TheVoiceOfJoyce What a great idea, a gift to 18 yr olds in Germany to experience German culture and get out of the house to invigorate the economy! What do we give American 18 yr olds?

The €200 Kulturpass, which will be made available to all 18-year-olds, has twin aims: to encourage young adults to experience live culture and drop stay-at-home pandemic habits; and give a financial boost to the arts scene, which has yet to recover from repeated lockdowns.

Germany’s culture minister, Claudia Roth, described the cultural passport as the “equivalent of a birthday present” for the 750,000 people who will turn 18 in 2023. It will bring the EU’s most populous country in line with France, Italy and Spain, which have introduced similar schemes.

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