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'll find many designated nude beaches where you can sun your buns.
All were smiling and were naked, and soon after the picture appeared online, gleeful commenters across the web began insisting that the woman on the left was Angela Merkel. It would hardly count as conspiracy theory. Public nakedness is common in the former G.
My partner, who was born and raised in Germany, explained to me in his patient and slightly condescending European manner that I had a lot of bunk in my head about the reality of these saunas, or spas as they are more broadly referred to. Because I had, to this point, held a certain discomfort about him attending these spas on his various trips home without me. There is nothing sexual about it.
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German culture is perfectly open to public nudity. I disrobed twice—once in a German spa and again in Berlin's Tiergarten for some naked sunbathing in Berlin. Travel has done some tremendous things to my life.
Tourists making their initial visit to Germany sometimes do a double-take the first time they they see a naked person. Germans think nothing of stripping to sunbathe. They do it on on beaches, by lakes, and in heavily frequented urban parks in Berlin and Munich. The country is one of the few places in the world where naturism occurs not just in secluded areas, but in the heart of major cities.
Please refresh the page and retry. B athers at a nudist beach in northwest Germany say they were insulted and threatened by a group of "Mediterranean-looking men," one of whom reportedly shouted "Allahu Akhbar" at them. Eyewitnesses told the German newspaper Rheinische Post that the group "looked Mediterranean," had beards, and wore their hair long.