The island, in a lake just south of Ulm, has been attracting debauched thrill-seekers since the summer of 2010 – much to the consternation of tourists who flock to the area for its beauty rather than booty.
Now the town authorities in Senden are adopting radical new measures to dissuade unwanted visitors from the town’s famed recreational spot, the Süddeutsche Zeitung newspaper reported on Tuesday.
The approaching warmer weather has prompted them to act – before the island is again appropriated by al-fresco lovers.
They are planning to strip the area of trees, bushes and reeds – and remove a gangplank from the waters in an attempt to make the island less attractive.
Previous efforts to force ardent nature loves to cool it have been unsuccessful. An initial attempt to end the open-air coupling by putting more police on the beat and undertaking landscaping works in the area failed to deter liberal pleasure-seekers.
The new offensive will cost €5,500, the Süddeutsche Zeitung said, adding that people in the area sick of seeing naked bums on their island, had seldom complained so little about a deforestation project.