How it works (Englisch)

KULTUR FÜR ALLE Stuttgart is aimed at all the approximately 73,000 holders of the Bonuscard + Culture. With the social pass of the city of Stuttgart, cultural events of partner institutions and exhibitions of participating museums can be visited free of charge. Since 2001, the state capital Stuttgart has been granting a differentiated system of benefits for people who receive social benefits with the social card in the form of voluntary benefits. This should enable those entitled to take part in the cultural, sporting and social life of the city despite financial restrictions.

Who receives the Bonuscard + Culture?

To be eligible to receive the Bonuscard + Culture, one must be registered with the city of Stuttgart and must have Stuttgart as their main of place of residence. To be eligible one must also receive:

  • Benefits in accordance with the Social Code II (SGB II)
  • Basic insurance, assistance towards living expenses and benefits in inpatient nursing care facilities in accordance with the Social Code XII (SGB XII)
  • Benefits in accordance with the Asylum Seekers‘ Benefits Act (AsylbLG)
  • Housing allowance in accordance with the Housing Allowance Act (WoGG)
  • Supplementary child benefit in accordance with the Child Benefit Act (BKGG) (not child benefit)
  • Income and asset-based benefits in accordance with the Social Code VIII (SGB VIII)

Where do you get the Bonuscard + Culture?

The Bonuscard + Culture will be issued by the Stuttgart Sozialamt. An online application is also possible.

Landeshauptstadt Stuttgart
Dienststelle Freiwillige Leistungen
Eberhardstrasse 33
4th floor
70173 Stuttgart
0711 216 57400

Office hours
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 08.30-13.00
Thursday: 14.00-18.00

Additional benefits of the Bonuscard + Culture

In addition to the cultural partners of KULTUR FÜR ALLE Stuttgart, many institutions in Stuttgart grant a fee exemption or discount upon presentation of the Bonuscard + Culture, – including e.g. at the municipal, indoor and outdoor pools, child care costs, or the Schwäbische Tafel Stuttgart shops.

More information on the Bonuscard + Culture:

How to use the Bonuscard + Culture?

Cooperating cultural institutions reserve for every event a fixed quota of free tickets for holders of the Bonuscard + Culture (special events like festivals or premieres might be excluded). A wide variety of events are available. Tickets may be ordered directly from the participating institution and can be picked up at the box-office before the event, with presenting your Bonuscard + Culture.

For museums it is even simpler: Show your Bonuscard + Culture at the front desk and receive unlimited free entrance into exhibitions. Free admission might be excluded for special exhibitions at some museums. Guided tours and special events could also be included for free. To find out you will have to ask at the front desk.

In addition, there are always special free ticket campaigns with organizers and partners who can offer tickets for individual events. These dates will be published under event tips, on Facebook, or in the newsletter.

Where can I get free entry with the Bonuscard + Culture?

Not all cultural institutions in Stuttgart provide free tickets, but currently there are over 100 participating institutions which do.

All participating institutions can be found under Cultural Partners. We also regularly publish current event tips and free ticket campaigns.

How many free tickets do I receive?

For each Bonuscard + Culture you will receive one free ticket per event or museum visit. 

Will the cultural partners receive financial compensation?

KULTUR FÜR ALLE Stuttgart works only thanks to cooperations with our cultural partners who generously provide free tickets for those who hold a Bonuscard + Culture– without asking for financial compensation.

Sign up for the newsletter:

In our newsletter we inform you about current free ticket campaigns, event tips, and general information regarding KULTUR FÜR ALLE (in German):

Do you have any more questions?

In our FAQ you will find answers to the most frequently asked questions about KULTUR FÜR ALLE Stuttgart e.V. (in german).
You are also welcome to contact us:
Eva Ringer
Telephone: 0711 82 85 95 06
Business hours: Monday to Friday from 8:00 to 12:00

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