Members of a German nudist camp are up in arms over a new requirement that they cover up while swimming, in deference to their culture-enriching neighbors at a new asylum center.
Many thanks to Egri Nök for translating this article from FOCUS.de:
Dispute about bathing rules in Saxony
Refugee hostel next to Nudist camp:
Nudists indignant, as they are supposed to cover up
The planned establishment of a refugee hostel in Saxony has caused a stir among the 400 members of the local nudist club.
Now the nudists of the Volkersdorf Forest Pond are on the barricades. Because they are supposed to cover up when they want to bathe in the future.
The members of the Family Sports and Nudist Club Waldteichfreunde Moritzburg have been enjoying the Nudist culture at the Upper Forest Pond in Volkersdorf since 1905. However, the construction of the refugee camp within sight of the nude swimming area of the Club now causes resentment. The club called upon the country to provide funds for a privacy screen.
But instead, the German Association for Bathing Matters sent them the pool rules, Bild newspaper reports. Rule number nine states: “The usage of the swimming bath is only permitted in swimwear”. The billboards are laminated and features this point in German, Albanian, Arabic and Persian language.
The nudists are shocked. They want to decide for themselves what they do on their own premises. The club therefore refuses to display these rules.
Bathing Matters spokesman Joachim Heuser threatens: “If the club changes the rules, they will not be allowed to advertise with our logo anymore,” he tells Bild.
In the dispute about the rules the district is showing good will towards the nudists: they will provide the required privacy shield at the refugee center.
The title of this post is a reference to the line spoken by Senex in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, concerning the bawdy house next door. The actual quote: “Disgraceful, all that revolting flesh. Just next door.” The role was played by Michael Hordern in the movie of the same name.