Travel Alert Germany: Berlin to integrate 5% tax on tourist hotels/hostels/campsites

Posted on April 23, 2013 • Filed under: Germany, Tourist Stories, Tourist Warning, Travel News

As covered by, “Berlin’s city government has decided to put a 5 percent tax on tourist hotel stays from this summer, part of efforts to shore up the German capital’s finances. The so-called “city tax” is to be charged on overnight stays in hotels and other accommodation such as youth hostels and camping sites starting July 1. Business-related stays are being exempted, however. It wasn’t immediately clear how the authorities would differentiate one visitor from another.” Read Article

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