Reductions and Discount Cards for Young People

Find out about some of the concessions for young people in Germany...

Children and young people, including students and those in training, are entitled to reductions for many leisure activities on presentation of the relevant student ID card (ein Schülerausweis or ein Studentenausweis). This card is only issued by the schooling system or university and student cards from abroad (apart from ISIC) are normally not accepted (especially for travel on public transport).

  • For detailed information on how to qualify for a Schülerausweis: Click here (in German)
  • The Bahncard is a rail card which provides concessions for students and adults for reduced (and in some cases, free) travel
  • The Studentenbahncard is available to teenagers with relevant student identification

It is always worth asking if there are concessions for young people if it is not immediately obvious.

Many regions and local authority districts have family passes (Familienpässe) or holiday passes (Ferienpässe) with a variety of special offers and reductions to local amenities, public transport and/or places of interest in the region. Passes are sold at bookshops and libraries in the region. Sometimes, to promote these facilities, local press offer a limited number of passes free to first comers.