Bonus Card + Culture

The Bonus Card + Culture is a voluntary social benefit provided by State Capital Stuttgart. You can use it to obtain discounts and subsidies for a wide range of activities. It should enable individuals entitled to the card to participate in cultural, sporting and social life in the city despite their financial constraints. In addition, the Bonus Card + Culture also enables you to obtain discounted monthly tickets for public transport within the city limits of Stuttgart.

The leaflet provided gives information about all the discounts available with the Bonus Card + Culture.


The Bonus Card + Culture application and general information can be found here: Bonuscard 2017

Eligible group

People eligible to receive the Bonus Card + Culture are exclusively people with Stuttgart registered as their main place of residence and those receiving the following from 1.01.2017

  • Benefits in accordance with the Social Code II (SGB II)
  • Benefits in accordance with the Social Code XII (SGB XII)
  • Benefits in accordance with the Asylum Seekers' Benefits Act (AsylbLG)
  • Housing benefit in accordance with the Housing Allowance Act (WoGG)
  • Supplemetary child benefit in accordance with the Child Benefit Act (BKKG) (not child benefit)
  • Benefit for young people (SGB VIII)
It is no longer possible to receive the Bonus Card + Culture from 1.01.2017 as part of a so-called "low household income calculation".

Children under the age of 6 do not receive their own Bonus Card + Culture 2017. The Bonus Card + Culture of the parents can be presented when claiming discounts.


How do Stuttgart citizens receive the Bonus Card + Culture for 2017?

  1. Provision of benefits in accordance withe the Social Code II

    If your claim for benefits was approved by Stuttgart Job Centre by 6.12.2016 you will automatically receive the bonus Card + Culture by post at the end of 2016/2017.

    If your claim for benefits was only approved by Stuttgart Job Centre after 6.12.2016 you will receive the Bonus Card + Culture after presenting the corresponding letter of approval at the Office for Voluntary Services at the Social Welfare Office.

     
  2. Provision of benefits in accordance with the Social Code XII (social welfare and basic social benefits)

    If your claim for benefits was approved by Stuttgart Social Welfare Office by 30.11.2016 you will automatically receive the Bonus Card + Culture by post at the end of 2016/2017.

    If your claim for benefits was only approved by Stuttgart Social Welfare Office after 30.11.2016 you will receive the Bonus Card + Culture after registering with the Citizens'Service for Social Services or presentig your letter of approval at the Office for Voluntary Services  at the Social Welfare Office.

     
  3. Provision of benefits in accordance with the Asylum Seekers' Benefits Act

    If your claim for benefits was approved by Stuttgart Social Welfare Office by 30.11.2016 you will automatically receive the Bonus Card + Culture by post at the end of 2016/2017.

    If your claim for benefits was only approved by Stuttgart Social Welfare Office after 30.11.2016 you will receive the Bonus Card + Culture after registering with the Citizens'Service for Social Services or presenting your letter of approval at the Office for Voluntary Services at the Social Welfare Office.

     
  4. Provsion of housing benefit, supplementary child benefit and benefit for young people

    The Bonus Card + Culture is issued by the Office for Voluntary Services at the Social Welfare Office after your written application and upon presentation of your current letter of approval from the Housing Benefits Office, the Family Benefits Department or the Youth Welfare Office.

Loss of the Bonus Card + Culture

A lost Bonus Card + Culture can generally only be replaced upon presentation of proof that you are currently receiving benefits.



Diccounts from the Bonus Card + Culture

Dicounts for children an young people:

A variety of new discounts has been introduced with the Bonus Card + Culture since 2009, especially for children and young people.
Provisions for children and young people:

  • An exemption from costs for nursery schools, child daycare centres and care within the dependable primary school system.
  • Discounted lunch in schools and nursery schools for one euro.
  • No costs are incurred when staying at the Waldheim forest retreats, a nationwide holiday initiative for inner-city children.
  • Participants receive a discount of 90% on courses at Stuttgart Music School.
  • Granting of a freely available resources budget of € 50 per student for municipal general schools and special schools. This is applied by the schools on their own authority to support financially disadvantaged children in the areas of health, mobility, music and culture.
  • Granting of a freely available resources budget of € 100 per child in daycare centres for children aged 0-6 years, student care for children aged 6-12 and full-day schools.

Social ticket from January 2017

Holders of a Bonus Card + Culture can purchase a social ticket at the reduced fares listed in the table:

Monthly ticket for everyone

Zones Standard price Surcharge Social ticket price
1 zone
€ 65.70 € 32.90 € 32.80
2 zones € 84.80 € 42.40 € 42.40
3 zones € 112.50 € 42.40 € 70.10
4 zones € 139.50 € 42.40 € 97.10
5 zones € 163.50 € 42.40 € 121.10
6 zones € 192.00 € 42.40 € 149.60
7 zones / network € 217.00 € 42.40 € 174.60


9-hour environment
monthly ticket

Zones Standard price Surcharge Social ticket price
1 zone € 52.30 € 26.20 € 26.10
2 zones € 67.60 € 33.80 € 33.80
3 zones € 89.00 € 33.80 € 55.20
4 zones € 109.00 € 33.80 € 75.20
5 zones € 128.00 € 33.80 € 94.20
6 zones € 142.00 € 33.80 € 108.20
7 zones / network € 155.00 € 33.80 € 121.20


Senior citizens' monthly
ticket

Zones Standard price Surcharge Social ticket price
3 zones € 55.00 € 27.50 € 27.50


14-hour junior monthly ticket
Zones Standard price Surcharge Social ticket price
Network € 22.00 € 11.00 € 11.00


An annual subscription for the SSB is excluded for holders of a Bonus Card + Culture who use the above-mentioned discounts. You need a special "Combi-pass Bonus Card" to be able to take advantage of the reduced monthly ticket. If you are not already in possession of one of these combi-passes, then please contact one of the three SSB customer centres or one of the other SSB sales outlets directly and present your Bonus Card + Culture. You must present an official photo ID with a combi-pass for the senior citizens' ticket or the 14-hour junior ticket.

Stuttgarter Straßenbahnen AG (SSB) customer centre - Hauptbahnhof
Stuttgarter Straßenbahnen AG (SSB) customer centre - Charlottenplatz
Stuttgarter Straßenbahnen AG (SSB) customer centre - Rotebühlplatz


Further discounts

The Bonus Card + Culture can be used for purchases in the Schwäbische Tafel food charity shops and the so-called social department stores. Information on the individual sales outlets and additional discounts can be found in the "Bonus Card + Culture 2017" flyer.


Culture for All

"Culture for All" enables the holders of the Bonus Card + Culture free admission to cultural events. A wide range of cultural institutions is involved in the new Stuttgart initiative and provides a certain quota of free tickets for their events. The admission tickets are

  • free of charge
  • from a fixed allocation
  • from all price categories
  • to be reserved and pre-ordered directly with the establishment just like with other discounted tickets
  • to be obtained directly from the participating cultural establishments.
You can find up-to-date and detailed information on the following website:

Kultur für alle        Culture for all

Offers for the individual events can be found in the "Colourful & Free" brochure.


Note:
The masculine form is used in texts on this website to make it easier to read. The female form is of course always included.