Marc lives in Geneva, is currently on a research trip around the world as an author on the subject of nudity and has come across the subject of nude hiking in Germany. Since it is his principle to report from his own experience and feelings, he went on a nude hike with us and talked to the other participants at length and in detail. As one of many episodes, the German practice of nude hiking will be a topic in his book, which is scheduled for publication in 2021 – natury will report.
The route, we have chosen for the nude hike, is a circuit around the Nyeye dam, which has been an occasional nude hiking destination for many years, and where you can easily engage in conversation during the hike, because you don't have to concentrate so much on the trail.
The forest's leaf canopy, which thinned out in late summer, let enough sunlight through to warm the air to 23°C, and now and then we could look out over the lake, which lay under a completely cloudless sky. In the "Café an der Neyetalsperre", the nude hiking group (now dressed) took stock of the day's hiking with coffee, cake and ice cream, and at the neighbouring tables encountered again all the hikers, they had encountered previously nude during the hike.