When Germany was divided after World War II, the beaches in Weststrand on the Baltic Sea (with the Darss peninsula) were on East German territory. Some of the locals even dreamed of swimming across to the Danish coast, less than 30 kilometers away, but the remains of the military barracks here bear witness to the vigilance of the regime at the time.

Today, the former inhabitants of the German Democratic Republic and tourists from the West live and relax side by side, united by a love of nature and naturism, content to play at Robinson Crusoe in their tents or eco-friendly huts made from driftwood.

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