Naturist culture: Renaissance of the naked: The best nudist campsites in Germany and Austria

Camping and naturism are similar to each other like cream to strawberry cake.

Naturist culture: Renaissance of the naked: The best nudist campsites in Germany and Austria

Camping and naturism are similar to each other like cream to strawberry cake. Naturism, so to speak, the extra portion of freedom when camping - a perfect combination. An extra tube of sunscreen should not be missing in your suitcase and you should not wear a summer dress if your summer vacation is to be spent at a nudist campsite. It's not just swimming without a bikini or swimming trunks that is popular. The search queries on the camping portal “” reveal a trend for nudist culture on camping holidays.

The love of the Adam costume is not new. The history of naturism can be traced back to the 19th century. Richard Ungewitter is considered a pioneer of the nudist movement. He founded a group for "hygienic, ethical and aesthetic culture" in the early 20th century. At that time, the trend towards nudity emerged as a resistance to the bourgeois concept of life in Germany. Detached from the longing for freedom in nature, the naturist culture movement found many followers during the GDR era. Today, being naked is experiencing a revival.

"Naturist camping gives campers a feeling of freedom, relaxation and a special closeness to nature. Many campsites offer nudist areas or are completely geared towards a clothing-free holiday," said Maximilian Möhrle, managing director of the camping portal, in a statement. Whether by the sea, in the mountains or by the lake – many campsites for naturists score points with their special location in beautiful, extensive natural areas. The textile-free facilities can often offer travelers a high level of privacy. If you love to enjoy nature completely naked, relax or play a game of table tennis, naturist campsites are the right place for you. Germany and Austria are among the most popular destinations in Europe for holidays without textiles.

Users can rate the campsites on the camping portal “”. They award up to five points. The portal itself also gives awards for the campsites. We present the three best-rated naturist campsites for Germany and Austria:

Naturist family sports and nature camp Sonnensee in Lower Saxony

Travelers can enjoy their vacation here right on the lake. Users rate the place with a 4.9. Holidaymakers recommend it especially for couples and water lovers. It has also been awarded the award as the best place for naturists in all of Europe.

Naturist camping Baltic Sea Rosenfelder beach on the Baltic Sea

This campsite in northern Germany also receives a good rating from holidaymakers with a 4.0. They praise the special location.

Naturist camping at Useriner See in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania

Travelers give the place a 4.1. Holidaymakers rate the peace and quiet and the location particularly positively.

Naturist camping Müllerhof in Carinthia

The popular naturist campsite is idyllically located on the southern shore of Lake Keutschacher See in Carinthia. The clear water of the lake invites you to swim and relax. The place is rated by travelers with a 4.7 and receives the most points for the state.


Holidaymakers praise the proximity to the lake and the clothing-free swimming option. The place gets a 4.3 from travelers.

Reservoir camping in Carinthia

In the idyllic landscape of the reservoir, the campsite has an overall rating of 4.0. Travelers recommend the place especially for seniors.