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This article provides specific information about local laws that apply to hosts in Leipzig. Just like regarding our country article for Germany, it’s your responsibility to verify and comply with any obligations that apply to you as a host. This article can serve as a starting point or place you can come back to if you have questions but it isn’t exhaustive and it doesn’t constitute legal or tax advice. It’s a good idea to check to make sure laws and procedures are current.

Please contact the city of Leipzig directly or consult a local advisor, such as an attorney or tax professional, if you have questions.

Guest tax

The city of Leipzig is collecting a guest tax for temporary visitors of the city according to the guest tax by-law. All guests who are not permanent residents in Leipzig are subject to guest tax.

Some guests, like children, pupils, students, and trainees up to the age of 25 as well as severely disabled persons are exempt from the guest tax.

General information can be found on the website of the city of Leipzig and in the overview of the city.

Guest tax rate

The daily rate can vary depending on the price paid per night and has to be paid for the duration of the whole stay, including arrival and day of departure. Please check with the city of Leipzig on which tax rate applies to you.


The hosts in Leipzig are obliged to report the guests to the City of Leipzig and collect the guest tax.

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