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Hotel Luxor Shut Down

 - Mar 15, 2008
References: spiegel.de & spiegel.de
Whoa! The legendary sex flagship the Hotel Luxor, Hamburg's oldest bordello, is closing up shop.

The German city is known for its infamous Reeperbahn, the red light district which has been around since 1948.

"You can't make good money in this area anymore with real sex," Waltraud Mehrer, the establishment's madam, told the Hamburger Morgenpost. "The only things still up and running are the table dance clubs."

Madam Waltraud Mehrer blames the decline in business "on easily available Internet porn, the rise of call-girl services, and noisy discos and dance clubs." Apparently, sex is "too hard to sell." Imagine that!