Nude hiking – How to do that? Nothing more natural than that: You undress and begin to hike. You talk to another and exchange thoughts. You encounter with textiles and says to them "Hello", "Good morning" etc. And you are greeted back, too. Sometimes, you might respond to questions, which textile wearing hikers ask.
Children? Children sense nudity as totally self evident and do not have any problem at all with that. Children mostly do not understand, why one should wear clothings, which are however nasty and at warm temperatures unnecessary.The idea, that the handling of nudity and the living to see it might be a problem for children, comes out of weird phantasy of some illsome adults.
Seniors? No problem! The oldest hiking with me was at the age of 80, and I had to use all my strength, to keep pace with him! In addition, naturists are always paying attention to the others and aware to help.
Thick ones? Thin ones? No problem. Everyone may caarry the own body as prefered. Among naturists, there is only tolerance, no sniffish behaviour and no inappropriate remarks. Intolerant are only some textiles!
Women? They are in minority as to the nude hiking, mostly with a part of 10 up to 35 %, only. he main reason is, that women only rarely like to come to an events alone, nearly always they come with her partner. For meen it is easier, lso to participate alone. Thats is, why men mostly are the majority.
Handicap? No problem. Apparently not elsewhere is acceptance and helpfulness so high as among naturists. Indeed, a lot of hikes take place in mountain areas and partly also on smooth ground or on bumpy small paths perfoliated by tree roots. In the vary case, just ask the initiator, if the hike might be made anyway.
Small children? Actually, some shoulders will be found to carry the tired minis for some kilometers.
Pubescents? They are very busy with themselves and prefer to withdraw themselves. That is why we have so far rarely had hiking participants aged between 12 and 17. But they are indeed welcome, and they can be quite sure that they will be taken seriously with their concerns and problems and will be fully accepted.
Untrained ones? Most of the initiated hikes are between 15 and 20 km long. and that often in mountains. That requires a certain endurance. Without having that, might need to train. However, a lot of hikes have a short-cut option, but also short-cuts might contain challenging acending slopes.
Nude strolls / short hikes? (3 up 10 km) are initiated more seldom, probably in the outskirts of Hamburg at after-work hours, once or twice a month. If you live elsewhere and are interested in nude strolls, you should become the initiator of such events! Probably, interested participants are to be found via the popular platforms "Nacktivitäten-Kalender" (in German; en: "Calendar of nudevents") and the forum www.fkk-freun.de (in German).
Dogs? In general, there is nothing to be objected against the co-hiking of four-legged companions – but as we often hike through wild nature reserves, keep them there on a leash, please! Please also take care during the hike to ensure that dogs, which are too lively, will not cause discomfort to some nude hikers. The wellbeing of the human hikers clearly has priority in a nude hike.
Questions? Via the contact form, we will accept questions, which we will respond to individually. Or "Skype me"!
Poll amongst readers of the NDZ
In August 2009, the German Neue Deister Zeitung (NDZ) carried out an opinion poll among its readers on the occasion of the nude hike in the Deister mountain. The result:
Comments from people wearing textiles
A four-headed family meets us in the Teutoburger Wald (en: Teutoburg Forest). The mother: "Children, take a closer look, this is the new poverty in Germany, they cannot afford anymore to buy clothes!" Our answer: "But it is also a lot of fun, to hike free of clothes!"
"What happened to you? Have you been raided?" Our answer: "No, a few kilometers farther, there is a clothes recycling bin, where we have donated everything, which we had with us."
"Didn't you forget something?"
"Huh, if I only see you, I'm cold, don't you be cold?"
"When I come home and tell my wife, she will not believe me that, may I take a photo of proof?" We allowed it to him, but asked: "For personal use, only."
"Is something special going on here?" Our answer: "No, we're hiking every weekend!"
In the Hainich Nature Park we encountered a female hiking group. When the guide became aware of us, she explained to her fellow hikers, "Ah, there we meet a group of nacked hikers. Such nacked hikes now take place everywhere in Germany!"
During a hike in the Westerwald mountains, two clothed hikers overtook our group of about 30 people, so that many nude people hiked in front of and behind them. Two mountain bikers reached the end of the group of nude hikers. One of them shouted, "And we've already thought we're clothed curtly in our cycling jerseys, but you've still topped us!" Then they reached the two clothed hikers between the nude ones. The biker asked them in astonishment: "What is wrong with you, that you are wearing something!"
In the Arnsberg forest, we encountered two woodworkers. Says one of them: "Man, that's great, how did you come to that idea?" Our answer: "It is simply wonderful, to hike in the nude through nature and to feel as part of nature." The woodworker: "May I accompany you?" "Well, pretty sure", we replied, and he began to undress. "You're at work and stay here!" The other one vigorously spoke – he was probably the manager.
In the Bergisches Land mountains, we hiked around a dam. A young woman shouted to us, "Wow, you really exist, are you the nude hiking group known from the WDR (WestDeutscher Rundfunk; regional public television broadcasting station)?" – "Yes, that is exactly, what we are!"