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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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Político de la Izquierda alemana hace campaña en defensa del nudismo

Político de la Izquierda alemana hace campaña en defensa del nudismo A poco más de un mes para las elecciones generales en Alemania y en un momento en el que el calor empuja a darse un baño en un lago cercano, el político del partido alemán La Izquierda Gregor Gysi salió en defensa del nudismo…

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Why Nudity Is a German Election Issue

Why Nudity Is a German Election Issue Nostalgia for East Germany’s widespread nudism highlights a powerful political tradition. There can’t be many countries where a major political party’s leader would campaign on a nude beach. But German politician Gregor Gysi, leader of Die Linke, the anti-capitalist party that is the third biggest in the current…