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obeygiant
May 25, 2007, 12:35 PM
BERLIN (Reuters) - A naked American tourist raised eyebrows when he went for a walk through a German city and told police he thought this was acceptable behavior in Germany.

"We have been having unusually hot weather here lately but, all the same, we can't have this," a spokesman for police in the southern city of Nuremberg said Tuesday. "The man said he thought walking around naked was tolerated in Germany."

Many Germans enjoy nude sunbathing which is allowed in public parks. The 41-year-old was carrying his clothes in a bag when police stopped him Monday evening after complaints from pedestrians.

The tourist was not under the influence of drugs, said police. They made him get dressed and pay a 200 euro ($269) deposit pending his investigation for indecent behavior.yahoo (http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070523/od_nm/germany_naked_dc;_ylt=AgfoaO7IAHw2SgkNoGU3QjUuQE4F)

Walking around naked in Germany isn't tolerated? Who knew? lol

I can just imagine this guy online buying his plane ticket:
"Hmm, let see.. Germany..yeah.. You can walk around naked there!..I shouldn't have to pack much."

leekohler
May 25, 2007, 12:44 PM
I love Berlin. I wanna live there and walk naked in the parks...and oops! :)

You brought it up obeygiant- I bet it's gonna get a lot worse. :D

shu82
May 25, 2007, 12:55 PM
I saw plenty of topless women at the waterpark when I went last. No nude men. I wouldn't be surprised or even look twice if I saw it. I guess the street is a little bit different. But I don't know why.

I live next door to a hardees and love to give all the people in line for breakfast a good show everyday:D My house was there first and I prefer to do my yawning and stretching in front of my window to soak up some sun. Its not my fault they are there.

MacRumorUser
May 25, 2007, 01:23 PM
I guess he made a 'Sour Kraut' ;) :D

leekohler
May 25, 2007, 01:24 PM
I saw plenty of topless women at the waterpark when I went last. No nude men. I wouldn't be surprised or even look twice if I saw it. I guess the street is a little bit different. But I don't know why.

I live next door to a hardees and love to give all the people in line for breakfast a good show everyday:D My house was there first and I prefer to do my yawning and stretching in front of my window to soak up some sun. Its not my fault they are there.

What's your address again? ;)

Swarmlord
May 25, 2007, 01:33 PM
I saw plenty of topless women at the waterpark when I went last. No nude men. I wouldn't be surprised or even look twice if I saw it. I guess the street is a little bit different. But I don't know why.

I live next door to a hardees and love to give all the people in line for breakfast a good show everyday:D My house was there first and I prefer to do my yawning and stretching in front of my window to soak up some sun. Its not my fault they are there.

They go to the Hardees and get Der Weinerschnitzel instead? :eek:

szark
May 25, 2007, 03:46 PM
That's just amazing. I wonder what gave him the idea that it was okay?

What's your address again? ;)

Only five Hardee's locations in Huntsville... :p

xsedrinam
May 25, 2007, 04:14 PM
"Did you see him?"
"Ya, I did. Came runnin' outta the Frankenstube and ran right past me, wearin' nuthin' but a weinerschnitzel!"

Lyle
May 25, 2007, 04:17 PM
Only five Hardee's locations in Huntsville... :pIf I enjoyed Hardees' food and/or seeing naked men I'd offer to do some surveillance. I know we can rule out the Drake Ave. location and probably the two Memorial Parkway locations as well. I'm guessing it's the Governors' Drive location.

the vj
May 25, 2007, 07:03 PM
Well, I once felt in love with a girl from Germany, she was all pink ans stuff until she started to go over her sexual experieces and nudity...

I would take me about 4 lives to be close to where she was already. I mean, she was using clouthing for the winter basically. She has the greatest body for sure btw.

d_and_n5000
May 25, 2007, 07:32 PM
What I want to know is what he said when he found out that he wasn't exactly supposed to be out wandering in the nude...

"Waddya mean I can't be naked? I thought that was all you Germans did, walk around naked and drive cars!"

American citizens at their finest, to be sure.

solvs
May 26, 2007, 01:05 AM
He should have gone to Sweden.

biturbomunkie
May 26, 2007, 01:38 AM
auf deutsch: dumm

shu82
May 26, 2007, 05:37 PM
If I enjoyed Hardees' food and/or seeing naked men I'd offer to do some surveillance. I know we can rule out the Drake Ave. location and probably the two Memorial Parkway locations as well. I'm guessing it's the Governors' Drive location.

I'm not rich enough yet to get one of those big houses.

Looks like I have a stalker:eek: . Its ok, I am moving tomorrow. I am getting a uhaul and I could use all the help I can get. If you really want to know which hardies you are gonna have to help load the truck. Free beer, and you get to see almost every apple laptop ever made.

Its really good to see someone local here.

Jopling
May 27, 2007, 12:48 AM
I walked around in Paris for a day in my boxers. Sure I got kicked out of the Louvre, but the police didnt care and the Asian tourists loved taking pictures with me.

Counterfit
May 27, 2007, 02:47 AM
I wasn't allowed into St. Peter's Basilica because I was wearing shorts. :rolleyes: But that's okay, there's an unsupported marble dome in Providence I can go see pretty much any time I want. It's also surrounded by Italians too, so I can feel like I'm in the middle of Rome. :D

Lyle
May 29, 2007, 03:36 PM
I'm not rich enough yet to get one of those big houses. Heh. I started to ask whether you were a doctor or a hippie, to help me decide between the Governors Drive and Five Points locations. ;)

... I am moving tomorrow.Ah, sorry I missed it. We were out of town this weekend. Hope the move went well!

shu82
May 30, 2007, 12:30 PM
Ding ding ding!
5-points

I consider myself more of a mad scientist than a hippy, but I can see the weekly war protests on Saturday from my back porch. Such cute stinky people.

The move went well but I am really sore. I had 1 guy come for about an hour(wuss!). Thank goodness for my old roommate who stayed with me through the whole event. I bought 3 meals for him, got him really drunk, and gave him an iMac G3.

But, it feels great to own a house. If anyone you know wants a great apartment in an old Victorian, let me know! It is the last residential property in 5 points proper. It is rare in this town to be able to stand on your porch and throw a ball and hit a pharmacy, 4 restaurants, coffee shop, bar, laundry, and a grocery store.

Also, you can mess with a lot of people from the comfort of your own home:D

-::ubermann::-
May 30, 2007, 04:35 PM
i thought germany was more liberal

solvs
May 31, 2007, 03:57 AM
i thought germany was more liberal

They aren't that liberal.

Queso
May 31, 2007, 04:03 AM
Time and a place for everything I suppose. At least he didn't start with the other thing Germans are famous for :D

Abstract
May 31, 2007, 06:06 AM
^^And if he did, he should at least bring toilet paper.....

What I want to know is what he said when he found out that he wasn't exactly supposed to be out wandering in the nude...

"Waddya mean I can't be naked? I thought that was all you Germans did, walk around naked and drive cars!"

What did he think when he didn't see anyone else walking around nekkid? :confused:

jamesmcd
May 31, 2007, 06:11 AM
Perhaps in the Netherlands :D

I remember that Dutch immigration video showing the topless woman and the two gay men kissing. The idea was to get migrants to have a 'preview' of Dutch liberalism.;)

Morris
May 31, 2007, 06:27 AM
Some Americans once asked me whether there were topless beaches where I lived. When I told them all beaches are topless and that nude beaches are just certain designated areas but not separated from regular beaches they looked as if I had just told them I could fly. :eek:

Maybe this guy was one of them and just got a little carried away.

gkarris
May 31, 2007, 12:20 PM
Some Americans once asked me whether there were topless beaches where I lived. When I told them all beaches are topless and that nude beaches are just certain designated areas but not separated from regular beaches they looked as if I had just told them I could fly. :eek:

Maybe this guy was one of them and just got a little carried away.

Hence, The Mayflower...

Queso
May 31, 2007, 12:32 PM
Hence, The Mayflower...
Heh heh. They left to avoid all the nudité? ;)

kalisphoenix
May 31, 2007, 12:34 PM
Heh heh. They left to avoid all the nudité? ;)

To get away from the Maypole.

Morris
May 31, 2007, 06:09 PM
To get away from the Maypole.

:o

However, I assure you, there is absolutely nothing even remotely arousing in seeing hundreds of naked men and women, aged between 0 and 80, just reading, lying in the sun, chatting or playing football. It just acknowledges what you may have already suspected, in real life, people don't look like underwear models, porn stars or engage in sexual activity as soon as they are naked. :p

TheAnswer
May 31, 2007, 06:21 PM
Time and a place for everything I suppose. At least he didn't start with the other thing Germans are famous for :D

What ever you do don't mention it (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5MbeT7_ARm8)! :D

xsedrinam
May 31, 2007, 06:31 PM
Originally Posted by dynamicv
Time and a place for everything I suppose. At least he didn't start with the other thing Germans are famous for
You weren't referring to new Homeland Security Border Check (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzwHkGpsYQk) patrols, were you?

Abstract
Jun 1, 2007, 08:05 AM
What ever you do don't mention it (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5MbeT7_ARm8)! :D

Indeed, please (http://agodamongmen.com/images/hasselhoff.jpg) do (http://www.celluloidandvinyl.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/03/hasselhoff3.jpg) NOT!! (http://wetmen.provocateuse.com/images/photos/david_hasselhoff_01.jpg)

Dagless
Jun 1, 2007, 09:47 AM
Reminds me of that old beer advert

"In Europe it's practically the law to go topless"

I think... :confused:

Queso
Jun 1, 2007, 09:52 AM
Reminds me of that old beer advert

"In Europe it's practically the law to go topless"

I think... :confused:
That's the one where they then cut to "Spain" where two guys with extremely heavy Puerto Rican accents moan about a large woman not putting her bikini top on. You're not imagining it.