Save 5 % city tax in Freiburg when travelling for business purpose

City Tax Freiburg

Freiburg imposed an accommodation tax on 1 January 2014. Travelling for business reasons is exempt.

  • Five percent of the net cost of accommodation:
    • excludes breakfast
    • Excludes other services
  • Day rooms, no-show bookings and cancellations are subject to the tax
  • Children under the age of 18 are exempt from the tax


Get exempted as follows…


    • Completed certification: –> download here


  • The booking should be made by, and the invoice should be issued to, and ideally paid by the employer

Freelancers, self-employed individuals and contractors:

  • Complete the self-certification –> download here
    The certification is always valid for one stay; if you depart on a Friday and return on a Monday, then a new certification has to be submitted to the hotel.

    Your city tax exemption on business trips

    City tax exemption is quite simple: the taxes are only due for privately arranged trips. As soon as you are traveling for business reasons, the hotel can refrain from calculating and forwarding the city tax to the municipality.

    BUT: The hotels are instructed by the cities to take the tax from the room bill only if it is clearly proven that the stay is for business reasons.

    Every city demands different documents, so you are exactly right here on this page. Here you will always find current information and templates that allow you to sleep tax-free in each city.