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BadeLand Wolfsburg – My first experience of a German Sauna

BadeLand Wolfsburg – My first experience of a German Sauna Until you’ve sweated it out in a full-on German sauna, you can’t really claim to be a proper sauna aficionado. Happily it’s an experience I can now tick off my bucket list, courtesy of a free morning while on a work trip to Wolfsburg in…

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Inside Germany’s Thriving Nudist Culture

Inside Germany’s Thriving Nudist Culture Thousands of Germans take to the beach or the sauna — very public places — without wearing anything. Public nudity isn’t considered indecency, it’s considered culture. The nudist movement goes by the initials FKK, which stand for Freikörperkultur, or “free body culture.” For Germans, nudity isn’t always sexual, and FKK

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Why Germany’s nudist culture remains refreshing

Why Germany’s nudist culture remains refreshing From lakes to saunas and parks: Is Germany’s nudist culture, known as FKK, dying out or still making waves? It’s still strong enough to inspire a change of attitude for Berlin-based expats. At first glance it seems like a regular beach scene: Children running in and out the water,…

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Irish Saunas – 100 years behind

Irish Saunas – 100 years behind As we gathered at Dublin Airport on a cold damp, dark morning I found it hard to envisage that within a few short hours we would be sampling the delights of Europe’s largest spa, Therme Erding. Stepping off the plane at Munich Airport we were immediately taken aback by…

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FKK-DDR

FKK-DDR I found a tranche of photos online purporting to be examples of East German naturism (i.e. the DDR). I can’t vouchsafe for their authenticity, although one or two definitely are -the book and magazine covers in the first two photos. Another has a ‘DDR’ plate on a car. The car’s from East Germany, then,…

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Historia del Naturismo en Alemania

Historia del Naturismo en Alemania Historia del Naturismo en Alemania, por TravelBook, 29 de septiembre de 2017 (cedido a Focus y publicado en el número de dicembre 2017, Focus es la revista trimestral en PDF de la FNI-INF) Los Inicios del Naturismo en Alemania A veces el Naturismo todavía se le sitúa en el rincón…

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Fascinating Photos Of Europe’s Naked Hiking Culture (NSFW)

Fascinating Photos Of Europe’s Naked Hiking Culture (NSFW) Roshan Adhihetty is a Swiss photographer who joined a group of nude hikers on their various hiking trips across Europe. The series is called ‘Die Nacktwandere’, German for “the naked hike”. Shots feature tasteful depictions of average nature-lovers who simply prefer to hike naked. While Adhihetty never…

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Heroes of Naturism : Gerhard Riebicke

Heroes of Naturism : Gerhard Riebicke Gerhard Riebicke was a German photographer who photographed, amongst other things, the naturist movement of the 1920s/1930s, just before naturism entered its darkest hour, tainted by association, for a while, with the entire Nazi philosophy of young, energetic and Aryan. While some of his choreographed nude photography has a…

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Nudity in Germany: Here’s the naked truth

Nudity in Germany: Here’s the naked truth When I was a kid, my father always used to sunbathe nude in our garden at weekends. In public pools, children of all ages were allowed to run around naked all the time. Even today, I’m comfortable with getting naked in the sauna or gym changing room. Maybe…

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My naked sauna in Berlin

My naked sauna in Berlin In Berlin, the saunas are nude — and mixed-sex. Gulp. Will Zoe Strimpel dare to bare all in front of the boys? “Excuse me,” says a tall, paunchy man. “But I noticed your feet weren’t on a towel when you sat down before…” I’m in a German sauna for the…

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The Naked Truth About German Nudists

The Naked Truth About German Nudists A FEW YEARS AGO, a black-and-white photograph emerged of three young women walking along a dock with an expanse of sparkling water behind them. All were smiling and were naked, and soon after the picture appeared online, gleeful commenters across the web began insisting that the woman on the…

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Nature trail: exploring Germany’s largest island

Nature trail: exploring Germany’s largest island Tranquil Rügen, off Germany’s Baltic coast, teems with nature – and naturists Can the contrast between Britain and Germany be more stark than when it comes to public nudity? I come across it on my cycling tour of Germany’s largest island, Rügen, almost as soon as I pedal across…

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Nudity in Germany: Here’s the naked truth

Nudity in Germany: Here’s the naked truth When I was a kid, my father always used to sunbathe nude in our garden at weekends. In public pools, children of all ages were allowed to run around naked all the time. Even today, I’m comfortable with getting naked in the sauna or gym changing room. Maybe…

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Ni los nazis, ni los comunistas, ni la Segunda Guerra Mundial pudieron frenarlos: la desconocida historia de los nudistas alemanes

Ni los nazis, ni los comunistas, ni la Segunda Guerra Mundial pudieron frenarlos: la desconocida historia de los nudistas alemanes Alguna vez policías alemanes patrullaron las playas amenazando a los nudistas con arrestarlos si no se ponían la ropa. Hoy parece una situación difícil de creer, dado que en ese país la práctica del nudismo…

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FKK: „Die jungen Leute werden prüder“

FKK: „Die jungen Leute werden prüder“ In St. Peter-Ording gibt es immer weniger Nacktbader – obwohl sie gern gesehene Gäste sind. St. Peter-Ording | Das Gefühl von Freiheit, keine nassen Klamotten am Körper und nicht das ständige An- und Ausziehen – Nacktbaden hat für Anhänger der Freikörperkultur (FKK) viele Gründe. So auch für Birgit (60)…

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