In Germany the law regulates where mobile homes are allowed to park and where they are not. Mobile homes weighing less than 7.5 tons are generally allowed to park on public roads and parking lots for up to 24 hours as long as no traffic signs prohibit this.

According to the Road Traffic Regulations (StVO), §12 Stopping and Parking Paragraph 3a, parking mobile homes over 7.5 tonnes within built-up areas is “in pure and general residential areas, special areas that serve recreational purposes, in spa areas and in clinical areas”. Time between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. as well as on Sundays and public holidays is not permitted. These rules do not apply to designated parking spaces.

However, it is important to note that parking the vehicle must not take on the character of camping. This means that no objects such as chairs, tables or awnings are allowed to be set up and long stays are not permitted.

For motorhome enthusiasts, there are special motorhome parking spaces that are designated for precisely these purposes. These pitches often offer additional services such as electricity, water and waste disposal facilities. They are ideal for short stays and sometimes also for longer periods of use.

Alternatively, mobile homes can also be parked at campsites. Not only parking but also camping is allowed here. Campsites allow RVs to be parked and used for longer periods of time, and various facilities and amenities are often available to make the stay enjoyable.