About the KulturPass

The KulturPass is a programme from the German government for everyone celebrating their 18th birthday in 2023. They will receive a budget of 200 euros on their 18th birthday, which they can use for tickets, books, CDs, records and much more. This makes it much easier to experience culture locally. At the same time, on the part of the providers, this increases demand for their offers. 

Our goals:

  • Getting young people excited about local culture

  • Supporting the cultural sector

How does the KulturPass work? 

For providers: 


Cultural providers can register on the KulturPass platform, where they can offer their events and cultural products. All that is required for registration is an ELSTER certificate. This certificate serves as verification for the providers, who can then providet their offers on the virtual marketplace. The costs for the offers handed out  to the 18-year-olds are refunded afterwards. 

Registration for providers has been open since May 17, 2023. 

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For all 18-year-olds: 


Anyone living in Germany who will turn 18 in 2023 can register for the KulturPass. Verification in the registration process is provided by  electronic  ID. After that, a budget of 200 euros is made available which can be used for all KulturPass offers. These are, for example, tickets for concerts, theater performances, cinema visits, museum visits or parks, as well as books, records, sheet music or musical instruments. The chosen offer is reserved via the app and then picked up on site. 

Since June 14, it is possible for 18-year-olds to use the KulturPass. 

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What is the KulturPass?


  • A very special experience 
  • Enjoy the KulturPass alone or with others 
  • Discover a variety of cultural offers with ease 
  • Take part now! 

Who is behind the KulturPass? 

The KulturPass is an initiative of the German Bundestag together with the  Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, Claudia Roth, and the Federal Minister of Finance, Christian Lindner. 

What is the technology behind the KulturPass? 

On GitHub, tech-interested or tech-savvy people can find the open source code (source code) of the app and information about the architecture of the marketplace (documentation). 

Link to the source code

Link to documentation

Material for your communication channels

Feel free to use the information and communication material provided here to make providers and young people aware of the KulturPass. 


Teaser package

Download information and graphics for your communication. 



Communication package

Here you can access materials (digital/analog) for your communication about the KulturPass. 


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