Reise Mobil Bord Atlas 2018 Stellplatze Germany

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Reise Mobil Bord Atlas comes as a pack of two guidebooks, which collectively list over 6300 stopovers for motorhomes. One book covers 3589 German Stellplatze (Aires) and the other covers motorhome stopovers and sani-stations in 34 other countries across Europe. The Reise Mobil BordAtlas 2018 also includes integrated cut out coupons offering €1000 worth of discounts at the stopovers listed in the books. Examples of savings include: 3 nights for the price of 2, buy one breakfast and get one free, free riding lesson for a child under 15 years, free bottle of regional wine. Entries which have a valid coupon are marked on the map and in the entry listing with the word 'Gutschein' (voucher).

Although Aires and Stellplatze are primarily for motorhomes, it is possible for caravans to stay at some sites in Germany and some other European countries. A caravan and car symbol on the listing marks caravan friendly Stellplatze and those listings are also distinguished on the map with a star or a letter G inside a circle.

Written in German with an English key to the symbols.

Bord Atlas: The Germany Stellplatze Aires Guide

This is a German guide written in German, but it is fairly easy to understand. If you want a little extra help with the language, our Marco Polo German Phrasebook is just the thing. Motorhome stopovers are known as 'Stellplatze' in Germany, and are extremely popular both with locals and visitors. Many of the Stellplatze are free to stop overnight and to use the facilities (Entsorgungstationen or dump stations). The Stellplatze are often well located in German towns and with 2,375 across the country there are plenty to choose from. There are lots of Aires along the Rhine and Mosel rivers, on the Romantic Road (Romantische Strasse) and in the Black Forest (Schwarzwald). There are also a lot of restaurant and farm stopovers. One thing they all have in common is they are extremely convenient if you only want to stop a night or two. German motorhome users like to hook-up to electric, so many of the Stellplatze have 230V sockets.

Travel Germany on a budget

Germany is a great place to travel in a motorhome on a budget. Read our blog post Travel Germany by Campervan: Using the Bord Atlas Stellplatze Guide to see how Pauline Porter traveled Germany for 36 nights at an average cost of €3.25 per night.

Bord Atlas: The Europe Stellplatze Aires Guide

This is a German guide written in German, but it is fairly easy to understand and to use. Covering 34 countries, this guide is in full colour and about half of the 3,589 stopovers have photos. BordAtlas has stopovers in some countries that are not listed in any other guide, but for France it only has 595 Aires and 144 in Spain and Portugal. If you are travelling extensively in these countries, All the Aires France and All the Aires Spain and Portugal are much more comprehensive.
  • Austria (197) 76 Stellplatze, 106 Farm/restaurant stops, 15 Campsites
  • Belgium (40) 35 Stellplatze, 2 Farm/restaurant stops, 3 Campsites
  • Croatia (29) 17 Stellplatze, 5 Farm/restaurant stops, 7 Campsites
  • Czech Republic (20) 11 Stellplatze, 6 Farm/restaurant stops, 3 Campsites
  • Denmark (164) 82 Stellplatze, 46 Farm/restaurant stops, 36 Campsites
  • Estonia (18) 12 Stellplatze, 4 Farm/restaurant stops, 2 Campsites
  • France (792) 595 Stellplatze, 122 Farm/restaurant stops, 75 Campsites
  • Hungary (33) 13 Stellplatze, 12 Farm/restaurant stops, 8 Campsites
  • Italy (554) 418 Stellplatze, 113 Farm/restaurant stops, 23 Campsites
  • Ireland (29) 11 Stellplatze, 11 Farm/restaurant stops, 7 Campsites
  • Iceland (26) 20 Stellplatze, 3 Farm/restaurant stops, 3 Campsites
  • Latvia (15) 9 Stellplatze, 3 Farm/restaurant stop, 3 Campsites
  • Luxembourg (11) 5 Stellplatze, 1 Farm/restaurant stop, 5 Campsites
  • Netherlands (183) 102 Stellplatze, 49 Farm/restaurant stops, 32 Campsites
  • Norway (63) 47 Stellplatze, 4 Farm/restaurant stops, 12 Campsites
  • Poland (94) 48 Stellplatze, 27 Farm/restaurant stops, 19 Campsites
  • Portugal (30) 26 Stellplatze, 1 Farm/restaurant stops, 3 Campsites
  • Slovenia (39) 26 Stellplatze, 11 Farm/restaurant stops, 2 Campsites
  • Spain (139) 118 Stellplatze, 13 Farm/restaurant stops, 8 Campsites
  • Sweden (91) 64 Stellplatze, 14 Farm/restaurant stops, 13 Campsites
  • Switzerland (54) 30 Stellplatze, 17 Farm/restaurant stops, 7 Campsites
  • Turkey (5) 3 Stellplatze, 2 Farm/restaurant stops
  • United Kingdom (25) 6 Stellplatze, 13 Farm/restaurant stops, 6 Campsites and a handful of sites in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Faroe Islands, Finland, Greece, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Macedonia, Romania, San Marino, Serbia and Slovakia.

How to use Reise Mobil Bord Atlas 2018

Germany Stopover Guidebook

In the 20th anniversary edition of the Bord Atlas guidebook, the layout of the German guide has had a facelift. Don't worry, it's not a botched job!

Previously the guide was laid out alphabetically by town name. This year Bord Atlas has helpfully laid the stopovers out geographically, meaning at a glance you can see a selection of Aires that are near each other. This should make selecting and finding Stellplatze much easier whilst you are on the road. 

The guide has been divided into 10 postcode regions (Postleitzahlbereich) from 0-9. On page 7 you will see an overview map broken up into colour-coded, numbered regions. The numbers correspond to the first digit of the postcode (Postleitzahl or PLZ in German). There are colour-coded tabs visible along the edges of the guide which show where each region's section is. 

Region 7, for example, is a mint green colour and begins on page 374. On the title page you will see a regional map which is broken up into smaller areas, each with a two digit number; these are the first two digits of the area's postcode and are indicated on coloured tabs on the edge of the pages. The listings in the following pages are then listed in numerical order by postcode, so for example Stuttgart 70629 is listed before Böblingen 71032. 

Alphabetical index provided separately

For anyone who prefers the former alphabetical layout, Bord Atlas have also provided a separate booklet with an alphabetical index of the German sites with postcode and page number. This will make it easier to find an Aire from a reference point on the mapping, as all the sites have the nearest town name written beside them. Simply note the nearest town name and look up the town in the separate alphabetical index to find the page number it is listed on in the German stopover guide.

In each listing you can see at a glance the price in a green box at the top right, marked 'gratis' if free, and the maximum vehicle length in a dark blue box underneath the price. Also under the price you may see an orange box with the word 'Gutschein' (voucher) written in it. This means that there is a voucher at the back of the guide that is valid at that Aire. Examples of voucher offers include: 3 nights for the price of 2, buy one breakfast and get one free, free riding lesson for a child under 15 years, free bottle of regional wine. New entries are noted with a red box underneath the price with the word 'Neu' (new). 

Also new for this year, a selection of entries have been inspected (geprüft) by one of 70 Bord Atlas correspondents. These entries are stamped with a red circle and the date they were visited. However, of the more than 6,300 entries, only a very small number have an inspected date against them.

Each stopover entry then contains the following information: Postcode, town name and address, symbol showing the type of stopover (community stopover, restaurant, farm or discounted campsite) and a description of the stopover including the number of motorhome places, costs and maximum duration of stay.

There are also details of what leisure and recreational activities can be enjoyed from the stopover. Finally the listing details the phone and fax number, email, web address, and GPS coordinates in Degrees, Minutes and Seconds: 51°13'28"N 2°55'12"E. A selection also include a colour photo. 

After the GPS coordinates the map (Karte) number and page number are given as well as the map grid reference. For example, Stuttgart is on map D14 (Karte D14) on page 17 (S.17) in grid reference F2.

The maps are in a separately paginated section at the back, starting after the last page of listings on page 558. The maps are numbered from D1-D16, followed by 7 pages of Detailkarte (zoom maps). 

The stopovers are identified on the mapping with a star and their town name printed alongside. The stars are either green (free) or red (pay) and they are either circled stars (caravans accepted) or regular stars (motorhomes only). Some are marked as a letter G in a circle rather than a star. This simply denotes that there is a voucher at the back of the book which is applicable at that site. The red and green colour of the letter G still denotes whether the site is pay or free (kostenlos).

European Stopover Guidebook

The European guide is still laid out in the traditional way with maps at the beginning of each section marking the stopovers with a star and their identifying town name printed alongside. On the maps the stopovers are marked as green (free) or red (pay) stars; there are also circled stars (caravans accepted) or regular stars (motorhomes only).

The Stellplatze are then listed alphabetically by town name throughout each country's section, which makes it easy to refer back from the map to the listings using the town name.

You can clearly see at a glance the price, marked 'gratis' if free, and the maximum vehicle length, both in the top right-hand corner of each listing. Each stopover then contains the following information: Postcode, town name and address, identifying symbol (to show type of stopover: community stopover, restaurant, farm or discounted campsite) and a description of the stopover including the number of motorhome places, costs and maximum duration of stay. There are also details of what leisure and recreational activities can be enjoyed from the stopover. Finally the listing details the phone and fax number, email, web address, and GPS coordinates in Degrees, Minutes and Seconds: 51°13'28"N 2°55'12"E. A selection also include a colour photo.

Stellplatze for Large Motorhomes

In the top right-hand corner of each listing there is a dark blue bar showing the maximum length of vehicle accepted. These range from <8m (less than 8m) to >12m (more than 12m). Any marked >12m will be able to accommodate large motorhomes and American RVs.

Beware of Low Emission Zones (Umweltzone)

Another addition this year is a symbol showing any Stellplatze which are within a Low Emission Zone. A green or yellow circle with a white line across it indicates that the stopover is in one of the 55 cities and towns which have restricted zones. 54 are green zones, which is the least restricted, and one is a yellow zone. To see which vehicles are allowed to drive in which Umweltzone, read our blog post Low Emission Zones (LEZ) in Europe.

Stellplatze in German Town Centres

Another symbol highlights those Stellplatze that are located in town centres (Zentrum).

Going to Germany?

Germany is a great country for exploring in a motorhome or caravan. Our driving tour, Road Trip Europe: The Great War and More, takes in some beautiful areas and includes motorhome stopovers, campsites and hotels for all locations. Browse our selection of guidebooks for Germany

Key Features

  • Written in German with an English, French and Italian key to the symbols
  • One volume lists 2305 German Stellplatze, including 975 farm, vineyard and restaurant stops
  • One volume lists 3995 stops across 34 European countries
  • GPS coordinates in format: 51°13'28"N 2°55'12"E
  • Index of sani-stations in Germany
  • Stopovers for 12m long motorhomes identified
  • Caravans allowed at some sites
  • Small selection have colour photos and inspection dates

Who Should Buy?

This guide is ideal for anyone wishing to travel in their motorhome or campervan in Germany, Austria and Eastern Europe.

Bord Atlas is the best stopover/stellplatze guide we have seen for Eastern Europe.

See how you can Travel Germany by Campervan for €3.25 per day.

Reise Mobil Bord Atlas comes as a pack of two guidebooks, which collectively list over 6300 stopovers for motorhomes. One book covers 3589 German Stellplatze (Aires) and the other covers motorhome stopovers and sani-stations in 34 other countries across Europe. The Reise Mobil BordAtlas 2018 also includes integrated cut out coupons offering €1000 worth of discounts at the stopovers listed in the books. Examples of savings include: 3 nights for the price of 2, buy one breakfast and get one free, free riding lesson for a child under 15 years, free bottle of regional wine. Entries which have a valid coupon are marked on the map and in the entry listing with the word 'Gutschein' (voucher).

Although Aires and Stellplatze are primarily for motorhomes, it is possible for caravans to stay at some sites in Germany and some other European countries. A caravan and car symbol on the listing marks caravan friendly Stellplatze and those listings are also distinguished on the map with a star or a letter G inside a circle.

Written in German with an English key to the symbols.

Bord Atlas: The Germany Stellplatze Aires Guide

This is a German guide written in German, but it is fairly easy to understand. If you want a little extra help with the language, our Marco Polo German Phrasebook is just the thing. Motorhome stopovers are known as 'Stellplatze' in Germany, and are extremely popular both with locals and visitors. Many of the Stellplatze are free to stop overnight and to use the facilities (Entsorgungstationen or dump stations). The Stellplatze are often well located in German towns and with 2,375 across the country there are plenty to choose from. There are lots of Aires along the Rhine and Mosel rivers, on the Romantic Road (Romantische Strasse) and in the Black Forest (Schwarzwald). There are also a lot of restaurant and farm stopovers. One thing they all have in common is they are extremely convenient if you only want to stop a night or two. German motorhome users like to hook-up to electric, so many of the Stellplatze have 230V sockets.

Travel Germany on a budget

Germany is a great place to travel in a motorhome on a budget. Read our blog post Travel Germany by Campervan: Using the Bord Atlas Stellplatze Guide to see how Pauline Porter traveled Germany for 36 nights at an average cost of €3.25 per night.

Bord Atlas: The Europe Stellplatze Aires Guide

This is a German guide written in German, but it is fairly easy to understand and to use. Covering 34 countries, this guide is in full colour and about half of the 3,589 stopovers have photos. BordAtlas has stopovers in some countries that are not listed in any other guide, but for France it only has 595 Aires and 144 in Spain and Portugal. If you are travelling extensively in these countries, All the Aires France and All the Aires Spain and Portugal are much more comprehensive.
  • Austria (197) 76 Stellplatze, 106 Farm/restaurant stops, 15 Campsites
  • Belgium (40) 35 Stellplatze, 2 Farm/restaurant stops, 3 Campsites
  • Croatia (29) 17 Stellplatze, 5 Farm/restaurant stops, 7 Campsites
  • Czech Republic (20) 11 Stellplatze, 6 Farm/restaurant stops, 3 Campsites
  • Denmark (164) 82 Stellplatze, 46 Farm/restaurant stops, 36 Campsites
  • Estonia (18) 12 Stellplatze, 4 Farm/restaurant stops, 2 Campsites
  • France (792) 595 Stellplatze, 122 Farm/restaurant stops, 75 Campsites
  • Hungary (33) 13 Stellplatze, 12 Farm/restaurant stops, 8 Campsites
  • Italy (554) 418 Stellplatze, 113 Farm/restaurant stops, 23 Campsites
  • Ireland (29) 11 Stellplatze, 11 Farm/restaurant stops, 7 Campsites
  • Iceland (26) 20 Stellplatze, 3 Farm/restaurant stops, 3 Campsites
  • Latvia (15) 9 Stellplatze, 3 Farm/restaurant stop, 3 Campsites
  • Luxembourg (11) 5 Stellplatze, 1 Farm/restaurant stop, 5 Campsites
  • Netherlands (183) 102 Stellplatze, 49 Farm/restaurant stops, 32 Campsites
  • Norway (63) 47 Stellplatze, 4 Farm/restaurant stops, 12 Campsites
  • Poland (94) 48 Stellplatze, 27 Farm/restaurant stops, 19 Campsites
  • Portugal (30) 26 Stellplatze, 1 Farm/restaurant stops, 3 Campsites
  • Slovenia (39) 26 Stellplatze, 11 Farm/restaurant stops, 2 Campsites
  • Spain (139) 118 Stellplatze, 13 Farm/restaurant stops, 8 Campsites
  • Sweden (91) 64 Stellplatze, 14 Farm/restaurant stops, 13 Campsites
  • Switzerland (54) 30 Stellplatze, 17 Farm/restaurant stops, 7 Campsites
  • Turkey (5) 3 Stellplatze, 2 Farm/restaurant stops
  • United Kingdom (25) 6 Stellplatze, 13 Farm/restaurant stops, 6 Campsites and a handful of sites in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Faroe Islands, Finland, Greece, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Macedonia, Romania, San Marino, Serbia and Slovakia.

How to use Reise Mobil Bord Atlas 2018

Germany Stopover Guidebook

In the 20th anniversary edition of the Bord Atlas guidebook, the layout of the German guide has had a facelift. Don't worry, it's not a botched job!

Previously the guide was laid out alphabetically by town name. This year Bord Atlas has helpfully laid the stopovers out geographically, meaning at a glance you can see a selection of Aires that are near each other. This should make selecting and finding Stellplatze much easier whilst you are on the road. 

The guide has been divided into 10 postcode regions (Postleitzahlbereich) from 0-9. On page 7 you will see an overview map broken up into colour-coded, numbered regions. The numbers correspond to the first digit of the postcode (Postleitzahl or PLZ in German). There are colour-coded tabs visible along the edges of the guide which show where each region's section is. 

Region 7, for example, is a mint green colour and begins on page 374. On the title page you will see a regional map which is broken up into smaller areas, each with a two digit number; these are the first two digits of the area's postcode and are indicated on coloured tabs on the edge of the pages. The listings in the following pages are then listed in numerical order by postcode, so for example Stuttgart 70629 is listed before Böblingen 71032. 

Alphabetical index provided separately

For anyone who prefers the former alphabetical layout, Bord Atlas have also provided a separate booklet with an alphabetical index of the German sites with postcode and page number. This will make it easier to find an Aire from a reference point on the mapping, as all the sites have the nearest town name written beside them. Simply note the nearest town name and look up the town in the separate alphabetical index to find the page number it is listed on in the German stopover guide.

In each listing you can see at a glance the price in a green box at the top right, marked 'gratis' if free, and the maximum vehicle length in a dark blue box underneath the price. Also under the price you may see an orange box with the word 'Gutschein' (voucher) written in it. This means that there is a voucher at the back of the guide that is valid at that Aire. Examples of voucher offers include: 3 nights for the price of 2, buy one breakfast and get one free, free riding lesson for a child under 15 years, free bottle of regional wine. New entries are noted with a red box underneath the price with the word 'Neu' (new). 

Also new for this year, a selection of entries have been inspected (geprüft) by one of 70 Bord Atlas correspondents. These entries are stamped with a red circle and the date they were visited. However, of the more than 6,300 entries, only a very small number have an inspected date against them.

Each stopover entry then contains the following information: Postcode, town name and address, symbol showing the type of stopover (community stopover, restaurant, farm or discounted campsite) and a description of the stopover including the number of motorhome places, costs and maximum duration of stay.

There are also details of what leisure and recreational activities can be enjoyed from the stopover. Finally the listing details the phone and fax number, email, web address, and GPS coordinates in Degrees, Minutes and Seconds: 51°13'28"N 2°55'12"E. A selection also include a colour photo. 

After the GPS coordinates the map (Karte) number and page number are given as well as the map grid reference. For example, Stuttgart is on map D14 (Karte D14) on page 17 (S.17) in grid reference F2.

The maps are in a separately paginated section at the back, starting after the last page of listings on page 558. The maps are numbered from D1-D16, followed by 7 pages of Detailkarte (zoom maps). 

The stopovers are identified on the mapping with a star and their town name printed alongside. The stars are either green (free) or red (pay) and they are either circled stars (caravans accepted) or regular stars (motorhomes only). Some are marked as a letter G in a circle rather than a star. This simply denotes that there is a voucher at the back of the book which is applicable at that site. The red and green colour of the letter G still denotes whether the site is pay or free (kostenlos).

European Stopover Guidebook

The European guide is still laid out in the traditional way with maps at the beginning of each section marking the stopovers with a star and their identifying town name printed alongside. On the maps the stopovers are marked as green (free) or red (pay) stars; there are also circled stars (caravans accepted) or regular stars (motorhomes only).

The Stellplatze are then listed alphabetically by town name throughout each country's section, which makes it easy to refer back from the map to the listings using the town name.

You can clearly see at a glance the price, marked 'gratis' if free, and the maximum vehicle length, both in the top right-hand corner of each listing. Each stopover then contains the following information: Postcode, town name and address, identifying symbol (to show type of stopover: community stopover, restaurant, farm or discounted campsite) and a description of the stopover including the number of motorhome places, costs and maximum duration of stay. There are also details of what leisure and recreational activities can be enjoyed from the stopover. Finally the listing details the phone and fax number, email, web address, and GPS coordinates in Degrees, Minutes and Seconds: 51°13'28"N 2°55'12"E. A selection also include a colour photo.

Stellplatze for Large Motorhomes

In the top right-hand corner of each listing there is a dark blue bar showing the maximum length of vehicle accepted. These range from <8m (less than 8m) to >12m (more than 12m). Any marked >12m will be able to accommodate large motorhomes and American RVs.

Beware of Low Emission Zones (Umweltzone)

Another addition this year is a symbol showing any Stellplatze which are within a Low Emission Zone. A green or yellow circle with a white line across it indicates that the stopover is in one of the 55 cities and towns which have restricted zones. 54 are green zones, which is the least restricted, and one is a yellow zone. To see which vehicles are allowed to drive in which Umweltzone, read our blog post Low Emission Zones (LEZ) in Europe.

Stellplatze in German Town Centres

Another symbol highlights those Stellplatze that are located in town centres (Zentrum).

Going to Germany?

Germany is a great country for exploring in a motorhome or caravan. Our driving tour, Road Trip Europe: The Great War and More, takes in some beautiful areas and includes motorhome stopovers, campsites and hotels for all locations. Browse our selection of guidebooks for Germany

  • Written in German with an English, French and Italian key to the symbols
  • One volume lists 2305 German Stellplatze, including 975 farm, vineyard and restaurant stops
  • One volume lists 3995 stops across 34 European countries
  • GPS coordinates in format: 51°13'28"N 2°55'12"E
  • Index of sani-stations in Germany
  • Stopovers for 12m long motorhomes identified
  • Caravans allowed at some sites
  • Small selection have colour photos and inspection dates

This guide is ideal for anyone wishing to travel in their motorhome or campervan in Germany, Austria and Eastern Europe.

Bord Atlas is the best stopover/stellplatze guide we have seen for Eastern Europe.

See how you can Travel Germany by Campervan for €3.25 per day.

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