A documentary about the legal sex trade in Germany estimates that up to one million men pay for sex each day in the country. Many of the customers visit legal brothels in Berlin where they pay a flat rate of $65 (€49) for as much sex as they wish to have.
There are an estimated 400,000 sex workers in Germany, with as many as two-thirds of the women being from countries other than Germany.
There are between 3,000 and 3,500 established brothels in the country.
The revenue of the prostitution industry in Germany is reported to be $18 Billion.
Source: Steve Nolan, “How legalising prostitution has turned Germany into Europe’s biggest brothel, swamped by Eastern European prostitutes,” Daily Mail, June 13, 2013.