Glamping – Luxurious glamping experience in nature

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Glamping is just the thing if you want to go on holiday in nature, but do not want to miss out on comfort. Whether in Austria, on Lake Garda, in Istria, the Côte d'Azur or in other places – a trip with overnight stay in a glamping tent is a special experience for young and old alike.

In this article you will learn why the luxury tents are worthwhile and what matters when glamping, as well as an overview of the different accommodations in glamping.

Glamping - how does it work?

Put simply, glamping is nothing more than luxury camping. Anyone who glamps does not have to bring their own equipment and enjoys the advantages of very comfortable and mostly unusual accommodation in the middle of nature - whether in Austria, Germany, Croatia or other regions: glamping has the potential to upgrade every campsite.

The word glamping is made up of the two English terms “glamorous” and “camping”. Glamorous camping describes luxurious and creative overnight accommodations in nature: Whether it's a lodge tent, Tiny house or tree house, as long as the accommodation is comfortable and aesthetic and you wake up with a view of a beautiful landscape, the glamping experience is perfect. You will find glamping resorts in a wide variety of designs - be it the classic campsite owner, who also wants to expand glamping provider will or about when Hotels their open spaces as outdoor lounge expand area. Staying in extraordinary accommodation is an experience for the whole family!

Because there is a suitable one for almost every budget Glamping accommodation can be found, the concept of glamping has become increasingly popular in recent years.

Would you like to experience a holiday in nature and be as comfortable as possible? Then glamping is just right for you! All those who don't feel like rustic camping, but still want to be close to nature, will find a type of comfortable outdoor adventure that leaves nothing to be desired in a luxury tent holiday.


When did camping start?

At the beginning of the 20th century, the trend towards camping in Germany emerged with the Golden Twenties. If employees previously had no legal entitlement to vacation, the short break was suddenly no longer a luxury good. With tents and simple equipment, you could spend a few days in nature at low cost and in an uncomplicated way, in order to gain a little distance from the strenuous everyday life. The so-called “weekend movement” was born.

If camping was too rustic for you, you often used a so-called folding boat. Simple tent membranes were replaced by a combination of tightly woven cotton for the roof and a rubber floor. With the invention of the down sleeping bag and the air mattress, spending the night in nature gradually became more pleasant and resembled a real holiday. Weakened by the Second World War, after a few years of interruption, most people were only able to afford vacations again with the onset of the economic miracle. In 1931 the development of the mobile home also took its course.

The industry specializing in camping has been booming since the 1960s. To this day, vehicles such as the VW bus are converted for camping, constant technical innovations and modernization of the campsites make holidays in nature more and more comfortable. Extremely popular German regions for camping today are Bavaria, Lower Saxony and the Baltic and North Seas. In Europe, campers are particularly common in Denmark, Austria - for example in Styria or in Upper Austria, Germany, the Netherlands or Croatia. In the meantime, camping is no longer necessarily synonymous with vacationing the easy way. Rather, today you can find the right place for everyone - whether it's a simple forest site or Glamor Camping .

Camping starts

What is a Glamper?

The luxury glamping tents for glambers are often located in a separate part of a "normal" campsite. This has the advantage that glambers are among themselves and enjoy an exclusive feeling, but still do not miss the feeling of freedom and adventure. Most of the campsites are located by the sea or even have private swimming pools.

Since a corresponding object is rented on site by the campsite operator at Glamping, you do not have to bring a tent or caravan, which represents an enormous relief in terms of preparation and pack size. Everything you need for your comfort holiday is already available at the property. In addition, each glamping tent often even has its own bathroom, so you can do without the classic shared laundry rooms.

Do you really want a very special glamping adventure? How about an overnight stay at the treehouse? These tree houses are in fact far away from classic wooden huts. They convince with comfortable beds and enough space for the whole family. Or would you prefer a safari lodge with a four-poster bed or a luxury mobile home, from where you can enjoy special glamping offers such as wellness, whirlpool and Co. on site? There are hardly any limits to the imagination here!

Glamping accommodations - which ones are there anyway?

Safari tents as glamping tents

The most classic form of the glamping tent is safari tents. Here you will not only enjoy the benefits of a real bed, but usually also a private bathroom and a kitchen. Safari tents are now available not only in Africa, but also on German glamping pitches!

Glamping in a safari tent

Lodge tents - true luxury tents

Do you like it even more luxurious? Lodge tents are larger and better equipped than safari tents. They are usually divided into several rooms and have a covered wooden terrace and even a glass window here and there - in a way an open-air hotel, with all-encompassing tent luxury.

Glamping in Pods – Holidays like in a holiday home

Small wooden huts in the shape of a tent are called pods - they resemble a small holiday home. Compact but fully equipped, you will find everything you need for a nice week's holiday here: a bed, bathroom and often a small kitchen of your own. Even if pods are reduced to the essentials, they offer the highest level of comfort. The best? No bad weather can harm you here!

Glamping in a wooden hut

Bungalows, cabins and luxury lodges

Bungalows, cabins and luxury lodges are individual fixed, detached accommodation spread out over a larger complex. Depending on the glamping site, the equipment varies from simple to luxurious. Although you can use the amenities of a classic hotel, the special closeness to nature is by no means lost.

yurts and tipis

Yurts and tipis are actually tents on a wooden structure. Yurts are the classic form of housing for nomadic peoples in Central and West Asia, while the native Americans live in tipis (they are similar to a wigwam, but usually have a fixed location). They are stable but kept simple. The kitchen and bathroom are often outside the tent.

Glamping with Tipi tents

Glamping in the treehouse?

If you want to camp extravagantly, an overnight stay in a tree house might be just the thing for you! The small huts at lofty heights are usually also supported by stilts, can be reached via a ladder and are fully equipped. It doesn't matter where the tree house is - in any case you will experience a very special night here. 

Tree house Glamping

Luxury camping destinations in Germany, Europe and beyond

All of Europe is ideally suited for the luxurious way of camping. Numerous Glamping accommodation for every taste can be reached without a long journey and allow you to take a break with that certain something in the middle of nature. In Germany, the local regions are still popular - be it in Bavaria, on Lake Constance or in a beautiful bungalow directly on the Baltic or North Sea!
But even beyond the borders, there are more and more glamping destinations that are increasing in popularity. Whether on the impressive sandy beaches of Italy, Spain and Croatia, next to one of the beautiful lakes in Slovenia or as a stage of a wine tour through France - the range of attractive glamping destinations is colorful!

But glamping is also not unknown outside of Europe. How about a destination in Thailand, the USA or the Maldives?

Glamping Destinationen Luxus Camping in Europa

What are the pros and cons of glamping?

At the luxury camping you have the opportunity to experience nature in all its beauty without having to give up the comfort of a hotel. In direct comparison to classic camping, glamping offers many advantages.

All the advantages: 

  • No construction necessary – you can move into your accommodation directly without having to do any annoying construction work.
  • Fully equipped – Your accommodation is already fully equipped. Everything you need can be found on site.
  • High comfort – A cuddly bed, a private bathroom, Wi-Fi or a TV: Glamping is nothing.
  • Individual – From rustic to modern, for a couple's holiday or the whole family: At Glamping, everyone will find the right accommodation!

Even if there is a lot to say for the modern way of camping, there are still disadvantages.

All disadvantages:

  • Lack of spontaneity - Since you are tied to a fixed location, it is rather difficult to change places as you please. It is more a classic holiday than a road trip.  
  • Internet connection – e-mails, social media, constant accessibility: Those who are constantly online cannot really switch off. What many find practical is actually poison for any deceleration.
  • Worse eco-balance – Compared to classic camping, glamping often consumes more energy and resources. However, environmental protection, energy efficiency and the avoidance of waste are becoming increasingly important to many glamping providers.

Sustainable glamping experiences with STROHBOID

STROHBOID as a glamping tent manufacturer manages to make glamping not only comfortable and natural, but also environmentally friendly and CO₂-neutral. The stable glamping lounges are made of local softwood, defy wind and weather and are in no way inferior to a hotel room. Thanks to infrared heating, with STROHBOID you can enjoy the very special flair of a holiday in nature even in winter - and without a guilty conscience.

The possible uses of the glamping tents from STROHBOID are manifold. Whether to increase the overnight capacity for hotels, as bungalow extensions on campsites or as an eye-catcher in your own garden - a Buy a glamping tent is a decision for close-to-nature experiences, a turning towards originality.


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Fritz Walter

DIPL.-ING. Fritz Walter

Gründer, CTO