Germany’s pandemic reparations for young adults, an initiative called KulturPass, aimed at enhancing the cultural experiences of its 18-year-old citizens. Under this program, every 18-year-old residing in Germany will receive a €200 voucher that can be redeemed for various cultural activities.

Germany’s KulturPass is an initiative to encourage young adults to explore and engage with the country’s vibrant cultural scene, including museums, exhibitions, films, theater, and concerts. The launch of KulturPass reflects Germany’s commitment to promoting cultural participation and inclusivity.

The program recognizes the importance of fostering a love for the arts and heritage among the younger generation. By providing financial support, the government aims to remove economic barriers that may hinder young adults from accessing cultural events and activities.


  • Nearly half (48.75%) supported the KulturPass initiative.
  • 42.62% very positive on KulturPass as COVID-19 pandemic reparation.
  • 75.26% stated other countries to implement a similar initiative.

According to Real Research’s survey on Germany’s pandemic reparations for young adults, we found that a majority of the respondents (69%) were aware of the cultural pass for young adults.

In the next survey poll, when we asked whether the respondents supported or opposed the initiative, most of them (91%) supported it, while 9% opposed it.

Germany’s Efforts To Cure the Cultural Sector

The federal government hopes to encourage young people to experience culture locally with the program, which will be launched on June 14: “We want to open the way to culture,” said Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media Claudia Roth. The “KulturPass” is also meant to help the cultural sector, which is still suffering from the pandemic’s consequences.

We inquired how the respondents felt about this initiative. Figure 1 reveals that 85% had positive outlooks, compared to 15% who said otherwise.

Figure 1: How the respondents felt about KulturPass.

Germany’s pandemic reparations for young adults, KulturPass, can be used for a variety of cultural activities of their choice, including museum visits, films, theater, and concerts. The next poll asked the respondents about their stance on this. The results revealed that 21% were supportive of the initiative, 19% were excited, 17% were disappointed, 12% concerned, and 11% skeptical.

Figure 2: Respondents’ thoughts on the allowed KulturPass activities.

Benefits of Kulturpass for German Young Adults

In this survey poll, we sought the opinions of the participants to uncover the advantages that arise from the implementation of KulturPass.

The results showed that most (38%) believed that it provides financial relief to the struggling arts sector and boosts local cultural industries, followed by encouraging young adults’ participation in arts, culture, and entertainment (32%), and 15% said it enhances young adults’ well-being by offering opportunities for learning, and personal enrichment.

On the other hand, the survey asked the respondents what the potential downsides of launching such an initiative.

41% said that the possibility of long-term sustainability challenges could lead to discontinuation or reduced benefits, 40% said that it could be a financial burden and might divert funds from other pressing needs, and the chances of using the passes only for movies and streaming platforms may negate the cultural objectives, said 14%.

Meanwhile, 4% reported no potential downsides.

The German government implemented the pass with the intention of providing support to the arts sector, which has been facing challenges. The survey poll inquired about the respondents’ opinions regarding the pass’s potential role in assisting and bolstering the art sector.

40% said it was highly effective and 39% said somewhat effective. Meanwhile, 16% said somewhat ineffective and 5% said highly ineffective.

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The Impact of Local Focus

The KulturPass includes 700 cultural events and organizations throughout Germany, as well as local streaming sites. The voucher, however, may only be used on local platforms and subscriptions, not on Netflix or Amazon Prime. We asked respondents if they thought this would affect the pass’s acceptance and usage.

Figure 3: Acceptance and usage of KulturPass restrictions on streaming platforms.

According to Figure 3, the majority (57%) of respondents believed it would significantly impact the adoption and usage of KulturPass, 32% said moderately, and 7% said to a limited extent. In contrast, 3% believed it would not affect them in any way.

Moreover, the next poll asked the respondents whether the €200 was sufficient to have a significant impact. 34% said yes, another 34% said it was enough but stated a higher amount would be better, and 31% said no.

Lastly, the survey asked whether respondents think more countries should implement a similar initiative as Germany’s pandemic reparations for young adults. The majority of the respondents (75%) said yes, compared to 25% who said otherwise.


Survey TitleSurvey on Germany’s Pandemic Reparations for Young Adults
DurationJune 24, 2023 – July 1, 2023
Number of Participants10,000
DemographicsMales and females, aged 21 to 99
Participating Countries Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, China (Hong Kong) China (Macao), China (Taiwan), Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Greanada, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Malaysia, Maldives, Maluritania, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar [Burma], Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zimbabwe.