Berlin demands 5% tourist “city tax”

Percentage added to hotel stays starting July 1

Berlin’s city government hopes to boost its finances and raise €25 million a year by adding a 5% tax on all leisure-tourist hotel stays from the start of July. But the tax doesn’t include business-related stays. It is not yet clear how business and leisure visitors will be differentiated.
The so-called “city tax” will be charged on overnight stays in hotels and other accommodation such as youth hostels and camping sites.
Berlin is a popular city-break destination, yet hotel rates are low compared to other cities in Europe, particularly in the Nordic countries.


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