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By Owen Weldon     Jun 11, 2011 in World
People in some European countries may soon be able to liberate themselves even more by spraying their genitals with DEET, and then hiking totally naked.
Some Europeans are able to trek naked through infested woods, amongst poison ivy plants, thorns and other underbrush. At least in Germany they are able to do this, but now the trend may very well be spreading to Switzerland. The Supreme Court will have to approve it first, though.
This is nothing really new, according to Gawker. A year ago the first nude hiking trail opened up near Dankerode, and a lot of people became a fan of it.
There are actually websites that are all about nude hiking. The websites are in German and even English. On June 21 of this year, Nude Hiking Day takes place. Some people may wonder what it is really like to hike naked. One man, Puistola Grottenpösch, says that it’s like being in paradise. He also said that flinging around your junk on a hiking trail fills you up with complete happiness.
According to Globalpost, Germany is no stranger to naturism. Germany actually has a long tradition of naturism. The tradition can be traced back to the late 19th century, and nude bathing has become extremely popular, especially in Northern Germany along the beaches of the Baltic Sea.
There are around 50,000 members of the German Society of Nudists.
When the German trail first opened up there were no legal problems at all, but when the anonymous owner tried to integrate the trail and his family-oriented nearby campsite into, he did run into a few problems, according to Time. As of now though, things are okay on all sides.
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