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

Important Information

Due to the official measures implemented by the State of Baden-Württemberg and the city of Karlsruhe to limit the spreading of COVID-19, Karlsruhe’s public life is currently facing severe restrictions. Cultural institutions, hotels and events are especially affected by this. Please refer directly to their individual websites for up-to-date information.

The City’s shopping facilities are also very limited at the moment. Only essential businesses such as grocery stores, pharmacies or banks remain open to the public. Opening times may vary from those advertised on this site.

Our tourist information office located on Kaiserstraße 72-74 is closed for the public as well until further notice. You can still reach us either by phone +49 721/602 997 580 or by email

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!

Best wishes from all the staff at KTG Karlsruhe Tourismus GmbH and KME Karlsruhe Marketing and Event GmbH