Get money for pissing in Germany

Yes, your read right, pee in Germany and you get paid. Not everywhere, but on 35 selected service stations on the Autobahn.

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First of all you need to know that there are 2 kind of service stations on the German Autobahn, the so called “Rasthof”, and the “Autohof”. “Rast” means break or rest, while Auto… you should get that one. “Hof” means “Courtyard”.

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Their main difference is that a “Rasthof” (or sometimes “Raststatt”) is right on the Autobahn and only serves the Autobahn, while the Autohof is outside the Autobahn system. You take a “normal” exit and a few hundred yards ahead there is a huge complex serving cars and trucks.

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The toilets of most German “Raststätte” are managed by Sanifair, you pay 70 Cents, and receive 50 Cents voucher for purchases. So you pay for using the loo 20 cents. I think its a fair price, as they are clean and well maintained. Remember to use your voucher, as they are only valid for 1 year.

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The problem of the Autohof its its perception, many drivers do not like to leave the Autobahn, they do not know how far away the Autohof is and many still believe its mainly for big trucks. These worries are sometime valid, specially for a older Autohof, but if you see a huge McDonalds or Burger King sign next to a Autohof exit, it often has more then 1 shop and is a better place to rest, with plenty of space. I think the modern Autohof, which has to be by law less then 1km away from the exit, sometimes with its own supermarket, are more convenient for a short break then most Raststätten.

To overcome the reluctance of many car drivers to visit a Autohof, for this summer, 35 of them started a new promotion: you get paid for using their toilet. In them, if you pay 50 cents to use the loo, you get a 70 Cent voucher. To prevent fraudulent use, its limited to 2 per person, and the promotion is offered from 19. June to 11th September.

Happy peeing times…

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2 Responses to “Get money for pissing in Germany”

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  2. I like the loos with the pictures of the girls! one of the service stations on our St Trop tour cost 50cents to use the loo – but you could get it back in the shop!

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