With prostitution being legal in Zurich you can find plenty or ways to get serviced from out-call escorts to street hookers, brothels to happy ending body rubs.
The city is home to just 400,000 people yet entertains almost 5.6 million overnight stays each year. With such high volumes of tourists, Zurich has to provide good entertainment and it certainly doesn’t disappoint.
In this guide, we take a look at the sex scene in Zurich along with some ideas of erotic places to visit whilst in the city.
- 1 Prostitution in Zurich
- 2 Zurich Escorts Guide
- 3 Sex in Zurich
- 3.1 Brothels
- 3.2 Swinging Clubs
- 3.3 Erotic Massage Parlours
- 3.4 Strip Clubs
- 3.5 Street Prostitutes
- 3.6 Sex Cinema
- 3.7 Sex Shops
Prostitution in Zurich
Prostitution in Switzerland is a regulated and legal industry netting the country over €3 billion each year. There are an estimated 800 licensed sex workers in Zurich providing services as escorts, brothel hostesses or street prostitutes but this figure is more like 5,000 when you include migrant sex workers and those working outside of the system.
A lot of sex workers are Swiss or EU nationals and pay tax on their earnings with brothel owners paying VAT. As a result, rates for full service in Zurich fall into two categories; higher prices charged by official prostitutes and underground, street prices. The former is governed by union rules meaning that every transaction must be a minimum of €85. However, the going rate for full service is in the region of €175 to €260.
As a legal career, the industry benefits from the same employment rights as other professions and sex workers receive excellent health cover including the regular checks they must complete in order to continue working as prostitutes.
The legalisation of prostitution in Zurich has been protected since 1942 and makes the city a popular destination for sex tourists.
Zurich Escorts Guide
An exclusive escort agency providing the services of high-class call girls in Switzerland, they have a base operating in Zurich.
All of the seventeen girls are premium models and offer quality companion services in addition to being beautiful with great figures.
Rates start at around CHF. 800 (€700) for a minimum of two hours.
6 Profi has the details of almost 100 escorts working in the Zurich area but no way to filter the results. We’ve included the website here as the range of girls differs from the other escort sites by offering mainly brothel workers who provide out calls. The range of bordellos from which they hail covers not just the city but also the canton of Zurich.
Rates vary but are in the range of CHF. 300 (€260) per hour.
Another high class escort service, Jessica’s has been operating since 2001.
Providing luxury ladies in the Zurich area (and other destinations across Europe) for companionship, including travel, Jessica’s is popular with business visitors to the city.
VIP escorts include intelligent students, exclusive models and passionate professionals.
Clients must pass a security check before they can select from the girls but rates start at around CHF. 450 (€390).
Once you are a member of Jessica’s you can access the in-call services in the private member studios.
A comprehensive directory of escort services in Switzerland’s capital city.
The listings have details of many international models including Asian, Latin American and Eastern European. You can tailor the results to display verified profiles, new escorts or those from agencies.
The site has details of some fetish escorts as well as porn stars.
Rates vary hugely but you can pick up an escort for €250 per hour upwards.
Best of the Rest
There are plenty of other great directories with the details of agency and independent escorts ranging in price, age and experience, including:
- Euro Girls Escorts: Over 200 independent ladies with rates starting at €150 per hour.
- Cracker: A free classified service with some budget ladies.
- Happy Escorts: 275+ escorts, mixed ethnicity, age and rates.
- Vogue Escorts: Premium service starting at €600 per hour.
- Luxury Escorts: Exclusive models with VIP rates.
- Target Escorts: Rates starting at €800 for a minimum 2-hour booking.
Sex in Zurich
Zurich has plenty of ways to be entertained and get serviced, from brothels and sauna clubs to erotic adult massage parlours and street prostitutes providing drive-through services, Switzerland’s capital is a hub for sex.
There are designated areas for street hookers but the majority of adult entertainment venues are located around the Langstrasse area. This long street wakes up after dark and is home to many of Zurich’s strip clubs, sex shops and massage parlours. You can also find brothels off many of its side streets.
There are a couple of dozen official brothels (or sex clubs) in Zurich each following strict hygiene regulations including regular health checks for the prostitutes using the facilities. Most brothels do not employ the ladies directly but charge an admission fee for clients and/or a rate for the use of a room.
We have put together a comprehensive guide to the brothels of Zurich but we’ve picked a couple of the city’s best brothels here.
Stockerstrasse 62, 8002 Zürich
A centrally located brothel which is modern and large, Aphrodisia has a massive choice of girls. The club is open through the week from midday until the early hours and Saturday from 4.00pm onwards.
It’s reputation for great service along with its convenient position make it a popular club.
Club La Boum
Ringstrasse 20, 8600 Dübendorf
Club La Boum is about a ten minute drive outside of the city and offers a very private and discreet experience. There are no central facilities and clients can simply head straight from the reception to a private room to await their choice of lady.
Fees for a full service are a fixed price of CHF. 250 (€230) for a 30-minute session.
The club is open seven days a week from 11.00am to midnight.
Überlandstrasse 101, CH-8600 Dübendorf / Zurich
A meeting place about 10km to the east of Zurich, Caesar’s Sauna welcomes singles and couples.
The club has a mix of facilities including rooftop terrace, dark room, bar, sauna and mixed play zones. The jail area is popular as well as the adjoining gloryholes.
The weekly program is mixed with themed events running regularly including discos, candlelit soirees and sauna nights.
The club can accommodate up to 100 people.
Women are always admitted free whilst couples must pay CHF. 37 (€32) and single men CHF. 53 (€46).
The club is open as follows:
- Monday to Thursday: 2.00pm to 11.00pm
- Friday and Saturday: 5.00pm to 2.00am
- Sunday: 2.00pm to 8.00pm
Im Chrummacher 5, 8604 Volketswil / Industry
Club Flip is a members only club offering their visitors the chance to meet like-minded singles and couples. Membership is easy to obtain and the club welcomes new applicants though a verification procedure is required.
The club is a 20 minute drive to the east of Zurich and has an outside area with winter sauna or summer terrace.
Facilities include themed playrooms (Japanese, mirror, little prison, sling room and heavenly room), hot pot, bar and lounge areas.
Entrance fees vary for couples depending on the event but are in the region of CHF. 75 to CHF. 165 (€65-€143); ladies are charged at a flat rate of CHF. 31 (€27) and men at CHF. 51 (€44)
The Flip Sauna is open seven days a week, all year round with details of each evening being available on their website (times vary).
Club CMS is a small swinging club covering just 200 sq. m and able to accommodate up to 40 people. Specialising in BDSM play, guests can be couples or singles.
There are six play rooms including a medical fetish room, all of which can be hired out privately.
Regular parties are held at the club (twice a month from 8pm – every other Thursday).
Entrance fees of CHF. 50 (€43) per couple and CHF. 40 (€34) per single are charged on the door.
Erotic Massage Parlours
The city has a few dozen adult massage parlours, many of which are located in the red-light area of Langstrasse. We’ve selected a couple of the best and given you a few suggestions for others you might want to try. All have a reputation for providing happy endings though prices and experience may vary.
Weststrasse 150, 8003 Zürich
Employing only Swiss or German nationals, the About Hands team are professional masseuses that provide erotic adult rubs with a happy ending. It is worth pointing out that whilst the body rubs are erotic, they are not a precursor for a full service and each of the ladies has limits.
The parlour is elegantly decorated in mature dark leather, natural woods and with touches of Zen.
There is an entire menu of massage choices including tantra and BDSM alongside traditional wellness treatments. Prices vary depending on the type and duration of your massage but are in the order of CHF. 300 to CHF. 400 for a 90-minute session (€260-€350).
Staffelstrasse 10, 8045 Zürich
Andana offers a wide choice of massages but no sexual services; however, relief is given in other forms and depends on your selection of treatment.
You can opt for any of the following:
- Bondage massage
- Bizarre massage (fetish)
- Taoist erotic massage
- Chocolate or honey massage
- Sensual massage
- Body-to-Body massage
- Soapy massage
Prices vary depending on the type of treatment you select and the duration of your service. However, Anadana has an excellent reputation for the quality of its massage.
The parlour is open seven days a week from 10.00am to midnight.
Thai House Massage
Birmensdorferstrasse 342, 8055 Zürich
The Thai House Massage parlour offers a choice of traditional Thai massage, tantra or body foam. The latter two have extremely intimate body-to-body contact and usually provoke a happy ending without the need for manual relief.
The parlour is open seven days a week from 9.00am to 4.00pm. Prices are available on request.
Best of the Rest
These other massage parlours are also worth a visit:
- Magic Massage: Weststrasse 180, 8003 Zürich
- Sensual Lounge: Heinrich-Wolffstrasse, 8046 Zürich
- Amrita Tantra: Eichwatt 17, 8105 Regensdorf
- Dakini: Siewerdtstrasse 95, 8050 Zürich
Niederdorfstrasse 60, 8001 Zürich
Situated in the centre of the Old Town, Calypso is a popular nightclub offering guests a full programme of entertainment on the main stage.
Originally opening in 1963 as a milk bar, the club was transformed in the seventies to a go-go venue. However, it wasn’t until 1986 when an alcohol license was issued.
The dancers are from across Europe, Asia and Latin America and provide stage shows, lap dances and private encounters.
There is a restaurant on site and the club offers a wide selection of drinks from their bar.
Calypso is open from 7.00pm to 4.00am, Monday to Thursday and until 5.00am, Friday and Saturday.
Schoffelgasse 2, 8001 Zürich
Another of Zurich’s stalwarts, Maxim has been operating since 1931 and is a busy venue for tourists and locals.
Located a few minutes walk from the Zurich university, the nightclub has a great position near the river Limmat.
The girls are very beautiful and provide non-stop entertainment daily from 11.00am until 4.00am.
Best of the Rest
If you are spending a while in the city then you could also check out the following strip clubs in Zurich:
Even though prostitution is legal in Switzerland, street walking is only allowed in certain areas of the city. In Zurich, there are two zones where street hookers can ply their trade to pedestrians between the hours of 7.00pm and 5.00am:
- Zahringerstrasse and Haringstrasse
There are around 100 licensed prostitutes that work the streets in Zurich but, owing to the amount of trade, there are a number of migrant sex workers who also tout for business. Most avoid the legalised areas and prefer to pick up around the adult venues on the Langstrasse.
You can take a street prostitute to the drive-in sex boxes located about 7km outside of the city centre. The area is known as Strichplatz (‘the border place’) and is located at Depotweg, 8048 Zürich. This terrace of wooden sex boxes, like open garages, are equipped with alarm buttons and are patrolled (discreetly) by security guards. They are open seven days a week and close at 3am (5am Thursday to Saturday). Using the service does cost around €5 a time which is usually added to your bill. However, these useful and safe areas for prostitutes come with bathrooms, showers and café tables. You can also find street prostitutes working in this area but be advised that only licensed hookers can use these services as they will need to produce a valid permit.
You can expect to pay around CHF. 200 (€173) for a full service with an official prostitute but a quick blowjob can cost a lot less, particularly if you have accidentally picked up an unlicensed hooker.
Cinema Walche: Walchestrasse 11, 8006 Zürich
Cinema Roland: Langstrasse 111, corner Rolandstrasse, 8004 Zürich
Cinema Stars: Franklinstr. 9, 8050 Zurich
All three of these cinemas publish a program of events on their joint website and have a selection of private cabins in addition to the main cruising cinema.
The movies played are hardcore adult porn with the single and double cabins having a selection of over 1000 DVDs.
Zähringerstrasse 28, 8001 Zürich
A boutique style sex shop in the heart of the city you can find all kinds of bedroom accessories including a range of BDSM equipment.
It might not be the most comprehensive of ranges but the set-up is inviting and the stock well laid out.
Special Moments is open as follows:
- Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday: 1.00pm to 6.30pm
- Thursday: 2.30pm to 6.30pm
- Saturday: 1.00pm to 5.00pm
Magic X Megastore
Limmatquai 96, 8001 Zürich
With stores across Switzerland the Magic X Megastore is a chain sex shop offering a great range of lingerie, toys and novelty goods. You can also find a selection of DVDs, books and costumes.
The Zurich store is well stocked and the staff have a good reputation for providing excellent service and knowledgeable advice.
The store is open from 10.00am, Monday to Saturday and closing at 8.00pm (7.00pm on Saturday).
Best of the Rest
There are a couple of dozen sex shops in the city with the following having good reviews:
- Erotik Factory: Badenerstrasse 254, 8004 Zürich
- Condomeria: Münstergasse 27, 8001 Zürich
- Libosan: Kernstrasse 60, 8004 Zürich
- Sensuelle: Kasernenstrasse 17, 8004 Zürich
- Playful: Binzmühlestrasse 210, 8050 Zürich
Featured image via Vogue Escorts.