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Explore the rural tripoint of Switzerland, Austria and Germany in a colourful choice of light, bright and eco-friendly vintage caravans!

The brainchild of travel journalist and artist Gerold Huber, Retro Rolling Rosita is a uniquely fun, refreshing and eco-friendly way to travel through the lush landscapes of Central Europe.

Retro Rolling Rosita comprises nine ultra-light and iconic 1960s caravans, gently refurbished and individually styled to retain their natural character. You'll find everything you need for a fun country break inside, including cosy sleeping space and an equipped kitchenette.

Each vintage caravan is partnered with its very own electric tow car, meaning you can travel the villages and landscapes to your heart's content, safe in the knowledge that your carbon footprint will be minimal.

You'll find Rosita's base camp stationed at Wittenbach, an East Swiss village located between St. Gallen and Lake Constance. You'll be welcomed by the friendly team with a drink, some handy local knowledge and a test drive, and then it's time to plan your trip in full! The perfect starting point for your holiday adventure, you'll have many diverse locations to choose from, all within easy reach.

Maybe you'll begin with the crystal-clear lakes and serene valleys of Appenzellerland, or perhaps you'd prefer the rural delights of Bavaria instead? If you're not in the mood to travel too far, just fifteen minutes away is the UNESCO World Heritage Site of St. Gallen, with its ornate Abbey Cathedral and a library housing ninth century books.

Now it's time to choose your perfect travelling partners! Schulze is a rare artist's caravan, with a restored wooden interior in ‘shabby chic' style. Faithfully towed by Erika, you'll find it easy to navigate those steep alpine passes!   

Small and beautiful Mosquito is the ‘world's lightest caravan', ideal for two and perfectly refined. Her powerful towing partner is an electric convertible named Eva.

Modish, eye-catching and faithful to the style of the 1960s, Gustav and Emma make a strong impression, while Italian-styled Antonio is a caravan packed with inimitable chic, faithfully towed by electric Elsie.

Traditional German caravan Max and his diesel convertible Negrita make a sleek partnership, while Waldemar is decorated in stylish purples, towed by Flora.  

If you're bringing the family, Dutch-styled caravan Paul is ideal for two adults and two children, towed by Fiat 500 convertible Paula, while Jan, another Dutch caravan, is even larger, with room for three children. He's towed by American PT Chrysler Jane.

Finally, Hugo is a beautiful blue caravan that's ideal for two, towed by diesel partner Nora.

If you're still stuck for the ideal destination, why not arrange a guided tour across Switzerland with Gerold Huber himself? If you prefer, you can also hire the caravans without their accompanying towing vehicles.

Regardless of the travelling option you choose, the rolling landscapes of Central Europe are vast, easily accessible and completely yours to discover. Simply pack light, bring your camera, and prepare to be captivated by breathtaking scenery - whichever direction you decide to head off in!

Things to note

Minimal baggage is recommended due to the limited amount of storage space in the caravans.

Tried and tested

"We had a lot of fun! The poeple have waved to us. We got many likes (both thumbs up)!"

"The electric Emma is really powerful. On the ride with the open roof we heard the birds tweet. We would gladly have another Rosita adventure!"  

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The basics

Region: Wittenbach, St Gallen
Cost (from): £82 per night
Sleeps: Varies
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: N/A
Minimum stay: 1 night
Property ref: 750

Facilities

Caravans vary in size, sleeping between 2 and 5 (2 adults and 3 children), sleeping space, bedding provided, kitchenettes.

Local activities


Lakes, mountains, cathedrals, UNESCO sites, museums.

At a glance

  • A selection of nine restored vintage caravans, suitable for couples and small families, each partnered with an eco-friendly towing vehicle.
  • Rosita's base camp is located in the East Swiss village of Wittenbach, easily accessed by public transport (90 minutes from Zurich Airport) and ideal for exploring the tripoint of Switzerland, Austria and Germany, with a wide range of popular rural locations in easy reach.
  • The caravans each contain basic amenities, including bedding and kitchen facilities. If preferred, the caravans can be hired - without its accompanying towing vehicle and without bedding - for half of the price.
  • Bring minimal luggage, as the caravans are small and light, and as such are not equipped with large amounts of storage space.
  • Guided tours can be arranged on request, along with general travel advice and local knowledge.
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