Hi guys im new to this forum so forgive me if this has already been answered elsewhere. Also please forgive my lack of knowledge about the German Culture but I have lived in the UK all me life and only travelled outside it for the first time 18 months ago!
Anyway I am planning a holiday to Berlin around Easter time and whilst I am there would like to get some swimming in as I find it a great way to relax - I have also heard that Berlin has some of the best Saunas in the world so will probably check one out whilst I am there. As one who has been involved with naturism in the UK I fully understand and appreciate German (and probably European) culture in not allowing swim suits to be worn in showers and saunas but from my research on google have been unable to find anything that answers the following questions - Is nude bathing permitted outdoors? As one who enjoys the true freedom that comes from being naked I am keen to ensure I am on the right side of the law before travelling out. My question is therefore mainly centred around nude bathing in the outdoor lakes but I also wonder if there are any outdoor pools that allow or even expect nudity? The only other question I have concerns nude swimming in mainstream pools - Is this allowed as a general rule of thumb or do you have to make sure you are going to a specifically naked swim session - and in that respect can anyone recommend a good pool in the South East of the city?
I appreciate your help guys.