Health resort tax
The Imperial Spas of Ahlbeck, Heringsdorf and Bansin meet the requirements of the health resort status and they may collect the health resort tax. The question is reasonable – what for?
The revenues from the health resort tax may only be spent on the maintenance of the resorts – that means that the money comes back to the resorts’ Guests. With the money from the health resort tax are financed among other things free concerts, events and children programmes on the beach, in the concert shell, in the Tourist’s House in Bansin, in the Hans Werner Richter House, in the Irmgard Villa, in the Kaiserbädersaal hall, in the art pavilion and in the theatre tent “Chapeau Rouge”. Furthermore with the tax’s revenues the beach and the public toilets are cleaned, the promenade is maintained and lifeguards are paid. The health resort tax is paid at you host in your holiday apartment. If you are not spending a night in the Seaside Resorts, the health resort tax is paid at special machines. You can get more information from the employees of the tourist information offices.
with accommodation in the „3 Seaside Resorts”
without accommodation in the “3 Seaside Resorts”
* Exemptions and reductions
Exempt from spa tax liability are children until they reach the age of 16 and those people, who are direct relatives, brothers and sisters, spouses, partners or children of the inhabitants of the “3 Seaside Resorts”, if they are accommodated free of charge in the inhabitants’ main houses.
Spa tax is reduced for:
1. School pupils, students, apprentices as well as recipients of unemployment benefits according to the III Social Code (SGB III), recipients of welfare benefits according to the II Social Code (SGB II), recipients of child benefits according to the BErzGG act, and recipients of parental allowance according to the BEEG act;
2. People with a severe disability, with a disabled identity card and a disability of at least 80% as well as their official accompaniment, provided that the disabled person has got a disabled identity card with the sign “B”