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Are tourists 65 and older entitled to a "pensioner" discount

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Are tourists 65 and older entitled to a "pensioner" discount

Are "pensioners" just German citizens or tourists also? We want to know if we can get discounts on entrances and tours?

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1. Re: Are tourists 65 and older entitled to a "pensioner" discount

I just booked a ticket on Berlin line buses to Dresden, and there was a discount for those over 60

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3. Re: Are tourists 65 and older entitled to a "pensioner" discount

There are no discounts on entrances for over-60s. I think Germany has realised, as the UK has yet to do - fortunately for us older people - that many of us have ready money!

But have you investigated the Welcome Card? It offers substantial discounts - commonly 25% - on over 200 museums and attractions, including walking tours, boat tours, and many museums; also theatre, opera, and concerts. If you think you will use the discounts, it is very good value and depending on what you do, it can save a great deal of money.

You'll find all the information here:

http://www.bvg.de/index.php/en/17178/name/For+Visitors.html

Edit: You'll need to copy and paste the link: sorry.

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4. Re: Are tourists 65 and older entitled to a "pensioner" discount

Ys, thank you , I have looked into the welcome card. I just was trying to determine if I should purchase that or a 7 day transport pass and Museum pass.

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7. Re: Are tourists 65 and older entitled to a "pensioner" discount

In general the answer is 'no'. What we found is that if you ask very politely at some sights (never transport) if a discount is available, sometimes you will be lucky in smaller, out of the way places. Enjoy your travels!

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8. Re: Are tourists 65 and older entitled to a "pensioner" discount

Such discounts are not that common in Germany. But if offered they are normally simply buy age (over 60 or over 65 years).

E.g. in Berlin the boat companies Stern und Kreisschifffahrt gives a 15% discount for over 60 years olds.

www.sternundkreis.de/en/SundK/Home/K256.htm…

Residency plays normally no role. But some offers make only sense for residents. E.g. there is a cheap yearly ticket for over 65 years olds covering all local public transport in Berlin and Brandenburg.

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9. Re: Are tourists 65 and older entitled to a "pensioner" discount

If I visit a museum or any attraction in Berlin I always try and obtain a seniors' discount. Sometimes I'm lucky so it's worth a try.

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