Why Germans who book loungers with their towels are not in the right.
I must have forgotten to recommend Ralf Höcker’s Lexikon der Rechtsirrtümer, an interesting paperback for those who want to read some legal German. Interesting and not trivializing or joky.
Now the Neues Lexikon der Rechtsirrtümer has appeared.
The Guardian has an article on this:
bq. A new German book of popular legal errors seeks to end years of Anglo-German holiday bickering over the rights and wrongs of bagging the best sun loungers with the strategic deployment of towels.
Furious British tourists have gained an unlikely ally in the form of German lawyer Ralf Höcker, who told the Guardian that his research into Spanish and German law had revealed that leaving towels on loungers was not legally binding.
bq. “A British tourist would be quite within their legal rights to ignore the reservation implied by the towels if there is nobody there,” said Cologne-based Mr Höcker, 34.
(Via eric haber’s blog)