Save 3.5 % City Tax in Trier when travelling on business purpose

Accommodation tax Trier

Trier imposed an accommodation tax on 1 January 2018. Travelling for business reasons is exempted.


  • 3.5 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
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Get exempted as follows…



Freelancers, self-employed individuals and contractors:

  • Complete the self-certification –> Download Eigenbescheinigung Trier
    • No further documentation is required. The municipal authorities reserve the right to check the details provided.


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.