Simon Smith | Manager, Operations and Destination Engagement | 31 May 2019


The tourist tax (kurtaxe) is usually known either as a city (stadt) or accommodation (unterkunft) tax.

In Hamburg it is known as a culture and tourism tax (kulturförderabgabe) as the revenue is invested in cultural, tourism and sporting projects.

Below are selected destinations. Further information can be found by clicking on the title of the destination. Other Destinations can be found here (not official).

While best efforts have been made to verify the accuracy of the information on 31 May 2019, the information displayed should be used as guidance only.

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 night Some Exemptions
Baden Baden (Shortone 1)* 3.80 Business travellers,
outh Hostels,
School trips
Baden Baden (Shortone 2)* 1.70 Business travellers,
Youth Hostels,
chool trips
(max 21 nights)
5% Business travellers
Bonn 5% Business travellers
(max 7 nights)
5% Business travellers,
Children under 18
Cologne 5% Business travellers
Dortmund 7.5% Business travellers
Dresden 6% Business travellers,
Children under 18,
Disabled persons
Frankfurt 2.00 Business travellers
Leipzig 3.00 or (1.00**) Children under 18,
Students/Apprentices aged 18-25,

Disabled persons 

* Baden Baden
Shortone 1 – Sinzheimer Straße / Ooser main street and Klosterplatz (Lichtental) / Schafbergstraße except the district Bellows
Shortone 2 – Remaining urban areas 

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

Net Cost of Stay (per person, per night, excluding 7% VAT and breakfast) Some Exemptions
Up to €10   €10.01-€25 €25.01-€50   €50.01-€100 €100.01-€150 €150.01-€200 Above €200
Hamburg (€) 0 0.50 1.00 2.00 3.00 4.00 Increase by €1 for every further €50  Business travellers

N.B. Munich does not levy a tourist tax

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