Your key to a relaxing camping holiday in Europe

Camping Key Europe (CKE) is the new camping card for Europe. Major European associations are cooperating to replace the former EFCO European Camping Card.

Camping Key Europe offers you reliable security. It serves as an identity card as well as a bonus card, and is widely accepted in Scandinavia, too. "From the Fjords in Norway to the Mediterranean Sea– Camping Key Europe is the new key to a relaxed camping holiday in Europe!"

Cardholders will always pay the best price currently offered by camping sites. Other campers will not pay a lower price. And this includes the high season!

Moreover, the personalized card contains a liability insurance that covers guests during their stay on the camping site (e.g. damage to a third party). It is valid Europe-wide. Camping Key Europe offers campers and camping site owners security and trust.

 

 

Camping Key Europe

Your key to a relaxing camping holiday in Europe

The Camping Key Europe card offers you security that you can rely on. It serves as an identity card as well as a bonus card, and is widely accepted in Scandinavia as well. From the Fjords in Norway to the Mediterranean Sea – Camping Key Europe is the new key to a relaxing camping holiday in Europe!

Cardholders can be assured that they will always pay the best price currently offered by camping sites. Your fellow campers will not pay a lower price than you. And this goes for the whole year round, including the high season.

Price : 18.00 EUR (incl. postal charges within Germany)
(18.50 EUR incl. postal charges for international sendings)
(without VAT: 15.13 EUR, VAT: 2.87 EUR)

 

Services & benefits

Camping Key Europe (CKE) is essentially an identity card, making ID cards unnecessary in many countries when checking in at reception. This saves time. The card itself contains your personal information in digital form.

Travelling through Europe with just one card - this goal has been successfully achieved by CKE.

Here is a list of the main benefits:

  • Special offers and discounts on more than 2,400 camping sites in Europe
  • Liability insurance
  • An ID card that allows for faster check-in and check-out * (Schengen document)

*Please note that in many European countries it is compulsory to present your ID card when registering at reception, despite the fact that these countries have agreed to the Schengen Agreement.


Benefits throughout Europe:

  • Discounts on ferries, bridges, etc.
  • Adventure & discovery – museums, leisure parks, zoos, etc.
  • Food & beverage – from fast food to exclusive restaurants
  • Shopping
  • “Pick n mix” – car repair, insurances, gas, etc.

FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

1. How long is the Camping Key Europe Card valid for?
The Camping Key Europe is valid for 12 month from the date of issue.

2. Does my spouse need an individual Camping Key Europe when we travel together?
No, one Camping Key Europe is sufficient for one family travelling together. This includes grandchildren and their friends (up to three children). The insurance that is included covers all people on site that arrive on the camping ground / travel to the camping ground in the same vehicle.

3. Does my passport / ID card have to be valid for the whole period until the expiry date of the Camping Key Europe?
Yes, the passport / ID card has to be valid for the whole period of the 12 month.

4. How long does it take before I receive the Camping Key Europe/How long does the applications procedure take?
We allow us a process-period of two weeks. Be aware that posting may also take up additional time (around three days). Therefore, to prevent you from any disappointment/delay please calculate sufficient time for your order

5. Can I order the Camping Key Europe today for any other date later in the year?
Unfortunately, it is not possible to preorder the Camping Key Europe. Due to the secrecy obligation we are not allowed to save / store most of the collected data (personal data necessary for ordering the Camping Key Europe).

6. Can I collect the Camping Key Europe directly at the office of the BVCD?
No, it is solely possible to order the Camping Key Europe via our online shop. We are doing everything possible to process your order instantly after the fee for the Camping Key Europe has been transferred to our account.

7. Will (the validity of) the Camping Key Europe be automatically extended?
No, (the validity of) the Camping Key Europe will not be automatically extended. It is necessary to order / purchase a new Camping Key Europe after its expiry (after 12 months).

8. Can I extend the validity of my personal Camping Key Europe card by using tokens?
Tokens have been used in the past to extent the validity of the Camping Key Europe. Nowadays, this is not a valid method. Therefore tokens are not available anymore. After the expiry date, a new Camping Key Europe card has to be purchased.

9. Where do I find an overview of all campsites and other facilities that allow discount when holding a Camping Key Europe Card?
Unfortunately, the above is not listed yet. However, you find a good overview of the participatory campsites on the following website: www.campingkeyeurope.com Additionally, you may recognize a participatory campsite by a sticker / symbol clearly attached at the reception area. 

10. How much discount can I expect at a campsite holding the Camping Key Europe?
The manager of the individual campsite is regulating this on their behalf. There is no standardization. You can contact a campsite directly for more information.