Just spent three months in Austria, one of the richest countries in Europe.
Bob Berwyn

Nearly the same goes for Germany. Dryers are common in laundrettes, but what I think a majority of people do not like them too much because of what they do to the clothes. I had one when my children were in primary school - and ended up only using it for towels and bedsheets. My childrens’ and my own clothes suffered too much, I found out - losing colour, size, shape … so I went back to drying on the balcony.

Is it that I buy mostly clothes made of cotton?

A ban on line drying would be unimaginable in Germany - some landlords try to ban drying on balconies, but they cannot make you use a dryer.

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