Tipping in Germany can be common but you need to know when to tip and where. Simply leaving change at the table for your delicious beer or tasty bratwurst isn’t normal. So no matter if you are in Berlin or Frankfurt make sure to use our tipping guide below on your travels around Germany.
Taxis: Its not expected, but rounding up the nearest Euros is appreciated.
Hotels: Tipping is normally expected in hotels if the service is good. 1-3 Euros for the bell boy and 3-5 Euros a night for the maid staff. This can be left on the bed nightstand every night.
Restaurants: Service and tax is included in the price, that being said it is normal to round up or tip 5-10% on the bill. When a waiter or waitress comes to your table you must tell them how much you wish to pay. So if the bill is 8 Euro you would say 10 Euro if you want to leave a small tip.
Bars: You almost always run a tab in bars so a 10% tip at the end of the bill is considered normal. Like restaurants you shouldn’t just leave the tip on the table but let the staff know you are tipping.
Other: Germany is a great country but outside what we mentioned above you won’t find much of a need to tip anywhere else.
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