News and reports
August 1st, 2021 - FSV Adolf Koch at the international naturist run
A small group of runners was not deterred by adverse weather conditions and took part in the 12th international naturist run on Rosenfelder Strand on the Baltic Sea. You can find the results here. Respect!
June 8th, 2021 - sport on site again
We can finally meet again for sports!
Next Friday, Yoga, Gymnastics and Table Tennis, start again. From next week (wednesday), Workout start again on site. Online workouts now take place on Mondays and also on Thursdays during the holidays. We will also stream yoga on Friday as a test (only the teacher can be seen) so you can continue to participate online. Since July 5th there has been every Monday again Volleyball. Likely to start from August 16th Aquagym and Swimming again.
As always, the current dates are in Calendar.
29.05.2021 - Graefehalle is being renovated
As the sports hall of the Albrecht-von-Graefe School is being renovated, we will move to the sports hall of Helene-Lange School in Steglitz for volleyball until further notice (still on Mondays at 7.30 p.m. as soon as it will be allowed again). For badminton and soccer, we hope to find a solution in Kreuzberg.
24.05.2021 - Changes in the board
After 4 years of outstanding engagement, Jörg is stepping down from the board. Jörg has taken care of the finances with great commitment and conscientiousness in the last 4 years, has taken on many other tasks and was always ready to help. Thank you for everything you have done for our community!
Jan (extended board) and Maik (C.) (executive board) were newly elected to the board. In addition, Johannes, Garrelt and Matthias were elected to the cash audit committee.
20.03.2021 - We are part of GetNakedGermany
GetNakedGermany is a new initiative based on the very successful initiative GetNakedAustralia- with a special focus on inspiring young people for naturism and promoting body acceptance. We are very happy that we are on board as ambassador !
01.11.2020 - Sports activities stopped
Due to the current development there are no sports activities possible until further notice. Please refer Calendar for online alternatives.
14.09.2020 - Interview with Hanna on Y collective
In a new and intriguing documentary on the topic of "Naturism and FKK - What is it like to be naked in public?" on the Youth Youtube Channel Y Kollektiv, Antonia Schanze interviews our ambassador Hanna to find out more about our club, women and naturism and the benefits of naturism. You can find the complete documentary Here .
24.06.2020 – We want to become even more diverse
Recently Hanna became our Responsible for Diversity and Equality. We are very happy that we could win her for this important position, because diversity and equality are very important to us.
Hanna is also an ambassador of our community, which means that she is the contact person for all interested persons who have questions about our community, nudism, naturism, social nudity or similar, or for whom all this is still completely new.
17.06.2020 - Breaking new ground in board organisation & new elections
In March, the members' assembly approved a amendment in our statutes by a large majority, which will allow us to move away from the classical hierarchical board structure to a modern, more sustainable teamwork structure.
In the past 3 years, we've gone through a remarkable transformation, which had also changed the board's organisation and working methods, which is now also reflected in the statutes .
The new board concept dispenses with the cumbersome allocation of offices and only distinguishes between executive and extended board. The entire board develops an equal and precise distribution of tasks. You can find the new team structure here.
Moreover, some minor amendments have been made to the membership fees. The most important thing: the membership fee for children is now also included in the individual fee of a single parent. Here you can find an overview and here the current Fee schedule
04.04.2020 – Online courses starting next week
To prevent us from getting rusty, we will offer some courses online via video chat (see Overview of Online Courses).
We will start with two yoga classes with Lászlo and Jan.
17.03.2020 – NO sports or other activities for the time being.
Due to the current risk situation in connection with the corona virus, all activities are suspended with immediate effect until further notice.
20.01.2020 – New Body Awareness course
In February you can join our completely new course in the Body Awareness programme! Together with Tom, we explore our mind and body in meditation and through contact improvisation. You can find more information here.
13.01.2020 - Winter Hike with Sauna Visit
14 members met yesterday in bright sunshine for our third winter hike. On the way through the wild and romantic Tegel Forest, we admired both the oldest and the highest tree in Berlin and explored the dune landscape "Baumberge". After almost 2 hours of hiking we arrived at Saunafreunde in a bright mood. In the well-tempered sauna, Johannes warmed us up with great infusions. In between, we plunged into the cold waters of Heiligensee to cool down.
Many thanks to Saunafreunde for their warm welcome and their hospitality!
24.12.2019 – Report from our trip to the Naturistengehöft
20.12.2019 – Yoga Kreuzberg: New Location, New Schedule
Good news for all Yoga fans! In the new year, the Yoga Class Xberg on fridays will take place at Aquariana (Seminarraum II) and will start at 4:30pm (45 minutes later than before). Aquariana is located very close to the Familienzentrum, on the 4th floor of a landmarked factory building (the Habel Brewery).
The first Yoga class after the sports break is on 10 January 2020.
We look forward to many wonderful Yoga classes at our beautiful new room!
13.12.2019 – Lonely Planet: The naked truth about naturism in Germany
Seeking the naked truth about naturism in Germany, John Garry reports about us and his own experiences with naturism in Lonely Planet. You can find the article Here .
Hands-On Christmas Baking
Nine hard-working bakers came together yesterday to make our own delicious christmas cookies again - from Swedish ginger bread to classic butter cookies with creative lettering. You can taste the result on November 30th at our advent party.
29.10.2019 – Swimming with Trainer(s)
Do you want to improve your swimming technique? Do you want to learn another swimming style? Then we have good news for you! As of October 29, Matthias and Thomas support you to develop a better swimming technique and provide a training program for different swimming styles. One part of the pool will be reserved for training, the rest of the pool will still be available for free swimming. Interested? Just come by!
15.09.2019 – We're excellent!
What a great honour! The Familien-Sport-Gemeinschaft Nordrhein Westfalen e.V. - in the person of the president Günther Hedderich - has awarded us as an excellent family friendly sports club. This special distinction is supposed to express an acknowledgement of our commitment and merits to the naturist movement - in particular through our openess, the consistent implementation of naturist offers, the development of new, contemporary sports and events, a refreshing and appealing PR and media work as well as for breaking new grounds in advertising. We feel grateful and connected with the FSG-NW, which has been underlined by a ceremonial change of towels. This goes hand in hand with the desire to work even closer together in the future.
You can admire the badge with the award at our closet at Familienzentrum. 🙂
Enthusiastic participation and numerous successes at the
LFK swimming tournaments
Even though the LFK swimming tournament hosted by Helios is always marking the end of the summer season, 14 of our swimmers enjoyed the wonderful late summer weather in early September and participated in various competitions. And there was also a premiere: for the first time our newly formed mixed team competed in the relay races. You can find the results here. By the way, our indoor swimming has already started again, every Tuesday you can train with us.
03.08.2019 – Double victory and a lot of new best times at the International Naturist Run
On August 3rd, eight members competed at the International Naturist Run on Rosenfelder Strand and set new records again.
At the 10000m race, Marc was the first in the age group 46-60 to reach the finish line after only 37:30 minutes. Only the Schleswig-Holstein Marathon Champion was (a bit) faster! Maik was also the first in his age group (15-30) after 47:34 minutes to reach the finish line.
At the 5000m run Olaf reached position 2 (age group 46-60, 25:12), Julian position 3 (age group 31-45, 18:29), Johannes position 7 (age group 31-45, 24:39), Stefan S. position 7 (age group 46-60, 28:16), Stefan P. position 12 (age group 31-45, 28:15). Enrico with Klaudia and Joe reached the 3rd place in the 3x500m family run (6:26 minutes). Moreover, Enrico reached the 7th place in the 5000m walking competition (38:30). The results in detail.
We congratulate our participants!
17.07.2019 – Nackedei 3: we're inside
On 1.7., the new volume "Nackedei 3 - Fahrt frei: Freikörperkultur heute" by Norbert Sander was published, including a portrait of us with photos of volleyball and soccer (pp. 14-17). here you can find some example pages including 2 pages about us.
02.07.2019 - New: Body Awareness
This week we start our new and highly innovative course "body awareness": It's all about increasing your body positivity, acceptance and mindfulness.
It takes place on wednesdays at 8pm and involves an alternating course system with each course being offered for about 6 weeks:
We start with 6 weeks of dance improvisation, followed by 6 weeks of Taiji and 5 weeks of life drawing.
Here you'll learn more.
23.06.2019 – Nude hike at "Harzer Naturistenstieg"
Our first hike at "Harzer Naturistenstieg" (an official naturist hiking path) was a great success. In the most beautiful June weather, 9 members explored the winding paths of the Harzer Naturistenstieg trail in a good mood. Here, you can find a detailed report.
22.06.2019 – Double victory at the Naturist Run at Sonnensee
On June 22, five members competed at the "Sonnenseespiele Naturistenlauf" in Hanover. At the 10000m run Marc, was the first to reach the finish line after 40:48 minutes, Julian finished first in 5000m in 19:44 minutes. Also the further results are impressive with place 5 (AK40, Thomas B.), place 6 (AK 45, Olaf) and place 2 (AK 50, Stefan S.)! The results in detail.
We congratulate our participants and look forward to seeing everyone again next year! .
06.06.2019 – We are in the Jungle World
Today, the new Jungle World appears with a cover story on nudity and shame. The main article from Xenia Balzereit reports on the development of naturism since its very beginnings and shows by the example of our club, how a new and progessive naturist culture is developing in the cities.
25.05.2019 – Nude hike in Dreilinden
Despite not really favorable weather, six brave members have found their way through the Stahnsdorfer sand dunes, along the Teltowkanal and a traffic infrastructure, which has long been recaptured by nature. Click here for the report.
And since the area was so beautiful, we spontaneously give it another try to Ascension public holiday!!
01.05.2019 - Devilishly good club trip
On May 1, about 10 club members enjoyed the spring weather during a club trip to Grunewald. First we went to Teufelsberg ("mount devil"), where we visited the prominent buildings of the former air traffic control and listening station of the US forces. Afterwards, we found a cozy spot for our picnic at Teufelssee. A four-colored towel collection with logo and hashtag #nudesportsberlin awaited our members as a great surprise. Everyone could choose one of them in one's favorite color. Some made use of them immediatley on the spot after bathing in the cool water.
24.04.2019 – We are in the Zitty!
Today the new Zitty appears with a cover story about nudism, which reports mainly about us and our activities and in which some photos of us can be seen. We are looking forward to the response and are happy about this great coverage!
23.04.2019 – New Website online
There it is: our new website. By the time you read this, you'll be on it.
10.04.2019 – Pool closed during the Easter holidays
07.03.2019 - Members' assembly elects new board
Julian was elected as First Chairman, Dennis as Second Chairman and Jörg as Treasurer as well as Olaf as Sportsman and as further board members Maik (Member Administration), Björn (Communication) and Thomas (Secretary).
25.02.2019 - The pool is open again
05.02.2019 - The FSV Adolf Koch is now also available for Instagram
20.01.2019 - LFK Swimming Championship
On 20 January eleven members competed in the LFK swimming championship and reached 7 times place 1, 6 times place 2 and 4 times place 3 (results in detail). We warmly congratulate our participants.
13.01.2019 - 2nd winter hike with sauna visit
The second winter hike of the club on 13 January was not only great fun, but also a complete success. Despite dingy drizzle weather, ten members of the club went in a good mood on the six kilometre long way through the Tegel forest. Started at the subway station Alt-Tegel we went over the Greenwichpromenade at the Tegeler See past the oldest as well as the highest tree of Berlin towards Heiligensee. Interesting information on forest ecology and the effects of climate change made the hike a sports and knowledge experience. After about two hours the hikers were able to relax and warm up in the well-tempered sauna @Saunafreunde e. V. The very brave ones cooled down after the sauna sessions by jumping into the Heiligensee. Sports activities, great conversations and cosy get-togethers make the winter hike followed by a sauna session a legendary club event already after its second edition. Many thanks to Saunafreunde for the warm welcome.