Last updated 8 January 2020 | Rates checked and no change

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

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

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

N.B. Munich do 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 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 is not more than €30 including VAT


€ per person,
per night
Net Cost of Stay
(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

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