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BERLIN - A four-story brothel complete with a pool and movie theater is set to open in time for the 2006 World Cup.
The Artemis brothel near the Olympic Stadium will accommodate up to 650 men and 100 women, said Norman Jacob, the lawyer representing its backers. Germany legalized prostitution in 2003.
“I think people will want to come here because it has a very nice atmosphere,” Jacob said.
Some of the rooms, with titles like Toscana and Cleopatra, were displayed on Thursday. A circular stairway with red carpeting and gold-colored railings will take customers from the bottom-floor pool to the top floor and private rooms. Alcohol will not be served.
Jacob denied the brothel was built to capitalize on the crowds that will flood Germany for the soccer showcase that begins in June. But he acknowledged, while sitting on a velvet couch among frescoes of reclining women, that Artemis’ proximity to soccer stadiums would be convenient.
“I think football and sex go together,” he said.
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