Nudity in Germany: Here's the naked truth

"Today, there are about 600,000 Germans registered in more than 300 private nudist/FKK clubs and a further 14 affiliated clubs in Austria.
Members visit these clubs to sunbathe nude or indulge in a spot of nacktjoggen or nacktwandern -- naked jogging or rambling through the countryside wearing only backpacks, boots or running shoes.
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Most FKK beaches on the coast will also have signs indicating textile-free zones.
After passing these signs, visitors will need to disrobe immediately to avoid being reprimanded by the lifeguards who also enforce the rules.

The easiest way to bare it all in Deutschland is to visit one of the aforementioned public FKK areas.

As these are mostly located in areas with a mixed dressed/undressed crowd, there's no problem with partially disrobing until you feel comfortable.

There are no changing rooms, so undressing takes place in public -- but again, not one German is going to be offended by this."

Full article: www.cnn.com/travel/article/naked-germany/index.html

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"Summer in the parks of Berlin and Munich brings the chance of encountering a middle-aged, bronzed German ..."

Yes living in such cities can be easy as nudist - and I must say this article reflects the situation in Germany quite good. Although you don't necessarily have to be a member in a nudist club to put on your birthday suit ;-)

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Germany's relaxed dress code is quite different from the usual western nations.

In fact, usually the first thing traveling Americans notice is the relaxed attitude toward nudity on television in their hotel rooms.

German FKK clubs are the absolute best I have seen anywhere.

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I have lived in Mannheim, Heidelberg and a few small villages in Germany. Such a refreshing attitude towards nudity and acceptance of all family members. A pleasure to live there and now a pleasure to visit.

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Although you don't necessarily have to be a member in a nudist club to put on your birthday suit ;-)
Germany's relaxed dress code is quite different from the usual western nations.
There's a stark contrast between this nation and Germany.

A person who wants to participate in nudism in this country will have the following complaints/excuses.

"I can't because, ...

1. It's too far.
2. It's too expensive.
3. No single males.
4. Ratio of male to female has been achieved for the day.
5. I'm divorced and my wife/husband doesn't know.
6. I might get arrested/ticketed/fined.
7. I might go to jail/prison.
8. I don't have a female to go with me.
...etc, etc"

That same person goes to Berlin, with the those same issues.
A German would probably say "Stop whining, just go to the park(Mauerpark) or Wannsee beach."

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A person who wants to participate in nudism in this country will have the following complaints/excuses.

I'll assume you're speaking of the USA as "this country". And some of those excuses are legitimate.
Some resorts actively discriminate against single males.
One could end up on a sex offender registry for being caught nude in the wrong place by the wrong person.
Running around naked is looked at as "immoral" behavior and can have consequences in divorce related matters.

And the USA is so full of hubris that pointing out the relaxed attitudes other countries have toward nudity is often met with scoffing & incredulity.

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9. I might get an erection ... not to forget ;-)

I do not get it why you have to give too much thought about such an easy thing called nudism.

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After passing these signs, visitors will need to disrobe immediately to avoid being reprimanded by the lifeguards who also enforce the rules.

Gotta say, I lived on the Baltic coast for a while and although there are signs indicating which stretches are and aren't nudist beaches, I think the idea that you must strip as you walk past the sign or be told off by lifeguards is a bit counter-productive here - for a start there are rarely lifeguards, just like on any other beach - maybe in very popular spots but not generally. And the signs indicate that nudity is allowed, not absolutely mandatory, I've seen plenty of textiles walking along the beach, just passing through FKK and Textil sections without a thought, or walking to or from a spot to sunbathe.

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Why Germany's nudist culture remains refreshing

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"We're not used to seeing naked bodies unless they are highly sexualized in advertisements, music videos or porn
In the US people are scandalized about skin ..."

www.dw.com/en/why-germanys-nudist-culture-remains-refreshing/a-43917929

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"We're not used to seeing naked bodies unless they are highly sexualized in advertisements, music videos or porn
In the US people are scandalized about skin ..."
And yet when super stars "Streak" or wear nothing, fans go crazy. The clothes they do wear draw attention to what people say are the "Bad" or "Private" things, and they look at that, but when I take off my shirt or pants people call it perverted. We say we have freedom, but we're not even allowed to wear nothing if we want to, or go shirtless, or pantless. That should be an option too. The USA needs to step up their game, need a petition or something for countrywide legalization of public nudity.

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I thoroughly like the culture in Germany. I have had the opportunity to explore several places here nature parks, small lakes, beaches during the summer. The saunas are the spot to go in the winter. No one bats an eye if you are dressed or not in the nude available locations. There are plenty of nude mandatory places as well. Great opportunity to introduce family and or friends to social nudity.

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