faceted way of travelling. You are strongly connected with nature and there is something for everyone. Especially Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania is extremely diverse – whether camping at the lake district, on the Baltic Sea coast, on Rügen or Usedom Island, everyone finds a place of interest. Come and see for yourself – extraordinary experiences await you such as camping in the dunes of the Baltic Sea, at the beach inland or comfortable living in sleeping barrels. With the DOs and DON’Ts mentioned above you are well prepared for your camping holiday. If you want to get more inspiration for your camping time out in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania , check out the website of Campingland-MV.

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