D · Isar Naturist Activities: Nude hiking in the mountains and meadows, and biking along the beautiful river [25 June 2017]
Revelling in the Bavarian summer weather, the naturists of the Isar-Nacktsport group started a mountain and meadow hike and a bike tour (in German). Their nude boat tour on the Isar follows on Monday.
– Translation: John
D · Sunday Nude Hiking along the Nahmertal [19 June 2017]
The Nahmertal in the northern Sauerland is in many places a deeply cut valley, almost like a canyon. Due to the dryness of the recent months it now contained only a small rippling stream. On Sunday Olaf led the 20 nude hikers along the undulating paths in and on the sides the valley. Sometimes the hikers were looking into deep ravines, and at other times, over the ridges of the Sauerland.
The group of 4 women and 16 men hiked 21 km in sunshine and a very pleasant 23 ° C to 26 ° C.
– Translation: John
D · Naturists' days from 14 to 18 June in the Harz mountains, Germany [19 June 2017]
More than 40 naturists from germany and the Netherlands met each other in the Harz mountains to participate together in nudevents. Amongst other activities like visitor tours in the vicinity, nude hiking, swimming, sunbathing, relaxing, and sauna were put on the agenda.
Sat 17 June: Bodypainting
Due to 16 °C and a cloudy sky, those 20 naturists, who had applied for a bodypainting, were happy to have a heated space – the preparation and the painting did even last some hours. Finally, we presented ourselves as living works of art to the public on the marketplace.
Hiking and swimming
Thu 15 June: »Wasserregale« [en: (Ancient) rights and duties as to regulation of the level of water]
At 26 °C und sunshine, 26 naturists hiked 15 km through a varied landscape of forest and meadows. Numerous water basins artificially created during times of mining for water regulation offered many possibilities for cooling, bathing and swimming.
A dragonfly landed unerringly and posed in front of the macro lens.
D · 37 ‘exotic people’ for the traditional Pentecost Walk on the Rothaarsteig Trail [6 June 2017]
One of the numerous spontaneous positive reactions of the dressed hikers and bikers the nude walkers encountered on their Pentecost walk on 4 June on the Rothaarsteig Trail in the Sauerland region was: „Oh, how exotic ….!“.
There were 37 nude hikers, amongst them 5 women, who began their traditional (14th!) walk late in the morning from the parking lot of the Rhine Weser Tower. Almost all hikers started the walk ‘incognito’, since they kept their clothes on because of the rather cool air and the cold wind – remainders of the bad weather of last night. But as the sun more and more broke through, one hiker after the other went for the full monty.
The initiator, Horst K., had made every effort to make this 15 km hike to a success as well. And he really has succeeded in this.
The route led to the Margaretenstein and from there past lots of beautiful panoramic views, where in the distance the Hundem valley and the town of Schmallenberg caught the eye, to bring the hikers via the vast woods of the Sauerland back to the Rhine Weser Tower, where most of them finished the day with a pleasant, good meal, this time in the restaurant of the watchtower itself. Report: Guido – Pictures: Horst K.
D · Nude hiking days in the Saarland [3 June 2017]
Sat 3 June: Two valley dream tour near Weiskirchen [3 June 2017]
At midday, the weather forecast threatened rain and thunderstorms at 24 °, but it remained dry with changing cloudy, so we could carry out the 2-valleys-tour without any problem. The two-valleys path connects the Hölzbach valley at Losheim-Waldhölzbach with the Holzbach valley near Weiskirchen.
We made a small loop away around passage through the village Waldholzbach, but yet there were some surprised reactions from hiking groups, which had met us and had not heard of textile-free hiking so far. However, everyone answered on our friendly greeting and we could also answer some questions.
We spent the veneing, due to the excellent experience of the night before, at the same Italian restaurant Sant' Angelo,where we got a gain the very best dishes.
Fri 2 June: Dream tour Beckinger Saar-Blicke [en: Looks onto the river Saar near Beckingen] [3 June 2017]
14 km at 27 °C and sunshine were to be hiked through in a varied landscape, while a look at the industrial facilities along the river Saar opened up again and again: factories, power stations, ower-type headgears and more.
A green-chatoyant beetle caught attention in the meantime ,because nobody knew his name. And as always, some of the nude hikers did not waste the opportunity to immerge into the spring-cold water of a brook.
In the evening we discovered in Merzig the Italian restaurant Sant 'Angelo, where our gourmets were served an excellent filet de beuf (bleu) in Barolo sauce or a fish platter, with the consistency of the salmon fillet inside still tender and juicy.
Addendum at 4 June 2017: The beetle is called Rosenkäfer [en: rose chafer] (cetonia aurata). Many thanks for this information to Axel G.!
Thu 1 June: Nude hiking on the Traumschleife Georgi-Panorama [2 June 2017]
After our arrival in the “dream loop” hiking area of Saarland and Hunsrück we chose the ‘Georgi-Panoramaweg’ near Losheim with many beautiful views and a 360° panorama for our warming-up. In the afternoon this hike was completed by a visit to a café in Merzig and after that a good meal in the beer garden of the ‘Merziger Brauhaus’.
D · Nude hiking days in the Palatinate [de: Pfalz] [1 June 2017]
Wed 31 May: Nude hiking near Falkenstein Castle ruin [1 June 2017]
The Falkenstein castle ruin was both starting point and destination of another nude hiking in the high summer heat. Our most exciting pause was at the Weiße Grube, a still accessible old mining tunnel. In the direct surroundings several remainders of traditional ore and gem mining iron that took place here in times past, sometimes even for centuries. Apart from several old mining tunnels also Kronenbuche, the Hohenfels castle ruin, Beutelfelsen, Rote Halde and Dicke Eiche were intermediate points of this hike, which was completed at the Falkensteinerhof with ice-cream, coffee and cake.
Tue 30 May: Nude hike at Eulenbis [30 May 2017]
Eulenbis, a small village in the district of Kaiserslautern, was the starting point for today's hike. The senior of the hiking group soon realized, that the terrain made a little to high demands on his physical condition and the other participants had to wait for him ongoingly. So he said goodbye and looked for an easier way to cope.
In the meantime, dark clouds soon formed minatorially themselves in the west, and after a few minutes, a remarkable thunderstorm developed with lightning, thunder, and heavy rain. But this lasted barely twenty minutes, then the thunderstorm had pushed along, and the sun warmed the air, which had cooled down in the meantime. A stork wandered across a meadow and searched the ground for food.
Mon 29 May. Nude ascent onto the Donnersberg [29 May 2017]
At the Ludwigsturm [en: Ludwig's Tower], after having finished the ascent, we were accepted being in the nude, could have a ice cream and and a coffee – and we learned all about the surroundings and the hidden attractions in conversation with the kiosk operator and other guests. After the enjoyment, we went back to the parking lot, could admire some works of art, that were dedicated to the past of Donnersberg as a Celtic settlement, on the way. We took the last rest at the Adlerbogen [en: Eagle's Bow], a starting point for paragliders and kite gliders.
Sun 28 May: Climbing the Drachenfels in the heat [28 May 2017]
An international group of naturist made a hike in the Hunsrück mountains at a temperature of 30 degrees. In spite of the heat, they climbed the Drachenfels, where also a lot of dressed hikers were enjoying the panorama.
After 300 metres straight downhill the hikers enjoyed an ice-cream or cake in the restaurant Saupferch in the mid of the woods. From here they still had to walk another five and a half mile on a route uphill to the parking lot. All the better were the tasty cool drinks and the good food in Hotel ‘Zum Hirsch’ in Ramsen in the evening.