Outages [23 May 2021]

The natury website was unavailable several times during the last few days hourglasswith outages ranging from a few minutes to almost 2 hours. We apologise for these instabilities. The cause was heavy server load by so-called bots (“robots“), i.e. software-controlled users of the website. We are still in the process of clarifying exactly, which bots were the cause, in order to be able to avoid future disruptions. As soon as we have clear results, we will report. In the meantime, we ask for your understanding and, if necessary, your patience!

natury website moved to another provider [17 May 2021]

With the move to a new server, the individual language versions of the natury website have also their own URLs: natury.info (EN), natury.nl (NL) and natury.fr (FR) are now set up alongside natury.de (DE) in an independent installation. The move has – of course – caused some tidying up, and we apologise for any small inconvenience this may have caused! We are working diligently to ensure, that everything runs smoothly again soon…

In particular, URLs have been simplified:

Also, we have switch from long so-called relative to shorter direct URLs. Examples:

The natury website offers several menus, which appear depending on the size of the screen and window. Whether you use a large monitor at a desktop system, a notebook, a tablet, or a smartphone, you will find appropriate navigation tools.
Also, there are selective tools “Select article“ and “Sitemap“ as well as a search tool for one or several keywords near the bottom of each page. A so-called breadcrumb tool below that displays, where you are in the menu structure letting you navigate up by one or several steps.

Protest against poisoning in forests successful [17 May 2021]

In spring 2019, more than 100,000 people joined efforts in a petition at change.org to fight “poison named ‘Karate Forst flüssig’ [en: ‘Karate Forest liquid’] to be sprayed in Brandenburg's forests“ – contrary to plans of the Ministry of Forestry in Potsdam. The petition was successful: The Higher Administrative Court banned the spraying due to a law suit by NABU Brandenburg. [en.wikipedia.org: The Naturschutzbund Deutschland e.V. ("Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Union") or NABU is a German non-governmental organisation (NGO) dedicated to conservation at home and abroad, including the protection of rivers, forests and individual species of animals.]

Our citizens' action now has a monument: the “Stone of 100,000“ commemorates 100,976 signatories of the successful petition!

Image: deep link to change.org

Read more: “NEUIGKEIT ZUR PETITION: Stein der 100.000“ (change.org).

This map Borkwalde, Siebenbrüderweg shows, where the “Stone of 100,000“ is located.

E · Nude pilgrim and streaker during Europe League football match in Granada with Manchester United [10 April 2021]

In Granada's Europe League match with Manchester United, the streaker Olmo Garcia Guerrero once again managed to dash naked onto the pitch and demonstrate for better connection with nature.

Bernd informed us about an article in Austrian newspaper Kronen Zeitung: “LOKALE BERÜHMTHEIT: Nackter Flitzer regt bei Granada gegen ManUtd auf!” (krone.at). Many thanks for that!

This newspaper article informs, that Olmo is well known for strolling around in the buff in Granada – the Spanish city, where he lives. Also, it informs about a Nude Pilgrimage reported by national and international media. In an article of Galician newspaper La Voz de Galicia [en: The Voice of Galicia] “SANTIAGO: ¿Quién es el peregrino que hizo las últimas etapas del Camino desnudo de pies a cabeza?” (lavozdegalicia.es), you may read more and watch photos concerning that.

UK · Man fined for mobbing nude cyclists [23 March 2021]

A magistrate's court in Chelmsford (county of Essex in England, about 45 km northeast of London) has fined a 27-year-old man £180 and ordered him to pay compensation to the victims.

Gazette Standard

He had insulted two nude cyclists, who were on the road as part of the annual World Naked Bike Ride (WNBR), in a very nasty way. The cyclists had recorded his rant on video and filed a complaint to the police.

This verdict is remarkable in a country, where a man like Stephen Gough already had to spend more than ten years in prison, just because he hiked in the nude.

In the present trial, however, it was not about the judicial evaluation of nude cycling, but about the insulting remarks towards the nude cyclists. The WNBR is a registered and approved naked cycling event in England.

Man who hurled abuse at Clacton naked cyclists hit with fine

Comment by Bernard, UK

  1. The prosecution was under the Public Order Act because current hate crime legislation focuses on ethnic, religious, gender and disability only.
  2. The two perpetrators pled guilty at the last moment, so there was no discussion of the issues in court. One was fined £150 and each paid £50 costs, but at least they got criminal records.
  3. Some comments posted by readers to the newspaper's site were so filled with further hate that some BN*) members have made formal complaints to the newspaper's editor, and they have all been removed.
  4. At the time of the ride in 2019, Clacton Council whipped up feeling against WNBR.


*) “BN” is short for organisation “British Naturists”.

N · Nude high flyer now world champion [8 March 2021]

Eight years after his spectacular, completely air cooled ski jump, Halvor Egner Granerud achieved his greatest success to date by winning World Cup 2020/21.

Nude ski jump in winter 2012/2013
Nude ski jump in winter 2012/2013

Shortly before the final of the Nordic World Ski Championships, Corona virus brought Norway's ski jumping high-flyer Halvor Egner Granerud down. The eleven-time season winner was isolated on Wednesday 3 March after positive testing. The great rival of Markus Eisenbichler and Karl Geiger was thus ruled out for the decisions on the large hill in Oberstdorf.


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