Behavior: Barefoot - and More - in the Park

An uproar in Munich over undress in a public place

All over Europe the Germans are famous as nude sun bathers. But at home in their own cities a certain sartorial conservatism has long applied. This summer, though, in the city of Munich, a terrible uproar arose as crowds of young nudists began nonchalantly strolling alongside fully clothed pedestrians in the famous 600-acre Englische Garten. The young strippers quickly became a major tourist attraction, even threatening to rival the rosy Rubens nudes in the city's Alte Pinakothek. But the burghers of Munich were not...

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