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Old September 1st 03, 10:47 AM posted to uk.rec.caravanning,uk.rec.motorcaravans
Phil
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Default Aires in Germany

I have been searching the web for aires in Germany. BTW, what do the
Germans call them?

Has anyone found a good web site listing them?

TIA

Phil
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Old September 1st 03, 12:58 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning,uk.rec.motorcaravans
Dave Hardy
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Default Aires in Germany

Aire = Stellplatz

There are loads of them all over Germany and they're excellent value.

Try www.eurocampingcar.com

You can also buy a Stellplatz Atlas published by Promobil or Reisemobil
magazines. Available from garages and supermarkets.



"Phil" wrote in message
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I have been searching the web for aires in Germany. BTW, what do the
Germans call them?

Has anyone found a good web site listing them?

TIA

Phil



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Old September 1st 03, 04:12 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning,uk.rec.motorcaravans
AC
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Default Aires in Germany

In article , Jez Harper
writes
the equivelent of aire is rastplatz.


What is security like? Any thing comparable to Aires in France?.......
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Old September 1st 03, 04:35 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning,uk.rec.motorcaravans
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Default Aires in Germany

"Jez Harper" wrote in message
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"Dave Hardy" wrote in message
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Aire = Stellplatz

There are loads of them all over Germany and they're excellent value.

Try www.eurocampingcar.com

You can also buy a Stellplatz Atlas published by Promobil or Reisemobil
magazines. Available from garages and supermarkets.

Stellplatz is parking bay, the equivelent of aire is rastplatz.



Jez

Stellplatz does translate to "parking bay" and is commonly used to describe
an area specifically set aside for overnight camping in a motorhome.

Rastplatz means "lay by" and is commonly used to describe trunk
road/motorway rest areas (with or without catering facilities).

In France, aire de service means "service area" which can be either of the
above.



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Old September 1st 03, 04:38 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning,uk.rec.motorcaravans
Jez Harper
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Default Aires in Germany


"AC" wrote in message
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In article , Jez Harper
writes
the equivelent of aire is rastplatz.


What is security like? Any thing comparable to Aires in France?.......
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I have never had any problems with security on either the French Aires or
the German RastPlatzes, but that doesn't mean it isn't a problem.

Not much help, sorry


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Old September 1st 03, 04:45 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning,uk.rec.motorcaravans
Jez Harper
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Default Aires in Germany


"Dave Hardy" wrote in message
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"Jez Harper" wrote in message
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"Dave Hardy" wrote in message
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Aire = Stellplatz

There are loads of them all over Germany and they're excellent value.

Try www.eurocampingcar.com

You can also buy a Stellplatz Atlas published by Promobil or

Reisemobil
magazines. Available from garages and supermarkets.

Stellplatz is parking bay, the equivelent of aire is rastplatz.



Jez

Stellplatz does translate to "parking bay" and is commonly used to

describe
an area specifically set aside for overnight camping in a motorhome.

Rastplatz means "lay by" and is commonly used to describe trunk
road/motorway rest areas (with or without catering facilities).

In France, aire de service means "service area" which can be either of the
above.

Stellplatz is an individual parking space, abstellplatz is a whole parking
area set aside for overnight campers. like you say, rastplatz is a rest
area. How is that different from an aire?

Cheers

Jez


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Old September 1st 03, 04:47 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning,uk.rec.motorcaravans
Dave Hardy
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Default Aires in Germany

Like rural French aires, the majority of Stellplatz sites are situated in
pleasant little towns and villages and are generally quiet. There are
usually other vans there so you tend to look out for each other, and because
there's usually just a few of you parked up, you can get chatting to the
other campers very easily. They're always most friendly and every time
we've stopped on one, we've made friends with our neighbours and swopped
beer bottles......

Having a old LHD German Hymer helps, of course!!!!

Most of the published trouble seems to stem from people parking up overnight
on motorway service areas.



"AC" wrote in message
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In article , Jez Harper
writes
the equivelent of aire is rastplatz.


What is security like? Any thing comparable to Aires in France?.......
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AC



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Old September 1st 03, 05:08 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning,uk.rec.motorcaravans
Dave Hardy
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Default Aires in Germany


"Jez Harper" wrote in message
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"Dave Hardy" wrote in message
...
"Jez Harper" wrote in message
...
"Dave Hardy" wrote in message
...
Aire = Stellplatz

There are loads of them all over Germany and they're excellent

value.

Try www.eurocampingcar.com

You can also buy a Stellplatz Atlas published by Promobil or

Reisemobil
magazines. Available from garages and supermarkets.

Stellplatz is parking bay, the equivelent of aire is rastplatz.



Jez

Stellplatz does translate to "parking bay" and is commonly used to

describe
an area specifically set aside for overnight camping in a motorhome.

Rastplatz means "lay by" and is commonly used to describe trunk
road/motorway rest areas (with or without catering facilities).

In France, aire de service means "service area" which can be either of

the
above.

Stellplatz is an individual parking space, abstellplatz is a whole parking
area set aside for overnight campers. like you say, rastplatz is a rest
area. How is that different from an aire?

Cheers

Jez



At the risk of getting into a protracted discussion on semantics, the German
term for the kind of motorhome parking spot that we're talking about here is
widely described in German motorhoming publications and Internet websites as
a Stellplatz.

Rest areas/laybys found on motorways and trunk roads are officially signed
as Rastplatz.

Given these common usages, I though it would be helpful to make the
distinction so that members of this newsgroup didn't find themselves parked
up in some motorway layby thinking it was a secure camping spot.

For us campers, an aire de service consists of a borne which will deliver
water/electricity services to a visiting motorhome. Overnight parking may
or may not be available. To the rest of the world, aire de service means a
motorway service area.

Hope this makes my point clearer.

Dave







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Old September 1st 03, 06:40 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning,uk.rec.motorcaravans
gill107
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Default Aires in Germany


"Dave Hardy" wrote in message
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Aire = Stellplatz

There are loads of them all over Germany and they're excellent value.

Try www.eurocampingcar.com

You can also buy a Stellplatz Atlas published by Promobil or Reisemobil
magazines. Available from garages and supermarkets.

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For a printable list of visited parking places see www.bdauncey.ic24.net
It's in English and I've found it a useful site in the past.

Gillian


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Old September 1st 03, 06:55 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning,uk.rec.motorcaravans
Dave Hardy
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Default Aires in Germany


"gill107" wrote in message
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"Dave Hardy" wrote in message
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Aire = Stellplatz

There are loads of them all over Germany and they're excellent value.

Try www.eurocampingcar.com

You can also buy a Stellplatz Atlas published by Promobil or Reisemobil
magazines. Available from garages and supermarkets.

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For a printable list of visited parking places see www.bdauncey.ic24.net
It's in English and I've found it a useful site in the past.

Gillian



Forgot about Brian Dauncey's fine site. Lots of good photos and location
maps.


 



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