Located in the broad valley, Innsbruck is the capital city of the state of Tyrol. Considered as the fifth largest city in Austria, this city houses 120,000 residents.
Apart from being an internationally renowned winter sports center, it also houses the largest ski resort in the area where various winter sports events are held. In fact, the city hosted the 1964 and 1976 Winter Olympics; as well as the 1984 and 1988 Winter Paralympics. And during warmer months, hiking and mountaineering are what draw tourists to visit the city.
There is no known red light district in Innsbruck like most Austrian cities. Depending on the type of adult entertainment you are in for, you can find girls in hotels, sex shops, strip and dance clubs scattered around the city.
Innsbruck also has a nightlife mile called "Bogenmeile" which is situated along the Ing.-Etzel-Strasse located east of downtown where one can find some adult entertainment shops.
Stay Safe in the RLD
Unlike other European cities, Innsbruck is a very safe city in general. Violent crimes are seldom seen in this city. There is just a bit of a problem with theft on seasons where tourists abound as pickpockets execute their ploy in busy areas such as train stations and other tourist destinations. Standard precautions should be followed regarding one’s personal belongings.
At night, any visitor would feel very safe as authorities perform an excellent job in patrolling the streets and keeping them well-lit and safe to the public. Usually, there are foot police hanging around restaurants and bars to assist whenever trouble comes.
Although there is no known red light district in the whole of Austria, there are quite a number of foreign sex workers who are registered prostitutes in the state of Tyrol.
Free Body Culture is popular in this city which embraces the joy of nature and nudity. There are sex shops, swinger clubs, peep shows, and Kontaktbars (a place where prostitutes often hang out hoping to pick up customers) found in the city. Innsbruck may not be the best town for pay for sex but there are a few good choices.
Wandering the city streets at night would not cause you to worry as the city of Innsbruck is generally safe. There are street prostitutes who wait at the Bachlechner road-Mitterweg intersection for customers.
In Austria, prostitution is legal and regulated which means that working prostitutes need to be registered. The Majority of the prostitutes who work in Austria are foreigners who come from Eastern European countries such as Czech Republic, Russia, and Ukraine. Prostitutes in Vienna are estimated to reach almost 3,000 and only one in five of these women come from Austria. Clients of this trade also feel safe as registered workers are regularly checked for STDs and AIDS. However, there are still those who are registered that contain these diseases as they are not subjected to diagnostic tests.
In the city of Innsbruck, prostitution is illegal as well as the rest of Tyrol unless it takes place in a licensed brothel; so as in Carinthia, Salzburg, Styria, and Vorarlberg. The Tyrolean law only allows heterosexual prostitution.
The minimum legal age of prostitution in Innsbruck is 18. So, the purchase of sexual services to someone under the age of 18 is a criminal offence. This law follows in Carinthia, Tyrol, and Vienna. If the person who sells sexual services is below the age of 18, he is liable in court even if the client is the one who is committing a criminal act. Also, most prostitution laws (Burgenland, Carinthia, Salzburg, Styria, Tyrol, Vorarlberg, Vienna) requires that the person selling sexual services holds a valid identification card that confirms that she is free of venereal diseases and HIV/AIDS. This is a requirement that already exists under Federal Law.
As of the LGTB, same-sex sexual acts in Austria is legal since 1971. Following the ruling of the European Court of Human Rights in Karner v. Austria, cohabitating same-sex couples were given the same rights as cohabitating opposite-sex couples. As of 2010, same-sex couples can have registered partnerships, but not regular marriage and cannot adopt children or gain access to IVF or artificial insemination treatments.
49% of Austrians supported gay marriage according to a European Union poll.
The federal Labour Code has included an anti-discrimination law since 2004 to follow the implementation of EU legislation prohibiting discrimination. The 1993 Police Security Act requires the police to refrain from any actions that could create the impression of bias or that could be perceived as discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation.
The gay and lesbian scene in Innsbruck is not that vast. However, the LGBT community agree that the bars and dance clubs that cater to them are bigger, more fun and a lot more spontaneous in Vienna and Germany.
General Attitude Towards Gays
With the Alps view, the LGBT members who are into nature will definitely love Innsbruck. No wonder LGBT visitors from around the world who visit the city would find a way of coming back as not only do they feel welcomed in the city, they also enjoy the laidback day life and the fun night life of the city.
Gay Prostitution in Innsbruck
Finding gay prostitutes in the city can be a bit difficult. For better search results, it is advisable to find and transact online.