With new rights and privileges credited to prostitutes, the German government thought they could reduce, if not eliminate, human trafficking.
Today you can order a woman from your phone, find a drive-thru sex outlet, or simply pick up the girl of your choice from the streets of Berlin.
These brothels ran as clean as a brothel could, until the 16th century when syphilis and The Reformation began invading German houses, bodies and minds.
Tourists come from all over the world for the cheap rates in sex clubs, to visit the notorious Artemis brothel, and the most obvious streets and inconspicuous corners of Berlin.
While many cities have created specific zones where prostitution can operate, Berlin is a boundless playground, uncontrolled by higher authorities.
However, all good things must come to an end, sort of.
No one really wanted to see the brothels go, at least no male German wanted to let go of their sideline hobby, so by the 19th century they began to enforce a little more control over these Frauenhäuser.
Throughout German history, prostitution was never criminalized and was widely accepted into mainstream culture.