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Looking back

During WWII, the grounds of today’s Alpen-Caravanpark Tennsee was a camp for the Reich Labour Service and used to cultivate the surrounding Buckelwiesen meadows, straighten the Kranzbach river, construct trails and re-parcel the land. After the war, there was no return to its original condition, giving rise to the grant of a special use permit.

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1953  After years of indecision, Karl Zick took a tentative step and opened the grounds as a campground – and ended up recording 2000 overnight stays in just his first year.
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1955  A lottery win of DM 17,000 was used to build the “motel” and served as lodging for travellers as well as a lavatory for campers. Together with the German DCC camping club, a winter rally was held during the Christmas season. Its resounding success resulted in both winter as well as summer camping programmes ever since.
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1963  Armin Zick inherited the campground from his father Karl Zick.
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1967  The first large commercial building was built offering the latest in sanitary facilities including draught-free restrooms and private bathing cubicles. This building served simultaneously as restaurant, shop and reception area. The “motel” became the Zicks’ private residence. Camping tourism experienced enormous growth in the 1970s and 80s and the Tennsee campground was known wide and far, becoming very popular among both tourists “just passing through” as well as long-term holidaymakers who thought of Krün as their second home. Encouraged by this positive development, efforts at this time were diligently focused on collecting old wood and further enlarging the campground.
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1983-85  After many years spent gaining the necessary approval, a two-year construction period saw the building of today’s reception building and restaurant as well as upgrades to the sanitary building including private bathing cubicles and additional WCs. Tennsee became one of the most modern camping facilities in all of Europe, featuring its own gas route line, campsite water taps and wastewater disposal, electricity, telephone and television connections. And thereby set new standards for the camping industry. Tennsee introduced its own peak-season daycare services and organised activities for young and old.
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1994  Upgrading the 1967 public sanitary facilities to the latest standards
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1995  Relocating the gas tank due to new governmental regulations
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1996  Awarded the “European Prize” by Germany’s DCC camping club in Munich
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2002  Ecocamping participation
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2003  Alpen-Caravanpark Tennsee’s 50th anniversary – celebrating this momentous event
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2004  EMAS certification
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2005  State winner of “Exemplary Campsite” competition. DTV 5-star award.
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2007  Enlarging the campground – our tranquil motorhome park taking shape
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2008  ADAC award
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2009  Enlarging the southeast grounds to create “Himmelreich” – for pitches featuring stunning views
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2011  New construction of the playground
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2012  Construction of a disposal station – located within the motorhome park
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2013  Alpen-Caravanpark Tennsee’s 60th anniversary

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