Germans are often considered to be more at one with nature than prudish Brits. And residents of the country’s third-largest city have been given the go ahead to strip off for all over sunbathing sessions in six designated spaces.
According to a report in TheAtlanticCities.com the six Urban Naked Zones are located in parkland, offering privacy, but also only minutes away from the busy city centre. The city’s huge public park The Englischer Garten has been a nudist hang-out since the 1960s, with it’s Schonfeldweise (“beautiful meadows”) area being earmarked by nudist travel site naturisttravel.net as one of the must-visit places in the country.
They say: “From the origins of the modern-day naturist movement to naked airlines and… hotels, a lot has been written about the Germans’ fondness for taking their clothes off in public.
“Whenever the sun is out, you’ll find Münchner of all ages, shapes and sizes catching some rays as nature intended. It’s considered as much the perfect lunch-time escape from the stresses of a busy day for office workers as it (is) a place for friends and families to gather at weekends, and the atmosphere is always convivial and laid back.
Clothing-optional sun-seeking has been a common practice across Germany since the first fully naturist beach was set up in 1920. – Daily Mail