St. Leoner See campsite and recreational facility

Better hygiene and comfort for campers – less work for site owners

As part of a comprehensive modernisation project at this recreational facility on the shores of the idyllic St. Leoner See, the outdated sanitary block was demolished and a new sanitary building constructed, featuring modern, energy-efficient SCHELL solutions. The new facility meets modern standards for user and drinking water hygiene, while offering both long-stay campers and holidaymakers the same high level of comfort.

Project data

Property type:Campsite and recreational facility

Requirements:Modernisation (demolition and new build)

New-build project:Spring 2022

Place: St. Leon-Rot

Country: Germany

Size: Total area 90 ha (more than 630 fixed pitches, approximately 200 pitches for tourists, around 30 holiday cabins)

SCHELL products: SCHELL SWS Water Management System (x2), XERIS E HD-M electronic wash basin tap, SCHELL LINUS D-C-T concealed shower with SCHELL MONTUS shower module, COMFORT Flex shower head


When designing their new sanitary building, the site owners were looking to ensure energy efficiency, the maintenance of high hygiene standards and improved user comfort. One particular challenge arose from the specific circumstances of sanitary facility use at the site: while parts of the site operate all year round, the remaining facilities are in use only during the summer peak season. Accordingly, the owners needed to find a solution that could ensure drinking water quality was maintained (according to VDI 6023) at all times, even during periods of partial downtime.


In the end, the owners picked products from SCHELL to ensure modern energy and hygiene standards could be met despite these particular operating conditions, while also offering the highest level of comfort to campsite guests. All wash basin taps and shower fittings are networked with the SCHELL SWS Water Management System, which uses regular, automated stagnation flushes to help the site operators maintain a high level of drinking water quality. One special feature at St. Leoner See is the use of two servers to control the campsite system, since only half of the sanitary facilities are open during the winter months. While one server controls the stagnation flushes in the sanitary facilities that are used all year round, the second server is networked with the wash basin and shower fittings in the sanitary facilities that remain closed during the winter season. On the second server, separate flush and monitoring functions have been set up to avoid any risk of stagnation in the drinking water installation during this downtime. The wash basin taps and shower fittings also feature contactless operation to ensure operation is hygienic, convenient and economical in terms of water use. A temperature lock in the shower fittings also prevents any risk of scalding injuries being suffered by campsite guests young or old.

Situated in idyllic countryside, this four-star superior campsite at the St. Leoner See recreational facility offers the perfect, waterside location. With a total area of 900,000 m², this generously proportioned site offers plenty of space for campers in caravans, motorhomes or tents, while also providing several comfy camping huts and cabins with verandas and views of the lake.

The new accessible amenities offered by the WC and shower building also feature an attractively designed kids’ area as well as a washing machine room with dryers, dishwashing facilities, a camping ‘butler’ for processing camper van WC cartridges as well as a baby-changing room. A large foyer on the ground floor with seating space and a big screen serves as a common room, with offices and technical rooms housed on the first floor.

Overall, 39 XERIS E HD-M electronic wash basin taps were integrated into the SWS Water Management System: with their elegant yet robust design, these fittings feature contactless triggering using an infrared sensor, which conserves resources while also minimising the risk of contact infections in these heavily used sanitary facilities. Parameters such as sensor range, follow-up time and stagnation flushes can be easily programmed and adjusted using the SWS system.

In the showers, 22 SCHELL LINUS D-C-T concealed showers were installed with matching MONTUS shower modules and networked with SWS. With their high-gloss chrome front panels, these shower fittings are not only appealing to look at but also extremely economical with water, as they feature innovative, self-closing CVD-Touch electronics. A temperature lock set to 38 °C also protects shower users from excessively hot water. The low-contact, intuitive controls offers functional, hygienic and comfortable operation for patrons.

The advanced features offered by the SCHELL products installed in the new sanitary facility not only offer impressive energy efficiency, hygiene and functionality but also help to ensure the overall well-being of guests during their stay at the St. Leoner See campsite.