Breaktime voucher of Karlsruhe

Would you as an employer like to give your staff a treat? With the breaktime voucher of Karlsruhe, that’s no problem! 

Karlsruher Pausengutschein
Karlsruher Pausengutschein

Every employer is allowed to give its employees up to 15 tax-optimised meal vouchers each month.

By issuing these vouchers, employees can enjoy a subsidy on their meals of up to 1,152 euros annually. The meal vouchers can also be issued in a tax-optimised manner up to this threshold of 1,152 euros (§ 8 Abs. 2 EStG). The maximum amount of the daily meal subsidy is 6.40 euros per employee. The first 3.30 euros are taxed at 25%, but the remaining amount of 3.10 euros is tax-free.

With the new voucher system, businesses can give their employees additional, tax-optimised compensation to increase their motivation and loyalty to the company.

National providers of meal vouchers require the employers to pay up to 10% of the value in fees on the vouchers purchased for their employees. With our system, the fees are only 2.5% of the total value. Another advantage of the meal vouchers is that those who purchase them will be supporting our local food and drink businesses, meaning that the money stays within the local region.

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Corona Virus

Current information - Corona guide

Karlsruhe continues to open! Shops, restaurants, culture & more - this applies currently!

Due to the current official measures implemented by Baden-Württemberg and the city of Karlsruhe to limit the spreading of COVID-19, public life is currently still facing severe restrictions. Please find out more directly from the shops, organizers or institutions. The information on this website may vary and further information in the link above are only available in German.

You would like to be tested? You can find an overview of all current test sites in the city and district here.

Our tourist information office located on Kaiserstraße 72-74 is open. There is no need for an appointment. The opening hours and more information you can find here.

The city of Karlsruhe provides up-to-date information on the corona crisis at or by phone +49 721/133-3333.

On a lighter note: if you feel like clearing your mind, go ahead and continue exploring the beautiful aspects of Karlsruhe through our digital offers at (only available in German).

Stay healthy, and stay tuned!