From naked sledding
to hiking in nothing more than a pair of boots, many Germans enjoy a spot of public nudity.
As Angela Merkel enjoys a well-earned break on the Italian island of Ischia, paparazzi snapped photos of her dipping her toe in thermal springs. Reactions varied with one Telegraph
commentator noting "People taking and publishing pictures of an old woman on a private holiday are disgusting" whilst another opined the photos demonstrated the "finest Teutonic examples of a women's body in Euro zone politics."
Unfortunately for Frau Merkel the Ischia photos are not the worst of it as naked photographs of 18-year-old Angela have gone viral online.
[Graphic Warning: The nude photographs can be seen here]
The photographs could be potentially damaging to Merkel's international reputation.
reported Frau Merkel has been voted the "sexiest politician alive" in a story published on April's Fool Day.