Entertainment in Germany

Prostitution in Germany - The Top 4 Crazy Facts

Prostitution is said to be the oldest profession in the world, and it is not a surprise to find it well and alive in one of the oldest nations on earth. What most people do not know about Germany is that it does not only produce great cars and geniuses, it also is among the most liberal nations when it comes to prostitution. Now, of course as an expat, you might not be after prostitutes but knowing a thing or two about prostitution in Germany can help you impress your folks back home. Below are the Top 5 incredible and crazy facts about Germany and the world’s oldest profession.

Fact # - Prostitution in Germany is Legal

Yes, you’ve read that right. Not only is prostitution legal in Germany but it has been legal for nearly 90 years, having been legalized in 927, although another law in 2002 disputes the 927 date. More so, brothel ownership and pimping are both legal too (hey this could be a job idea you know!).

Fact # 2 – Prostitution in Germany is a Major Industry

And we mean MAJOR. It employs over 400,000 sex workers and caters to over .2 million customers on a daily basis. This generates a revenue which is estimated to be around 6 billion euros per year, which is roughly the same amount of money that giant companies like Adidas and Porsche makes.

Fact # 3 – Prostitution in Germany Offers Benefits to Sex Workers

The government passed laws that offers protection to the prostitutes from exploitation and violence, including legalized contracts which can be established between clients and prostitutes. More so, the legalization of prostitution in Germany now means that the sex workers gets to enjoy the perks reserved to those who work a regular 40 hour week. Because a portion of their income is withheld by the government to pay for social benefits like health insurance and pensions, being a prostitute in Germany is as good as having a stable 9-5 office job in most parts of the globe.

Fact # 4 – Prostitution in Germany is Cheaper than Dinner and a Movie



Getting a sex worker to spend time with you costs only 20-50 euros, depending on location and time of the day or night. Prostitutes can be found in brothels, in lined up booths or tents, and on the streets. The drawback maybe is the fact that the prostitutes would not tolerate chit chat and will only spend whatever time is necessary to give the customer the service being paid for, but for the price of a meal, no one is complaining.

Prostitution in Germany is certainly evolving over the past decade, with laws being implemented to protect both the sex workers and the customers, it has still been the topic of debates and protests. As an expat or soon to be expat in Germany, getting to know the country intimately (no pun intended) is the best way to ensure you’ll enjoy your stay.

DISCLAIMER: This blog article does not intend to mock prostitution nor to advocate it but merely to provide information in a light-hearted manner.[...]

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English Theaters in Frankfurt

English Theaters in Frankfurt


Frankfurt & Darmstadt English LanguageTheater


Frankfurt is not blessed with as many English language theater options as some of the other cities in Germany. The Turmpalast was once the only theater that regularly screened movies in English,however, it has since been torn down.


The other option is the Cines Star Metropolis at Eschenheimer Tor in Frankfurt. For theater listings try www.kinojournal-frankfurt.de or pick up a hard copy of the KINO JOURNAL.


Darmstadt has several theaters which feature English films regularly. Try the Citydome, Festival Kino and Rex Kino.In addition, check out Orfeos and Mal seh’n Kino, both of which occasionally offer English language films.


Nearby Bornheim offers English movies at the Berger Kino. For film listings which include Frankfurt, Mainz, Wiesbadenand Darmstadt check out www.helia-kinos.de/rex/ and go to the Frankfurt International Film Listing.



For Darmstadt try www.kinos-darmstadt.de/


You will need to check in advance to ensure English movies are currently playing, as well as to find out times and ticket prices.[...]

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Hamburg English Theater

Hamburg English Theater


Hamburg is home to the oldest professional English theater in Germany, The English Theater of Hamburg. Plays in all genresare shown in English.




There are some cinemas (kino) in Hamburg which present films in their original language, often with German subtitles. Films are not always in English, as they do offer screenings in French, Spanish and Japanese. Hamburg boasts 24 cinemas total, from small neighborhood venues to large scale chains like

CinemaxX and UCI Kinowelt. Savoy Filmtheater is another excellent choice.


Art house cinemas show film series or independent productions including the Holi, Abaton and Metropolis.

Don’t neglect to check the open air cinemas in the summer. Other metropolitan areas in close proximity to Hamburg also have cinemas which show English language movies; these include Kommunales KinoLubeck and SCALA Programmkino.



Several film festivals with offerings in their original language are held annually, including, Filmfest Hamburg, Fantasy Film Festival and the Lesbian and Gay Film Days Hamburg.

For a great listing of film and theater offerings in Hamburg, check the Szene Magazine or its online database (website is in German).[...]

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English Language Theaters

English Language Theaters

Berlin’s English Language Theaters 

Berlin has a number of theater venues which present English language movies, opera or live theater.

The theaters include: 

  • The English Theatre offers live performances year round only in English.
  • The Berliner Gruntheatre presents live British fringe drama.
  • Hebbel-Theatre offers occasional English performances from a variety of visiting theater groups.
  • Living Room Productions presents short contemporary films in English.
  • odewil features a production house and exhibition space presenting a wide range of contemporary visual and performing arts.
  • Seahorse Productions is a British based company that presents English language theater selections in various Berlin theater venues.
  • Stuekke offers contemporary theater, but only occasionally are their performances in English.
  • Tacheles is an institution in Berlin, combining experimental theater presentations, an art center and a bar.
  • Theater Zerbrochene Fenster is a small theater which alternates English theater companies and local German companies which present alternative fringe productions.


For Opera lovers: 

  • Friends of Italian Opera present regular performances.


Contact the specific theater and inquire about times, costs and the type of performance currently playing. Some theaters are very small and you must book seats in advance.



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