Friday, May 8, 2009

What?! No nude hiking?!

Ok, so Jace and Ingo are curiously not naked here - I begged them to put it all back on for the photo you see. But they better be more careful where they go bare these days because in Appenzell Inner Rhodes, a tiny canton in Switzerland, it is now illegal to hike naked in their Alps.

The residents here voted overwhelmingly to ban nude hiking in their region after one too many German tourists were spotted wearing nothing but boots and socks.

I cannot even imagine what I would do if I had an encounter head on with a couple of naked German hikers... probably offer them my sunscreen (I am all about safe sun play people) and then take a photo to post on the blog. Ok... so I guess I do know what I would do. :)

But I won't be doing that in the Appenzell Inner Rhodes Region it seems - pity.

Thanks to Michelle for finding this article about the nude hiking ban in the Courier Mail!
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Romy said...

I just can't imagine how is would be comfortable! Bugs, branches, sweat... hiking clothes are there for a reason, it's not the beach!
Guess I will never understand those crazy Germans... :)

Virginia said...

The article in the Courier Mail is great. I love this quote, "The reactions of the population have shown that such appearances over a large area are perceived as thoroughly disturbing and irritating".

Young Traveler said...

Oh man! Now I have to cancel my nude hiking party this weekend.


Kerrin - MyKugelhopf said...

I actually saw the story online when it first came out... and I was like, wait - are they for real? Gotta love what makes the NEWS here! And even more so - what they have to VOTE on !!

Habebi said...

Good to know that's something I won't have to worry about whenever I get there.

Jul said...

Too funny that this had to be made a law. Oh those naked Germans...


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