"A Word About Prostitution" Top 5 Page for this destination Hamburg Warnings Or Dangers Tip by ericaj.

Hamburg Warnings and Dangers: 40 reviews and 26 photos

As many people may have already heard, prostitution and other elements of the sex trade are a legalized industry in Germany.

In Hamburg, it is a normal occurance for natives and tourists alike to explore the Reeperbahn without so much as giving a second glance to the band of girls who "solicit" for their profession... on the corner of the St, Pauli Police station, actually. Oddly, the "Reeperbahn Girls " are such a "non-event" at the corner of Spielbundsplatz, they recognize all of the Musical Theatre staff and performers, and restaurant people, and it's the oddest thing in the world to see everyone from either side just exchanging evening pleasantries simply out of good manners...

That being said, with the picture of relative "normalcy" I've tried to create for you above, most horrifying is that there's a new and dangerous element arriving on Germany's doorstep regarding prostitution: with the World Cup coming and the borders of Germany being very lax at the moment, apparently there is an influx of illegal alien pimps trafficking girls from poor Asian and Eastern European countries. These people are here illegally, working without the permits , health insurance, and medical clearance required to engage in Germany's sex trade, not to mention the fact that the women are unwilling participants trafficked and sold under human bondage as slaves.

In short, though it might peak your curosity to consider trying it, keep in mind that more than ever, for summer 2006, the dangers of prostitution in Germany are two-fold: to begin with, the person that approaches you offering a service may be an underage girl sold from Slovenia or Thailand, and essentially a slave, and second, being that they're not an "approved" sex worker for the State, you are putting your health, and possibly your life at risk....

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  • Written Jun 2, 2006
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