Wild camping in the orchard - 360° view at the UNESCO Geopark Ries
About the site
Hello dear campers , Welcome to "wild camping" in my orchard. My meadow orchard is one of my absolute favorite places. It was planted by my grandfather and I am gradually renewing the trees with mostly old fruit varieties. The orchard is just outside "my" village in the Nördlinger Ries and is surrounded by fields. It's on a slight slope. You have a clear view almost all around. A modern mill is about 100 m away as the crow flies. In between is a meadow with a grass path. Approximately 30 m away from my orchard , the Mühlkanal flows past as a narrow river (Eger). Since the approach is via a grassy , slightly descending dirt road (approx. 300m) , where you have to turn once at a 90-degree angle , the access road is not suitable for caravans and very large mobile homes. The pitches can only be used by completely self-sufficient vehicles (black and gray water!). If you want to camp , please only use your own camping toilet or folding spade 😃😁😉 The garden is a natural wildflower meadow that is only mowed about twice a year. If fruit (apples , pears , plums) is ripe , you are welcome to help yourself for your breakfast. Bees and other useful insects 🐞🐝🦋🪲 are also among the welcome guests in an orchard. That's why 3 bee hotels 🏨 are hanging in the trees. I laid out paving slabs. There you can - at your own risk and full liability - make a fire 🔥 with a fire basket or fire bowl. You have to bring wood and a fire bowl with you. There is also a "lounge couch" (made of pallets) that you are welcome to use. Remember to bring pillows for comfy chilling 😉. LEISURE TIPS: ⇒ Nördlingen is on the "Romantic Road" , has a beautiful , medieval old town , a fully accessible city wall , the Ries crater museum and the Georgskirche with the 90m high "Daniel" church tower , a beautiful vantage point. And now there is also the Gerd Müller memorial for the "Bomber of the Nation" ⚽. ⇒ The UNESCO Global Geo Park Ries offers several hiking trails: https://www.geopark-ries.de/geopark-wege/ The "Schäferweg" goes right past "my" village. The geotope / nature trail "Lindle" and the "Schwedenweg" are only 2-3 km away. ⇒ Dinkelsbühl , voted the most beautiful old town in Germany , is only about 30km away. ⇒ You can kayak and canoe on the Wörnitz. There are about 6 stages from Dinkelsbühl via Oettingen to Donauwörth. https://www.faltboot.org/wiki/index.php?title=W%C3%B6rnitz ⇒ Since the Ries is very flat overall , it is well suited for cycling. There is a wide range of cycle paths. SHOP REGIONAL: In the village there is the mill shop (e.g. flour , pasta , oils , vinegar , muesli , dried fruit , honey & fruit spreads , eggs , tea , spices , nibbles , sweets , etc.) , a butcher (local sausages and meat) and a farm shop ( Depending on the daily offer , e.g. regional meat (lamb , game , poultry) , wood-fired bread , eggs , liqueur , honey , spreads , cheese , etc.). In Nördlingen there are various supermarket chains , weekly markets , several butchers and bakeries , etc. I wish you a lot of fun camping 😎🏕️🚙 *** Any kind of liability on my part for personal injury and damage to property , e.g. if you twist your foot on the meadow or a branch falls from a tree onto your vehicle or tent during a storm or thunderstorm , is hereby excluded. ... Nothing like that has happened so far and hopefully it will stay that way. ***
Number of spots3 Spots
Max. Length of stay
All-wheel drive (4x4) required
12:00 am - 10:00 pm
Latest departure time
- Fresh water
- Dogs allowed
- Gray water disposal
- Black water disposal
- Garbage disposal
- Cell phone reception
- Motorhome (up to 7.5m)
- Roof tent
- Sightseeing flight
Regarding "expectation management": - Please do not cause any damage to the neighboring fields and my fruit trees. - Please do not leave any rubbish behind. Sorry, sounds stupid, but I don't feel like this type of camper. *** Any kind of liability on my part for personal injury and damage to property, e.g. if you twist your foot on the meadow or a branch falls from a tree onto your vehicle or tent during a storm or thunderstorm, is hereby excluded. ... Nothing like that has happened so far and hopefully it will stay that way. *** *** If you make a fire (e.g. in a fire bowl or a fire basket), you do so at your own risk and full liability. ***
Response time to booking inquiries
Within 72 hours
- If canceled 72 hours or more prior to arrival, 50% of the nightly rate will be refunded by the supplier.
- If you cancel 24 hours before arrival, 0% of the overnight stay will be refunded by the provider.
- If canceled on the day of arrival, 0% of the accommodation amount will be refunded by the provider.
Thank you for this beautiful adventure. Great place! You can really relax there and recharge your batteries. You have it really idyllic, Gerhard! Gladly again!
Christoph S•October 2022•
Everything was great and a very nice place under the fruit trees. We had a good rest :)
Anika S•September 2022•
We've been there again!😊...simply because it's nice on Gerhard's Wies! Like the first time: everything was great! Gerhard is a super nice and uncomplicated host and we think the location of the meadow orchard is beautiful (this time we even had direct neighbors!...a herd of absolutely relaxed sheep)...we'll be back...promise....
Armin & Anja B•August 2022•
The communication with Gerhard was really good - thank you very much for that :). It's a nice quiet pitch.
Lola G•July 2022•
Very nice cookie. Thanks for the tips!
Marcel R•June 2022•
small orchard surrounded by fields. Great view. We recommend.
Simon R•October 2021•