The Croatian Naturist Association (DNH)
Croatian Naturist Association (DNH) was founded at 1977. The first
president was Vladislav Novak, and the first secretary was Jelena Vugrinčić.
The 'eighties' were the golden years for DNH. At the year 1992 DNH becomes a member
of International Naturist Federation.
In the beginning...
History of organized
naturist vacations in Croatia goes back in 1930's. The island of Rab is
rightly referred to as the pioneer of naturism on the Adriatic. Naturist
beach in Rab was
opened personally by Richard Ehrmann from Vienna (the first president of
in 1934, but the month of August 1936 is frequently mentioned as the
official beginning of
naturism in Rab (and in Croatia too), i.e. when the English king Edward
VIII stayed there
and the Rab authorities allowed him and his wife to take a nude swim in
the bay of Kandarola.
Croatia was the
first country in Europe to start with the concept of commercial naturist
resorts. Koversada, the oldest naturist resort in Croatia, became
officially opened for naturist tourists in 1961.
"Naturism is a way of life
in harmony with nature, characterized by the
practice of communal nudity, with the intention of
encouraging respect for oneself, respect for others
and for the environment."
INF world congress,
Adge, France 1994.
President: Davorin Žugčić
Cellular: ++385 91 575 4153
Secretary: Miljenko Čirjak
DRUSTVO NATURISTA HRVATSKE
Croatia / Hrvatska