Only thirty minutes from the centre of Hamburg in the heart of Stormarner Schweiz, ABC am Großensee is a peaceful, family-run campsite established in the late 1940s. It has just 70 pitches, half of which are for touring units, all with electricity connections (16A Europlug). The remainder are occupied by seasonal units and by chalets to rent. There is direct access to the lakeside with supervised swimming. The village has a bakery and several restaurants, whilst nearby Trittau has shops, a water mill and Napoleon’s Bridge. Walkers and cyclists can explore the Three Lakes Plateau or the Hahnheide, Schleswig-Holstein’s largest nature reserve.
Hamburg, the second biggest city in Germany, can be reached easily by car or public transport and caters for all tastes, with galleries, museums and theatres, bars and restaurants, a wide variety of shops and malls, exciting nightlife and numerous historical landmarks.
Back at Großensee, you can walk or cycle around the lake, passing reed beds on the eastern banks and reaching another fine bathing beach at the northern end. On the western shore is the old village centre with a traditional inn where you could seek refreshment before heading back to the campsite.