• Sweden's news in English
 

Three naked German women found in woods

Published: 02 Aug 2010 14:34 GMT+02:00

The naturist campers, 40, 50 and 56-years-old, wandered into the woods outside Karlshamn at around 4pm. Friends holidaying with the women raised the alarm when the nude ramblers failed to return to their cottage by Långasjön lake, newspaper Expressen reports.

Police deployed a helicopter and sniffer dogs to aid in the search but were quickly able to call off the hunt when the women returned to the cottage of their own accord at 10.30pm.

The women, who were naked when they set off on their stroll, told police they got lost shortly after leaving their lakeside cottage. They ended up groping around in the dark for the last hour of their wayward walk before eventually finding their way back to their naturist companions.

Paul O'Mahony (paul.omahony@thelocal.se)

Your comments about this article

16:41 August 2, 2010 by Shanie
Aren't the Germans great :) not a bother in the wide earthly world in 'em.
17:42 August 2, 2010 by Z-man
Gotta respect the Swedes for not having the 72-hour rule found in other countries, for not forcing people to wait 3 days before a missing-persons report to be made. A lot of bad things can happen in 3 days, before the police decide to send out search parties.
18:03 August 2, 2010 by Swedesmith
And all I've ever found while wandering through the woods has been mushrooms.
21:21 August 2, 2010 by Roger O. Thornhill
40, 50 and 56. At least The Local had the good taste not to use pictures with this story.
21:38 August 2, 2010 by wxman
Naturally, years ago I would have agreed with you, Mr. Thornhill. However, today my appreciation for older women has modified somewhat. They may all have been attractive! Well, at least the 40 year old maybe?
23:15 August 2, 2010 by GLO
This is just another day in Sweden. I love it.
23:59 August 2, 2010 by darthur954
Gee if they weren't nude would it be news?
00:05 August 3, 2010 by Mr Gee
Quite a humorous story.

It is not exactly elegant to go walking in the nude; for example the men will have 1/2 kilo of Bratwurst swinging about.

On second thoughts, maybe that's why they do it? hee hee
08:45 August 3, 2010 by Keith #5083
#Swedesmith

oh, I love that comment....I love that comment...hehehehehe :)
10:10 August 3, 2010 by Rebel
I read that nude hiking was becoming a popular thing in southern Germany. Maybe there is a potential for Sweden to advertise all the hiking trails it has and bring naked German hikers here.
11:25 August 3, 2010 by Michael84
We should encourage young folks to get naked and hike preferably don't get lost though ;)
13:40 August 3, 2010 by Rebel
Maybe we should encourage Americans to get into this -- they certainly need to work off those extra pounds.
13:47 August 3, 2010 by spongepaddy
A hunter found the naked ladies and asked them "So, are you game?" They said "Sure!" So he shot them. True story.
15:17 August 3, 2010 by splendidsun
why does this news not have an accompanying photo section with it?
16:48 August 3, 2010 by l33tshane
"They ended up groping around in the dark for the last hour of their wayward walk", ehehehe :-P
09:00 August 4, 2010 by Antonioparco
Afghanistan or Iran would be a good place for these obsessed Germans to go naked. :D
13:37 August 4, 2010 by Syftfel
Clearly this story was published, not because of its newsworthiness, but to invite the kind of adolescent commentary you see above. Have fun! But don't lose sight of the more significant matters such as the impending September elections. Three German broads in the buff pales compared to the consequences of a wrong vote.
13:52 August 4, 2010 by Marc the Texan
"They ended up groping around in the dark for the last hour of their wayward walk..."

This line made the story. I'm sure Paul O'Mahony is proud of that one.
14:35 August 4, 2010 by sadiejo400wcn
Police deployed a helicopter and sniffer dogs to aid in the search but were quickly able to call off the hunt when the women returned to the cottage of their own accord at 10.30pm

dont you love the part about the sniffer dogs? LOL
16:09 August 4, 2010 by Rebel
Safe to walk naked in Sweden. But do not do it in teh USA or else the cops will ignore it if three big guys jump oout of a car and beat the heck out of youy:

http://www.wtvr.com/news/wtvr-naked-man,0,3116587.story
18:39 August 4, 2010 by NovaLand
I wonder who found them first, the police or the mosquitoes =)
18:47 August 4, 2010 by Rebel
Mosquitoes are a problem here, but then again, naked hiking has advantages. For one thing, no need to have to wash dirty clothing afterwards, and another is that you can easily spot ticks if they get on you.

BTW, there is no actual law in Sweden banning naked hiking outside the city limits, is there? With a little PR push one might be able to get a trend going in Sweden.
22:53 August 4, 2010 by gwarbu2000
We in the UK know, from watching Wallender, that there are many freaks in Sweden. You need naked German women to provide a civilising influence just as we needed the Romans to introduce public baths, central heating etc to change us to the clean, warm etc people that we now are.
15:48 August 5, 2010 by judahsmommy
Wonder what they were on? I want SOME!
05:12 August 7, 2010 by för30årseden
Maybe they weren't lost. Maybe no one just really wanted to find them. If they had been 20 years younger, it might have been a different story.
06:22 August 7, 2010 by scorpion69
I wonder what they were doing the woods for so long. Having a nookie [sex]. If they were thats their business.
20:01 August 7, 2010 by Karenrae
Look around. I visited Sweden two years ago and saw a lot of people who need to walk the pounds off.
20:09 August 17, 2010 by bloozshooz
Stieg was right, a lot of you do hate women. --Reg Keeland
Today's headlines
Wet July dampens Swedes' summer spirit
Rain in Stockholm. Photo: Marcus Ericsson/TT

Wet July dampens Swedes' summer spirit

Swedes complaining about the disappointing summer were vindicated after meterologists revealed on Friday that July indeed finished wetter – but warmer – than normal. READ  

Swedes get set for new money, money, money
Christina Wejshammar of Sweden's central bank. Photo: Vilhelm Stokstad/TT

Swedes get set for new money, money, money

A new smartphone app is set to help Swedes navigate the biggest switch in bank notes the country has ever seen with only two months to go before the new cash is introduced. READ  

Bananas free Swedish man from speeding fine
These are not the bananas on trial. Photo: Leif R Jansson/SCANPIX

Bananas free Swedish man from speeding fine

A Swedish driver has escaped speeding tickets in court – because the offender was eating a banana. If that sounds bananas to you, keep reading. READ  

Swedish farm mystery as pigs vanish without trace
Schörling suspects that the swine, which have a value of around 65,000 kronor, were stolen. Photo: Lars Pehrson/SvD/SCANPIX

Swedish farm mystery as pigs vanish without trace

UPDATED: A Swedish farmer is mystified about the disappearance of 64 pigs from his farmyard in the town of Vingåker, central Sweden. READ  

Snoop Dogg's initial drug test positive say police
Snoop Dogg in concert in Uppsala. Photo: Marcus Ericsson / TT

Snoop Dogg's initial drug test positive say police

Initial tests suggest that US rapper Snoop Dogg was under the influence when he was arrested by Swedish police after performing at a gig last weekend, a police spokesman told The Local on Friday. READ  

Mining behind Swedish 'earthquake' say experts
The Malmberget mine in northern Sweden. Photo: Carl-Johan Utsi/TT

Mining behind Swedish 'earthquake' say experts

On Friday Sweden awoke to news of the second earthquake in less than a week, this time in the far north of the country. But a seismologist told The Local that the tremors were the result of mining activity. READ  

Concerns over 'too Swedish' police force
Swedish police are struggling to attract people from foreign backgrounds. Photo: Fredrik Sandberg/TT

Concerns over 'too Swedish' police force

UPDATED: Swedish police academies expressed concern on Friday over a sharp decline in the number of foreign-born future officers. READ  

The Local Recipes
How to throw your own Swedish crayfish party
Swedish crayfish party. Photo: Carolina Romare/imagebank.sweden.se

How to throw your own Swedish crayfish party

August crayfish parties are one of the highlights of the Swedish calendar and appeal to people of all ages. Food writer John Duxbury shares his best tips with The Local for making your own crayfish party a success. READ  

Sweden to crack down on silly police reports
A police spokesman told The Local they receive many complaints from people who lose their car keys. Photo: Fredrik Sandberg/SCANPIX

Sweden to crack down on silly police reports

The Swedish government announced on Thursday that is is going to launch an investigation into valuable police time being wasted by officers forced to deal with unnecessary reports and complaints. READ  

Booming exports boost for Sweden's economy
The Swedish economy is growing. Photo: Pontus Lundahl/TT

Booming exports boost for Sweden's economy

Figures showing a surprise financial growth spurt in the second quarter of the year have been hailed as proof that Sweden's economy is on the road to recovery. READ  

RECEIVE OUR NEWSLETTER AND ALERTS
Technology
Modern mugging: Swedish thieves use smartphone app to rob man
Lifestyle
Five fun festivals to get you partying in Sweden this week
National
How a century-old Russian sub wreck got Sweden into a frenzy
Gallery
People-watching: July 29th
National
How to become a Swedish woman
Blog updates

31 July

Editor’s blog, July 31st (The Local Sweden) »

"Dear readers, As the Stockholm Pride Festival kicked off this week, we spoke to the chairman of..." READ »

 

15 July

Climate Change: A New Risk Assessment (The Diplomatic Dispatch) »

"Climate change is one of the most serious threats facing the world today.   The UK is..." READ »

 
 
 
National
Free bus cards for refugees in Sweden
Lifestyle
New snaps of Sweden's baby prince
National
Why are Swedes so scared of Russian submarines?
Gallery
Property of the week: Simrishamn, Skåne
National
Why has Snoop Dogg said he will never return to Sweden?
Sponsored Article
Getting pregnant the Swedish way
Features
Five outrageously harsh tourist comments about Sweden
Sponsored Article
Why is Sweden still working with Russia?
Gallery
People-watching: July 24th-26th
Travel
Seven ways to beat the Swedish rain
National
Should Sweden's alcohol stores be open on weekends?
National
How to become a Swedish man
Gallery
People-watching: July 22nd
Lifestyle
How to never miss your favourite features on The Local
National
Royal husband on 'breadwinner' role
National
Stockholm to ban all cars for one day
Sponsored Article
Outsourcing drives Apreel's Europe growth
Gallery
Property of the week: Sölvesborg, Blekinge
National
Questions over who would replace Swedish PM in a crisis
Gallery
People-watching: July 17th-19th
National
Why are Swedish women joining Isis?
Travel
Ten Stockholm streets you just have to walk down
Sponsored Article
'Swedish women must demand their partners use a condom'
Sport
Did UK football parents threaten Swedish kids?
Technology
Stockholm scientists find world's oldest sperm
Gallery
People-watching: July 15th
National
Angry Swede uses bird nest as fake speed camera
National
Meatball row as Ikea changes recipe
National
Sweden's new princess in spotlight
National
Slimy slugs go on sale to raise cash for EU migrants in Sweden
National
Crown Princess Victoria turns 38
Sponsored Article
Harstena: Life in Sweden's secret archipelago
National
Is this the best marriage proposal story in Malmö's history?
Sponsored Article
'Biofuels critical for climate-friendly flights'
Sponsored Article
Gaps don't have to kill your Swedish CV
National
Why summer could be the best time to invest in a Swedish property
Gallery
Property of the week: Bollnäs, Hälsingland
National
Swedish house on sale for one krona
National
Would you give this ugly food a home?
Gallery
People-watching: July 10th-12th
Travel
Foreign hikers in Sweden set to get more help in English
National
Prince Nicolas enjoys first summer
National
Meet the amazing Swedish granny who loves theme parks
National
Stockholm to host Eurovision 2016
Travel
Five quirky summer tours in Sweden
Sponsored Article
'Swedish industry needs US trade deal'
Sponsored Article
Sweden's 'incredible' chance to connect
Sponsored Article
'Today's refugees could be tomorrow's Zlatan'
Sponsored Article
Crans-Montana: International expat hub
Sponsored Article
‘I don’t feel Swedish, I feel international’
Sponsored Article
VIP Mingle at Almedalen's hottest event
Latest news from The Local in Austria

More news from Austria at thelocal.at

Latest news from The Local in Switzerland

More news from Switzerland at thelocal.ch

Latest news from The Local in Germany

More news from Germany at thelocal.de

Latest news from The Local in Denmark

More news from Denmark at thelocal.dk

Latest news from The Local in Spain

More news from Spain at thelocal.es

Latest news from The Local in France

More news from France at thelocal.fr

Latest news from The Local in Italy

More news from Italy at thelocal.it

Latest news from The Local in Norway

More news from Norway at thelocal.no

3,292
jobs available
PSD Media
PSD Media is marketing company that offers innovative solutions for online retailers. We provide modern solutions that help increase traffic and raise conversion. Visit our site at:
psdmedia.se