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|Subject: Tipping in Germany update|
Posted Jun 22, 2005 by haggis-kraut
|Hi there, writers of an entry that could well save many a foreign devil's skin! I have a bit of constructive criticism on the "Germany" entry...|
Having lived in Germany for the past 10 or so years, I can definitely say that tipping in restaurants is expected, and works as follows:
No tip = "I'm not happy with the service at all"
<10% = "Service was minimal, but not unfriendly"
10% - 15% = "I feel perfectly happy with the service"
Generally, the higher the bill, the further you move down from 15%-10% íf you're happy with the service. That's really up to what your definition of "higher" is - I'd say around €50 upwards.
There are regional differences, such as tips in the South-Western part of Germany topping out at somewhere between 5 and 10 Euros.
Anyway, thanks for the informative entry, I'll have to take another look at it before my next trip to a land far, far away...
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