ScotsmanAbroad has sent us this Postcard from the North German Coast.
Nice beach .....
aka Ording-Nord” or “Badestelle FKK”. is a section
of white, wide, sandy beaches in the town of St. Peter (www.st.peter-ording-nordsee.de),
approximately 140km North-West of Hamburg is home to one of Northern
Germany’s best nude beaches. St. Peter-Ording sports a very high number
of sunny days in the Northern European summer.
Nude bathing has been
permitted in St. Peter-Ording since 1866 and this makes it one of
Germany’s, if not Europe’s, most historic nude locations. Nowadays, nude
bathing possibilities are “limited” to Ording, St. Peter’s most
northerly stretch of beach.
Although there is a
designated bathing area with wicker beach baskets in Ording, the reality
is that the sand banks to the North of the nudist area are so large and
empty – approximately 6km in length – that you can walk for miles in
both directions to get that true, all-over tan. Many users bring their
own shell wind-protectors and find their favorite spot, either close to
the crowds or in a more remote location.
Ording-Nord offers the
Wicker baskets on the sand
and on raised pedestals (for those of you who don’t like sand!) showers,
life-guards, on-beach parking for bicyles and cars (approximately €5 per
car/day), a children’s play area and café/restaurant on stilts with a
snackbar (both in the neighboring textile zone), as well as a children’s
play area. In high season, there are even activities organized for the
children on the beach, as well as on-beach fitness classes. Between the
textile and nudist areas on the beach, there is a also a large
kite-beach and surf school.
Regardless of where you end
up at Ording, the clientèle is a pleasant, easy-going mix – lots of
families, mixed age-groups and every imaginable gender combination.
This all makes for a unique
and fantastically relaxed experience! Try it out – I’m sure you will
airports: Hamburg, Lübeck, Groningen (Netherlands) or Esbjerg (Denmark
book a wicker beach basket in advance:
www.st.peter-ording-nordsee.de/strandkoerbe.html approximately €40
per week/€8 per day – advance booking is strongly recommended
during high season, when many of the residents of Hamburg descend on
their weekend homes in St. Peter and fill the beach.
weather is mixed and prevents on-beach nudity, why not head to the Sankt
Peter-Ording Dünen-Therme (www.st.peter-ording-nordsee.de/saunalandschaft.html),
the thermal spa in town, offering an outdoor sauna garden with saunas on
stilts from which you have excellent views out towards the beach and
sea. On the last Friday of every month, the Dünen-Therme opens all areas
of the spa for nude-bathing until 1am.