A hiker, Siegfried Grawert, jailed for walking across Germany naked, has been allowed to go nude because prison clothes depress him. He was sentenced to 10 weeks in Nuremberg prison for failing to pay fines for walking around natural beauty spots in the buff.
Thomas Kranig, a spokesman for the administrative court in Ansbach, said Siegfried Grawert went to jail because he "refused to pay a fine of 500 euros assessed for violating the public nudity code."
Now guards have given him a single cell where he can sit out his sentence without clothes. "I do not offend anyone. Being naked is the most natural thing in the world," said Grawert. A naked German hiker has vowed to carry on rambling in the nude despite spending 10 days in jail for breaking public nudity laws.
Grawert, a janitor, told a local German newspaper he planned to continue campaigning for the right to partake in organized all-natural hikes despite his troubles with the law. Naked hiking has gained a following since the German Society of Nudists joined the German Sports Association.
Nude bathing is accepted and allowed in parts of Germany, especially on designated beaches on the Baltic Sea coast. But naked joggers have been fined in the past for running through forests wearing nothing but socks and shoes. (Annanova/ Reuters via Yahoo/ Grawert Photo by Von Robert Maurer/donaukurier.de)