If you have followed my crazy off the wall adventures in the last 9 years of this blog, you might have seen or read about some naked times, some crazy festivals and some lunatic visits to disputed countries. That all calmed down here in charming Munich as I decided on an afternoon of relaxing “in the buff” in the city centre.
Although I don’t normally care about the weather, yes, this time, it was lucky and nice that I had clear blue skies on the day I stripped off in Munich’s Englisch Garten.
Legal Nudity in Englisch Garten, Munich
Being naked here at Englisch Garten is completely legal but only in some sections of the park. Alcohol is generally accepted, sexual activity is forbidden and most drugs are also off limits. But taking your clothes is totally fine and locally approved.
With thanks to this link on nudity in Munich, here are some more details: According to Bayerische Nacktbadeverordnung 361 (Bavarian nude bathing order number 361), nudity is allowed in the followed designated areas besides the oval bridleway:
1. Two spots at the southern part along the Isar River (Marienklause and Brudermühl bridge)
2. South-western part of Feldmoching Lake
3. A northern section of the Englischer Garten (Schwabinger Bucht)
4. Isar Island Oberfö Hring in the northern part of Isar River
Most Munich residents do not find public nudity in the park to be anything special. For most nudists, getting naked is a way for people to allow themselves to be who they are and to get away from the stress of urban Munich, which is why designated naked zones are put up legally.
How to Find the Nudist Section of the Englisch Garten in Munich
At first it can be confusing as the Englisch Garten is huge. I ended up asking some girls about where the nudist section was and they told me it’s near the Eisbach. On the map inside the Englisch Garten, it is not actually marked for some reason. But when you look at this map, it is the green area between 7 and 11.
One side of the river it is totally fine to be naked, and this is clearly marked with a sign, see below. There is no visa, no passport checks and it’s a separate country. Although at times, I felt it was different. As the busy city rocks on outside, here is a free and liberal park area, for some reason, I felt it was almost like the Christiania of Munich.
On route you can check out locals surfing in the river and a cool set of waterfalls. This is all refreshing and part of the crazy nude experience in Munich. Plus, there is a brilliant beer garden in the middle of the English Garden too.
Showing My Willy at the Englisch Garten in Munich
It was time to lose my pants. I simply headed to the green grassy area near the Eisbach and took my clothes off. Most people bring a towel or rug to lie on. I’m often spontaneous and I travel with a Northern Ireland flag, so that became my rug to lie on and bathe in the sunshine. I’ve been far too open and revealing before on my travels, so this time, I’m editing my photos so you can’t see my penis, I’m totally covering my willy for you, ha ha!
I found a quiet spot to myself, with one naked guy about 20 metres to my left, a naked lady about 20 metres in front, a fully clothed couple about 10 metres from there. People came and went in the few hours that I lay here.
The most exciting time of the nudity experience was when a young fully clothed German girl walked about a metre from me, without any facial reaction but evidently staring at my willy. I actually enjoyed it and I got a slight erection briefly, I have no idea if she photographed me or not.
I know for sure that many people are actually embarrassed to take their clothes off, and some people walk past laughing at the nudists. But for me, this is a totally cool, relaxing and liberating thing to do in Munich.
The only real downside I guess is that nobody from my hostel (the excellent 4You Hostel) or tour wanted to do the naked thing with me. I’d like to go with some friends next time – yes male and female, have some beers in the buff and listen to some music. Sometimes peeping Toms go to check out the bare naked people, and take some cheeky photos. If any of the photographers out there who walked past with their lenses that day have photos, please send them in to me, jonny (at) dontstopliving (dot) net. While in Munich I also did a Bicycle Tour and a Beer Crawl Tour.
Here are some other crazy posts, some also involve nudity:
- Suomi Sauna and Naked Snow Diving in Jarvenpaa, Finland
- Doing an FM Radio Show Naked
- Visiting Miedzyzdroje Nudist Beach in Poland
- Getting Naked in Antarctica
- Some of my craziest naked moments
“I don’t mind seeing you naked Jonny, I think you’re so positive and crazy!” – Vicky.
I like the freedom of it all. So if you find yourself in Munich, go and take your clothes off and relax. I have a friend who actually does groovy nude pictures, with a different spin on them, her name is Ilona, you can find her art here: Ilona’s Art.
In the meantime, happy stripping!
“Keep on stripping in the free world”.
Here is a video of me nude at the Englisch Garten: