Munich 'legalises public nudity' after creation of six urban naked zones

People will be welcome to strip off in six designated areas just minutes away from tourist hot spots

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The Independent Online

A city in Germany has legalised public nudity through the introduction of six designated nudist zones - one of which is situated in a main tourist spot, just minutes away from Munich’s main square.

State wide laws prohibiting nude sunbathing expired in Bavaria in 2013 and public nudity has been a hot topic of debate ever since.

The six nudist zones now allow anyone to strip off within the designated areas without risking arrest, but being naked outside of these zones is banned.

“While these areas’ locations in parkland gives them a degree of seclusion, none of them are fenced off or hidden away,” The Atlantic Cities states. “One spot is barely 10 minutes from Munich’s main square, located along a stream to which tourists flock.”

Nudist beaches have existed in Germany since 1920 and spots are located within the Englischer Garten – one of the largest city parks in the world. Four others will be located in parkland and will not be obscured or fenced off, according to the site.