Germany’s third largest city, Munich, has legalised public nudity by introducing six designated nudist zones.
Since last autumn – when statewide laws stopping nude sunbathing expired – the issue of public nudity has been debated in the city.
It has now been decided that nudists are officially welcome to strip.
The six designated nudist areas are not fenced off or hidden away, although their location in parkland grants them a degree of privacy.
One nudist zone is situated in a main tourist spot along a stream, which is barely 10 minutes away from Munich’s main square.
Public nudity in Munich has gone on for years, and it is common to see people walking around unclothed in several spots in the city, such as the Englischer Garten, and various spots along the Isar River.
Nudity is not restricted to Munich; the practice is common across Germany, where the first naturist beach was set up back in 1920.
The country is famed for its love of all activities that involve FKK – Freikörperkultur (Free Body Culture, or plain nudity to you and me), said Telegraph Travel writer Adrian Bridge, who reported on the Naked Sledding World Championship held in the spa town of Braunlage recently.