In northern Germany, in the Harz Mountains a special pedestrian route is created especially for nudists. The 18-kilometer trail is fenced with warning signs, so as not to frighten the locals. The route is located from the town Dankerode to the artificial lake Vippertal.
Local businessman, who has created a trail of nudists, owns camping nearby, and believes that the new route will help attract more tourists to the area. However, the new route will start only in May, 2010. Until then, a path from the growing abundance of nettles needs to be cleared.
Indeed, the new project has all chances to become popular. In Germany there has been a boom in nude tourism. In the town of Freudenstadt a hotel will be opened, where only the bare tourists will stop. Wear clothes in the hotel territory of Rosengarten is strictly forbidden, and guests will have to undress as soon as registered. However, many will do so with pleasure, because Naturism in Germany is in high esteem. These hotels are successfully operating in France, Scandinavia, and Croatia.
In addition, a businessman from Dankerode can rely on nudists’ fans of walking, which have previously come to walk to Eastern Switzerland. In February 2009, the Government of Appenzell Inner Rhodes, one of the Swiss cantons, indignant with the influx of nudists, issued a special law under which travelers caught without clothes will have to pay a big fine. The authorities were forced to take extreme measures when in 2008; Canton was attended by so many Germanic nudism fans. They shocked the locals, and especially married couples who went out with the children.