Please note: The registration for the Katholikentag is only available in German. For this reason, we have also added the most important terms in German in the information below. You can also have the registration website translated by your browser.
There are various types of tickets for the Katholikentag available (see complete table below).
- The main difference is in the duration of your stay: You can buy Tickets for five days ("Dauerkarte") or for one day ("Tageskarte").
- Tickets will be issued as eTickets, for which you’ll need to have a smartphone, the Katholikentag app (published in March 2024) and a “My Katholikentag”-account, or as paper tickets.
- Katholikentag tickets include access to regional public transportation for the duration of participation but only in Erfurt.
- Katholikentag tickets don’t automatically include accommodations, which will have to be booked additionally. Accommodation can only be ordered with five-day-tickets.
- You may be eligible for discounts ("ermäßigte Dauerkarte" or “ermäßigte Tageskarte”), if you are between the ages of 12 and 25 inclusive, a student (school or university), a trainee at your job, participating in a German volunteer program (FSJ, FÖJ, BFD), have significant disabilities (GdB 50 or more) or if you are a retired worker. These discounts apply for both five-day-tickets and single-day-tickets.
- You may be eligible for financial support ("Förderkarte") if you currently receive Grundsicherung or Bürgergeld, if you have applied for asylum or are a refugee. Förderkarten are only available for five-day-tickets.
- There are special family 5-day tickets ("Familienkarte") for two adults and at least one minor under the age of 25 available.
- Children under the age of 5 need neither a ticket for the Katholikentag nor for public transportation. Children between the ages of 5 and 11 don’t need a Katholikentag ticket, but one for public transportation.
- If you book before March 24, 2024 you will receive a discount of 10 euros on several (though not all) types of 5-day tickets.
- A program booklet can be ordered at registration. This program is only available in German. Information about the program with English translation can be found with the program publication in March 2024 on our website or in the Katholikentag app. If you do not speak German, please select “no” (“Nein”) for the program booklet.
- We send documents, such as paper tickets, by post only within Europe. Orders from other countries must be collected from the Service Point during the Katholikentag.
- The Katholikentag does not provide visa support. Please check here for more information: https://www.katholikentag.de/en/faq-visa
- If you live abroad and cannot afford visiting the Katholikentag, we will try to help. Please contact international(at)katholikentag.de
Many questions are also answered in our frequently asked questions.
Changes, returns and cancellations
Late registrations and changes are possible online at any time. When booking accommodation through us, changes may only be possible to a limited extent after March 31, 2024. In this case, please contact info(at)katholikentag.de.
Cancellation of tickets and accommodation is possible free of charge up to and including March 31, 2024.
Individual tickets or entire registrations can be canceled online via your "My Katholikentag" account. eTickets will then be automatically deactivated and refunded. If you have already received paper tickets from us, these must first be returned to us in order to be refunded.
Please note: When returning 5-day tickets, only the early bird price will be refunded, this also applies to tickets ordered or purchased later.
Cancellations are possible in case of illness upon presentation of a medical certificate until May 30, 2024. In this case, the cost of tickets will be refunded. A corresponding certificate and any paper tickets received must be sent to info(at)katholikentag.de by May 30, 2024 at the latest. Applications received after this date will not be processed.