If you want to spend some time outside the city walls and love hiking, kayaking, and swimming, the Mecklenburg Lake District in the east of Germany might be the right place for you. And while you might wonder why this is best nude, Germans say "Why not"! Nudism is a normal part of German life, especially (although not exclusively) in the east.
Get back to nature with a nude camping trip in Germany.
Back to Nature with Nude Camping
One of the best sites is the secluded nudist campground at Useriner Lake. The site is a popular meet-up for FKK (Frei Korps Kultur / Free body culture) groups as well as people dabbling in the nudist community. It is secure and secluded with entry only allowed with registration and an electronic card slot system. There are modern facilities and a tranquil environment for the 200 camping spots.
It is located in the idyllic and quiet Müritz National Park which is home to more than 800 plants, 260 birds, and 880 butterfly species. Explore the UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site of the Ancient Beech Forest. There are even English excursions covering the local flora and fauna as well as the history of the park.
Have a bike? Join the guided bike excursions through the grounds.
What to Expect at a Nude Campground in Germany
This practice of nudism (or naturism) originated in Germany at the end of the 19th century. Its purpose is non-erotic and non-sexual; nudism rather aims to promote a free and healthy lifestyle close to nature and helps to create a relaxation psyche and a positive body image.
(Find out more about nudism in Germany.)
The family-oriented campground lies directly at Useriner Lake, which is well known for its excellent water quality. There are no motor boats allowed meaning it is free from oil and wonderfully clear. Besides spots for RVs and tents, it offers a designated area for nudist campers. There, you can swim, canoe, sunbathe, and even do sports like volleyball or Fussball (soccer) sans clothing.
Not Only for Nudists
The Useriner Campground is a great starting point for exploring the National Park. By boat, many water routes start from here and lead you to serene forest lakes and all along the river Havel. You can rent boats and canoes and explore the green heart of Eastern Germany from the water. No matter your clothing preference, it is important to be respectful of this shrine to Mother Nature.
There are eight other campsites in the area. All sites are located on the water and can be reached by boat.
Visitor Info for Nude Camping in Germany
Address: Camp Ground Useriner See, 17237 Zwenzow, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania
Phone: +49 (0)3981 24790
- Shop (grocery and souvenirs)
- Electricity hook-ups
- Showers and toilets
- Washing machines and dryers
- Grilling is permitted in the provided grill locations
- Sauna directly on the lake
- Marina for 30+ boats
- Disabled Access
- Dogs allowed in specific areas
- Forest ropes course
- Stage shows (high season)
- Restaurants are located nearby (about 1.5 km)
- Indoor Pool (2 km away)
- Golf (25 km away)
When to Go Nude Camping in Germany
The campground is open from April 1st to October 31st
How to Get to the Nudist Campground at Useriner Lake
From the west: Cross the B 198 and turn left at Mirow on the L 25 towards Userin, then via Granzow, Roggentin to Zwenzow.
Coming from Berlin, take the B 98, to Neustrelitz, from there go in the direction Userin / Mirow and via Userin, Useriner Mühle to Zwenzow.
Prices for Nudist Campground at Useriner Lake
Daily Access (High Season): 7.20 euro
Daily Access (Low Season): 4.90 euro
Camping Spot: 10 - 30 euro