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Vrsar – The first commercial naturist camp celebrates its 50th birthday

Vrsar – The first commercial naturist camp celebrates its 50th birthday
Koversada, the largest and the oldest naturist park in Croatia and also one of the largest in Europe, which recently celebrated 50 years of existence is located in the vicinity of Vrsar in Istria. From 1961, when it was established as the first naturist camp in Croatia, up until this day, it has recorded more than 20 million overnight stays. The first naturists came to Koversada, then a lonely and uninhabited islet near Vrsar, at the incentive of Rudolf Halbig, a swimming instructor from Munich and the owner of the travel agency „Miramare”, which was the first in the world to offer naturist holidays. Koversada became the world`s first commercial open-type naturist camp, because camping rights were once exclusive only to members of naturist (FKK) clubs. The first guests arrived to the island by boat and in 1977 a bridge was built so it could also be reached on foot. Right after the opening, Koversada got a lot of publicity in domestic and foreign press, which significantly increased interest in guests from Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy and France, which made Vrsar a well known naturist resort for guests from all parts of Europe. Recognition for the development of naturist tourism came in 1972, when the International Naturist Federation (INF/FNI) from Antwerpen organized the 13th international naturist congress in Koversada. It was the first time that such a convention was held in a socialist country, which got a lot of publicity in the whole world, launching Koversada to the top of the European naturist offer.

Today, in its apartments, bungalows and campsite, the naturist park Koversada can accommodate more than five thousand guests who have numerous sports, culinary and shopping facilities at their disposal.

The Tourist Board of Istria County
www.istra.com

The Tourist Board of Borough of Vrsar
www.istria-vrsar.com

Maistra
www.maistra.com
 
 

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