We do not want to sound as the Freiherr1) of Knigge2) here. But visitors to the natury website in German asked for this topic and therefore we have included it to our information service.
What you do:
- Be as correct and considerate as usual.
- Undress yourself. That's, like all do.
- Do not make a fuss about it. That's, like all do.
- Look into the face of others. That's, like all do.
- Show respect and understanding of individual characteristics. After all, many people are not able to help how they look alike.
What you do not do:
- No staring at any special peculiarities. You don't usually do that either.
- Do not disturb or inconvenience anyone. It's not proper behaviour otherwise.
- Do not position yourself in an eye-catching way. You are just one among many.
- No activities that are not intended for the public. You usually only do this in the bedroom.
- Do not sing out loud. Should be practiced beforehand and evaluated by others.
Are there any other rules, that should be taken into account in the course of the naturist life and which could be added to this guide? Then just send us a message via the contact form please. Thank you!
1) “The German-language title of Freiherr is rendered in English as ‘Baron’, although the title was derived separately in the two languages. Even in German, a Freiherr is often styled and addressed as ‘Baron’ in social circumstances, although not the official title.
The original distinction from barons was that a Freiherr's land property was allodial instead of a fief.“
Source: Freiherr (en.wikipedia.org)
2) “In Germany, Knigge is best remembered for his book Über den Umgang mit Menschen [en: About contact with people], a treatise on the fundamental principles of human relations that has the reputation of being the authoritative guide to behaviour, politeness, and etiquette. The work is more of a sociological and philosophical treatise on the basis of human relations than a how-to guide on etiquette, but the German word ‘Knigge’ has come to mean »good manners« or books on etiquette."
Source: Knigge (en.wikipedia.org)