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Camping in the Klosterhofgarten between the North Sea and the Elbe

About this campspace #s006331

Your host

Gerd
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    2 pitches

With its flower, herb, fruit and vegetable beds, the Klosterhof's quiet garden from 1575 invites you to relax in nature. Toilet, electricity and a warm shower offer the necessary comfort for camping all year round.

There is a lot to see and experience in the region between the North Sea and the mouth of the Elbe. The Klosterhofgarten is about 25 km from the Cuxhaven Wadden Sea and beaches and about 8 km from the Elbe near Otterndorf. Kitesurfers and windsurfers will also get their money's worth in the area.

There are also forests and bogs nearby. Bremerhaven with a variety of museums is about 30 minutes away by car.

Perfect for...

Nature lovers and North Sea friends

Ways to spend the night

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    Tent

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    Van

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    Motorhome

This campspace offers

Shared amenities

Food and drink

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Sanitation

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    A guest bathroom is accessible 24/7, with hot shower, toilet, vanity.

Electricity

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Pet-friendly

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Not included

Food and drink

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    BBQ

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    Wood-fired oven

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    Refrigerator

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    Dishwashing sink

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    Kitchen

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    Dining table

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    Gas stove

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    Cooking basics

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    Dishes and cutlery

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    Electric kettle

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    Coffee maker

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    Coffee and tea

Comfort & Fun

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    Hot tub

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    Sauna

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    Fire basket

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    Fireplace

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    Fire bowl

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    Firewood available

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    Decorative lights

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    Swimming pond or river

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    Swimming pool

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    Trampoline

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    Sports and games gear

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    Towels

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    Bed linen, pillow and duvet

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    Hammock

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    WiFi

Sanitation

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    Cold shower

Electricity

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    Phone charging station

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    EV car charging

For RVs

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    RV electricity hookup

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    RV Dump station

Heating

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    Electrical heating

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    Wood burner

In case of rain

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    Covered kitchen

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    Rain shelter

Family-friendly

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    Animals on site

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    Playground for children

Parking

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    Parking on site

Views

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    Sunrise view

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    Sunset view

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    Forest view

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    Lake view

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    River view

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    Sea view

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    Hill view

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    Mountain view

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    Field view

Seating area

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    Picnic table

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    Outdoor seating area

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    Indoor seating area

Ways to spend the day

Gerd's tips
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    Bike tour to Otterndorf on the Elbe

In the area
  • Icon Hiking
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    Both the sea and the town of Otterndorf on the Elbe can be reached by bike in 25-30 minutes. The route is worth it.

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    There are various bathing beaches on both the Elbe and the North Sea.

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    There are many wild bees, birds can be heard and bats can be seen. Cows graze at the neighbors.

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    There are various SUP spots and rentals in Otterndorf and Cuxhaven.

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    There are various surf schools on the nearby North Sea coast. Kugelbake and Sahlenburg are popular spots for kite and windsurfing.

What will you find in the area?

Landscape characteristics

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    In about 30 minutes you are at the North Sea beach Duhnen.

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    In about 25 minutes you are at the Elbe.

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    About 30 minutes drive to the North Sea coast.

Animals

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Sustainability practices

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    Waste separation

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    Self-grown food

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    Food products from locals in the region

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    Green power

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    Water-saving measures

Your host, Gerd

4.71 (17 reviews)

Retired, formerly a marine chemist, now busy repairing the monastery courtyard and garden.

Reviews

Adam

Tell us about your experience
We stayed with our tent for one night with Gerd. It's an amazing place, quiet, and everything you need is available. He borrowed us a cable so we could have electricity in the tent.

How was the contact with the host?
Gerd responded quickly and we had nice interactions with Gerd.

Tips for new guests?
Don't miss out on this amazing place :)

August 2022

Hienke

Tell us about your experience
A lovely, green and quiet place at a beautiful farm. What a joy to be here.

How was the contact with the host?
Gerd is very nice and calm by nature. He was hospitable, attentive and (rightly!) proud of his garden and house.

August 2022 · Translated from dutch

Miriam

Tell us about your experience
Surprising, very quiet, beautiful nature

How was the contact with the host?
Hospitable, the little help I offered with raking grass was rewarded with a delicious pure natural salad.

Tips for new guests?
Great place to relax. Discover surroundings? Stay close to the coast.

July 2022 · Translated from dutch

Petra

Tell us about your experience
What an extraordinarily beautiful place.
Beautiful flower garden and many different herbs and vegetables that grow and bloom there.
Even a luxurious bathroom available.

How was the contact with the host?
Warm welcome, you feel very welcome.
Cosy.

Tips for new guests?
Are you looking for a nice spot near the coast
for cycling, walking or just relaxing, this is a great place.

August 2022 · Translated from dutch

Nienke

Tell us about your experience
This is really a gem. You are in Gerd's backyard, a beautiful place! Often alone and sometimes with another camper.

You use the sanitary facilities of the guest room and that is completely fine. Hygiene could be a tad sharper, but we don't blame the host for that. We had a great time there.

There isn't much to do in the area other than walking and cycling, so make the most of the deafening tranquility and beautiful stars at night…

How was the contact with the host?
Very kind. He is always ready and happy to help you.

August 2022 · Translated from dutch

Michelle

Tell us about your experience
Great spot, very lovely garden and host.

How was the contact with the host?
great

July 2022 · Translated from dutch

Claire

Tell us about your experience
We had a lovely stay. Beautiful garden and we got some very tasty strawberries.

How was the contact with the host?
Gerd is very warm and welcoming. He gave strawberries from the garden as a dessert.

Tips for new guests?
Bring your own food, there is only a snack bar where you can walk to for food. The camp space is also near the sea side where you have a lot of bars and restaurants.

July 2022 · Translated from dutch

Simira

Tell us about your experience
We traveled to Otterndorf by train and were warmly welcomed by Gerd. He was so nice and took our luggage while we rode a beautiful route to his place on rented bikes. Arrived in the monastery courtyard garden, we were overwhelmed by the beauty of the property and the possibility of self-sufficiency. We were allowed to choose the pitch for our tent ourselves. Gerd was always there when we needed something or had questions.

How was the contact with the host?
Gerd is a warm, courteous person. We felt comfortable and at home with him. His knowledge of so many things is vast and super interesting! We communicated with each other in an uncomplicated way right from the start via the Campspace website and it continued like this throughout our stay. We would come back just because of Gerd. Thank you so much for your trust and hospitality dear Gerd!!

Tips for new guests?
Nordleda is about 25 minutes by bike from Otterndorf (the journey is worth it). If you arrive by train and don't have your own bikes with you, there is a bike rental service at Otterndorf train station. However, it is in very high demand. You should call and reserve directly there if you know when you're coming.
Surrounding supermarkets are open until 9 p.m.
The sea can be reached in about 30 minutes by bike from Nordleda.

July 2022 · Translated from german

This guest

Tell us about your experience
A nice quiet place in a rustic garden.

How was the contact with the host?
Gert is a cool pear! ALWAYS friendly and helpful.

July 2022 · Translated from dutch

Steffi

Tell us about your experience
Camping in the beautiful herb garden in wonderful peace and yet not far from the sea.

How was the contact with the host?
Very warm and caring

June 2022 · Translated from german

Stefan

Tell us about your experience
Hello, this is my first experience with Campspace. I'm a backpacker traveling alone. Arrival by IC/ RE/ bus directly to Nordlede possible. Gerd's large monastery courtyard, which is covered with reed, is a dream of traditional half-timbering, which he constantly keeps in good shape himself. Likewise, his large garden with lots of flowers, herbs and vegetables in which the tents are. A good guest bathroom is accessible 24/7, with a hot shower, toilet, vanity - same outside for washing dishes etc. It is very quiet and relaxing here. Trees and shrubs, many wild bees, birds can be heard and bats must be observed. Cows graze at the neighbors. Farmsteads impress with their size and varied cultivation on the land. I particularly like the central location between Cuxhaven and Hamburg right where the Elbe flows. There are plenty of things to do whatever the weather. The open North Sea is obvious - as I said, everything can be reached without a car.

How was the contact with the host?
Very warm and open. Always approachable of the day for concerns as he does not care but was always very helpful and extremely communicative. I am convinced that the professor shares his life, his life experience and his love for nature with great joy.

Tips for new guests?
Pay attention to the times of the bus service and the Ruftaxi, inform them.

Since I am currently starting camping again, I would bring my stove etc. with me.

As soon as possible, ie from September again after the €9 rush onto the train, bring your bike with you and make very nice signposted day and round trips in Cuxland. Because the trains have a whole wagon for wheels.

June 2022 · Translated from german

Petra

Tell us about your experience
We camped in the monastery garden for two nights: in a quiet and idyllic location with a very friendly host who gave us a warm welcome. We could use the sanitary facilities in the house.

How was the contact with the host?
Best - uncomplicated, good conversations and Gerd spoiled us with fresh strawberries, home-made tea and coffee.

June 2022 · Translated from german

Willy

Tell us about your experience
Unfortunately, a lot of rain had fallen. Therefore, the site was not suitable for camping. Unfortunately Gerd couldn't do anything about that.

How was the contact with the host?
The contact with Gerd was excellent. He has promised to refund the money paid.

June 2022 · Translated from dutch

Kerstin

Tell us about your experience
It was wonderful. Great garden and very nice host.

How was the contact with the host?
Gerd is a heart person

June 2022 · Translated from german

Matthias/Wiebke

Tell us about your experience
As a couple with the caddy in the middle of the monastery courtyard garden. And got apple mint from the garden as a farewell. You don't say thank you for plants given to you: I'm happy about it 😁

How was the contact with the host?
We were received very nicely (although the booking was a bit confused)

Tips for new guests?
Bring your bikes, like we did, so the car can stay where it is. A great tour of the Elbe is possible.

June 2022 · Translated from german

Scout Andrea About the scout program

Tell us about your experience
A beautiful, natural property with a lot of love for the monument.
With fantastic weather for us the perfect place to relax.

How was the contact with the host?
Despite our delay, we were greeted by the host with homemade rhubarb pie, coffee and daisy tea and were made to feel very welcome.

May 2022 · Translated from german

Scout Krisztian About the scout program

Tell us about your experience
I have stayed for one night at Gerd's Campspace, it was very peaceful and relaxing. The surrounding wildlife is very unique and full of activity. I enjoyed my time resting while reconnecting with nature.

How was the contact with the host?
Gerd was very welcoming and kind. He shared some of his interesting stories about his passions and gardening experiences. Gerd's language skills were excellent, therefore he is also a great host for non-German visitors.

Tips for new guests?
Larger than average RV vehicles may find difficulties to approach the Campspace.

May 2022 · Translated from dutch

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Cancellation Policy

Guests who cancel at least 30 days before check-in date will receive a refund of the amount paid by them (excl. Campspace fees). If they cancel between 14 and 30 days before check-in, they will receive a 50% refund. Otherwise they will not be refunded.

Checking in and out

Check-in between: 2:00 pm–8:00 pm
Check-out between: 9:00 am–12:00 pm

Parking space in the monastery courtyard garden for campers and tents

Arrival allowed on: Monday to Sunday
Departure allowed on: Monday to Sunday

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Parking space in the monastery courtyard garden for campers and tents

Tent Van Motorhome
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12
Max. people
Pitches
2

Very quiet parking space in a natural garden.

Minimum number of nights: 1
Maximum number of nights: 14
Child price applies from this age: 0
Children's price up to this age: 18
Arrival allowed on: Monday to Sunday
Departure allowed on: Monday to Sunday
Minimum number of days that can be booked in advance: 0
Maximum number of days that can be booked in advance: 360

from € 12.00 per night

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