German Hotel Is a Strip Joint

Naturists want it to be family-friendly lodging
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Apr 2, 2009 8:50 AM CDT
Strict guidelines will dictate Germany's first nudist hotel, which owners hope will be frequented by families.   (Shutter stock)
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(Newser) – Germany's first mandatory-nudity hotel hasn't even opened yet, but management is laying down the law: Towels must be placed wherever guests sit. The Black Forest resort's clothing ban is an oddity even in Germany, a hotbed of naturism for over a century, reports the Times of London. In fact, clothing will be a badge of shame, reserved for those who violate the rule strictly prohibiting sexual harassment of fellow guests at the kid-friendly hotel.

“We hope that all kinds of people will come to the hotel, including families, and we are building a playground in the hotel grounds," says the man who came up with the policy and plans to buy the hotel. (Read more Germany stories.)