Prostitution is legal in Switzerland, but prostitutes have to register with city and health authorities, and have regular health checks. Brothels are also legal.
Street prostitution is dominated by women who stay in Switzerland for a short time. Some of them come only once, some others come a few months every year. A big part of them are South American with a European passport and Spanish is the dominant language amongst the prostitutes of the Red Light District.
The first price given by street prostitutes for a quickie is 100 CHF. But competition will lead some prostitutes to accept lower prices.
There are more than 10,000 prostitutes in Switzerland.
Cities in Switzerland
- Bern (Berne) — the capital with arcades along almost every street; great restaurants, bars and clubs.
- Basel — the traveller’s gateway to the German Rhineland and Alsace.
- Geneva (Genève) — this centre of arts and culture is the birth place of the World-Wide-Web at CERN
- Interlaken — the outdoor and action sports capital.
- Lausanne — scenery, dining, dancing, boating and the Swiss wine-country are the draws
- Luzern (Lucerne) — main city of the Central region with direct water links to all of the early Swiss historic sights
- Lugano — a gorgeous old-town, a pretty lake, and the food is simply amazing
- Zurich (Zürich) — a major centre of banking and has a thriving nightlife
- Chur (ger ; roh: Cuira; eng/fre: Coire; ita: Coira) — capital of the canton of Grisons.
- St. Gallen (ger (also: Sankt Gallen); eng: St. Gall; fre: Saint-Gall; ita: San Gallo; roh: Son Gagl) — a main city.