Want to know more about sex in Berlin?
The capital of Germany is home to around 3.7 million yet entertains a further five million people each year. Amongst the tourists enjoying the city’s wide range of cultural and architectural delighters there is a growing number of people coming to Berlin to sample Germany’s thriving sex scene.
In this guide, we take a look at the many legal establishments in Berlin where you can enjoy some adult entertainment; from Berlin escorts, to brothels, strip clubs and erotic massage parlours to sex cinemas, swinging clubs and across the red-light district. And, if you prefer to order in, you can choose from a huge range of out-call escorts.
Prostitution in Berlin
Prostitution in Germany is entirely legal and is a fully regulated and licensed industry. As a result, prostitution is common in the cities and, for most, is an accepted and tolerated part of modern life.
Though the industry wasn’t fully regulated and legalised until 2001, brothels and sex saunas have been a common sight in the city from the early 1960s and 1970s.
There is a vast range of ways sex workers can earn money in the city from working as independent Berlin escorts or street prostitutes to being employed at a brothel, strip club, massage parlour or sex sauna although some are engaged on a self-employed basis.
The present day legalised position of prostitution extends to foreign nationals and, as a result, there is a massive selection of call girls to choose from including German, Eastern European, Asian, South American, Australian and Russian.
The prices charged for full service vary considerably around the city depending on where you go (proximity to work area), the time of day and the kind of service you want.
Services with an independent escort can be a lower price than an agency escort but rates are generally around €150-€300 per hour. They will travel to hotel rooms and suites in any major region of Berlin. The German capital has many escort ladies to choose from.
Happy endings with a masseuse cost around €100 depending on where you go (see ‘Erotic Massage Parlours’, below).
Street hookers offer the lowest charges for sexual services and the girls you can find in the tourist areas charge a flat rate of €80 for 30-minutes. Other areas can be as low as €30 for a quickie (see ‘Street Prostitutes’, below).
Rates at the brothels also vary but can be as low as €40 for half an hour.
There are estimated to around 50,000 prostitutes working in Berlin, from Museum Island to the many nightclubs and bars. There is certainly no shortage.
If you don’t want to sample full service in-person, you can head online and find thousands of German cam girls who will happily put on a private show online.
And of course, the German porn scene is second-to-none… 😉
Berlin Escorts Guide
Berlin has no shortage of escorts and they vary in age, ethnicity, shape, size and physical attributes.
You can engage the services of an escort directly from an agency or via a directory of independent women. Some escorts advertised in the free classifieds whilst others use the services of sites which provide verification services. This offers punters some guarantees on quality of the girls’ credentials and some sites even provide reviews.
How To Find Sex in Berlin
Hooking up in Berlin is not that easy and, unless you are going to head to a sex club where women are specifically up for a casual encounter then getting laid requires some finesse.
About those clubs though… Berlin is a hedonist’s playground – if you know where to look.
There are dozens of brothels in Berlin; some offer additional services such as saunas and table dancing whilst others simply offer rooms by the half hour for use with your choice of girl.
We’ve covered some of the most popular establishments, including the legendary Artemis FKK club.
Brothels are closely associated to the infamous laufhaus – a one-woman brothel, also known as an eros center. We’ve rounded up some of the best laufhaus options across Germany.
Sex Cinemas are on the decline in Europe but Berlin still has a good selection which generally provide good hardcore screenings and provide cruising opportunities. Our choice of the best in the city are:
- Monis Sex Kino: Sprengelstraße 24, 13353 Berlin
- Club 30: Braunschweiger Str. 30, 12055 Berlin
- Kino 26: Dominicusstraße 26, 10823 Berlin
- Club 44: Mittenwalder Str. 43, 10961 Berlin
- Erotixx (Duplexx): Martin-Luther-Straße 14, 10777 Berlin
Germany has long had a reputation for its affinity with swinging and is widely acknowledged to be the founding birthplace of the modern swinging lifestyle.
As such there are a lot clubs and private parties held for those who enjoy swinging between mixed drinks and socialising.
Erotic Massage Parlours
Berlin has dozens of adult body rub centres; some offer tantric and lingam massage whilst others provide more than just a happy ending.
We’ve got a comprehensive guide for your convenience:
Here are some of the most popular establishments:
- Ekstase Massage Salon: Ebertystr. 29, 10249 Berlin Friedrichshain
- Luxuria Massagen: Lietzenburger Str. 4, 10789 Berlin Charlottenburg
- Mabelle Massagen: Gryphiusstr. 12, 10245 Berlin Friedrichshain
- Salon Rouge: Französische Straße 15, 10117 Berlin Mitte
- Secret of Berlin: Mindenerstr. 24, 10589 Berlin Charlottenburg
- Sweet Body Massagen: Danziger Str. 53, 10435 Berlin Prenzlauer Berg
- Tantra Centre Berlin: Alt-Moabit 73, 10555 Berlin
- Tantramassage Berlin: Görlitzerstr. 71, 10997 Berlin Kreuzberg
Given the rocking adult entertainment scene in Berlin, it’s no surprise that there’s several high quality strip clubs in the city.
We’ve profiled 12 of the best strip club venues, which you can find in our guide here:
Berlin has a lot of districts where street prostitutes are active but none more so than in the red-light areas of:
- Potsdamer Straße
- Kürfurstendamm to Bülowstraße and up to Lützowplatz
- Studdgarter Platz, Charlottenburg
- Oranienburger Straße, Mitte
- Hackescher Markt
Prices vary around the city with those prostitutes working the tourist areas demanding €80 for full service whilst in other parts of Berlin customers can pick up for a quickie at around €30.
The quality of woman you find on the streets can be equally as variable and you can find a women from a wide range of ethnicities and backgrounds of different ages.
Street walkers aren’t hard to spot in their tight showy clothes and, after dark in good weather, they will normally be quite plentiful in these areas.
Sex Shops in Berlin
There are a lot of sex shops in Berlin with most providing a good range of bedroom accessories, novelty items and adult material. Some offer a more niche range of toys and equipment but here is our selection of the best sex shops:
Mehringdamm 79, 10965 Berlin
An alternative, vegan friendly and queer-orientated sex shop that encourages customers to ‘bring your mum’.
Oranienburger Str. 92, 10178 Berlin
Multi-national chain sex shop with several branches in Germany. Good for the basics.
Torstraße 3, 10119 Berlin
Kinky and couture fetish wear, some toys and exclusive ‘Black Ride’ gear.
Am Ostbahnhof 9, 10243 Berlin
Chain sex shop, good for the basics and open until 10pm every day.
Schönhauser Allee 130, 10437 Berlin
An eclectic mix of toys, accessories and novelty goods set in an old-fashioned style emporium .
Oranienburger Str. 91, 10178 Berlin
Germany’s largest chain of sex shops and the first company to open an outlet in 1960s Berlin. Good for wide range of well-priced essentials.
See our full Beate Uhse review.
Feldtmannstraße 23-25, 13088 Berlin
Specialising in insertables but with a good range of fetish items, a little outside of the city.
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