The birthday-suited members of the Family Sport and Naturist Association Moritzburg in eastern Germany asked for funds to build a fence shielding them from the prying eyes of residents in the new facility. Instead they got a letter back from authorities saying they would no longer be allowed to skinny dip in the lake that will separate their naked paradise from the new £1.2 million all-male refugee centre.

The nudists claim their starkers way of life – the club near the ancient porcelain manufacturing center of Meissen has been going since 1905 – is being threatened by officials not wanting to offend newcomers. “I don’t know whether it is wise to set up the asylum home here,” said Petra Hoffman, 70-year-old club treasurer. READ MORE