P · Nude at a grape harvest in a vineyard in Portugal [8 October 2021]

On Sunday 19 September, an innovative grape harvest took place in a vineyard near Grândola in the south of Portugal.

D · New book in German about nude experiences published: Marc Engelhardt – Ich bin dann mal nackt [18 August 2021]

“Ich bin dann mal nackt“ [en: “I'm in the nude then“] is the name of a book, which Marc Engelhardt wrote based on his own experiences gathered on his travels all over the world – including a nude hike in Bergisches Land in September 2020.
Ich bin dann mal nackt
A chapter in his book is about this hike. He also reports on numerous and very different kinds of activities in the nude from the most diverse cultural backgrounds all over the world, for example:
► a nude cruise with around 2,000 passengers,
► a traditional nude happiness run in wintry Japan,
► in a hammam in Morocco.
The publisher informs about the book in German on a dedicated website.
Website buecher.de offers a reading sample of the first 24 pages. To buy your own copy, just click order the book.
Website welt.de presents an interview with Marc “Nacktsein ist Widerstand gegen soziale Zwänge“ [en: “Being in the nude is resistance against social constraints“], another interview “VON EINEM, DER (SICH) AUSZOG, UM NACKT ZU SEIN“ [en: “OF ONE, WHO DISROBED HIMSELF, TO HEAD OFF IN THE NUDE“] offers BR Kulturwelt.
German weekly published mag SPIEGEL offers a 36 min long podcast with the title “Smarter leben – Body Positivity: Wieso uns Nacktsein glücklich machen kann“ (spiegel.de) [en: “Live smarter – Body Positivity: Why being in the nude can make us happy“].
– Addendum [10 September 2021], thanks for the link to Thomas.
Jörg Thadeusz has produced another 27 min long podcast with the title “Marc Engelhardt – nackte Tatsachen“ (google.com) [en: Marc Engelhardt – hard facts about your lifestyle in the nude“] for German regional TV and radio broadcasting station WDR. Internet service WDR-Mediathek offers this podcast for download (wdr.de) at least until 10 September 2022.
– Addendum [10 September 2021], thanks for the link to Gunther.
Publishing house “Verlag Nürnberger Presse“ (VNP) offers on website nordbayern.de an interview with Marc entitled “Weltreise ohne Hose: Darum sind Nackte glücklichere Menschen“ [en: “World tour without trousers: This is, why people in the nude are happier people“] about his book.
– Addendum [20 September 2021], thanks for the link to Bernd.

D · Protest against poisoning in forests successful [17 May 2021]

In spring 2019, more than 100,000 people joined efforts in a petition at change.org to fight “poison named ‘Karate Forst flüssig’ [en: ‘Karate Forest liquid’] to be sprayed in Brandenburg forests“ – contrary to plans of the Ministry of Forestry in Potsdam. The petition was successful: The Higher Administrative Court banned the spraying due to a law suit by NABU Brandenburg. [en.wikipedia.org: The Naturschutzbund Deutschland e.V. ("Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Union") or NABU is a German non-governmental organisation (NGO) dedicated to conservation at home and abroad, including the protection of rivers, forests and individual species of animals.]

Our citizens' action now has a monument: the “Stone of 100,000“ commemorates 100,976 signatories of the successful petition!

Image: deep link to change.org

Read more: “NEUIGKEIT ZUR PETITION: Stein der 100.000“ (change.org).

This map Borkwalde, Siebenbrüderweg shows, where the “Stone of 100,000“ is located.

E · Nude pilgrim and streaker during Europe League football match in Granada with Manchester United [10 April 2021]

In Granada's Europe League match with Manchester United, the streaker Olmo Garcia Guerrero once again managed to dash naked onto the pitch and demonstrate for better connection with nature.

Bernd informed us about an article in Austrian newspaper Kronen Zeitung: “LOKALE BERÜHMTHEIT: Nackter Flitzer regt bei Granada gegen ManUtd auf!” (krone.at). Many thanks for that!

This newspaper article informs, that Olmo is well known for strolling around in the buff in Granada – the Spanish city, where he lives. Also, it informs about a Nude Pilgrimage reported by national and international media. In an article of Galician newspaper La Voz de Galicia [en: The Voice of Galicia] “SANTIAGO: ¿Quién es el peregrino que hizo las últimas etapas del Camino desnudo de pies a cabeza?” (lavozdegalicia.es), you may read more and watch photos concerning that.

UK · Man fined for mobbing nude cyclists [23 March 2021]

A magistrate's court in Chelmsford (county of Essex in England, about 45 km northeast of London) has fined a 27-year-old man £180 and ordered him to pay compensation to the victims.

Gazette Standard

He had insulted two nude cyclists, who were on the road as part of the annual World Naked Bike Ride (WNBR), in a very nasty way. The cyclists had recorded his rant on video and filed a complaint to the police.

This verdict is remarkable in a country, where a man like Stephen Gough already had to spend more than ten years in prison, just because he hiked in the nude.

In the present trial, however, it was not about the judicial evaluation of nude cycling, but about the insulting remarks towards the nude cyclists. The WNBR is a registered and approved naked cycling event in England.

Man who hurled abuse at Clacton naked cyclists hit with fine

Comment by Bernard, UK

  1. The prosecution was under the Public Order Act because current hate crime legislation focuses on ethnic, religious, gender and disability only.
  2. The two perpetrators pled guilty at the last moment, so there was no discussion of the issues in court. One was fined £150 and each paid £50 costs, but at least they got criminal records.
  3. Some comments posted by readers to the newspaper's site were so filled with further hate that some BN*) members have made formal complaints to the newspaper's editor, and they have all been removed.
  4. At the time of the ride in 2019, Clacton Council whipped up feeling against WNBR.


*) “BN” is short for organisation “British Naturists”.

NL · Kunsthal: “Naked Tour“ on 26 June already sold out [15 June 2021]

Unfortunately, registration via the natury calendar of naktivities was exceptionally not possible this year.

Kunsthal informs you in short on “SAT 6 JUN 18:30-22:00 We Are Anmals Naked Tour“ (kunsthal.nl) about the exhibition's concept and the “Naked Tour“. When you click the button “BOOK YOUR TICKET HERE!“ at the end of the page, Kunsthal's online booking system informs you:
“Sorry, there are no more online tickets for the selected date. Please choose another day.“

Read more: “WE ARE ANIMALS FEB. 5, 2021 – OCT. 24, 2021“ (kunsthal.nl)

You can find information about the Corona rules at Kunsthal in Dutch and English on Kunsthal's website.

Due to standard Corona measures (mouth-nose protection, time slot, and limited number of participants), we ask you this year to arrange your own visit to Kunsthal via online ticket sales. Kunsthal does not require prior testing, however, for a stay of longer than 12 hours in the Netherlands after entering from Germany, a negative test is mandatory according to current information (15 June 2021). As soon as a normal visit will be possible again in the context of Corona, we will gladly arrange the initiative for a visit and, if necessary, a German dubbed translation of the guided tour for you.

– Guido

natury website moved to another provider [17 May 2021]

With the move to a new server, the individual language versions of the natury website have also their own URLs: natury.info (EN), natury.nl (NL) and natury.fr (FR) are now set up alongside natury.de (DE) in an independent installation. The move has – of course – caused some tidying up, and we apologise for any small inconvenience this may have caused! We are working diligently to ensure, that everything runs smoothly again soon…

In particular, URLs have been simplified:

  • https://natury.de/de/… → https://natury.de/…
  • https://natury.de/uk/… → https://natury.info/…
  • https://natury.de/nl/… → https://natury.nl/…
  • https://natury.de/fr/… → https://natury.fr/…
  • https://natury.de/index.php/de/… → https://natury.de/…
  • https://natury.de/index.php/uk/… → https://natury.info/…
  • https://natury.de/index.php/nl/… → https://natury.nl/…
  • https://natury.de/index.php/fr/… → https://natury.fr/…

Also, we have switched from so-called relative to shorter direct URLs. Examples:

  • https://natury.de/index.php/de/uk/reports/by-date/2019 → https://natury.info/reports-2019
  • https://natury.de/index.php/de/uk/reports/by-date/2019/2019-11-03-sierra-natura (or something like that, but even longer) → https://natury.info/sierra-natura-newt-richard-foley
The natury website offers several menus, which appear depending on the size of the screen and window. Whether you use a large monitor at a desktop system, a notebook, a tablet, or a smartphone, you will find appropriate navigation tools.
Also, there are selective tools “Select article“ and “Sitemap“ as well as a search tool for one or several keywords near the bottom of each page. A so-called breadcrumb tool below that displays, where you are in the menu structure letting you navigate up by one or several steps.

Outages [23 May 2021]

The natury website was unavailable several times during the last few days hourglasswith outages ranging from a few minutes to almost 2 hours. We apologise for these instabilities. The cause was heavy server load by so-called bots (“robots“), i.e. software-controlled users of the website. We are still in the process of clarifying exactly, which bots were the cause, in order to be able to avoid future disruptions. As soon as we have clear results, we will report. In the meantime, we ask for your understanding and, if necessary, your patience!

N · Nude high flyer now world champion [8 March 2021]

Eight years after his spectacular, completely air cooled ski jump, Halvor Egner Granerud achieved his greatest success to date by winning World Cup 2020/21.

Nude ski jump in winter 2012/2013
Nude ski jump in winter 2012/2013

Shortly before the final of the Nordic World Ski Championships, Corona virus brought Norway's ski jumping high-flyer Halvor Egner Granerud down. The eleven-time season winner was isolated on Wednesday 3 March after positive testing. The great rival of Markus Eisenbichler and Karl Geiger was thus ruled out for the decisions on the large hill in Oberstdorf.

CH · Nude hiking prevails as an idea – also as living room decoration for flower pots [6 March 2021]

You will be reminded of nude hiking every day in the living room, if you indulge yourself and your loved ones the new nude hiker flower pot decorations. Four figures, each 8 cm high, find a green environment among the houseplants like the human nude hiker in forests and meadows.

Picture: Deep Link to the website “Blumentopf-Dekoration Nacktwandern” [en: Flowerpot Decoration Nude Hiking] (enjoymedia.ch)

D · Nude modellers will be pleased: hiking in the buff now also in H0 scale [29 January 2021]

The fact, that nude hiking has almost become common practice, can be seen in the 2021 collection of Busch, a traditional company in the field of landscape design for model railways. The catalogue, which until now contained only one naturist model, in contrast to that of the H0 figure manufacturer Preiser, which has offered several naturist figures for many years, now comes with three more model packs on nude hiking, nude barbecuing, and with the well-known scene of the laptop-robbing wild boar from Berlin. Pixelation of pictures in the catalogue does hopefully not apply to the real figures.

Group hikes are not yet presented in this catalogue: However, a figure of one couple hiking in the buff is available. They are standing in front of a hiking map with a rubbish bin turning their backs to that. Obviously, Busch has understood, that nude hikers know their ways and keep the forest clean …

 – Thanks to Guido for the hint.

Links to a photo collection of naturist figures offered by BUSCH:

With some IP addresses, the above links only work, when you log in @instagram. On page 19 of the catalogue by Busch (PDF), you may also watch photos of the mentioned products.

Newspaper articles about the wild boar stealing a laptop:

Issue with 2560 x 1080 (UWFHD) size monitors solved [20 June 2020]

Visitors of the natury website using an ultra wide screen monitor (2560 x 1080 = UWFHD) faced the issue, that the right ("sticky") menu partly interfered with content in the main part of the website, so that you could have difficulties to read text or click links:

Menu interfered with content on ultra wide screen monitors

Therefore, the layout of the natury website has been modified:

  1. The "sticky" right menu moves to the upper right corner of the browser window (and remains "sticky" there). If the screen window is dragged narrower or the visitor switches to higher zoom factors (zoom in content), the menu will move towards the content column, but before it gets to the content and could cover it, it will disappear.

  2. In order to be able to select the next adjacent menu item via the hierarchical, vertical menu layout, such a menu with a white background can be invoked by clicking on the green menu button at the top of the screen – this also covers the contents, but it disappears again immediately after clicking on a menu item. If you need the menu again, you can call it up again with the green button. Also, there is the symbol ⊗ in the upper right corner of the menu panel, which you can use to click the menu away again.

  3. The horizontal mega-menu is retained. In the case of very narrow windows, such as on a smartphone, it is reduced to a dark grey menu bar, which opens a menu specially optimised for smartphone operation.

Nakation: Lovely coinage discovered! [29 March 2020]

It is a simple, compelling coinage: "naked vacation" is just "nakation" – short, compelling, remains in your mind!
As you may discover by browsing through the following citates, this means helpful information by media, fun, a wonderful, healthy lifestyle, and also a serious, growing business.
Have fun living your personal lifestyle in the nude, stay naktiv, plan your next nakation.

D · Physical exercise despite Corona [23 March 2020]

Five days of cloudless high-pressure weather with strong, cold eastern winds – the temperature sensation is just above zero, even the bright March sun cannot change that. But even in times of COVID-19, you have to keep fit and need exercise – jogging or walking once a day or at least a stroll is necessary to strengthen your immune system.

Stroll along a lakeAt a small Footbath in a lakelake, a rest was welcome: Bright sun shining into your face, feet under water, lovely small talk – maintaining a certain distance, of course. You understand other persons even from a distance of 2 m and you do not have to expose yourself and others to the risk of droplet infection – because microscopic droplets are inevitable companions, when breathing out, and even more so, when speaking.

In supermarkets, which we all have to visit from time to time to buy food, keeping away from each other works all of a sudden in an exemplary way, as if each of us had trained this behaviour from an early age.

The people, who went for a walk this afternoon, were calm, cheerful, and health-conscious even in the Corona crisis: Here, too, you kept a certain distance, enjoyed the nice weather, and had relaxed conversations from safe distance.

There we go!

 – Rainer

Google: natury on top [18 March  2020]

Google is ranking the natury website in English on top postions.

Search by Google on 12 March 2020 in Germany and on 18 March in USA shows articles of the natury website concerning the terms "nudevent" and "nudevents" on top postions. On 18 March, a search for "nudevents" from Germany shows, that the second entry, which was "Hiking in the buff - Natury" on 12 March, is now "Nude biking - Natury". Good news is, that natury still is on position 1 and 2.

The US ranking order differs slightly from the result in Germany, but is also very good.

NZ · Journalist questions cohabitants about their mis-understanding of nudity [25 January 2020]

"[…] For such a progressive country […] we've still got some pretty archaic views on things. […]"

 – Vera Alves (NZ Herald): "New Zealand, we need to talk." (nzherald.co.nz cited on natury.info)