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Youth culture card available from February

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In addition to the nationally announced Culture Pass for 18-year-olds, young people in Berlin can look forward to a Youth Culture Card.

Starting in February, young people between the ages of 18 and 23 can redeem a credit of 50 euros for cultural experiences at about 200 locations. These include stages of all kinds as well as museums, clubs and cinemas. Details will be announced by Berlin's Senator for Culture, Klaus Lederer (Left Party), next Monday.

Catch up on what you missed and rediscover Berlin

Young Berliners in particular suffered from the pandemic-related restrictions, it was said. A carefree cultural experience together was hardly possible during this time. "The Youth Culture Card should be an invitation to make up for what was missed and to discover Berlin's cultural diversity all over again - regardless of financial budget." The cultural sector thus benefits in times of multiple crises because the Youth Culture Card promotes demand and sends an important signal of appreciation.

Nationwide culture pass in the coming year

At the beginning of November, the German government announced a culture pass for 18-year-olds. Minister of State for Culture Claudia Roth (Green Party) wants to use it to "get young people excited about the diversity of culture in our country. Funded with 100 million euros, the culture pass at the federal level will initially apply to around 750,000 young people who turn 18 next year. An app can be used to load 200 euros each. The credit can be used to order books or buy tickets. If the pilot project is successful, the Culture Pass will be extended to 15- to 17-year-olds.

Author: dpa/
Publication date: 7 December 2022
Last updated: 7 December 2022

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