City Tax Lautertal

Lautertal imposed an accommodation tax on 1 January 2013. Travelling for business reasons is exempted.

Exemption options


  • The stay is not considered private if the guest can prove that they need the accommodation for business reasons by providing an employer certification, or in the case of freelancers, self-employed individuals and managing directors, if they provide appropriate documentation
  • The signed certification must contain:
  • Name of the guest
  • Period of stay and number of nights
  • Approval that the stay is for business reason
  • Name and address of employer or company or own address (freelancers)
    Each certification is always valid for one stay; if you depart on a Friday and return on a Monday, then the guest and the hotelier are all equally pleased that a new certification has to be submitted and archived for ten years.

Services subject to the tax

  • The tax depends on the cost of accomodation per adult (excludes breakfast and other services)
    • Up to 30,00 € = 1,00 €
    • Up to 100,00 € = 2,00 €
    • 100,01 € and more = 3,00 €
  • Children under the age of 18 are exempt from the tax
  • The tax is applied for a maximum of seven consecutive nights. Further nighs (consecutive and at the same hotel) are not subject to the tax

Contact for further forms and questions

  • Gemeinde Lautertal, Nibelungenstraße 280, 64686 Lautertal (Odenwald)
  • Tel. +49 6254 307-40 (Tatjana Groh)
  • Contact e-mail address: groh@lautertal.de