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The best city cards worldwide in comparison
A city card is a kind of "all-in-one ticket" for city trips: Just one ticket gives you access to many sights and museums in a city, and often includes a ticket for local public transport. On this page you will find an overview of the cities where tourist passes are available. We compare the services and give tips on when and for whom a city card is really worthwhile.

  1. The most popular city cards and tourist passes
  2. What types of city cards are there?
  3. Is a city card worthwhile?
  4. Why a comparison is important
  5. Which cities offer a city card?

City cards are particularly popular where there are a lot of tourists. Our top 12 sightseeing passes at a glance:

What types of city cards are there?

There are now many variations of city cards, which differ greatly in terms of their benefits. The 4 most important types of city cards include

  1. All-Inclusive / Day Passes : These provide access to an unlimited number of attractions within a set number of days.
  2. Explorer / Flexi Passes: These allow access to a fixed number of attractions over a longer period of time, e.g. 30 or 90 days.
  3. Theme Passes: Focused on special themes such as art, history or culinary experiences.
  4. Discount passes: In addition to a ticket for public transportation, usually only include discounts for sights and other attractions.

Most sightseeing passes now work as an app or electronic ticket on a smartphone. There are hardly any paper tickets left.

Is a city card worthwhile?

Whether a sightseeing pass is worthwhile depends very much on your travel plans and preferences. For visitors who want to see many sights in a short time, it can be a great saving. The most important advantages and disadvantages at a glance:

Advantages of city cards

  1. Cost savings: As a rule, they offer better value for money than buying individual tickets.
  2. Time saving: Many passes make it possible to avoid long queues and offer faster access to attractions.
  3. Flexibility and convenience: Passes with longer validity periods in particular allow for flexible planning.
  4. Discovery and inspiration: Passes can serve as a guide to discover lesser-known attractions.

Disadvantages of city cards

  1. Possible restrictions: Not all sights are always included.
  2. Feeling under pressure: Day passes in particular can create pressure to visit as many attractions as possible in a short space of time.
  3. Advance planning required: Good planning is necessary to get the most out of the pass.
  4. Not suitable for everyone: They may be less attractive to travelers who want to make spontaneous decisions.

Why a comparison is important

As there are a variety of sightseeing passes with different services and prices, it is essential to compare them. This one helps:

  1. Identify the best offers: Finding the pass that best suits your needs.
  2. Weigh up the costs and benefits: Compare whether the cost of the pass justifies the potential savings.
  3. Make informed decisions: Get an overview of all the options to make an informed choice.

Which cities offer a city card?

City cards are becoming increasingly popular and are also available outside the major metropolitan areas. In some cities, such as Munich or Copenhagen, city cards are even issued by the city itself.

Australia

Austria

Belgium

Colombia

Czech Republic

Denmark

Estonia

Finland

France

Germany

Greece

Hungary

Iceland

Ireland

Italy

Mexico

Netherlands

Norway

Poland

Portugal

Singapore

South Africa

South Korea

Spain

Sweden

Switzerland

Thailand

Turkey

United Arab Emirates

United Kingdom

United States of America