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Facebook Twitter Email. CNN — 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.
By Birge Amondson. Germany is known for its relaxed attitude towards nudity especially in the east. Most German saunas are nude and co-ed, topless sunbathing at parks and swimming pools is pretty common, and you will find many designated nude beaches where you can sun your buns.
And 20 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall this November 9, the habit is still going strong, and has even attracted a loyal band of followers from what was West Germany to the beaches of the east. With life so tightly controlled in other ways — no freedom of speech, little freedom to travel, the Stasi secret police spying on citizens — FKK was a rare liberty that people made full use of in the GDR. Nowhere was this more evident than here in Prerow, a picturesque seaside town kilometres miles north of Berlin, with its long, pristine beaches, sand dunes and crystal-clear, if chilly, water.
Came here a couple of times. Windy and bit of a rip tide so not great for swimming. It makes for a great beach walk.
People relax in the sun at Munich's English Garten park in this June 28, file photo. Much to the chagrin of Free Body Culture FKK enthusiasts who have been stripping off their clothing on beaches and parks since the early s, a cold wind has been blowing across Germany for nudists and their numbers are steadily dwindling. There are someregistered nudists and a total of seven million Germans sunbathe naked regularly.
By Birge Amondson. Nudism — or naturalism — is not unusual in Germany, particularly in the East. It is expected.
Adamski, a police officer in Berlin who investigates organized crime, first started going to a nudist camp at a lake outside Berlin after he met his wife, whose family owned a cabin there. One weekend, when he had just about gotten used to stripping in front of his in-laws, he bumped into the highest-ranking colonel in his precinct — who promptly challenged him to a game of table tennis. Adamski said as he prepared to join a triathlon where the swimming and running portions of the race were naked.
The nudists have always been there, but until Poland entered into the Schengen agreement on 1 JanuaryUsedom beach, which lies between the German and Polish towns of Ahlbeck and Swinoujscie, was divided by a wire-mesh fence. A big problem for strict Catholics in Poland. The problem came to light with the first summer temperatures. More and more Polish holidaymakers, curious about the as yet unknown beach, made their way across the border.