Desperate Measures: Berlin Brothel Offers Flat-Rate Service to Beat Slump

These are hard times even for the oldest trade in the world. A Berlin brothel has responded to the economic crisis by launching a flat-rate service to woo customers.

The recession is even affecting the world's oldest trade.

The recession is even affecting the world's oldest trade.

Unique circumstances call for unique measures, as politicians combating the global financial crisis have been declaring in recent months, and a Berlin brothel has taken those words to heart.

The city's "Pussy Club" has made headlines in the local press by giving clients unlimited access to all its ladies for €70, which includes an all-you-can-eat-and-drink offer, in a bid to weather Germany's worst economic slump since World War II.

To clinch the deal, it is even offering men the opportunity to bring their wives along.

"Seventy euros, that includes everything -- ladies, drinks and food," a member of staff contacted by phone told SPIEGEL ONLINE, confirming media reports. The offer runs during off-peak times. On weekdays it applies between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. On weekends, it's extended by an hour until five p.m.

It's unclear if the new offer will boost business. So far, it doesn't appear to have. "Business is normal," the Pussy Club spokeswoman said.


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