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How do I get a refund if I’m exempt from the tourist tax in Germany?

Certain guests staying in Germany may be exempt from the tourist tax or qualify for a reduced rate. This exemption may include guests who are:

  • Minors (exact age depends on city or region)
  • Visitors at trade fairs
  • Students and staff on school trips
  • Staying overnight for professional, educational, or training purposes

To find out if you qualify for a refund or a reduction, visit the tourist tax website for the municipality where you’re staying, or contact their tax office.

If you’ve booked a stay on Airbnb in one of the locations in Germany where we automatically collect the tourism tax and you determine that you're due a refund, you can request a refund directly from the municipality where your accommodation is located.

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