Kluthseecamp Seeblick August 2008
This site is well-placed for visiting Hamburg, Lubeck and the Baltic Coast. It's
a large, well-run site, mostly level and grassy. There are a lot of semi-permanent caravans but plenty of room for tourers. A few pitches are marked out with hedges but most of the site consists of a large field, so you can park anywhere, facing in any direction
- rather nice not to be regimented!
The 2 toilet blocks are excellent. Entrance is by 'sep' key and the showers are free. The children's washing facilities are brilliant - little basins with Mickey Mouse taps, and a toddlers' bath in
the shape of a red car!
There is a shop, where you can order rolls for breakfast, and a 'gaststube' for snacks and drinks. There is entertainment in high season. The swimming pool is half-open, half-covered, which is useful as the weather
is pretty similar to the UK. There is also a small spa area with massage, saunas etc. At the far end of the site is a small lake with a bathing beach. There is a large privately-owned restaurant by the lake.
The nearby town of Bad Segeburg
is modern and pleasant with plenty of shops. It's famous for its spectacular Wild West show which takes place every year from June to September. Another attraction which would appeal to children is Noctalis, a sort of zoo/museum entirely devoted to bats! There
is also another, larger, lake, the Grosse Segeburger See, with walking and cycling paths.
However, for us the attraction was the convenient position near to many historic towns. We took the train from Bad Segeburg to Hamburg, which
is an interesting city though perhaps not as picturesque as some, having been badly damaged in the war. An open-topped bus tour is a good way to get a taste of the city. Another fascinating town is Lubeck, 30 km from the campsite. It was a member of the Hanseatic
League and is full of wonderful medieval buildings of red brick and churches with tall, narrow spires, very different in style from the Baroque churches of Bavaria. It's also worth exploring the Baltic coast, which has several seaside resorts with white sand
and warm, shallow water, and several historic towns like Wismar and Rostock. It's hard to believe these lovely places are in the former East Germany, although the outskirts are usually marred by ranks of grim, barrack-like blocks of flats. All in all a fascinating
area, highly recommended.