Berlin's youth now have a new opportunity to explore the city's cultural scene for free thanks to the Jugendkulturkarte campaign.
Launched on February 1st, the initiative offers €50 credit to all residents aged 18 to 23 years old who are registered in Berlin. This credit can be used at various cultural venues including theaters, museums, galleries, cinemas, and even nightclubs like Ritter Butzke, BUSCHE Club, Cassiopeia, Gretchen, AVA Club and many more…
This campaign is a collaboration between Kulturprojekte Berlin and the Senate Department for Culture and Europe.
This initiative shows how the german government is aware of the impact of the nightlife on youth. This is not the first time Germany is ahead of its time. In 2020 Techno and house club events in Germany have been considered as “concert-like” events, resulting in a significant decrease in the tax rate on ticket sales which is normally shouldered by the clubs.
According to the Resident Advisor‘s interview of Lutz Leichsenring (Clubcommission Berlin), the Jugendkulturkarte is a valuable tool that enables young Berliners to participate in the city’s cultural offerings, despite the increasing cost of living and rising rents. Leichsenring sees the inclusion of nightclubs as a recognition of the role they play as cultural venues and as a way for those on a tight budget to have access to culture.
All you need is to be registered to live in Berlin, regardless of nationality. Registration can be done online before collecting the card at a nearby library.