Aachen

Antoniusstrasse, Aachen Antoniusstraße, about 150m distant from the Rathaus. Background information here

Augsburg

The Hasengasse, to the east of the center. The Roter Hahn, a drinking place at the entrance to Hasengasse, apparently has a discreet back door. Photo here.

Baden-Baden

Laufhaus Baden, Balzenbergstraße 43

Berlin

Berlin is the only city in Deutschland with no Sperrbezirke, i.e. no areas where prostitution is banned. Although in recent years the trade has grown on the Kurfürstenstraße to the extent that voices are being heard calling for the area to be listed as a Sperrbezirk during daytime. Additionally, a new shop on the corner of Kurfüstenstraße and Potsdamer Straße (LSD) has increased the 'erotic' aspect of the area. In 2008, plans for a Laufhaus in this area was rejected by the Stadtsrat.

This is a relevant video

Probably because of the lack of formal area(s), the trade has altered over the years. Prior to 1990, it could be found on the Kurfüstendamm, and on the Potsdamer Straße and some adjacent streets.

Potsdamer Straße now appears extinct but Bulowstraße is still active. More visibly, the Kurfüstendamm is not as 'lively' as it once was.

Other possible places include Savignyplatz, Oranienburger Straße (and maybe Stuttgarter Platz)

The nearest thing that Berlin has to a Laufhaus is the Freudenhaus Hase in Wedding.

Article about Berlin in the inter-war years

Bielefeld

Eckendorferstraße 29, east of center and about 200m before Hallenstraße

Böblingen

Eroscenter C33, Calwer Straße 33.

Erospark, Böblingen




Erospark, Max-Eyth-Straße 10 - 12, 71065 Sindelfingen

Club Haus Mahdental 121, Mahdentalstraße 121, 71229 Leonberg

Bochum

Gussstahlstraße/im Winkel, Bochum Im Winkel, off Gussstahlstraße. The RoteHaus Laufhaus stands on the corner at the beginning of the street and another Laufhaus lies at the other end. The image at left shows Gussstahlstraße - im Winkel is off to the right further along - a fairly large sex shop is just to the left. A plan of 'im Winkel' is shown below.

Plan of im Winkel, Bochum

The local slang names for the area include apparently "Gurke", "Eierberg" and "Riemenwalzwerk".

Photos

A report by a sex worker on the Laufhaus Bochum

How to Get There : from the Rathaus, go along Willy-Brandt-Platz and you will see Bochum West railway station ahead. Don't go as far as the station but turn right and then next left onto Gussstahlstraße. Bochum West (on the line between Bochum and Gelsenkirchen) does actually have an entrance directly onto Gussstahlstraße.

Bonn

Eros Center, Immenburg Straße 17 - 21 (corner of Karlstraße)

The city has set up 'Verrichungsboxen' on the Immenburg Straße" for use by street prostitutes. Cars are parked up in a secured environment.

Braunschweig

Bruchstraße, Braunschweig

Bruchstraße, which runs between Wallstraße and Friedrich-Wilhelm-Straße. Two iron gates stand at either side of the street. The one from Wallstraße stands open mostly, while the other from Friedrich-Wilhelm-Straße allows a permanent narrow entrance.

Background information here

Bremen

Helenenstraße (off Vor dem Steintor), in the area known as "Das Viertel", which encompasses parts of the districts of Ostertor and Steintor.

Background information here

Bremerhaven

Lessingstraße.

Darmstadt

Bismarckstraße

Dortmund

Linienstraße, Dortmund Linienstraße, a partly blocked off street close to the railway station. More information on this website.

How to Get There : exit from the railway station by the Nordausgang, turn right, and then just before you come to crossroads you can see the Linienstraße partly blocked off on your left. Cars can also be driven in from the other end.

Formerly, there was large-scale street prostitution in the Ravensberger Straße which is now forbidden - see Ravensberger Straße.

Dresden

Eroscenter Haus Hamburg , Hamburger Straße 31

Düsseldorf

Hinter dem Bahndamm, Düsseldorf Hinter dem Bahndamm. The place consists of a five-storey building with each window numbered. This obviously creates problems for windows that are higher up. Seems not be a well-thought of place for general quality. The view to the left is from the railway line, South of the Central Station.

Hinter dem Bahndamm, Düsseldorf How to Get There : It is directly next to the railway line, south of the main station. Best way on foot is to go south from the railway station. If you exit from the main entrance, then you will need to go along the Hartkortstraße and pass under the railway line via Ellerstraße. From the eastern end of this bridge, you follow the railway line further along Vulkanstraße. Go along as far as it will go and then turn right.


Duisburg

There are several walk-in brothels on Vulkanstraße, and the trade has now extended around the corner to Julius-Weber Straße and Charlottenstraße.

Some links :-

Lust Meile
Vulkanhaus
Laufhaus.
Sexxx Palace.

How to Get There : Vulkanstraße lies South-West of the city center. A good pointer is the tall chimney of the Duisburg Stadtwerke power station. As you can see from the picture, this tower is certainly visible from the Schwanentor Bridge over the Inner Harbor. You could also take the tram (903) or U-Bahn (U79) to Platanenhof, about 5 minutes walk away.

There is a shop with video cabins on Unterstraße which is close by and open till late (about 2200) - all other such shops in the city appear to shut early.

Photos

More Photos

Newspaper articles on the Vulkanstraße

Monning on the border between Duisburg and Mühlheim, near the Zoo. Zooparkplatz.

Erfurt

Laufhaus Erfurt, Am Stollberg 50

Essen

Located in a discreet cul-de-sac called Stahlstraße (cars can also be driven in).

How to Get There : It lies on the north-west edge of the city center, behind the Arbeitsamt on Berliner Platz. The U-Bahn has a station on Berliner Platz, from where you can go down either side of the Arbeitsamt. To the right side, you go down Segerothstraße with the former railway bridge before you and the new University quarter to your right - take the next left. Alternatively, start from the Limbecker Center on the southern edge of the Berliner Platz.

Background information on the Segeroth area

Photos

Photos of the general area

Flensburg

Oluf-Samsons-Gang, off Schifbrücke which goes along the harbor (this has come to an end, I think - although several scattered establishments exist in the general neighborhood of the Schifbrücke). The town is however the headquarters of the Beate Uhse company.

Frankfurt-am-Main

The 'Bahnhofsviertel', east of the Central Railway Station - concentrated on the Taunusstraße and its side streets of Moselstraße, Elbestraße and Weserstraße. Exit from the main entrance of the railway station.

For example,

Crazy Sexy Eros-Center at Elbestraße 49-53.

Rotes Haus at Taunusstraße 34.

Background information here.

Friedrichshafen

Bodensee Bordell, Flugplatzstraße 9

Göttingen

Haus Eros, Güterbahnhofstraße (laufhaus)

Hagen

Dueppenbeckerstraße, Hagen Small blocked off street, the Dueppenbeckerstraße

How to Get There : From railway station, go straight ahead, right along the main shopping street until the Markischer Ring. Turn left, then right with the river on your right-hand side. The Dueppenbeckerstraße is the second on the left, angled backwards

Halle

Eroscenter Halle, Delitzscher Str. 80

X-Carree, corner of Delitzscher Straße 15/Am Güterbahnhof 1 - 3

Photographs of the above

Hamburg

St Pauli and its Reeperbahn is obviously renowned. It is also more of a 'tourist' and general entertainment area than most red-light districts.

The police presence is very visible with the Davidwache station on the Reeperbahn itself. Legally every officially sanctioned working girl is required submit to a medical examination every 2 weeks.

Herbertstraße, Hamburg On the sectioned-off Herbertstraße, prostitution (behind windows) is allowed around the clock.

In the streets around Herbertstraße (Gunterstraße, Erichstraße, Friedrichstraße, Davidstraße, and Gerhardstraße), women are only allowed to be on the streets from 20:00 onwards. There are no street girls on the Reeperbahn itself. Although there are one or two brothels there - look for a sign EROS CENTER or KONTAKTHOF (entrance also on Große Freiheit).

Grosse Freiheit, Dolls House The Große Freiheit ("Great Freedom") is a side street with several bars and club. In former years, several sex theatres here (Salambo, Regina, Colibri, Safari) would show live sex acts on stage. Latterly, the Safari was the only live sex theatre left in Germany but that has now closed - details here. The popular table dance club Dollhouse has taken over the premises of Salambo (and the Safari).

The district also contains the Erotic Art Museum, Bernhard 69. Open daily 10am to midnight.

How to Get There : U-Bahn: St. Pauli; S-Bahn: Reeperbahn; (it is however within walking distance from Hamburg City Center, if you are in the mood)

Further Information on the Area, and History of the Reeperbahn

Another district exists on the other side of the City Center, namely St. Georg, centered on the Hansa Platz. This is a more 'traditional' district with women available most times of the day, but with the range of quality being more widespread.

Hameln

Schlachthofstraße. 29. walk through brothel (not too sure whether it still exists)

Hamm

Eros Center Hamm A small establishment with maybe 4 or 5 occupied windows which has closed in 2011 (I have no further details about its future). But the local newspaper reports that women can still be found standing outside. There are no 'Sperrbezirke' in Hamm so this perfectly legal.

How to Get There : Gallberger Weg, south of the town center, off Alleestraße or Richard-Wagner-Straße. By foot, you could follow the railway line southwards (eventually you follow an unfenced section of the railway) and turn off on Klutestraße. Gallberger Weg does meet the railway further south, although it is only a footpath at this point. The nearby zoo is a good landmark.

Hannover

There are two areas

in the center (underground station Steintor)

Reitwallstraße

Sex World, Reitwallstraße 4
Eros Corner, Reitwallstraße 5B
Reitwall 6, Reitwallstraße 6


and on the parallel Scholvinstraße

Eros Center, Scholvinstraße 2
Bangkok Hannover, Scholvinstraße 7
Eros 10, Scholvinstraße 10

slightly further afield - Braun 8, Braunstraße 8

Ludwigstraße

From the main railway station, take rear exit, turn left keeping the bus station on your left - Ludwigstraße is further along on the left

Heidelberg

Eroscenter Heidelberg, Güteramtsstraße 11

Erosocenter 13, Güteramtsstraße 11

Exclusiv Studio Heidelberg, Am Rohrbach

Heilbronn

Eroscenter Heilbronn, Hafenstraße 7

Kaiserslautern

Sexworld Kaiserslautern, Hafenstraße 7

Karlsruhe

Brunnenstraße, Karlsruhe

Brunnenstraße, between Kaiserstraße and Zähringerstraße

Eros Center, Brunnenstraße 13/15

Kassel

Eroscenter Kassel, Wolfhager Straße 53

Kiel

Eroscenter Kiel, Wall 50

Koblenz

Bordell Oasis, Kesselheimer Weg 38 (directly on the B9)

Köln

Pascha Brothel, Köln/Cologne Pascha claims to be the largest brothel in the whole of Europe. Prices appear to be 30 Euro, although the girls might possibly try to get another 20 Euros off you for slightly more service. Notices from the management claim that you can complain to them if you are dissatisfied with anything. You have to pay 5 Euros entrance fee.

There is also another brothel directly opposite - the Kölsche Bordell

How to Get There : Location is Hornstraße. Take the S-Bahn to Nippes and Pascha is visible from the train - see photo, taken from Nippes station, where it is the building to the right of the clock.

Zehn Jahre Straßenstrich >>Geestemünder Straße<< in Köln (in German/auf deutsch)

Other possible addresses : Antwerpener Str. 61, Mauritiuswall 73, Tuermchenswall 66 b and Brabanter Str. 8.>

tanz

House 24, Byk-Gulden-Straße 24

Krefeld

Eros Center, Mevissenstraße 70

Leipzig

Eros Center, Leipzig (Wasserturm) Haus am Wasserturm, Torgauer Straße. Three storey building. Official price is 30 Euro although expect to immediately pay another 20 for 'extra services'. Contrary to reports, there appears to be no entrance fee.

How to get there : Get a tram from the Central Station. The house is on the right-hand side of Torgauer Straße and you can't miss it.

SEX WORLD Rote Meile Eroscenter, Dessauer Straße 24

Street prostitution is illegal in Leipzig so be warned.

Report on the situation in Leipzig shortly after 1990

Lübeck

Clemensstraße, now defunct.

Lüneberg

Hinter der Sülzmauer

Mainz

Crazy Sexy Eros Center, Bahnhofstraße 17

How to get there : Leave the railway station via the main entrance and Bahnhofstraße is on your right. 50 meters further on you will come to a 6-storey building.

Mannheim

Lupinenstraße, Mannheim

Lupinenstraße, the most westerly side street of the Mittelstraße, north of the River Neckar.

Background information here

Minden

Rampenloch, a cul-de-sac to the West of the town center.

Background information here

München

Caesars World, Stahlgruberring 23

Leierkasten, Ingolstädter Str. 38

Vitalia, Helene-Wessel-Bogen 16

Herz As, Triebstraße 11a,

Landsberger Str.: near main railway station, girls in cars with rooms nearby

Laufhaus Hansastraße 9

Mönchengladbach

Kuenkelstr. 54 (probably defunct)

Mühlheim

See Monning (under Duisburg).

Nürnberg

Frauentormauer between Faerbertor and Spittertor

Photographs

Cheap Drinks to attract the Customers

Oberhausen

Flasshofstraße, a fenced-off area of the street, including a 'Laufhaus'. This website also contains information on the adjacent Haus Eden.

Photos

How to Get There: from the main railway station, take the Friedrich-Karl-Straße from the right of the station area. After a while, turn right into Hermann-Albertz Straße and left into Flasshofstraße.

Oldenburg

Eros-Center-Oldenburg, An der Braker Bahn 6

Goldener Anker, Stau 47

Osnabrück

Das Rote Haus, Eisenbahnstraße 18, opposite the main railway station

Paderborn

Bienenkorb, Haller Straße 8

Passau

Laufhaus Passau, Villa Medici, Haitzingerstraße 20

Pforzheim

(Eros-Center Crazy Sexy. Leave motorway A8 in Pforzheim-West, 500 m towards Pforzheim at first traffic lights turn left, on right hand side). uncertain about the current state of this information.

Regensburg

Eroscenter Regensburg

Reutlingen

Erosarena Reutlingen, Albstraße 74

Erospark (Jaguar) Reutlingen, Carl-Zeiss-Straße 23/1

Rostock

Rostock Eros Center

Eros Center, Am Bahnhof Bramow 10 - about halfway between Rostock center and Warnemunde.

Some information on the opening of the Eros Center and the crime-ridden situation before it was opened, can be viewed here

Saarbrücken

Arabella, Brebacher Landstraße 6 - 8

Eroscenter Saarbrücken , Kaiserstraße 50

More information

Sindelfingen

Erospark Sindelingen, Max-Eyth-Straße 10

Stuttgart

The 3 Farben Haus, Bebenhaeuser Hof 2-6.

A walk-through brothel close the main pedestrian area in the city center. Coming from the main railway station look in the small streets on the left hand side near department store Hertie

Between Königstraße und Rathaus, actually a side street off Hirschstraße Der Marktplatz and Rathaus is on the corner.

S-Bahn to Stadtmitte or U-Bahn to Schlossplatz.

Laufhaus in the vicinity of the airport

Eros Messalina Leonhardstr. 7

Trier

Eros-Center Luxemburger Straße 61, between Roemer- and Konrad-Adenauer-Brücke

Tübingen

Erosvilla, Kupferhammer 23A, close to the Westbahnhof

Ulm

Two addresses, covered by the same website

Eros-Center Blaubeurerstraße 64/1

Zeppelinstraße 26

Hotel Alter Herzog, Zinglerstraße, corner of Schillerstraße.

Wiesbaden

Crazy Sexy Eros Center, Mainzer Straße 129, near autobahn

Wiesbaden

Hühnerhaus, Sommerdamm 30

Würzberg

Haus d'amour, Randersackerer Str. 64

Wuppertal

Wesendonkstraße 16-18 (corner Hofaue). Very close to the Schwebebahn (overhead monorail), but probably defunct.