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The Croatian Naturist Association (DNH)

The 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 INF) unofficially 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.









President: Davorin Žugčić        

Cellular:  ++385 91 575 4153
e-mail: dnh@dnh.hr


Secretary: Miljenko  Čirjak                 



Zelinska 5
HR-10000 Zagreb
Croatia / Hrvatska











"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.


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