18-year-olds in Germany can now explore the country’s rich culture and heritage for free. And the credit for this goes to the German government. The government recently began giving €200 to all these youngsters so that they can spend it on experiencing the arts and culture by watching movies, reading books, and more. Read on to know more about this fascinating culture pass.
What Is This Culture Pass Given By The German Government?
All the teenagers turning 18 in 2023 will get to avail of this cultural pass by the government. Launched on 14 June, 18-year-olds in Germany can explore concerts, museums and theatres, watch movies, and experience a lot more to enjoy an immersive experience of rich culture with this beautiful present of €200. Bibliophiles can spend this amount on books and records as well. The cultural pass is a new initiation of the German government and they took this decision to help the young generation to live the golden moments of their teenage that many of them missed out on during the COVID-pandemic years.
Eligible young people need to complete the registration process on the KulturPass application to get the €200 from the government, according to a report by NY Post. A significant point to note here is that 18-year-olds can only spend this money locally. The cultural pass cannot be used for any services that are non-German, according to a report by DW (Deutsche Welle).
How Can Holders Use This Cultural Pass?
Youngsters can use this pass for 2 years, according to a report by India Times. They can simply use the money during the mentioned duration and spend it on any form of art and entertainment according to their preferences.
The primary reason behind launching this initiative is to boost the culture of Germany in the times of post-pandemic years. They can now witness the glory of the country’s culture and explore local places. This will help them to get rid of the habit of staying inside their homes just like during the pandemic. With more and more people visiting these places and making purchases, several related sectors will experience a great impact as well and will be able to recover from the pandemic.
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