Huttopia Wattwiller Huttopia

Europe France Alsace Haut-Rhin

  • Electrical hook-ups
  • Children’s playground
  • Laundry
  • Dogs welcome
  • Good walks nearby
Woodland camping in the Alsace region, where France, Germany and Switzerland converge in a beautiful mix of rivers and hills

It’s testament to how many times this land has changed hands over the centuries that the names around the Alsace region have decidedly mixed origins. Some sound French, others Germanic and there’s even a touch of Italian in places. If you can master the pronunciation of Hartmannswillerkopf – the rocky pyramid of a mountain that rises behind the village of Wattwiller – then you’re doing better than most. The 956-metre-high peak formed the boundary between French and German lines during the First World War and today hosts a museum and national monument. Its wooded hillsides eventually flatten out to where Wattwiller’s newly developed campsite can be found below, hidden among tall trees. A few yards further the forest ends and the view begins, fronted by the stripes of Alsace’s famous vineyards.

Home to more than 100 camping pitches – some occupied by pre-pitched safari tents and wooden chalets – and stacked with new facilities built in 2017, Huttopia Wattwiller isn’t exactly a tiny local campsite. It has tennis courts, a pizzeria, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, plus a central reception building with a shop, library and Wi-Fi. However, the wooded setting breaks up the space to create a deceptively smaller feel. The natural camping pitches show that, despite all the bells and whistles, Huttopia Wattwiller is still a campsite and not a holiday park.

If you don’t fancy walking up Hartmannswillerkopf there are plenty of other peaks to enjoy. The campsite sits on the edge of the Ballons des Vosges Regional Park and the highest mountain in the area, Le Grand Ballon, is less than 20 kilometres away. To the south, meanwhile, the départment’s largest town, Mulhouse, nods to its industrial past with a series of excellent museums; the electricity museum, the textiles museum and the largest train and automobile museums in the world. While, 25 minutes north, pretty Colmar is the place to go for a magical evening meal, making the most of one of the half-timbered restaurants along the old canal-side. For most though, a visit to this part of France isn’t complete without a tour of a local vineyard and a bottle of plonk to take back to the tent. Take a leaf through the tourist information brochures in reception and you’ll find there are ample vineyards happy to welcome you.

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Facilities

New Campsite totally refurbished, there's both an outdoor and an indoor swimming pool (plus paddling pool) with a wooden deck around the outside pool with a snack bar and pizza restaurant (open during peak season). A central lodge with free Wi-Fi, a TV room, library and board games; a playground, tennis courts, volleyball courts, boules pitch, table tennis tables and table football. 'Camper's corner' shop for any essentials you've forgotten and tourist information in reception. BBQs and fridges for hire. Coin-operated washing and drying machines. Motorhome service point, new sanitary  blocks. Activities for children throughout school holidays.

Suitable For

Tents, campervans, motorhomes, caravans, families, groups, couples, pets… everyone!

Nearby

Nearby Mulhouse is famed for its museums – most notably the Musée national de l’automobile (0033 3 8933 2323) and the Musée Français du Chemin de Fer (0033 3 8942 8333), the largest automobile and railway museums in the world respectively. As these suggest, Mulhouse has a very industrial heritage but its lower town – formerly the district of merchants and craftsmen – is a real beauty spot and well worth exploring. It developed around the Place de la Réunion (commemorating the region's reunion with France) and the 16th-century town hall, which houses a slew of fine paintings. Elsewhere, the 73-km-long Route des Crêtes through the Vosges mountain tops from Cernay to Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines makes for a pleasant drive with excellent views, while the villages of Eguisheim, Ribeauvillé and Riquewihr, in the midst of vineyards, boast picturesque settings and colourful half-timbered homes. Colmar, 25 minutes to the north, boasts bags of history and more timber buildings, built up along the banks of the canals and earning it the dubious moniker ‘the Venice of France’. Or continue on to Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg (0033 3 6933 2500), a hilltop medieval castle at the tip of the mountain range just south of Strasbourg.

Food & Drink

The restaurant on-site serves excellent homemade pizzas, along with a host of other snacks and drinks best enjoyed out on the terrace. It's only open over the May public holidays and through summer school holidays. There's also fresh bread delivery each morning (make sure you order the evening before). For something fancy there is a small centre for contemporary art down the road in Wattwiller with a suitably contemporary restaurant (0033 3 8982 1010).

Opening Times

April–September.

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The Owner Says

Huttopia Wattwiller campsite offers holidays in the midst of nature on a peaceful and relaxing site – the ideal place for relaxing after a day of sightseeing in the Alsace region. Premium Huttopia destinations.

Close to Mulhouse and Colmar, Huttopia Wattwiller campsite is a spacious, woodland site, ideal for a holiday escape. Whether you are a group, a family or a couple, you can camp the way you like best. Spacious pitches for tents, caravans, and camper vans or fully equipped accommodation… there is plenty of choice. " slimming pool;

After a day out exploring the most beautiful scenery in the area by bike or car, holidaymakers will appreciate the two swimming pools at Huttopia Wattwiller campsite 6indoor an , while other facilities include tennis, food services, an activity programme for children in the summer, an a cosy central lodge with a fireplace to make your holidays even more enjoyable.

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Accommodation

Around 100 pitches across 8 acres of light woodland, plus pre-pitched safari tents, wooden chalets and statics.

Camping Pitch with electricity

Grass pitch with electricity Sleeps 6 5 Available
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Trappeur Tent

Safari tent Sleeps 5 2 Available

Chalet Evasion

Cabin Sleeps 5 2 Available
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Location

Contact Huttopia Wattwiller, Route des Crêtes, 68700 Wattwiller, Mulhouse, Haut-Rhin, France

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Reviews

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Rated ★★★★★ over 3 reviews

★★★★★

Modern, shady camping with great huts

We had the tratteur tent at this camping and thought it was great. Nice shady spot with a some good sun at times but not much. Comfy beds and dark compartments meant we slept really well. Swimming pool terrace was great and made yoy feel on top of the world. Definitely go back here and will look up other Huttopias after this experience.
Jul 24, 2019 by TOMahoney
★★★☆☆

Nice campsite, but with shortcomings

Let me begin by mentioning the fact that we (a family of 5 - with young kids) really enjoyed our short Easter camping holiday in the Alsace. Huttopia Wattwiller, in a way, also contributed to this, even though it had some serious shortcomings, which I will address later on. The Good: - Beautifully situated in a forest - Friendly staff - they speak French, English and German/Alsassisch - Brand new facilities building, hot water showers, clean washing up area - Nice, small playground for the kids - Two swimming pools, one outdoor, one covered and 'heated' (read: not freezing) - Bread and croissant service in the morning - Small restaurant with reasonably good pizzas and snacks The Bad - No grass pitches for tents - No 'non-sloping' pitches - The 'tent pitches' were places in the forest, covered with debris, stones and gravel and branches - Non 4WD vehicles may have difficulties accessing some of the pitches The Ugly - A horse farm next door - when we were there some horses escaped and stampeded across the campsite, almost trampling some kids at play - The reception area is closed from 12:00-16:00 (or 13:00-16:00, I forgot), which means new arrivals have to wait 3 or 4 hours before they can check in. As Huttopia Wattwiller promotes itself as a child friendly camping, making people wait for 4 hours is just not done. Our story We arrived at Huttopia Wattwiller, expecting to find a grassy pitch with electricity. That was not the case, as there are no grassy pitches whatsoever. Huttopia Wattwiller is a forest campsite and even with my rudimentary grasp of gardening, I should have know that grass does not grow in a forest. After waiting for hours for the reception to open, we were given a pitch in the forest. I told the lady we were camping in a tent, so when we found the pitch, it was a sloping, rock and branches covered plot. We found a new pitch, which was 'as good as it was going to be'. We stayed for 5 nights and we did have a wonderful time, but that was largely due to the fact that the weather was exceptionally beautiful, that the kids kept themselves busy building huts in the forest and that the Alsace is such a lovely area.
Apr 25, 2019 by David
★★★★★

Cycling on the Alsace Wine route

Excellent place to stay, staff very friendly and helpful. We had a great pitch which was flat with tall oak trees providing a leaf covered canopy that helped with the 30'C heat of the 2018 summer. Toilet blocks always clean with loo roll and hand soap. Pool was a welcome relief too. Shop could do with some basics - e.g. veg, fruit, rice, pasta to aid with cooking. Local traders came and set up their market on one evening and a two man band played on another - both very enjoyable events. All in all a very nice site with a very relaxing atmosphere.
Aug 13, 2018 by Ian Hammond

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