In June 2022, I was impressed to discover the natuurkampeerterrein (natural camping area) near Groesbeek, The Netherlands. In character, it was a lot like National Forest campgrounds in the United States: quiet, beautiful, generally unstaffed, basic facilities, and most of all, a huge amount of space in huge spots located along multiple loops. Even if it were full, one can enjoy privacy, as the space per person is probably at least a factor 100 more than on commercial campgrounds. That those exist in such a highly densely populated country as The Netherlands was very surprising to me.
Do such types of campgrounds exist in Germany or elsewhere in Central Europe? Concretely, I mean campgrounds with basic facilities in a forested or otherwise natural environment, where visitors have relatively much space and privacy even when most or all spots are taken.
Some photos of the camping area I stayed at in The Netherlands:
By comparison, this is what a full campground in Central Europe may look like. Scenic, but not particularly enjoyable for me:
I was very surprised by the natuurkampeerterrein in The Netherlands, because despite growing up there, I didn't know this existed. From the name, I had expected something like the campgrounds operated by Nivon, which are nice, but still normal campgrounds. I had otherwise only seen such natural campgrounds in North America and Spain.
Does this type exist in Central Europe (Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Liechtenstein, Poland, Czechia, Slovakia, Hungary)?
NB: this is different from the Trekkingplätze that do exist in Germany. The German Trekkingplätze are restricted to transportation on foot (maybe bicycle is allowed) and have very limited facilities. They can be compared to the former paalkamperen in The Netherlands or backcountry campsites in North America. The natuurkampeerterrein has no such restriction and is accessible by car — it's frontcountry camping.