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Thüringer Naturistentage (TNT) 2020 [en: Thuringian Naturist Days 2020]: Free range nakation during 10 days (from Friday to Sunday) of varied, naturist activities in Thuringia and in neighbouring Saxon Vogtland. Base station was the town of Zeulenroda-Triebes, where naturists found their accommodation mainly in the bungalow village Zadelsdorf or in the seaside eco-hotel directly at the Zeulenrodaer Meer – as the Zeulenroda Dam is also called in German. Naturists from Germany, Belgium, France, and Italy enjoyed this nakation.
Thank you very much for all the work – we will be happy to enjoy naktivities with you again!
► Fri 14 Aug: German press reports: Hiker in the buff falls 70 m into the depth
A dpa report about the fall of a 76-year-old nude hiker in the Saale cascade ran through the entire German-language press. He had slipped on the only 40 cm wide hiking trail during the onset of drizzle and fallen into the depths. Initially, two other nude hikers made their way down the difficult slope to provide first aid, and soon rescuers summoned by cell phone emergency call also arrived at the injured man, who abseiled to him and finally carried him across the Saale. A helicopter took the injured man to Jena University Hospital. The good news: Miraculously, the man did not suffer any serious injuries from the fall, apart from a few broken ribs and countless bruises!
► Tue 18 Aug: Green path through a moor
Several of our nude hikes this year in Thuringia were accompanied by thunderstorms with heavy rain, such as the hike on the first Saturday near Saalbach or on Monday near Muldenberg in the Saxon Vogtland. Also during the moor tour on Tuesday near Bad Klosterlausnitz, the heavens opened their floodgates, so that some people preferred to visit the Kristall Therme [en: Crystal Spa] there already after their midday rest.
► Tue 18 Aug: Naturally nude into Kristall-Therme in Bad Klosterlausnitz
We were in the buff during the hike before and some of us also in the cars on the way to the spa. Like in previous years, some of us preferred again, to leave their clothes in the car, walk some 50 to 70 meters from the car park to the entrance, and buy or show their tickets without textiles. This time, we just wore a mask and, if necessary, bathing flip-flops, which caused employees of the thermal bath to smile sympathetically or to say “That's incredible!” with surprise. However, it did work!
► Wed 19 Aug: Choices on rainless Wednesday: Hike or bike and push the bicycle
We could choose one of two ways to move that day: A group of 12 pedestrians hiked their own way, optionally "without anything" profiting by refreshments from a previously parked break car. The circular route around the a dam called Zeulenrodaer Meer led partly over wooded elevated paths above the dam, partly directly along the shore through small villages and to the popular lido. There, most od us couldn't resist taking a refreshing dip in the nude - or mingling with textile-wearing foodies at a booth queuing up for an ice cream. On the further way, we enjoyed some more bathing opportunities, before the group crossed shortly before the destination bungalow village Zadelsdorf, passed a beer garden and a playground and met here like everywhere relaxed people, who returned friendly the greeting of us naturists.
In parallel, 20 nude bicycling fans had made their way to Schleiz to undertake a 40 km round trip from there at the Bleiloch dam. Beginning and end of the tour was on freshly asphalted sections of the "Oberland-Radweg" with mild climbs and descents. At the dam, the nude cyclists overtook a few families with children. Afterwards, they or our group stopped for a break, so tat we encountered each other from time to time during the rest of the tour and soon got into conversation. Above all, hints were exchanged, when the central part of the route along arms of the dam as well as bypass routes proved to be quite challenging for cyclists: Rain during previous days had partly softened the ground of the dirt roads. On the other hand, non-e-bike riders had to switch to pushing on numerous inclines.
► Thu-Sun 20-23 Aug: All-time high concerning both number of participants and degrees of air temperature, then rain
During the hike in Saxon Vogtland on 20 August along a marked hiking trail called “Vogtland-Panorama-Weg“, 30°C air temperature in the afternoon became a challenge for the more than 40 participants. On Friday, the nude hikers experienced a significant increase up to 34°C, when they hiked around the Weida Dam. Naturally, we enjoyed opportunities to cool down in its waters.
On Saturday, the majority of us enjoyed another day full of rain at Bleichloch Dam, while others preferred to spend the day again in Kristall Therme in Bad Klausterlausnitz due to the weather forcast.
On Sunday, we had a relaxed day at Plothener Teiche [en: Plothen Ponds] – natury has reported about that in 2018 already. This time, a team of young people officially accompanied us. They had the task to produce a public German TV reportage about nude life and naktivities for an Internet channel – read more. We enjoyed the public interest and the openness of young people concerning our lifestyle.