The BVCD e.V. (Federal Association of the Camping Economy in Germany) and DTV e.V. (German Tourism Association) have provided a classification system for more than ten years. The classification system was founded to improve and assure quality in regard to infrastructure and services on camping sites and leisure facilities within Germany.
The guidelines and assessment criteria were developed by the BVCD e.V. and the DTV e.V. in cooperation with practitioners and consumer associations in the year 2000. The assessment criteria is constantly adapted to meet changing demands.
Camping sites that undergo the classification procedure by choice have the possibility to be awarded with a maximum of five stars. The rating of all areas of classification are reviewed every three years.
Camping sites that feature the official stars of the BVCD/DTV camping site classification offer certificated quality in the following areas:
Camping sites interested in becoming certified or receiving a follow-up certification can contact their respective national association or the office of the BVCD.