Germany’s Nude Beaches And A Few Rules

It’s hot, and most likely you’ve managed to shed just about every ounce of clothing that‘s possible without being arrested for indecent exposure.

Summer’s rough, isn’t it?

However, if you want to shed ALL of your clothing, then you might as well do it at one of Germany’s nude beaches.

Nude beaches? Germany’s got nude beaches?

Yeah, it sure does and they are scattered throughout the country, so you’ll find one when you really want one (or, got the guts to go ;-).

Uh, where are they; and what are the “rules” for being there?

Let’s start at where it all started; the island (and town) of Sylt (in North Frisia). The entire island isn’t a beach for naturists (as nude beach goers are called), but an area of the island has been set aside for those looking to don their clothing since the 1920’s.

Situated on the Baltic Sea in the state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, you’ll find some nude beaches in the Rügen district. The white chalky cliffs make for a great background. Too bad though you can’t bring a camera to take pictures of them.

You really didn’t think you could bring cameras onto a nude beach, did you? ;-) Do yourself a favor and keep the camera put away until you’ve left the beach area. OK?

Even Berlin gets in on the nude beach action over at the Wannsee. The sandy beach might be clothes free, but make sure you’ve brought something to cover up with while you’re playing beach volleyball or are out paddle boating.

It’s always good form to bring something to sit on or cover up when you’re at a nude beach restaurant, or some other concession area. Sanitary, ya know.

Lower Saxony has got a nude beach on the island of Borkum. Whether you keep your clothes on or take them off, you’ll love the clear lakes and nude camping.

One thing, Gentlemen, if you’ve come to Borkum or some other nude beach to pick up the ladies; you better think twice. Nude beaches aren’t meat markets!

Yeah, that means you don’t invade anyone else’s space. And you certainly don’t want to be up close & personal not smellin’ all that fresh. So, make sure you’ve practiced some hygiene before arriving.

Look, don’t kill the messenger. I didn’t make the rules, I’m just passing them on. ;-)

Hamburg isn’t going to be left out. So, if you’re a true naturist, the Sommerbad Volksdorf is the place you’ll want to be.

Places like this are (believe it or not) quite family-friendly. So, please don’t come to the Sommerbad Volksdorf thinking it’s like Jamaica’s Hedonism. Keep the public displays of affection to a very (very, very) bare minimum.

Better yet, don’t display them at all.

But, don’t let a few rules of etiquette keep you from enjoying the best of Germany’s nude beaches. Then again, most of these “rules” would apply if it was a clothing-required beach, as well. Right?

 

5 Responses to “Germany’s Nude Beaches And A Few Rules”

  1. Ann (34 comments) says:

    This article was very interesting. I have never been to a nude beach and always felt my body was never really the supermodel shape to be on a nude beach. But I thought it was hilarious when you wrote, “most of these “rules” would apply if it was a clothing-required beach, as well. Right?” That makes complete sense, why is it people don’t use common sense anymore? Another thing I thought of… I’m hoping these folks aren’t driving in the car naked to the nude beach, that sounds so uncomfortable!

  2. Sarah (2 comments) says:

    Nude beaches are not for me, but I was searching around for information on the Borkum beach as my friend was there and she said is was actually very good and not at all how she expected. Thanks for the info!

  3. Brian (1 comments) says:

    I have been to clothing optional beaches a few times. I was nervous at first being that I am not built like a body builder or porn star. But after 45 minutes it became clear I was just another beach goer. Once I relaxed it was a wonderful experience!

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