Herbertstraße is a well-known street in the St. Pauli district of Hamburg, located near the main red light district Reeperbahn. It is the only street in the city where it is still possible to find prostitutes in "windows" as in the famous De Wallen district of Amsterdam. It is reputed to have Hamburg’s best looking and most expensive prostitutes. At its peak about 250 women worked there.
The prostitutes sit on stools in the windows, usually scantily dressed, to try and entice clients to enter. They will sometimes talk to potential clients through an open window. Often the windows have red lighting and neon signs.
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