Read this tip to make your life smarter, better, faster and wiser. LifeTips is the place to go when you need to know about Customs and other German topics.

How much money should I reserve for tips?


Cleaning personnel in hotels, motels and bed and breakfasts expects to be tipped. You leave a bill (usually 10 - 20 DM, according to the length of your stay) in your room, possibly with a note, e.g. "Fuer das Zimmermaedchen". Tipping in restaurants is also very common. You give your tip directly to the waiter when you pay the bill. Do not leave it on the table, as is customary in the US. If you are displeased with the service, you do not have to leave a tip at all.



Nobody has commented on this tip yet. Be the first.


URL: (optional)


Not finding the advice and tips you need on this German Tip Site? Request a Tip Now!

Guru Spotlight
Sheri Ann Richerson