Save 5 % City Tax in Bonn when travelling on business purpose

Accommodation tax Bonn – city tax

Bonn imposed an accommodation tax on 1 July 2015. Travelling for business reasons is exempted.


  • Five percent of the gross cost of accommodation
    • Excludes breakfast
    • Excludes other services
  • Day rooms are subject to the tax
  • No-show bookings, meaning reservations that have not been cancelled, are also subject to the tax because the customer had the option to stay
  • A separate certification must be provided for each guest; group certifications are not accepted
  • Bonn’s municipal tax and revenue office is allowed to check the details submitted by the hotel guest

Get exempted as follows…

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Why can not we continue to offer this information for free?

Unfortunately, the previous financing via advertising and booking commission did not cover the costs incurred for operating the site. The alternative would have been to completely take the page off the net and leave you as a professional traveler. We therefore believe that the above pricing model provides a truly fair basis for access to our always-current “Library”. Depending on the booking constellation, you may have already paid for the costs after just one night.

We therefore hope for your understanding of this economically unavoidable step on our part. The above offer is for single users. Interested in a company access? Please contact us by e-mail:


Ihre Bettensteuerbefreiung auf Geschäftsreise

Bettensteuerbefreiung geht ganz einfach: Sie werden nur bei privat veranlassten Reisen fällig. Sobald Sie geschäftlich unterwegs sind, kann das Hotel von der Berechnung und Weiterleitung der örtlichen Steuer (City Tax) an die Kommune absehen.

ABER: Die Hotels sind durch die Städte angewiesen, die Steuer erst dann von der Zimmerrechnung zu nehmen, wenn eindeutig nachgewiesen ist, dass die Übernachtung beruflich bedingt ist.

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