Switzerland: Earlier to Bed

Streetwalkers are aroused

Some of Zurich's legendary financial gnomes apparently like to roam before they go home. At day's end they head for the nightclub and red-light district of Niederdorf-Bellevue, where the figures are more comely than those they have been wrestling with at the office. While prostitution is not illegal in Zurich, strictures on streetwalking are tight. It is banned in residential areas and near schools, hospitals and churches. In Niederdorf-Bellevue, the city's 700 registered prostitutes are free to solicit on the street only from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m.

That custom may soon be amended if the ladies in question...

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