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Re: Camping in Switzerland or surroundings countries

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Hello all.
As you may or may not know, camping in switzerland and Europe in general is very different from camping in North America. In North America we have giant camp sites each with our own fire pit and we are generally deep in a forest. Here it seems that camping typically means sharing a space with many many other tents in very close proximity.

Has anybody ever encountered something more similar to North American style camping in switzerland or the bordering countries?

Thanks for your help
In CH not. But in France you should find something similar. In the wilder areas of France

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Wild camping is generally not allowed in Europe, certainly not in terms of setting up a proper camp for any length of time.

Generally here, if the campsite has facilities like children's entertainment, splash pools, restaurants and bars.. You are gonna be in close proximity to other campers, normally in a marked spot but highly unlikely a fire will be allowed. You will be close enough to the other tents to hear everybody fart and snore.

However there are loads of campsites that don't offer all the fun stuff but it will be quiet, might allow a fire, not many people there, beside a lake etc. We've camped at few where we didn't see anybody for days.
He did not say anything about wild camping
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