Swiss Ban Germans From Nude Hiking in Alpine Town

A Swiss village is trying to ban an army of nude German hikers who invaded their picturesque corner of the Alps.

Officials in the town of Appenzell introduced a fixed fine for people found hiking in just a pair of boots and a backpack after a German nudist organization promoted “nature” walks for its members.

"Local people were offended by the visitors," said Local government secretary Markus Dörig. "It became clear there was a desire to fine people. We live in the countryside and people here want to live a quiet and undisturbed life. These incidents were really annoying."

The laws were changed late last week, now allowing local authorities to give the naturists a $280 on-the-spot fine.

"I can understand that we all have to live in this world together," said Barbara Foley, of the International Naturist Foundation, told the Daily Mail. "But I would certainly enjoy doing the hike in the nude and I wouldn't want to be deprived of it. It's nice to feel the sun on your skin."

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