Campingplatz Dresden-Mockritz, Boderitzer Strasse30, 10217 Dresden, Tel 03514715250

To find site:- The best approach for this campsite is from the A4 exit onto the A17 on the west side of Dresden. Exit the A17 motorway at junction 3 onto B170 signed Dresden-Sudvorstatt. The campsite is signed from here. (the camping website above has a printable version of these instructions)

Whilst Campingplatz Dresden-Mockritz might not be considered as a long stay site is in an ideal position for a visit to Dresden. It is situated in the pleasant suburb of Mockritz to the south of the centre of City. The site reception is closed between 11.00 and 16.00 but the site management invite you to find a pitch and register when reception reopens. This is a busy site and it is recommended that you arrive reasonably early to make sure you get a pitch, advance booking is not accepted. The site has around 100 touring pitches including a separate section for tents. The ground is sloping from the main road with the most level pitches being at the bottom of the site, elsewhere you may require some front to back levelling blocks. There is a smaller section behind the main toilet block  which is level and has individual water/waste/electric points, for which there may be an extra charge. In the main part of the site the pitches are laid out between roads so you have access either side. There is space for a caravan and awning  with a parking place in front of the van on the wide site roads. The only problem with access to pitches is the need to negotiate a kerb at either side of the pitch. Electric points at situated at  both ends of each row and are rated at 6amps. From a middle pitch a 25 metre cable is just about long enough. Water points are placed at the end of every other row. There are two toilet blocks, both of a very good standard but for showers you need a token which costs 50 cents. Reception sells a few essentials. The site has a WiFi point but this only works near to reception. There is also a small restaurant.

There is a bus stop immediately outside the campsite which takes you right into the centre of Dresden in about 10/15 minutes. Tickets can be purchased at reception but don't forget to stamp them when you get on the bus. In my view Dresden is well worth a visit and fairly compact so you can see quite a lot if you only have a day to spare. If you need any food supplies then you can't do better than visit the food department in the basement of the Karlstad department store which is superb, especially if you are fed up with the very basic German supermarkets.