Basel Escorts and Sex Guide

Visiting Basel and want to know more about how to sample the local sex scene?

Situated at the point where Switzerland, Germany and France converge, Basel is a culturally rich city that is home to around 175,000 people though its suburbs extend into all three countries and incorporate a further 655,000 people. In addition, over 1.2 million tourists visit Basel each year meaning the city has a lot of people to entertain. Fortunately, Switzerland’s third most populous region steps up to the plate in style.

In this guide, we focus on a taste of the local ‘hospitality’, from street prostitution laws, escorts and brothels to strip clubs, adult massage parlours and sex clubs.

Prostitution in Basel

As in other Swiss cities, prostitution is a fully regulated and legal industry and brothels, street prostitution and adult sex services can easily be procured.

As a legitimate trade, many prostitutes belong to a trade union with the minimum chargeable fees being set by the members. At present this is 100 CHF (€86) for any full service transactions (usually a minimum period of 30 minutes) with discounts available for quickies.

basel prostitutes
The city takes on a new appeal after dark and you can find street prostitutes in designated zones. Image via Flickr.

However, street prostitutes and unlicensed hookers charge whatever they like and customers are able to secure services for less than the minimum going rate.

It’s not clear how many prostitutes work in Basel but it is estimated that there are around 500-800 women plying their trade.

Some women work in licensed brothels and sex clubs or operate from contact bars and laufhauses but you can also find independent and agency escorts. In addition, Basel has a red light area from where customers can engage the services of a street hooker (see Street Prostitution below).

You can read more about the sex industry of Switzerland in our guide.


Basel Escorts Guide

Salon Diskret

One of the city’s premium escort directories, Salon Diskret offers both incall and outcall services. The ladies on their books have their own apartments around the city and you will be matched with one local to you when you make a booking.

There are about eight girls working for Salon Diskret with a variety of nations represented including Hungary, Nigeria, Turkey, Greece, Italy, Poland and Slovakia.

escorts basel salon diskret
No Swiss locals but a good selection of Eastern European escorts. Image via website.

Prices are set at 150 CHF (€129) for 30 minutes incall and 300 CHF (€258) for outcall. You can even book an 8-hour overnight party session for 1000 CHF (€860).

City of Love

Though there are only a few dozen women listed on the City of Love website, they are all professional prostitutes that specialise in servicing business travellers. As a result, most are well-educated and are prepared to both travel as well as cater for extended durations of service.

Prices are around €200 per hour.


The free classifieds site, Cracker, is a good market place for some more budget escorts in Basel and you can find some cheaper hookers here. Due to union rules, most will not advertise how low they will go so be prepared to negotiate.


Covering Switzerland, all of the models on this agency’s books will travel to Basel whilst some operate from the city. The ladies are all well-educated and hand selected by the owner and founder, Olessia, for their looks and physical attributes.

An exclusive and premium agency, prices are charged by escort rating with a two hour booking costing in the region of €600.

Annual membership costs €2500 and provides members with personal assistance, exclusivity and priority service.

Target Escorts

There are just 22 escorts in the Target Escort directory but all are premium models. Mostly students or young professional women, the age range is early 20s to mid 30s.

Target Escorts offers a VIP service and rates start at around €800 for a minimum booking of two hours.

Escort Basel

Escorts Basel can provide fetish and S&M escorts for outcall services and there are ten ladies to choose from. Ages range from 22 to 52 and the women are all very different ins size, shape and look.

Rates start at 550 CHF/€500 for a minimum booking of 90 minutes.

escorts basel
A small selection but a nice mix of types, Escort Basel specialises in fetish escorts. Image via website.

Best of the Rest

If you want some more steers on some good directories and agencies to use for escorts in Basel, then you could also try these:

Sex in Basel


Brothels are legal in Switzerland, so long as they are fully licensed and taxes are paid.

Here are some licensed brothels we found on our searches:

Studio Elite

Rümelinbachweg 9, 4054 Basel

Situated a short walk from the city zoo, Studio Elite is a small brothel offering the services of around half a dozen girls. The venue is well appointed and has a good reputation for the quality of the ladies and the services they provide. Though the management suggest that Studio Elite is a luxurious and VIP establishment, we’d consider this more of a high end budget brothel.

The minimum price charged at Studio Elite is 50 CHF (€43) for a 15 minute hand job but you can also avail yourself of full service from 100 CHF (€86). Extras are all charged on top of the base rate with discounts available for longer durations. Regular visitors also receive benefits and you can also receive 20% discounts for weekend visits.

Studio Elite is open Monday to Thursday from 10.00am to 12.00am, Friday and Saturday from 11.00am to 3.00am.

Dreispitz Club

Lyon-Strasse 14, 4053 Basel

Located to the south of the city in an area known as Dreispitz you can find this small studio brothel.

The girls range in age from 20-40 and there are usually 3-4 to choose from on any given shift. Reviews are patchy with some being excellent whilst others are simply average. The venue itself is clean and quite modern with a nice bar/lounge area.

Rates are charged at a standard 100 CHF/EUR for 30 minutes and 140 CHF/EUR for 60 minutes with extras being negotiated on top. Standard service includes covered sex, blowjob and kissing.

The studio is open as follows:

  • Monday to Thursday: 11.00am to 12.00am
  • Friday and Saturday: 11.00am to 2.00am
  • Sunday: 11.00am to 10.00pm
basel brothel dreispitz
Comofrtable and modern the Dreispitz club is a licensed brothel. Image via website.

Tempel Girls

Burgfelderstrasse 14, 4055 Basel

The ‘Temple of Pleasure’ is another centrally located brothel offering spa facilities, an open-air lounge and even a room with an open fireplace.

Services are standard and are charged at the minimum rate of 100 CHF (€86) for a 30 minute session. You can get massage and some extras but nothing really special.

Tempel Girls is a nice salon with a good mix of girls to choose from.

The club is open as follows:

  • Sunday to Thursday: 11.00am to 1.00am
  • Friday and Saturday: 11.00am to 2.00am

Sin Cave

Steinentorstrasse 26, 4051 Basel

Close to the Radisson Blu hotel in the south-central area of Basel is the Sin Cave. A studio style brothel with a nice mix of women, the Sin Cave has average reviews.

Prices here aren’t the cheapest in the city and your basic rate of 100 CHF (€86) will only buy you 1 minutes and you can expect to pay 250 CHF (€215) for a full hour.

The Sin Cave is open daily from 11.00am to 2.00am.

Salon Success & Mona Lisa

Mona Lisa Vogesenstrasse 136, 4056 Basel

Salon Success, Schönaustrasse 87, 4058 Basel

Two locations run by the same management, both Success and Mona Lisa have a really good mix of ladies available, each providing standard service.

Prices start at 100 CHF (€86) for a 15 minute quickie and ranging up to 300 CHF (€258) for an hour.

Both locations are modern and well styled with good facilities.

The Salons are open as follows:

Days Salon Success Salon Mona Lisa
Monday to Friday 11.00am to 8.00pm 10.00am to 8.00pm
Saturday 11.00am to 6.00pm 10.00am to 6.00pm
Sunday Closed Closed

Love Amour

4th floor, Brantgasse 12, 4057 Basel

Just a three minute walk from the Mustermesse, Love Amour is a small brothel specialising in providing Thai prostitutes.

There are just a few girls working here and the venue is basic; however, it does have reasonable reviews.

Prices are available on request.

Love Amour is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Studio Harmony

Claragraben 35, 4058 Basel

Located in the heart of Basel, a few minutes walk from Wettsteinplatz, Studio Harmony is a small but stylish brothel with half a dozen women including two TS women.

The studio has been running for over a decade and reviews are good.

Services are charged at a flat rate as follows:

  • 15 minutes – 100 CHF/€86
  • 30 minutes – 150 CHF/€129
  • 45 minutes – 200 CHF/€172
  • 60 minutes – 250 CHF/€215

Studio Harmony is open seven days a week from 10.00am to 12.00pm.

Sexy Cats

Güterstrasse 155, 4053 Basel

There are a dozen ladies at Sexy Cats including three TS prostitutes, details of whom you can find on the website.

A clean but basic studio, services at Sexy Cats are quite diverse and include standard French, Spanish and Greek as well as BDSM, roleplay dildogames and massage.

Prices are available on request.

The studio is open daily from midday until 2.00am.

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There’s no bells and whistle at Sexy Cats but it is clean. Image via website.


The following venues offer brothel services in the style of the Swiss laufhaus. Also known as a running or a walk house, these venues are basically like hotels where independent prostitutes rent rooms. Some you have to pay an admission fee whilst others you can simply walk in. A laufhause works like the one woman brothels in Asia in which you can browse the corridors (or use the directory in the lobby) to find an available lady. Different systems are in use to identify who is open for business with most either leaving their door open or using a green light above the door to signal availability. The prices vary but you can expect to pay in the region of 100-200 CHF (€85-€170).

  • 1001 Nights, Erlenstrasse 18, 4058 Basel
  • Laufhaus Claramatte, Hammerstrasse 73, 4057 Basel
  • Laufhaus Heuwaage, Steinentorstrasse 26, 4051 Basel
  • Studio 39, Regbasse 39, 4058 Basel
  • Hana, Dornacherstrasse 133, 4053 Basel
  • Sensual Girlfriends, Dornacherstrasse 63, 4053 Basel
  • Studio 6, Dornacherstrasse 26, 4053 Basel
  • WG6, Feldbergstrasse 146, 4057 Basel
  • Adlon, Leimgrubenweg 4, 4053 Basel
  • Edelweiss/Sugar Babes, Mattenstrasse 77 4058 Basel
  • Sexhouse-Basel, Brantgasse 12, 4057 Basel

Swinging Clubs

Swinging isn’t huge in Basel and there are no clubs that we could find that run locally for non-members. Given the proximity to France and Germany, it is likely that swingers in the area use the services of the libertine clubs (France) or sex clubs (Germany).

The most local club is Kristallgrotte, a lifestyle club for couples only. It’s about 45 minutes south of Basel in Oensingen.

crystal cave swinging club basel
The main lounge of Kristallgrotte is (unsurprisingly) based on a crystal cave….sexy? Image via website.

The club is open Wednesday to Saturday at varying hours with admission being around €150-€200 per couple.

There are also some swinging clubs in Zurich there is Freubad in Solothurn both of which are an hour’s drive away.

For cruising opportunities with strangers, you could try the Macotte sex cinema. Located at Elisabethenanlage 7, 4051 Basel the cinema has three screens and quite a few sex film cabins. Running films in German language non-stop from 10.00am to 11.00pm daily, the Mascotte is a good place to visit for casual encounters.

You could also try one of the gangbang parties held at Heisse Engel (Hot Angel). Situated at Güterstrasse 229 in the south of the city, the venue holds one or two large parties each month. The host, AnnaA invites as many men (and women) to come to her parties where she will let as many people as possible play for a fee of 300 CHF. Swinging can and does take place on site but the gang bang is the big draw. The best part is if you like what you see on the night you can also book a private session with AnnaA.

BDSM Clubs

Villa Viktoria

Dornacherstrasse 63, 3 OG, 4053 Basel

Self-advertising as the premier domina studio in Switzerland, Villa Viktoria is a specialist fetish brothel.

Services include pegging, electro and medical play, bondage and extreme toys. The club has excellent facilities to provide immersive sessions and the ladies are all experienced in their roles. Some are slaves whilst others are dominatrixes but you can find full details of all the girls on their website.

bdsm club basel
Professionally catering for ultrasonic, medical, electro and bondage play, Villa Viktoria is fetishists paradise. Image via website.

Villa Victoria also hosts gang bangs and the three storey studio covering 300 sq. m is more than ample to cater for big parties.

The club is located just a few minutes walk from the zoo in a convenient and central position.

Villa Viktoria is open as follows:

  • Monday to Thursday: 11.00am to 1.00am
  • Friday: 11.00am to 3.00am
  • Saturday: 12.00pm to 3.00am
  • Sunday: 12.00am to 1.00am

Villa O Eden

St. Johanns-Ring 18, CH-4056 Basel

Benefitting from a central-city location, Villa O Eden is just a short walk from the Rhine and Basel University.

This studio brothel specialises in BDSM services and offers a guarantee that no desire is too ‘alien’ for their girls. However, there is no details about the prices charged as this varies by client depending on their wishes.

Equipped with BDSM dungeon rooms, torture chamber and well-appointed private rooms, the studio offers medical play, bondage and much more besides.

There are usually between 7 and 20 women working on any given shift and most provide dominatrix services.

  • Monday to Thursday: 10.00am to 3.00am
  • Friday and Saturday: 10.00am to 6.00am
  • Sunday: 2.00pm to 3.00am

Erotic Massage Parlour

Most brothels that we have listed above will also provide massage services though there are some specific massage venues in Basel that provide happy endings.

Massage Relax

Hegenheimerstrasse 11, 4055 Basel

Close to the University and centrally located, Massage Relax offers a traditional range of erotic massage services.

A 30 minute session including a happy ending costs 120 CHF (€103) with a full body slide 45 minutes costing 200 CHF (€172).

The studio is very zen-like; clean with modern facilities and nicely maintained.

The masseurs are experienced and can offer a range of additional treatments alongside your erotic massage.

The parlour is open as follows:

  • Monday to Friday: 11.00am to 9.00pm
  • Saturday: 12.00pm to 8.00pm
The full body to body massage is very popular, for good reason. Image via website.


Perla offers full service with most of their massage treatments though you can also opt for a standard rub and tug massage if you prefer.

An hour’s treatment costs 300 CHF (€258) and includes sex in all positions, anal and prostate massage plus tantra.

Perla is the main masseuse; a Venezuelan nymphomaniac who is highly skilled in massage.

Treatment is by appointment only and can be arranged through the website seven days a week between 9.00am and 11.00pm.

Private Independent Massage

This website contains a directory of independent masseurs providing erotic massage service in Basel. Prices are generally only available on request but there is a good mix of women on here, most of whom are likely escorts and can provide additional services alongside massage.

Best of the Rest

You can also get an erotic massage at the following venues:

  • Asiatische Massage, Schillerstrasse 2, 4053 Basel
  • Massagekunst, Oberwilerstrasse, 4102 Binningen
  • Cristal, Wettsteinplatz, 4058 Basel

Sex Saunas/Clubs

Pacha Club

Vogesenstrasse 137, 4056 Base

Pacha isn’t a sex sauna but a sex club and has a lot of play areas and facilities for guests to enjoy. As well as a large bar and lounge with pole dancing, there are well equipped rooms such as the dungeon.

club pacha sex club basel
Club Pacha is well-equipped for BDSM play, Image via website.

The club holds regular events such as poker parties.

There is always a good selection of ladies to choose from on site, all aged between 18 and 35.

Prices for a service start at 100 CHF (€86) for 15 minutes, 250 CHF (€215) for 60 minutes with domina, fetish and bizarre costing 400 CHF (€344) per hour.

Pacha is open as follows:

  • Monday to Thursday: 11.00am to 12.00am
  • Friday and Saturday: 11.00am to 2.00am
  • Sunday: 12.00pm to 8.00pm

FKK Basel

Amerbachstrasse 45, 4057 Basel

You may come across FKK clubs in German speaking countries including Switzerland. FKK stands for Freikörper-Kultur, or Free Body Culture, and is a term used to describe clubs and venues where swinging is welcome; however, it may not strictly be a swinger’s club.

The FKK Basel is a sex club and brothel where swinging is allowed but where you can also engage the services of a prostitute.

Facilities include a wellness spa with sauna, steam room and jacuzzi as well as plenty of lounging areas. It’s a reasonably big venue at around 500 sq. m and there are around 20 girls offering services.

Entry is charged at 69 CHF (€60) and includes unlimited access to the facilities, food from the buffet and 3 free drinks. Services with a prostitute are extra and are priced at 100 CHF for 30 minutes (€86), 150 CHF (€130) for 60 minutes.

The club is open as follows:

  • Monday to Thursday: 11.00am to 1.00am
  • Friday and Saturday: 11.00am to 2.00am
  • Sunday: 1.00pm to 12.00am

Lifestyle Club History

Hammerstrasse 24, 4410 Liestal

Situated about 16km to the south of Basel, Club History is another FKK sauna club open for singles, swingers and punters.

Entry to the club is charged at 65 CHF (€56) and full service once you are inside costs 63 CHF (€54) for 30 minutes and 100 CHF (€86) for 60 minutes. Alternatively, you can simply attend the club for a service without paying an admission fee. Ideal for guests in a hurry, the cost of a service foes up to 170 CHF (€146) and 300 CHF (€258) for visitors.

club history basel sex club FKK sauna
It may look like a Lego castle but Club History is anything but a play toy. Image via website.

The facilities at Club History are good and include the usual array of spa amenities (jacuzzi, sauna, spa and outdoor pool) as well as private rooms, lounge areas and full bar. The theme of the club is, of course, history and you can find this theme in evidence throughout the venue including an effigy of Joan of Arc at the stake.

Opening hours for Club History are as follows:

  • Monday to Wednesday: 12.00pm to 1.00am
  • Thursday: 12.00pm to 2.00am
  • Friday and Saturday: 12.00pm to 3.00am
  • Sunday: 1.00pm to 12.00am

Contact Bars

Contact bars (or Kontakt Bars) are popular in Switzerland as alternatives to strip and gentleman’s clubs. Independent prostitutes usually work out of these venues and some provide rooms by the hour so that you can get a service on site. You will find that some of these bars have topless dancers and may provide lap dances in addition to offering manual and/or oral relief or full service.

  • Copacabana, Untere Rebgasse 3,4058 Basel
  • Roter Kater, Webergasse 7, 4058 Basel
  • Bermuda Bar, Webergasse 11, 4058 Basel
  • White Horse Bar. Webergasse 23, 4058 Basel
  • Captain Cook Bar, Webergasse 25, 4058 Basel
  • Muusfalle Bar, Webergasse 26, 4058 Basel
  • Klingeli Bar, Klingental 20, 4058 Basel
  • Red Royce, Offenburgerstrasse 61, 4057 Basel
  • Cristal Bar, Gärtnerstrasse 35, 4057 Basel
  • Bunga Bunga Bar, Brantgasse 14, 4057 Basel
  • Ross Stall Bar, Bruderholzstrasse 39, 4053 Basel

Street Prostitutes

Street prostitutes may tout for business in any of the officially designated red-light areas around Basel. One busy area is known as Grossbasel, or Old Town. In the area around the station, this large transport hub, you can find available girls around the service buildings, goods station and freight office or on the Auf dem Wolf.

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View of the back of Grossbasel across the Rhine. Image via Flickr.

You can also find street walking tolerated in zones to the east of the Mittlere Bridge along the thoroughfares of Ochsengasse (between Webergasse and Teichgässlein), Webergasse (between Untere Rebgasse and Ochsengasse) and eichgässlein (between Ochsengasse and Untere Rebgasse).

Some activity can be seen around Claramatte park but this area is not an official zone and you are not guaranteed to find a licensed hooker here.

Prices vary depending on the girls you approach and whether they are union members or not. Those that belong to the union must charge a minimum of 100 CHF (€85) whereas non-union (often migrants or short-term EU workers) prostitutes can be found charging as little as 30 CHF (€25).

Sex Shops

There aren’t that many sex shops in Basel given the huge number of sex services available. Switzerland is well covered by good online mail order sex shops but there are a couple of establishments in Basel where you could up replacement toys and erotica.

Magic X

Steinentorstrasse 20, 4051 Basel

Magic X operate a lot of sex shops in both Switzerland and Germany. The Basel mega store sells bedroom accessories, lingerie, DVDs and novelty items.

The store is open as follows:

  • Monday to Wednesday and Friday: 10.00am to 7.00pm
  • Thursday: 10.00am to 8.00pm
  • Saturday: 9.00am to 5.00pm
Pretty much your only option but a good one, Magic X. Image via website.

Best of the Rest

There are a couple of other places in the city where you can get erotic items including a store that also has a peepshow facility.

  • Peepstore, Steinenbachgässlein 30, 4051 Basel
  • Boutique Fancy, Klingentalstrasse 90, 4057 Basel

Featured image via Pixabay.

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