Some 50 policemen were involved in raid of an illegal brothel in Neuried on the Bavarian capitals south-western outskirts; sueddeutsche.de reported yesterday, July7, 2016. Four people, including three Polish prostitutes, aged between 40 and 55, were arrested during the raid. A Polish couple (both 34-years-old) had rented a detached house with six bedrooms and claimed that they wanted to use it for accommodating their company’s construction workers.
Prostitution is legal in Germany and Bavaria, but the Polish couple wouldn’t have gotten a permit for a brothel in Neuried since a brothel is not allowed in communities with a population of fewer than 30,000 people and in residential areas. The Heimgartenweg Street, where the illegal brothel was located is a street with only some 10 family houses, surrounded by greenery. The neighbours alerted the police after they found the traffic and the number of male visitors to the house suspicious.
The pimping couple had placed ads in local newspapers and had changed the workers in their illegal establishment every couple of weeks. For Munich it is uncommon for illegal prostitution and brothels to be located in detached family houses, it usually takes place in larger apartment buildings. Munich’s Vice Police (the so-called “Sitte”) monitors the scene and the city’s biggest current prostitution problems are poverty-prostitutes from Bulgaria operating around the central rail station (Hauptbahnhof). Currently there are some 2,000 legal prostitutes in Munich.