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City tax in Berlin hotels and boarding houses

From the first in January 2014 for stays in hotels, boarding houses, apartments and camping sites Berlin will be raised the City Tax.

This tax is 5% of the net price of accommodation (excluding VAT) and is paid upon arrival at the hotel.

Taxes are levied persons visiting Berlin with a personal purpose (tourism, visiting relatives, friends and so on. N.). People who came to Berlin for business purposes are exempt from this tax. They do, however, need to confirm the business purpose of his trip, either personally filling in a special form and confirm the data with a signature, or with a letter from their employer, or with a fact, that the employer has paid the bill for their accommodation in the hotel.

More information about the city tax can be found here:
http://www.berlin.de/sen/finanzen/steuern/informationen-fuer-steuerzahler-/faq-steuern/artikel.57911.php