Munich Legalises Public Nudity, Names 6 Designated Nudist Zones
By Vittorio Hernandez | April 16, 2014 8:51 AM EST
The German city of Munich would be the haven for naturists and at the same time a paradise for peeping Toms. The third largest city in the country just legalised public nudity after the lapse last autumn of statewide laws banning nude sunbathing.
Naked volunteers pose for U.S. artist Tunick in front of the Sydney Opera House
However, while naturists are limited to six designated nudist zones, none of these areas have fences or are located in hidden spots, so anyone who wants to feast his or her eyes on eye candy bodies could freely do so, although that may mean he or she must also be wearing nothing except the birthday suit so as not to be suspected of being in the place to peep.
Also in some place such as public saunas, clothed people are asked to take off their cover so as not to make the naked ones uncomfortable. These places are generally naked-only and mixed sex zones, although there are some single gender days also.
The six nudist zones are in Flaucher, Brudermuhkbruckle, Mittlere-Isar-StraBe, Eisbach, behind the Haus der Kunst, Schwabinger Bucht and Feldmonchinger See.
Even if there was a law banning public nudity, it was common to see naked bodies sunbathing at city spots such as Englischer Garten and Isar River.
East Germany opened the first naturist beach in 1920. Observers believe the absence for a long period of strong religious influence is the reason why East Germans have lesser inhibitions about showing their nude bodies in public.
However, a former tour guide shared that on some occasions, some tourists enter the nude zones armed with roving zoom lens which are the indicators that these visitors have other intentions than just giving their epidermis a healthy dose of free Vitamin C.
To contact the editor, e-mail:
Most Popular Slideshows
- Taylor Swift Named Forbes' Second Highest Paid Country Musician [PHOTOS]
- Forever Lost: Indescribable Anguish for Malaysia Airlines MH17 Families, Remains of Some Victims May Never Be Found (PHOTOS)
- Global Aviation Accidents: UN to Form Safety Task Force, Gov'ts Should Share Intelligence Info to Avert Future Incidents on Flying Over Warzones (PHOTOS)
- Lunch with the Gods: Pope Francis Eats with Vatican Workers in Cafeteria
Join the Conversation
- Japanese Whalers End Pacific Hunt with 115 Whales Dead and No Disruption from Sea Shepherd
- UFO Sightings: Mysterious Bright Lights Spotted Flashing over Toronto, Witnesses Share UFO Sighting Experience on Social Media [VIDEO]
- 'Watch the MH17 Plane Missile Hit Video Tape in Mobile' Goes Viral on Facebook
- Australia Ranks High in Human Development Index But Scores Low in Climate Change
- UN Vows to Bring MH17 Crash Perpetrators to Justice; Downing of Plane a 'War Crime'
- Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17: Parents of Australian Passenger Want ‘Space Scientists’ to Investigate Crash; Believe in ‘Possibility’ of Survival -- Report
- Childhood Obesity is Strongly Linked With Early Puberty: Study Reveals
- Why Internet of Things is the Next Big Thing for Tech Giants like Samsung, Google and Apple
- Instagram's Newest App Bolt Now Available Exclusively in New Zealand, Singapore and South Africa
- Megan Fox's Weight Loss Aided by Low Carb Paleo Diet: Benefits of the Diet