Innsbruck city have been trying to get rid of the street prostitution, but street prostitution seems to be impossible to get completely rid off.
Many of the sex workers come especially from the neighbouring country Slovakia.
For example, in 2003 Vienna police picked up several nurses who had earner more money in one night prostituting in the streets of Vienna, than what they had earned in Bratislava in one month working as nurses.
Some Laufhäuser have entrance fee, but often the entrance is free.
FKK Saunaclubs and swingersclubs are also popular in Austria.
In 2007 there were 160 registered prostitutes in Tyrol State.
Perhaps surprisingly for a rather conservative nation, Austria's attitude towards nudity is one of the most relaxed in Europe.Usually prostitutes can arrange their working schedule and decide the pricing themself, but sometimes the schedules and prices are decided by the brothel owner.The clients walk through the corridors of the house (hence the name: Laufhaus/Walk House) to see and negotiate with the prostitutes.Half hour with the sex club girls cost often 50 to 100€.There are Kontaktbars where prostitutes hang out hoping to pick up customers.Unlike in German and Dutch cities, most Austrian towns don’t have Red-light districts.