The German sauna culture – nudity Top 10 Difficult Languages to Learn 6 months ago   02:53

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The Germans might not have invented the sauna tradition, but they have very much embraced it. On this week's Meet the Germans, Rachel Stewart finds out why the Germans just love to get naked for a communal sweat session.
Rachel is on a mission to investigate the quirks and idiosyncrasies of daily life in Germany. Every two weeks she explores a new topic - from beer to sauna etiquette to complicated grammar - and heads out to get some tips from the Germans themselves.

Rachel moved from the UK to Germany in 2016. As a relative newcomer she casts a fresh eye over German clichés and shares her experiences of settling into German life. You'll find more from Meet the Germans on YouTube or at

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Comments 4 Comments

thumbs down she wasnt nude
Lee B
I went to a sauna frequented mainly by Germans in Lanzarote it was fine but hilarious at the same time as some Brits came in ( im one) with believe it or not beach bags inflatables and sun hats .
The Germans went nuts and in the end I had to explain to the Brits how it works .
Getting nude is no big deal, sex is something different but some people just link nakedness and sex because general nudity is a common theme.
stephen mcintyre
Honest Indian
0:02 how can u survive at 90 degree Celsius
drew walker-armitage
Why are you not naked!
Schnitzl Klopfa
The no talking isn't seen that strict. You can talk quiet, and most times when the sauna master comes in to pour the water on, then talking and making fun is quite common.
Sting Ray
Why you’re wearing a towel? You should be naked!
Hussein Zeitoun
You remind me of the guy of the language videos.. What was his name.. Paul ?
Quite dishonest.
Are you just there while you make fun of german culture before you go back to england. Befriend the nice people to get them to talk to you about these things. They think you are a nice person then make fun of them and their ways. Like some lab experiment to make your life entertaining gosh thats like dishonest. I cant even think of the word to express
It's not just the Germans - all northern Europeans do so...Finns, Swedes, Dutch, Brits...etc.
Naked City
I prefer naked.....being naked in a sauna 😊😊😊
Peter Dixon
Groan: the Brits never get naked on TV: worse than Dawn Porter wearing a shroud in that Free Love documentary.
chris edmunds
Kind of 1970s psycho pop with hidden "meaning". A throwback and not a very good film.
Dominique Tamer
I love German (Austrian, Northern Europe) culture about nudity: simply normal and natural.
Michael Teodoro
And why are you not naked while talking on this vlog Common Girl be realistic okay????
Emrah yeşilağaç
I love thats women's voice
Ricky Lind
We need more nudity in this app.
90c/200f is far too high 4 safe use of a sauna, unless people leave before their body temperature exceeds 104 degrees Fahrenheit. I have to wonder how it affects the brains and mentality of the German people. It seems to me that a lower temperature and there for a longer time in the sauna to raise body temperature would be more sociable. However, like the Autobahn, speed seems to be the rule
More naked body than you ever seen in your life? You don't get out much, do you?

And not only that but she doesn't reinforce the whole point of the video by going naked herself. Hypocrite.
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