E · A week of exploring Spain in the buff at Sierra Natura [3 November 2019]
During the Naked European Walking Tour (NEWT) in July 2019, Jane and Nick developed the idea of a similar week in Spain. Clarisse and Pascal made it happen and initiated a week of hikes in the buff in October 2019 in the surroundings of a naturist campsite in the Spanish mountains southwest of Valencia. It became the first Spanish NEWT, and, thanks to the active participation of naturists from 5 countries, it was already international again.
D · Slogan Unverpackt kaufen [en: Buy unpacked] of Netto supermarket group: Invitation to buy goods unpacked yourself [27 October 2019]
In the food industry, but not only there, the slogan Buy unpacked is trendy. The discounter Netto stretches its marketing with pictures of unpacked, i.e. clothes-free ladies. The invitation, to go to Netto for shopping unpacked, i.e. without clothes, is a little late in the year, but courageous customers should not be deterred by outside temperatures going down – the shops are heated, and, maybe, there's even a hot coffee or mulled wine to warm you up?
NL · Naked Tour in the Kunsthal Rotterdam: Guided tour through the exhibition I’m Your Mirror [7 October 2019]
Since 2017, the Rotterdam Museum Kunsthal has been organising its "Naked Tour" every year with great success.
This year, it took place on 28 September. The previously registered, approx. 60 visitors could visit the works of the Portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos undressed. Four museum guides explained the individual artworks to groups of younger and older nude visitors including a grandmother and her two granddaughters.
The exhibited works this time had no relation to the nude person or body, unlike so often on naturist guided tours through museums. They were oversized objects, with which the artist satirically mocked the "roles" of men and women in society – for example in a pair of high heels made of chrome kitchen pots or by transforming a helicopter, i.e. a typical "male" object, into an extremely feminine "lilicopter" with feminine attributes.
In the Netherlands, too, media interest in events, where you can be nude, is growing. This is already evident from the fact, that a photographer and a cameraman accompanied the naturists and the second largest newspaper of the Netherlands "Algemeen Dagblad" reported about it on 29 September 2019. Already in 2018, the countrywide known presenter Lauren Verster informed about the "Naked Tour" in the "Kunsthal" at that time in her TV show "Lauren!".
We learned during our visit, that there shall be another "Naked Tour" in 2020 – natury will inform you.
L · Naturist visit of the Villa Vauban Museum on Th 3 Oct 2019 [6 October 2019]
Guido had initiated a naturist tour of the Villa Vauban Museum in Luxembourg City on 3 October 2019. Ten naturists took part in a guided visit of photographs by the Finnish artist Elena Brotherus.
D · WNT 2019 – Westfälische Naturisten-Tage [17 to 25 August 2019]
Also in 2019, the Westfälische Naturisten-Tage [en: Westphalian Naturist Days] will again be the largest naturist event, which lasts several days, in the West. The Münsterland and its surroundings up to the Teutoburger Wald [en: Teutoburg Forest] is the destination of 9 consecutive days of hikes in the buff, nude cycling tours and other naturist activities such as a nude visit to the Dülmen Ponies. The regional, daily newspaper Halterner Zeitung had already prepared its readers in advance for the fact, that again more nude hikers and other active naturists will be on their way in the surroundings.
The weather initially welcomed the naturists with violent gusts of wind, drizzle and showers as well as cool temperatures. Some tested their physical robustness in the rain, others the protective effect of their rain jackets. Results: The tolerance of the unclad human body against the cooling effect of wind and rain can be astonishingly high, but is quite different in individual cases. One was content with an umbrella and remained undressed until the end, but with shoes, another went barefoot and undressed, then dried himself under the last bridge with a t-shirt and put on a warming jacket. Two of us walked barefoot, while another, who otherwise likes to walk barefoot, stayed in shoes out of concern to get cold feet on the soaked floor - only to find out later, that he now had cold feet, because his shoes and socks were soaked from rain in the meantime.
In fact, the late summer weather increased to the announced 32 °C on the final Sunday, after the previous days had already offered midsummer weather conditions with blue skies. So, the initial clouds and cool winds were quickly forgotten.
The increased appearance of naturists in forests and fields triggered a benevolent interest of the population in the Münsterland - the naturist sports enthusiasts had numerous encounters with locals and were able to answer many frequently asked questions: "Is that really allowed? - Of course! Nature is not forbidden anywhere. | Aren't you cold? - Nope, not at all! Twice, however, uninformed fellow citizens, who obviously couldn't classify hiking in the buff properly, called the police. The police officers stated briefly and succinctly, that we are just nude hikers and wished us to still have a nice hike. It is a pity, that there are still people suffering from their own bad fantasies, who distract with their unnecessary calls the police from more important police operations.
The local gastronomy offered good Münsterland cuisine to the hungry naturists after their ventures, which the hikers got as reward for hikes from 15 to 19 km long, the cyclists for tours about 50 km long. The active naturists went from many German states, the Netherlands, and France. They stayed partly on camping sites, partly in hotels, guesthouses, or holiday apartments. On some of the WNT days, more than 30 participants gathered for nudevents, i.e. activities in the nude. They hope, that the WNT will remain a permanent institution in the Naturist annual Calendar of Nudevents.
Selected nudevents (spanning over several days)