From the 01.12.2014 on the city of Cologne will charge a city tax (Kulturförderabgabe) again.

If your stay in Cologne is a business trip you don't need to pay the city tax, but you have to prove that the trip is a business trip.
Legally binding informations are available on the web pages of the city of Cologne (Sorry, only in German).

Essentially it is as follows:
If you are your own boss, please load this form in english or this form in german and fill it out.
(The following fields are requested: Name of the Hotel - we did it already, arrival date, departure date, your family name, your first name, the street where you live, the ZIP code, the city, the country, date of birth, place of birth, country of birth, tax number, place and date, signature)
You can bring the form with when you arrive or you send it by fax or email to us.

If your company is sending you to Cologne you need a confirmation letter, on the official company paper (in german!) from your company and then please load that form in english and german and fill it out.
An example for the letter text is:
Hiermit bestaetige ich, das der Aufenthalt von (Name in here) fuer den Zeitraum vom (arrival date here) bis zum (departure date here) in Koeln beruflich bedingt und notwendig ist.
You can bring the form with when you arrive or you send it by fax or email to us.

IMPORTANT: It is necessary to have one form per person staying in the hotel!


Letzte Aktualisierung: 14.04.16 
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