Why Germany’s nudist culture remains refreshing

So as best I can tell, dw.com is an on-line magazine dedicated to helping ex-pats, especially Brits, understand life and culture in Germany. In this installment, they take on the cultural norms surrounding social nudity in Deutschland, along with a brief history thereof. An embedded slideshow walks you through the last one-hundred years of naked in Germany, and a video at the bottom of the post gives you a crash course in spa etiquette, just in case you don’t know enough German to translate the words “Texteil Frei.”

It’s a good piece, acknowledging that while the nudist days of the past may be over and done, the ever-growing spa culture has Germans from all walks of life asking the big question. “Why on earth would I wear a swimsuit for that?” Good point. Well taken.

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4 thoughts on “Why Germany’s nudist culture remains refreshing

  1. Pingback: Nudie News
  2. Ben türkiye’de yasiyorum 52 yasim dayim bu tur faliyetler turkiye yok varsada ben bilmiyorum istiyorumki bu tur faliyetlere kaltimayi cok guzel ve hosuma gidiyor ozgur yasam bu konuda bana yardimci olabileceklerin iletisime gecmelerini rica ediyorum saygi ve sevgilerimle


  3. Europe in general is more open minded in the naturist realm. All those Bad (bath) towns known for the waters, steam and a healthy damptbad..the Germans .French, Italians hell yeah and no shame as it should be. Here in the states it a bit hypocritical in the myth that its all about sex. One gets over that as you enter a beach as it’s just people enjoying the freedom of sans clothing


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