The glorious world of vintage caravans

Come with us into a crazy, colourful world of optimism – a world where you’re free go anywhere and do anything; where you’re sexy, sporty and stylish, and your children are always bright-eyed and curious. Come with us through the looking-glass into vintage caravanland.




Eat fondue? Play the violin? Carouse with chums? Cook a banquet? It seems there was nothing you couldn’t do in the golden age of caravanning. We’ve just spent a few happy hours in the German online caravan museum and we wanted to share these treasures with you.

And to decide whether a caravan is for you…take our campervan or caravan test!

The caravan museum site has hundreds of photos, brochures, drawings and memorabilia, all online. There’s also a caravan collection at the National Motor Museum.

If you remember caravanning in any of these fantastic creations – or perhaps even still spend your camping days in a cocktail dress or lederhosen – please tell us all about it and send us some photos. Just leave a comment below or send us an email.

And finally, for some modern inspiration, have a look at our Why Pull Dull? feature.


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