Red Light Districts of Deutschland (Red Light Districts of Germany)

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Aachen

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

Bielefeld

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

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.

A casting German is an 'adult' film which shows some 'sites' of Bochum

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. (These street prostitutes are taxed by way of a daily ticket that they must buy from automatic dispensers)

Dortmund

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

 • Linienstraße 26

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.

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.

Photos

More Photos

Newspaper articles on the Vulkanstraße

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

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.


This is an advertising placard in the city

Magnum Sauna, Heinrich-Hertz-Straße 24, 40699 Erkrath,

 • Im Puff nebenan ,

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

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

Hamm

The Eros Center was closed in 2011 but I believe is now open again - see Eroscenter Hamm

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.

Köln

Pascha Brothel, Köln/Cologne Pascha claims to be the largest brothel in the whole of Europe. 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 Eros Center Köln

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)

Krefeld

Eros Center, Mevissenstraße 70

 • There has recently been questions asked about how the Eros Center came into being, with implications of corruption.

Minden

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

 • Background information here

Mönchengladbach

Kuenkelstr. 54 (probably defunct)

Mühlheim

See Monning (under Duisburg).

Oberhausen

Flasshofstraße, a fenced-off area of the said street, including a 'Laufhaus'. See this website.

 • Photos

 • Remembering the beginnings of the red light district in 1963

 • their Facebook page

This short video gives a few brief glimpses of the street. Otherwise it does not show a great deal, not too sure what its exact purpose is.


These two videos were filmed during the 50th anniversary celebrations

How to Get There: from the main railway station, turn right and follow the railway line as much as possible. You need Hermann-Albertz Straße which is the road parallel to (and immediately after) Markstraße, the main shopping street. Flasshofstraße is a side street close to the railway bridge on Hermann-Albertz Straße. Alternatively, the 143 bus travels alongs Grenzstraße on the other side of Flasshofstraße, on its journey between Essen-Borbeck and Obermeiderich railway stations (via Oberhausen Hbf.).

Paderborn

Bienenkorb, Haller Straße 8

Wuppertal

Wesendonkstraße 16-18 (corner Hofaue). Very close to the Schwebebahn (overhead monorail). Was thought to be defunct but now appears to be operating again.



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