Under the new restricted zone it will be only slightly over two kilometres," said mayor Charlotte Britz as she presented the plans. There are now an estimated 1, sex workers in a town of , - more prostitutes per head on average than there are doctors. Until now, accosting customers on the street had been allowed in the whole town apart from a small area in the city centre. A working group of town and state officials are planning to restrict street-walking to three streets to allow police to keep a closer eye on the business. Prostitutes will also only be able to stand on the streets during hours of darkness - in winter from 8pm and in summer from 10pm, operating until 6am the next morning.
Mayor to restrict sex trade in prostitution town
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By Allan Hall for MailOnline. But for many residents of the city on the border with France, the house of ill repute is one too many in a community already overflowing with sex parlours. In fact, it is easier to open a brothel in Saarbruecken than it is a chip shop. She is calling for the state government to introduce a higher sex tax that would at least pay dividends back into city coffers. Employer: It's thought that around prostitutes will work at the hangar-style brothel.
Germany's mega-brothel left me cold
Prostitution is big business in Europe. By some estimates, the number of prostitutes across the European Union's 28 members states ranges between , and as many as 1. While prostitution has a long history in Europe, it's legality varies from country to country. In countries like Germany and Greece, the sex trade is fully legalized and regulated, whereas is many northern European countries like Sweden, it is illegal to buy sex, but not illegal to sell it. Brothels and red-light districts have been a part of major European cities like Amsterdam and Hamburg for decades and, in some cases, centuries.
Thanks to a new smartphone app, there may no longer be a need to comb the streets in search of a prostitute. The cost to book the service on the platform is about 10 euros, which is split between the Peppr and the prostitute or agency. Peppr does not charge the prostitutes or the agencies a fee for the service.