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Swiss heartland voters ban nude hiking
AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/26/09 | Harry Rosenbaum - ap

Posted on 04/26/2009 10:22:18 AM PDT by NormsRevenge

APPENZELL, Switzerland – Voters in the heart of the Swiss Alps on Sunday passed legislation banning naked hiking after dozens of mostly German nudists started rambling through their picturesque region.

By a show of hands citizens of the tiny canton (state) of Appenzell Inner Rhodes voted overwhelmingly at their traditional open-air annual assembly to impose a 200 Swiss franc ($176) fine on violators.

Only a scattering of people on Sunday opposed the ban on the back-to-nature activity that took off last autumn when naked hikers — primarily Germans — started showing up in eastern Switzerland.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Outdoors
KEYWORDS: heartland; nudehiking; publicnudity; swiss; switzerland

1 posted on 04/26/2009 10:22:19 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
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This area is a hot spot for Germans who enjoy nude hiking, the locals are saying enough already.

Sorry, no pics.


2 posted on 04/26/2009 10:24:10 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed.)
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To: NormsRevenge

They’ll just have to hang around somewhere else then.


3 posted on 04/26/2009 10:25:30 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&q=nude+hiking&btnG=Search+Images&gbv=2&aq=f&oq=

Its good that they banned it, I disagree with nudism as a lifestyle. Clothes protect against sun and insects are help carry stuff you need.


4 posted on 04/26/2009 10:26:43 AM PDT by omega4179 (Damn the world apology tour!)
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To: NormsRevenge

...I thought those mountains were cold.
Don’t the nudist’s ‘extremities’ get frostbite?


5 posted on 04/26/2009 10:27:11 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Don’t apologize for no pics. In most cases the people who insist on getting naked in nature are not the people we would want to actually see naked.

I saw a documentary about the old exploitation films that included material about the nudist reels. They said they always had to hire attractive actors to go play the nudists, and keep the actual nudists as far away from the cameras as possible.


8 posted on 04/26/2009 10:39:21 AM PDT by SlapHappyPappy
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Cold? Naw, it’s Europe. That’s why they grow so much hair over there.


9 posted on 04/26/2009 10:42:20 AM PDT by ArtyFO (I love to smoke cigars when I adjust artillery fire at the moonbat loonery.)
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Either they're being panned for being too uptight, or chided for being too uninhibited.

Those Germans just can't win fer losing.

10 posted on 04/26/2009 10:46:41 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: NormsRevenge

Well, guess they can’t hang out is Switzerland, maybe they can still stick it out in France. Thats the bare truth.


11 posted on 04/26/2009 10:50:48 AM PDT by DesertRhino (Dogs earn the title of "man's best friend", Muslims hate dogs,,add that up.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Yodel-ayee-hoo!


12 posted on 04/26/2009 10:56:21 AM PDT by eCSMaster
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Are you still considered "nude" if all you're wearing is a backpack and hiking shoes? I mean, technically, you are wearing something, LOL!
13 posted on 04/26/2009 11:11:40 AM PDT by jeffc (They're coming to take me away! Ha-ha, hey-hey, ho-ho!)
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To: NormsRevenge
The cantonal government recommended the ban after citizens objected to encountering walkers wearing nothing but hiking boots and socks.

I guess the nude hikers aren't purists. Just a bunch of wannabe nudists.

IMO, the nude hiking fine should be tripled if they catch nude hikers wearing socks & shoes.

14 posted on 04/26/2009 11:51:13 AM PDT by elli1
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To: NormsRevenge

Nudism was one of the few pastimes generally allowed under the East German commie regime. Still lots of it going on along the eastern Baltic shores. Perhaps they are diversifying to the mountains, now that The Wall has been gone for a while? Nothing wrong with skinny-dipping at the beach IMO, but the mountains?


15 posted on 04/26/2009 11:57:33 AM PDT by Moltke
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Read my lips. No. Bad. Naked.
16 posted on 04/26/2009 11:57:35 AM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: NormsRevenge
dozens of mostly German nudists started rambling through their picturesque region

Sounds like the late 19th century, early 20th century German Wandervogel movement which directly influenced the Hitler Youth.

Baldur von Schirach, head of the Hitler Youth came from the Wandervoglel.

As the saying went about the Hitler Youth, To get ahead one had to ....

17 posted on 04/26/2009 12:02:15 PM PDT by fso301
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