Awards

“You only have to believe in what you want, then you will succeed” – this motto of the famous Count Zeppelin also characterises the life of Erwin Hymer. In 1956, today’s “Mr. Hymermobil” followed in his father’s footsteps, returning from Dornier in Friedrichshafen to the farm trailer business in Bad Waldsee. Soon after, a landmark event occurs: the engineering expert Erich Bachem asks if he can build him a caravan. Erwin Hymer agrees, and the result is the 1957 prototype of the archetypal “Troll”! This is followed in 1961 by the first motorhome, the Caravano.

Today, a good 60 years later, the name HYMER has long been synonymous with premium motorhomes and caravans made in Germany.

Here are some of our awards:

2018

Owner Satisfaction Award, The Camping and Caravanning Club, UK
HYMER motorhomes and ERIBA caravans
Owner Satisfaction Awards 2018

The Owner Satisfaction Awards, hosted by The Camping and Caravanning Club, in partnership with Practical Caravan and Practical Motorhome magazines honour manufacturer of motorhomes and caravans in matters of customer satisfaction. HYMER motorhomes and ERIBA caravans rank highest for customer satisfaction:

Motorhome Owner Satisfaction Awards 2018:

  • Best Manufacturer Pre-Owned Motorhomes: Hymer (joint winner: Chausson)
  • Gold Award New Motorhomes: Hymer (Score: 80%)

Caravan Owner Satisfaction Awards 2018:

  • Best Manufacturer Pre-Owned Caravans: Eriba
  • Gold Award New Caravans: Eriba (Score: 88.8%)
European Innovation Award
  • Winner of the European Innovation Award for the Caravaning Industry“ - Category "Overall concept Camper Van": Camper Van study HYMER DuoCar
  • Winner of the European Innovation Award for the Caravaning Industry“ - Category "Technology": HYMER SLC-Chassis

Already for the seventh time, the editors of the leading European caravanning-countries awarded suppliers of motorhomes, camper vans, caravans as well as suppliers of camping accessorise for special ideas, solutions and innovations in the caravanning sector with the highly treasured European Innovation Award.

The international jury, which consists of 17 representatives of European editorial offices and nine well-known bloggers from the caravanning industry, valued products of the motorhome and caravan manufacturers in 15 categories and awarded them during the fair CMT 2018 in Stuttgart.

The European Innovation Award in the category “Overall concept Van” goes to the concept car HYMER DuoCar. It is a camper study with a completely new space concept. Built up on the reliable Mercedes-Benz sprinter, the combination of a spacious rear bathroom and a comfortable lounge-coach, which can easily converted to a generous lengthwise double bed, offers a clever, thoughtful and open inner space solution. Result: The best view combined with plenty of space and maximum freedom of movement!

The SLC chassis, which forms the basis of the Hymermobil B-Class SupremeLine, received the European Innovation Award in the category technology. The chassis construction was developed by HYMER itself and with its’ independent suspension, its’ innovative chassis technology and an exceptionally low weight it is unique within the caravanning branch.

The new SLC chassis has a lower centre of gravity and a larger double floor, which neither has influence on the overall height nor on the headroom. All technical components such as installations, tanks, the electric system and even the heating system, are completely accommodated in the double floor. Thanks to the practical through-loading compartment that increases the storage space of the vehicle enormously, you can also easily stow longer items. The seamlessly level underbody improves the aerodynamics, as well as the insulation and reduces noise during driving.

Here you will find detailed information on the Hymermobil B-Class SupremeLine and its’ innovative SLC chassis.

In 2018, the following editorial offices were part of the expert jury:

  • Germany: Reisemobil International
  • Germany: Camping, Cars & Caravans
  • Finland: Caravan
  • Italy: Caravan e Camper
  • Netherlands: FreeLife
  • Poland: Polski Caravaning
  • Sweden: Husbil & Husvagn
  • Switzerland: Wohnmobil & Caravan
  • Slowenia: Avto-Dom
  • Spain: AutoC
  • Belgium: Kampeertoerist
  • Denmark: Camping-fritid
  • Austria: Camping Revue
  • France: Le monde du plein air
  • France: Le Monde du Camping Car
  • Czech Republic: Camping, Cars & Caravans
  • Norway: Din Fritid

Bloggers represented in the jury:

  • ilovekamperen.nl
  • kameermeneer.nl
  • cruisingcampersblog.de
  • keine-eile.de
  • movingroovin.de
  • cool-camping-wohnmobil.de
  • motorhomefulltime.com
  • stranddeko.de
  • camperstyle.net
Promobil Readers Poll (Motorhomes)

The following distinctions were awarded to HYMER in the promobil readers' poll 2018:

  • Category "Semi-integrated motorhomes up to 60.000 €":
  • 1st place: HYMER Exsis-t
  • 2nd place: HYMER Van / HYMER Van S
  • Category "Integrated motorhomes up to 80.000 €":
  • 2nd place: Hymermobil B-Class DynamicLine
  • 3rd place: Hymermobil ML-I
  • 4th place: Hymermobil Exsis-i
  • Category "Integrated motorhomes above 80.000 €":
  • 3rd place: Hymermobil B-Klasse PremiumLine
  • Category "compact camper vans":
  • 3rd place: HYMERCAR Sydney
Caravaning Readers Poll (Caravans)
ERIBA Touring, Nova SL
Caravaning Readers Poll 2018

The following distinctions were awarded to ERIBA in the CARAVANING readers' poll 2017:

  • Category "Beginner- and compact-class: 1st place: ERIBA Touring
  • Category "High and luxury class": 2nd place: ERIBA Nova SL

Miscellaneous

Deutscher Camping-Club e.V. (DCC):

DCC safety award 2018 for the Hymermobil B-Class SupremeLine

2017

German Design Award

German Design Award 2018: The highly esteemed, international jury of the German Design Award honoured the HYMER Exsis-i with the prize "Winner 2018".

European Innovation Award

Winner of the European Innovation Award - Category Zielgruppen Fokus:

1st place for the HYMER dog accessories

Golden AUTO BILD Magazine Motorhome 2017

In the poll for the "Goldenes AUTO BILD Reisemobil 2017" the HYMER ML-T 570 was awarded with the 1st place in the category of the "Best Semi-integrated motorhomes". Within the category of the "Integrated motorhomes" the HYMER B-Class DynamicLine was voted into second place.

Promobil Magazine Readers Poll
HYMER Exsis-t, B-Class DynamicLine, HYMERCAR Sydney
Promobil Magazine 2017 Awards
  • Category "Semi-integrated motorhomes up to 60.000 €":
    1st place - HYMER Exsis-t
  • Category "Integrated motorhomes up to 80.000 €":
    2nd place - Hymermobil B-Class DynamicLine
  • Category "compact camper vans":
    3rd place - HYMERCAR Sydney

Caravaning Magazine Readers Poll
ERIBA Touring, Exciting, Nova S
Caravaning Magazine Readers Poll 2017
  • Category "Beginner- and compact-class:
    ERIBA Touring
  • Category "Lower middle class":
    ERIBA Exciting
  • Category "High and luxury class":
    ERIBA Nova S

Caravan and Motorhome Club, UK

THE CARAVAN AND MOTORHOME CLUB, United Kingdom:

Winner of the Caravan Design Award 2018 - Category "Any Pop Top Caravan":

ERIBA Touring Triton 430 "60 Edition"

Winner of the Lightweight Leisure Trailer Award 2018 - Category "Pop Tops under 1,100 kg with Washroom":

ERIBA Touring Familia 320

THE CARAVAN CLUB, United Kingdom:

Winner of the Motor Caravan Design Award A Class under £ 90,000:

Hymermobil B-Class DynamicLine 444

Miscellaneous

Special award for the highest safety standards in the caravaning at the readers' choice "König Kunde Award"

The following distinctions were awarded to the HYMER DuoMobil B-DL 534 in the Netherlands:

KCK / KAMPEER & CARAVAN KAMPIOEN:

Camper van het jaar 2017

NKC - Categorie integraal:

Kampeerauto van het jaar 2017

2016

Golden AUTO BILD Magazine Motorhome 2016

At the readers' poll "Goldenes AUTO BILD Reisemobil 2016" the Hymermobil B-Class DynamicLine 588 took the first place in the category "Best Integrated".

Promobil Magazine Readers Poll
HYMER Exsis-i, Exsis-t, Tramp SL, HYMERCAR Sydney
Promobil Magazine 2016 Awards
  • Category “Semi-integrated motorhomes up to 50,000”:
    1st place - HYMER Van / Exsis-t
  • Category “Integrated motorhomes up to 70,000”:
    1st place - Hymermobil Exsis-i
  • Category “Semi-integrated motorhomes up to 50,000”:
    3rd place - HYMER Tramp SL
  • Category "compact camper vans":
    3rd place - HYMERCAR Sydney

Caravaning Magazine Readers Poll

At the "CARAVANING" readers' poll, the ERIBA Exciting took the third place in the category "lower middle class".

The motorhome Magazine, Whichmotorhome, Caravan Club UK
  • "Compact motorhome of 2016": 1st place for the HYMER Van 314
  • "Motorhome of 2016": 2nd place for the HYMER Van 314

THE CARAVAN CLUB, United Kingdom

  • Winner of the Motor Caravan Design Award A Class under £ 90,000: Hymermobil B-Class PremiumLine 544
Special-interest magazine Reisemobilist
  • "The perfect motorhome – category countervalue":
    1st place for the HYMERCAR Sydney
  • "The perfect motorhome – category mobility":
    1st place for the HYMERCAR Sydney
  • "The perfect motorhome – category family":
    3rd place for the HYMERCAR Sydney
  • "The perfect motorhome – overall winner":
    HYMERCAR Sydney

European Innovation Award

Dolde Medien Verlag: Winner of the European Innovation Award - Category Master Plan Van: 1st place for the HYMERCAR V-Study.

2015

Golden AUTO BILD Magazine Motorhome 2015

Category "Integrated":
1st place - HYMER DuoMobil

Category "Semi-Integrated":
2nd place - Hymermobil

Category "Semi-Integraded":
1st place: HYMER Tramp SL

Category "Panel vans and camper vans":
3rd place - HYMERCAR Cape Town

Promobil Magazine Readers Poll
HYMER B-Class, Exsis-i, Tramp SL
Promobil Magazine 2015 Awards

1st place: Hymermobil Exsis-i.

Maximum flexibility and comfort are a must when it comes to motorhoming. The Hymermobil Exsis-i combines both in an exceptionally elegant form. These slimline vehicles weigh in at well below three tons unladen, making the Hymermobil Exsis-i the first automobile in the integrated category.

1st place: Hymermobil B-Class.

With more than 55,000 vehicles sold, the Hymermobil B-Class has consistently set the bar for all categories. For over 30 years, motorhome enthusiasts throughout Europe have been attracted by its high quality and safety standards, technical innovations and not least its history.

1st place: HYMER Tramp SL.

The semi-integrated HYMER Tramp SL combines a first-class inventory and ample freedom of movement on brand new layout concepts. A double floor incorporating service installations, basement space and a level living area floor leave plenty of scope for the superior lounge, kitchen and bathroom fittings – not to mention your favourite holiday souvenirs.

Thank you for voting for us!

Our motorhomes scored well in other categories, too. The HYMER ML-T came an impressive 4th and the HYMER Exsis-t 5th in the category “Semi-integrated motorhomes over €50,000.” Our HYMERCAR Capetown came 4th among the compact camper vans, as did the HYMERCAR Yellowstone among the camper vans with bathroom. A great result – thank you!

Miscellaneous
  • Motor Caravan Design Award 2015 in the United Kingdom in the category "Integrated motorhomes under 90000 British pounds": Hymermobil B-Klasse PremiumLine 544
  • The REISEMOBILIST magazine rewarded the HYMERCAR Sydney with a golden prize in the categories "Mobility" and "Countervalue" as well a bronze price in the category "Family use". These prizes rank the HYMERCAR Sydney amongst the best candidates of 2015 and earned it the title of "The perfect motorhome of 2016".

2014 - 2000

Promobil Magazine Readers Poll 2014
HYMER Exsis-i, Exsis-t, B-Class, B-SL, Tramp
Promobil Magazine 2014 Awards

HYMER Exsis-t - A vision becomes reality.

The HYMER Exsis-t is a premium van which is equipped to perfection despite weighing less than 2,700 kg. It combines lightweight design and comfort without compromise, setting new standards in the semi-integrated category.

HYMER Exsis-i - Lightness reinvented.

Maximum flexibility and comfort are a must when it comes to motorhoming. The HYMER Exsis-i combines both in an exceptionally elegant form. These slimline vehicles weigh in at well below three tons unladen, making the HYMER Exsis-i the first automobile in the integrated category.

HYMER B-Class - Still leading the way.

With more than 55,000 vehicles sold, the HYMER B-Class has consistently set the bar for all categories. For over 30 years, motorhome enthusiasts throughout Europe have been attracted by its high quality and safety standards, technical innovations and not least its history.

HYMER Tramp Premium 50 - The elegant edition.

The HYMER T-Class Premium 50 has an exclusivity you can see and feel. With a modern, welcoming ambience, superior materials and a high-class, cutting-edge body shell design, this semi-integrated model is truly worthy of its premium label.

HYMER B-Klasse SL - Comfort without compromise.

Welcome to the elite of the motorhoming world! The exclusive HYMER B-Class SL really pushes the boundaries. With a length of up to 8.49 metres and pioneering technical equipment, it offers the independence, comfort and look of a Liner – at the price of a “normal” integrated model.

European Innovation Award 2014
ERIBA Nova

Journalists from 11 leading European trade magazines have presented the “European Innovation Award for the Caravanning Industry” for the 5th time in a row and awarded the winners within the Caravan Salon in Düsseldorf 2014. Awards are given to particularly innovative concepts from the motorhome and caravan sector.

In the category caravans the ERIBA Nova of HYMER made its' way this year. The ERIBA Nova was honoured especially due to its' raum+system as an outstanding innovation 2014. The innovative raum+system gives you even more comfort and space within the same dimensions. Thanks to the intelligent raum+system, the generous, readily-accessible stowage spaces are not blocked by service installations and can be easily reached from both inside and outside. The innovative storage space system means that plumbing and wiring can be neatly hidden away in a specially designed installation duct.

The 2014 expert jury consisted of the following editorial teams:

  • Germany: Reisemobil International, Camping Cars & Caravans
  • Finland: Caravan
  • Italy: Caravan e Camper
  • Netherlands: Kampeer & Caravan Kampioen
  • Poland: Polski Caravaning
  • Sweden: Husbil & Husvagn
  • Switzerland: Wohmmobil & Caravan / autocaravane
  • Slovenia: Avto-Dom
  • Spain: El Camping y su Mundo
  • Belgium: Kampeertoerist
  • Dänemark: Camping-fritid
European Innovation Award 2011
HYMER B-Class

Journalists from the leading European trade magazines present the “European Innovation Award for the Caravanning Industry” annually at the Caravan Salon in Düsseldorf. Awards are given to particularly innovative concepts from the motorhome and caravan sector. At a ceremony organised by the German magazines Reisemobil International and Camping, Cars & Caravans, the HYMER B-Class was honoured with the title of “Innovation 2011.”


Each magazine had previously nominated a particularly outstanding motorhome and caravan innovation from 2011. “It was really exciting to see all the nominations come flooding in,” says Ingo Wagner, editor-in-chief of Reisemobil International. From the submitted entries, the editors selected the most innovative manufacturer and products based on a neutral points system.

The 2011 expert jury consisted of the following editorial teams:

  • Belgium: Kampeerwereld / Camping & Loisirs
  • Germany: Reisemobil International, Camping Cars & Caravans
  • Finland: Caravan
  • France: Le Monde du Plein Air, Le Monde du Camping-Car
  • Italy: Caravan e Camper
  • Netherlands: Kampeer & Caravan Kampioen
  • Austria: Camping Revue
  • Poland: Polski Caravaning
  • Sweden: Husbil & Husvagn
  • Switzerland: Wohmmobil & Caravan / autocaravane
  • Slovenia: Avto-Dom
  • Spain: El Camping y su Mundo
  • Czech Republic: Camping, Cars & Caravans
Brands of the Century 2010

HYMER is the only motorhome manufacturer to be included in the first ever encyclopaedic collection of top German family businesses.

Family businesses are the backbone of the German economy, maintaining the principles of the social market economy in a rapidly changing global economic environment and thereby representing an alternative to so-called “turbo-capitalism.”

In Germany, family businesses account for 60 percent of all jobs and 80 percent of all apprenticeships alone. Testifying to the sustainable management practices and responsible approach of these businesses is a new, thousand-page reference work in which HYMER also features.

The “Encyclopaedia of German family businesses” is the first publication to provide an editorial compilation of approx. 1000 German family businesses.

All Awards 2000 - 2014
HYMER Exsis-i, B-Class, Van, ERIBA Nova S, Nova, Feeling and more

2014

The following distinctions were awarded to HYMER in the promobil readers’ poll:

  • Category “Camper vans with bathroom”:
    2nd place: HYMERCAR Yellowstone
  • Category “Semi-integrated motorhomes up to 50,000”:
    1st place: HYMER Exsis-t
  • Category “Semi-integrated motorhomes over 50,000”:
    2nd place: HYMER T-Class Premium 50
  • Category “Integrated motorhomes up to 70,000”:
    1st place: HYMER Exsis-i
  • Category “Integrated motorhomes over 70,000”:
    1st place: HYMER B-Class
    2nd place: HYMER B-Class SL

The ERIBA Nova, mostly thanks to the raum+system is named "the innovation of 2014" and awarded with the "European Innovation Award for the Caravaning Industry" in the category of caravans.

The HYMER DuoMobil ranks as the "Luxury Motorhome of the Year" 2nd at the Motorhome Awards 2015 in the United Kingdom.

2013

HYMER Exsis-t 588 wins the MMM Award of the trade magazine Motorcaravan Motorhome Monthly

Safety and Environment Award of the trade magazine Reisemobil International

2012

The following distinctions were awarded to HYMER in the promobil readers’ poll:

  • Category H: Integrated motorhomes over €100,000
    1st place: HYMER S-Class
  • Category G: Integrated motorhomes up to €100,000
    1st place: HYMER B-Class SL
    2nd place: HYMER B-Class
  • Category B: Camper vans with bathroom
    2nd place: HYMERCAR
  • Category E: Semi-integrated motorhomes up to €50,000
    3rd place: HYMER Van
  • Category F: Semi-integrated motorhomes over €50,000
    3rd place: HYMER T-Class CL

2011

  • European Innovation Award

HYMER B-Class voted the top model range by promobil readers, with a total of 28 category wins in 25 years.
HYMER is the most successful brand, topping the promobil readers’ poll 65 times in 25 years.

In addition, the Promobil readers’ poll 2011 puts the following vehicles right at the top:

  • HYMERCAR: 2nd place in the category
    “Camper vans up to €40,000”
  • HYMER C-Class: 1st place in the category
    “Alcove motorhomes over €50,000”
  • HYMER Van: 2nd place in the category
    “Semi-integrated motorhomes up to €50,000”
  • HYMER T-Class SL: 2nd place in the category
    “Semi-integrated motorhomes over €50,000”
  • HYMER B-Class: 1st place in the category
    “Integrated motorhomes up to €70,000”
  • HYMER Exsis-i: 2nd place in the category
    “Integrated motorhomes up to €70,000”
  • HYMER B-Class SL: 1st place in the category
    “Integrated motorhomes over €70,000”
  • HYMER Nova S: 3rd place in the category
    “Premium Caravans over €20,000”

2010

  • HYMER voted “Brand of the Century” by the publisher “Deutsche Standards”
  • HYMER B 614 SL StarEdition voted Motorhome of the Year 2010 in the Netherlands by the Dutch motorhome club NKC

2009

  • HYMER C-Class voted Motorhome of the Year 2009 by promobil readers
  • HYMER T-CL voted Motorhome of the Year 2009 by promobil readers
  • HYMER B-CL voted Motorhome of the Year 2009 by promobil readers
  • HYMER B-SL voted Motorhome of the Year 2009 by promobil readers
  • HYMER S-Class voted Motorhome of the Year 2009 by promobil readers
  • HYMER Nova 580 SL voted Caravan of the Year 2009 in the category “Best interior design” by the British publication “Which Caravan Magazine”
  • HYMERCAR voted Motorhome of the Year 2009 by the Dutch motorhome club NKC

2008

  • “King Customer Award” of the trade magazine Reisemobil International in the “Quality” category
  • “King Customer Award” of the trade magazine Reisemobil International in the “Internet” category
  • HYMER C-Class CL voted Motorhome of the Year 2008 by promobil readers
  • HYMER T-Class CL voted Motorhome of the Year 2008 by promobil readers
  • HYMER T-Class SL voted Motorhome of the Year 2008 by promobil readers
  • Hymermobil B-Class CL voted Motorhome of the Year 2008 by promobil readers
  • Hymermobil B-Class SL voted Motorhome of the Year 2008 by promobil readers
  • Touring ForeverYoung 530 wins “Caravanning design award”
  • HYMER Feeling voted Caravan of the Year 2008 by Caravanning readers
  • HYMER Nova S voted Caravan of the Year 2008 by Caravanning readers

2007

  • Hymermobil B-Class voted Motorhome of the Year 2007 for the 20th time in succession by promobil readers
  • B 654 SL wins Red Dot design award
  • T 676 SL wins Red Dot design award

2006

  • ERIBA Feeling wins Red Dot design award
  • HYMER Van and ERIBA Feeling nominated for Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany
  • Hymermobil B-Class wins Golden Steering Wheel

2005

  • Hymer Van wins 2nd prize in Golden Steering Wheel award
  • HYMER Van wins iF Product Design award

2004

  • ERIBA Nova wins Caravanning Design Award
  • HYMER T-Class GT awarded Golden Steering Wheel

2001

  • Hymermobil S 650 becomes “Motorhome of the Year”

2000

  • ERIBA Nova voted the most practical caravan in the Netherlands