Bike To Berlin Brothel For Bangin Benefits!
“Everyone’s a winner,” explained Regina Goetz, a former prostitute who runs the “Maison d’envie” (House of Desire) brothel in Berlin’s Prenzlauer Berg, a district in the former East Berlin.
“The environment is a topic on everyone’s lips and it’s pretty difficult to park around here. So we came up with the idea of an ‘eco discount’ of five euros (£4.50) to anyone who leaves the car at home,” Ms Goetz said. “The crisis has slashed our turnover in half in the last year,” the 56-year-old said.
But the green discounts have proved a roaring success and got business back on track, she said.
Fifteen minutes in the brothel costs 25 euros rather than 30 euros for environmentally-conscious punters, around 10 per cent of whom have taken up the offer.
To qualify for the discount, “clients who come by bike show their helmet or their padlock keys,” she said. “Others hand in their ticket or monthly pass if they have come on the bus.”