Links to the posts in which nudism in Germany (mainly in East Germany) is considered can be seen below.

Ein Paradies für Nudisten: Auf der Insel Usedom hat die Freikörperkultur (FKK) schon zu DDR-Zeiten die Touristen angezogen.

Naturist holidays shouldn’t start and end at the nudist beach. Browsing the German sites I’ve encountered a few interesting (and less common, at least for someone) options. I decided to make a note of them, just in case.
(1) Nude riding
Those impressed by the legend of Lady Godiva may try to ride naked in the meadows […]

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East German everyday culture and politics

East German everyday culture and politics

FKK in the context of the GDR

Recently I’ve discovered a volume devoted to exploring the development and experience of life in East Germany. Katherine Pence and Paul Betts, Editors of the volume entitled East German everyday culture and politics (University of Michigan Press, 2008), write in the Introduction that
The reunification of Germany in 1989 may have put an end to the […]

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FKK-Strand am Schwielochsee. Bild 183-1985-0817-002

East and West

Posted in History, Society, nudism, tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 30, 2009

Sometimes I think that almost every contradiction may be viewed as The Conflict Between East and West.
“Seventeen years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the cultural divide between former East Germans and West Germans is being laid bare at beach resorts,” reported Claudia Rach, Bloomberg News two years ago (see also The New York […]

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Usedom: Addendum

Posted in History, nudism, tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 18, 2009

In my previous post about the nudist war on the German-Polish border I mainly quoted news articles. They do indeed make an impression that the open-minded Germans contrast with the Poles in their readiness to accept nudity. Of course, not all Germans are open-minded (but I think many of them are ). While, concerning […]

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Auf deutscher Seite sieht das am Strand oft so aus.

On the 21st of December 2007 Poland entered into the Schengen agreement and soon afterwards the Usedom beach on the German-Polish border between the German and Polish towns of Ahlbeck and Świnoujście (Swinemünde), became the scene of … the ‘Nudist war‘. At least the German tabloid Bild depicted the local conflict as ‘Nudist war on […]

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Bei Warnemünde, FKK-Verbotsschild

In one of my previous posts I wrote about a ban imposed by the East German Communist government on naturism in the 1950s. The book “Sex, thugs and rock ‘n’ roll” by Mark Fenemore may explain what was behind this decision. As always it was due to of ‘high politics’. In 1953 Stalin died in […]

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In the 1950s Johannes R. Becher, the author of the text for the East German National Anthem, the President of the Academy of Arts and later the Communist Minister for Culture of the German Democratic Republic (GDR), went for a walk at the dunes of the Baltic coast and unexpectedly noticed a lady sunbathing in […]

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FKK-Anhängerinnen an der Ostsee

FKK-Anhängerinnen an der Ostsee

In my previous post I’ve already mentioned the image donation from the German photography archives Deutsche Fotothek to Wikimedia Commons. The East German photography is less known than western, but the works of real masters are worth to be discovered.
Recently, I’ve found out for myself the photographic art of Roger and Renate Rössing. According to […]

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Even if everybody knows something, maybe there is still someone who does not. I’ve discovered the photos from German archives at Wikimedia Commons accidentally, few months ago. Since I am interested in photography I would like to have the links to this remarkable photo collection in my blog and maybe someone will find this information […]

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FKK-Anhänger am Berliner Müggelsee

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