Photo from 17. April 1960
Founded in year 1955
Siegfried and Hannelore Busse established the campsite in 1955
The camping was established from my grandparents Siegfried and Hannelore Busse in 1955. That is an interesting story.
On the 27 November 1944 the whole town of Freiburg was heavily bombed and Siegfried Busse’s carpentry workshop was completely destroyed.
For a new beginning and the reconstruction of the workshop he secured a piece of land near Waldsee. From the rubble of the bombed city, the first buildings were painstaking reconstructed and the carpentry business could start again.
In the next years the area went through a lot of developments:
The roll and ice skating enthusiasm of the post-war brought to Freiburg Waldsee the first roll and ice skating ring. Big international events with famous athletes took place in the new premises. In 1954 the „Busse’s Waldschaenke“ started its business as a refreshment stand by the skating rings. More than once a week they hosted live music from famous jazz musicians of that time.
Around this time the tourism in Freiburg started to improve and in 1955 the camping was established on the big grass lawn of Siegfried Busse’s land and the carpentry workshop was closed. The wonderful area near the old city but yet in the middle of the wild was very much appreciated from the guests since the beginning. Establishing the campsite was the best idea Siegfried Busse could have had.
Since then we have had visitors from all over the world.
In 1977 the skating ring was replaced with the Waldkurbad, which expanded our business to include sauna, steam room and massages.
During the 80s the Waldschaenke turned into a restaurant specialised in bio full value food. This concept has been successfully pursued by Christophe Busse until his retirement in 2014.