Some days ago the Dresden city council decided to introduce a tourism tax
for overnight stays in Dresden
valid from 01.02.2014. The tax of 1.30 € per person/night
included in the overnight price and will be charged additionally for all journeys from 01.02.2014
. The revenues shall benefit the cultural institutions in Dresden such as theatres, etc. Due to legal actions which may now be taken, the final decision is still subject to change. We will keep you informed. Nevertheless, please take into account that this tax will definitely be introduced.
A similar tax is under discussion for Berlin as well but at the moment there are no concrete details published. Update!
The city government of Dresden has released an official fact sheet on the subject of the upcoming tourism tax of Dresden: Information sheet of the city of Dresden