Save 4 % City Tax in Lueneburg when staying for business reasons

City Tax Lueneburg

Lueneburg imposed an accommodation tax on 1 October 2015. Travelling for business reasons is exempted.

  • Four percent of the gross cost of accommodation
    • Excludes breakfast
    • Excludes other services
  • VAT is to be added on top of the accommodation tax
  • The tax is applied for a maximum of 14 consecutive nights. Further nights (consecutive and at the same hotel) are not subject to the tax
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Get exempted as follows…


  • Direct payment by employer or
  • Pre-reserved “contingency bookings”, for which the employer has confirmed in writing that all the rooms are definitely required for business purposes (e.g. for a project) do not require any further documentation or
  • Completed employer certification: –> download Download Bescheinigung Lüneburg

Freelancers, self-employed individuals and contractors:

    Each certification is always valid for one stay (except of above mentioned contingency bookings); 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.