Friday, August 08, 2008

German nudists accuse Polish tourists of voyeurism

German nudists have accused Polish beachgoers of staring at them as they sunbathe as nature intended.

Germans and Poles are going to war over a nudist beach on the Polish-German border on the Baltic Sea beach, reports British The Sun tabloid.

Germans nudists have been fuming over the fact that since a fence on the two nations' border was removed in 2007, following Poland’s accession to the Schengen borderless zone, Polish bathers stroll into German territory near the Polish town of Swinoujscie, north-western Poland, encroaching on the privacy of naked German sunbathers.

"You feel like an ape in the zoo. The Poles come with their binoculars, stare and swear at us,” one German naturist told The Sun.

"It’s a nudist beach. It’s terrible that Poles come over, dressed, and stare,” another nude beachgoer from Germany has complained to the British tabloid.

But the Poles have hit back and tell their neighbours “to cover up”.

“It’s horrible, we would never bathe naked, we are Catholic,” said a Polish beachgoer from Swinoujscie.