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Camping at the castle town Kastellaun

Those who know us, also know that we are no camping enthusiasts. But at the campground at the BurgStadtHotel even we would like to spend some days. The facilities are directly behind the hotel and the ground is layed out terraced. Each terrace has a streetname and from the upper places you have a nice view even to the castle, if not one of the many trees is in you way. Among the trees there are several fruit trees. It feels like being in your own garden. The pitches are generous so that you have enough space between you and your neighbor. Each lot has water and electricity connection and the ground is covered with crushed rocks, so that you cannot get stuck. Right beside the sanitary facilities there is a waste disposal station. Washing machine and dryer are also available. If you like you can rent your own bathroom. But the best is the surrounding. First there is the BurgStadtHotel. Nearly everything that the hotel has to offer you can use as well: Sauna, fitness room, but also a bun service. If you want you could even organize a barcamp here. Meeting- and conference rooms are at hand. In case you do not want to cook or barbecue yourself you can visit the BurgStadtRestaurant or take a drink at the hotel bar. Weather permitting you can enjoy a sundowner at the terrace. Also some recreational opportunities are in front of the camping ground barrier. At the BurgStadtHotel there is the flight simulator itakeoff, where you can become a flight pilot. There is not only space for the pilot and staff at the cockpit but you can also bring guests. What an event! Even if you want to stay on the ground there is a lot to discover. At the hotel some hiking trails start or pass by. The 30-minute-round is exactly what it says: a walking round which you can do within 30 minutes. Ideal for the short round with your dog or a small after-dinner walk. Or you walk along the bare foot trail. A short but diversified trail through the forest along a brook. Very refreshing for your feet. And only some steps away from the hotel. The Kyrill path will show you the destruction power of a storm but can also give you the opportunity to admire the power of nature. It is very interesting to see how the different plants conquer the ground and take back their living space until one day there will be a forest again. A nice varied path which leads over board, stairs and ladders. It is also a part of the BurgStadt trail.

The Burgstadt trail belongs to the special trails called Traumschleife and starts near the hotel. If you like to ride a bike you can try the ‚Schinderhannes trail‘ which passes by the hotel. There is also a forest climbing park next to the camping ground. And there is a tennis club and a horse stable near the hotel. And there is a reason that Kastellaun is called castle town. There is indeed a castle ruin. Or the lavender labyrinth… Or you can go shopping or stroll through the old town. If that is not enough the rivers rhine or Mosel are just 30 km away. So you better plan a couple of days at the camping ground. There is so much to discover!