7.07.2015

Getting naked in Germany

Public nudity is pretty normal in Germany. In fact, Germany is considered as one of the first nations where nudism originated. People in this country are absolutely fine being naked as they are with clothes. There is a nudist organization in the nation known as the FKK that is responsible for maintaining nudist beaches and other recreational activities pertaining to German nudists.

In Germany, nudism is referred to as free body culture, which has nothing negative to be associated with.
How did it start?

Germany's passion for nudity actually started in the late 19th century where stripping off and taking a sunbathing was considered as a potential solution that was touted to be a cure for tuberculosis and rheumatism. In 1920, when the rest of Europe was still conservative and felt feverish even on the thought of nudity, Germany came up with a beach exclusively for nudists.

Less than 10 years down the line, the Berlin school of nudism was founded to promote mixed sex open air exercises. The country also became the first to host the first international nudist congress. This was heavily criticized and rules were made to curtail nudity in public areas. However, these rules were relaxed in 1942.

Naked Proletariat

Nudism has been extremely popular in East Germany and was considered as an escape from uniform and conformity of the communist state. As a result, people belonging to East Germany chose to spend time naked at lakes, beaches and at places that were maintained by the FKK. When the residents of West Germany started holidaying across the European continent, they took their liking for nudism to various nations, where it received mixed opinions.
Where can you bare it all?

According to official figures, there are over 600,000 nudist members that are registered with over 300 private nudist clubs and nudist institutions managed by the FKK. In case you're keen on baring it all, it would be a great idea if you find out places that are managed by any nudist organization operating in the area. There are various nudist clubs and nude beaches in the country where you can connect with fellow nudists and if you're a single nudist, you might also find an ideal nudist match.

For instance, Sylt's Kampen beach is a popular nudist destination for the wealthy and affluent people in Germany. In addition, the beach also attracts visitors from across the globe.

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