Munich Legalizes Nudity

But only in "Urban Naked Zones"

Apr 15, 2014
Outside Magazine

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Ditch the lederhosen. You can now walk around certain parts of Munich naked, thanks to a new policy.

The German city allows people to publicly roam and sunbathe in the buff as long as they keep to six official "Urban Naked Zones." The parks offer some privacy, but they're not exactly remote.

"While these areas' locations in parkland give them a degree of seclusion, none of them are fenced off or hidden away," the Atlantic Cities reports. "One spot is barely 10 minutes from Munich's main square, located along a stream to which tourists flock."

According to Forbes, Germans are known as being both "nudist obsessive" and "tanning obsessive." By allowing nude sunbathing, the city is just condoning something that's been going on for years.