Last updated 26 February 2021 | Rates reviewed for all destinations listed. No change to rates but Leipzig suspended until further notice.

Kurtaxe

The tourist tax (kurtaxe) is decided by local governments (municipalities) and is usually known as the accommodation tax (übernachtungsteuer), lodging tax (beherbergungsabgabe) or culture tax (kulturförderabgabe).

Below are selected destinations and further information can be found by clicking on the name of the destination.

N.B. Munich does not levy a tourist tax

Hotel Rates
(no maximum nights unless stated)
Net Cost of Room
(excluding 7% VAT and breakfast)
Gross Cost of Room
(including 7% VAT, excluding breakfast)
€ per person, per nightSome Exemptions
Baden Baden (Shortone 1)*
(Shortone 2)*
3.80
1.70
Business travellers,
Children under 18,
Y
outh Hostels
Berlin
(max 21 nights)
5%Business travellers
Bonn
(max 21 nights)
5%Business travellers,
School trips
Bremen
(max 7 nights)
5%Business travellers,
Children under 18
Cologne5%Business travellers,
School trips
Dortmund7.5%Business travellers
Dresden6%Business travellers,
Children under 18,
Disabled persons
Frankfurt2.00Business travellers
Leipzig (Suspended until further notice)3.00 or (1.00**)Children under 18,
Students/Apprentices aged 18-25,
Disabled persons 

* Baden Baden
Shortone 1 – Area between Sinzheimer Straße / Ooser Hauptstrasse and Klosterplatz (Lichtental) / Schafbergstraße, and all secondary roads except the district Balg      
Shortone 2 – Remaining urban areas 

** Leipzig – €1 per person per night if cost of stay per night is not more than €30 including VAT

 

€ per person,
per night
Net Cost of Stay
(excluding 7% VAT and breakfast)
Some Exemptions
€0 –
€10
 
€10.01 –
€25
€25.01 -€50  €50.01 -€100€100.01 -€150€150.01 -€200Above €200
Hamburg00.501.002.003.004.00Increase by €1 for every further €50 Business travellers,
School trips

Disclaimer: While best efforts have been made to verify the accuracy of the information, the information displayed should be used as guidance only.

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