Any traveler to Europe who has visited a bath, perused a newsstand, hung out at a beach or park on a sunny day or channel-surfed broadcast TV late at night has noticed that Europeans are more relaxed than Americans about nudity.
In the south of France, sunbathing grandmothers have no tan lines. In Norway, young children play naked in fountains. On summer days, accountants in Munich head to the park on their lunch break to grin and bare it, trading corporate suits for birthday suits. It's quite a shock to Americans (they are the ones riding their bikes into the river and trees).
In Europe, strip off all your inhibitions. Chicago Tribune, 2010.