City Tax Potsdam

Potsdam imposed an accommodation tax on 1 October 2014. Travelling for business reasons is exempt.

Exemption options

  • Completed employer certification: --> download here
Freelancers, self-employed individuals and contractors:
  • Complete the self-certification --> download hier 
Guests staying for medical reasons:
  • Certification from a doctor --> download hier(only available in German)
Each 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.

Services subject to the tax

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

Contact for further forms and questions

  • Landeshauptstadt Potsdam, Friedrich-Ebert-Straße 79/81, 14469 Potsdam
  • Telefon +49 331 289 1434
  • Contact e-mail address: