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Nightfox

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How to tip in germany
« on: 15.08.2007, 20:29:17 »

Just some information how to tip right in germany:

Taxi              10 %
Restaurant     10-15 %
Bar               10 - 15 %
Hotel Maid      1 - 2 Euros a day
Doorman        1 Euro per piece of luggage
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Re: How to tip in germany
« Reply #1 on: 16.08.2007, 00:41:31 »

good thing to say :)
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Re: How to tip in germany
« Reply #2 on: 17.08.2007, 02:27:13 »

That's another difference between the UK and just about everywhere else...We don't generally tip, except taxi drivers in London, where a 10 to 15% tip is customary. ;)

And you don't have to worry about nasty surprises at checkout either. "You know that room you thought you were paying $99 a night for...It's actually $112.86 a night due to there being 14% room tax." (Adams Mark Philadelphia, RIP)

Cheers,

Southie, who'll stop rambling now, honest ;)
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Re: How to tip in germany
« Reply #3 on: 17.08.2007, 05:53:26 »

That's another difference between the UK and just about everywhere else...We don't generally tip, except taxi drivers in London, where a 10 to 15% tip is customary. ;)

And you don't have to worry about nasty surprises at checkout either. "You know that room you thought you were paying $99 a night for...It's actually $112.86 a night due to there being 14% room tax." (Adams Mark Philadelphia, RIP)

Cheers,

Southie, who'll stop rambling now, honest ;)

Well, you generally dont have to tip in Germany. I think noone would blame you for not to tip, but usually we show that we were satisfied with the service. I think what Nightfox wanted to say is, what we usually tip and that the tip you make wont be too high.
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Re: How to tip in germany
« Reply #4 on: 17.08.2007, 05:57:29 »

it's quite like in france, but we usally left the coins, so it's even cheaper :/
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Re: How to tip in germany
« Reply #5 on: 17.08.2007, 08:32:37 »


And you don't have to worry about nasty surprises at checkout either. "You know that room you thought you were paying $99 a night for...It's actually $112.86 a night due to there being 14% room tax." (Adams Mark Philadelphia, RIP)


As Loewi said, you don't have to tip. All the prices for the hotel of in the menu of the restaurant are final, you don't have to add taxes or service fees.
But it is common to tip when you are satisfied with the service and its friendly, they way we will treat the hotel is the way they will treat us back...............
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