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This article provides specific information about local laws that apply to people who host their homes in Pirna. Just like our country article for Germany, it’s your responsibility to verify and comply with any obligations that apply to you as a host. This article can serve as a starting point or place you can come back to if you have questions but it isn’t exhaustive and it doesn’t constitute legal or tax advice. It’s a good idea to check to make sure laws and procedures are current.

Some of the laws that might affect you are complicated. Contact the government of Pirna directly or consult a local advisor, such as an attorney or tax professional, if you have questions.

Guest tax

The City of Pirna is collecting a guest tax for temporary visitors of the city according to the guest tax by-law. All guests who are not permanent residents in Pirna are subject to guest tax, including business travelers up to six weeks per year.

Accountable travelers receive a guest card in Pirna with some advantages and discounts. In addition, the income from the guest tax is allocated and used to cover the costs of tourist facilities and events.

Guest tax rate

The daily rate is currently set at 2 Euro per person, whereby arrival and departure days are counted. Children under 16, as well as participants in school trips, medically necessary companions of severely handicapped persons, and sick persons who cannot leave their accommodation are exempt from the guest tax. Pupils, students, trainees and severely handicapped persons are entitled to the reduced daily rate of 1 Euro.


The hosts in Pirna are obliged to report the guests to the tourism office TouristService Pirna, collect the guest tax and hand them over the guest card on the first day of the stay.

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