New citizens’ checkbook


The New citizens’ chequebook is issued at all residential registration offices in Karlsruhe upon the first registration of your residence in Karlsruhe.

The small, rectangular and highly practical welcome gift not only gives you a panoramic view of the broad spectrum of what’s on offer in the fan-shaped city, it also contains over 100 “experience it all in Karlsruhe"- coupons that include vouchers for everything from an Italian espresso to a taster training session at the many sports and gym facilities, right up to discounted entry fees to the many interesting cultural institutions, meaning that newcomers to Karlsruhe can enjoy a diverse range of free services.

As a new citizen, you can benefit in a number of ways:

Packed with enticing welcome information about Karlsruhe and a wide and diverse range of special offers at Karlsruhe’s retail, food and drink, cultural and recreational establishments, as well as churches, the coupon booklet invites you to take your first journey of discovery through Karlsruhe. The Neubürgerscheckheft will whet your appetite for the young and vibrant Fan City, for a city with a particularly high level of quality of live, and a rich selection of cultural and art institutions, a diverse range of shops, and a varied set of recreational activities.


Since 2017 the Neubürgerscheckheft has also included a free weekly ticket for the KVV public transport system.

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!