Inside Germany: Tipping & Etiquette - Before you visit Germany, visit TripAdvisor for the latest info and advice, written for travelers by travelers. Restaurant Etiquette, Tipping and Other Matters. In many ways the German way of dining out is similar to that in most parts of the world. However, many a. After living in Germany for years, I finally feel fairly comfortable with the tipping structure. But it took trial and error. Tipping is just one of those. However, the economic crisis has introduced a degree of precariousness into the industry, meaning tipping is always appreciated. It is not customary to serve or receive ice water upon arrival in any restaurant in Germany. Report Abuse Cowboy on Apr 5, 09 at Good to know It can be a bit confusing. Bars Often bar staff come to your table and expect you to order there, not at the bar, or if you get to the bar then they will bring you your drinks. United Kingdom 12 Caution picking car from Europcar at Stazione Termini by rbciao47 39 responses; most recent on Oct 26, 17 at Order by newest oldest recommendations. The same can be said for cleaning staff in your hotel room. Tipping in Germany - Taxi Drivers, and in restaurants Posted by: Loosely based on Point 21 Dining, page 35 of The German Way by Hyde Flippo. It is a look that says: Give the gratuity directly to the waiter, or just add it to the bill. View all flight deals from your city. German desserts served in a Berlin restaurant. Pay the tip in cash. You have to tell the amount including tip you want to pay before you pay via cash or credit card. Jump to last reply.