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Die Alte Nationalgalerie am 5.3.2022 mit Reiterstandbild und ukrainischer Flagge
© Museumsportal Berlin
Die Alte Nationalgalerie am 5.3.2022 mit Reiterstandbild und ukrainischer Flagge © Museumsportal Berlin

Offers of museums for refugees

In which Berlin museums do refugees receive free admission, where are there special guided tours and workshops? Our overview is constantly being expanded.

James-Simon-Galerie, Ansicht des Haupteingangs
© Ute Zscharnt für David Chipperfield Architects
James-Simon-Galerie, Ansicht des Haupteingangs © Ute Zscharnt für David Chipperfield Architects

Museums and Covid-19

Almost all Berlin museums are currently open in compliance with hygiene regulations. In many cases, an online or time slot ticket must be booked or a visit appointment made before a visit. Since February 18, it is only necessary to wear an FFP2-mask in order to visit exhibitions.

Potsdam, Schloss Sanssouci
© SPSG. Foto: Leo Seidel
Die Treppen hoch zu Schloss Sanssouci, darauf zahlreiche Tourist*innen.

Special Offers for Tourists

You are in Berlin for a visit and want to discover most of the famous museums? Then try out the Museum Pass or the Berlin WelcomeCard.

ANOHA – Die Kinderwelt des Jüdischen Museums Berlin
Foto: Yves Sucksdorff
Elf Kinder rutschen auf der Holzarchitektur im ANOHA.

Children's museums

There is something for every child in Berlin's museum landscape! Whether space travel, time travel, farm animals or computer games, find recommendations for every interest and age.

Büro BumBum
Museumssonntag /Museum Sunday Visual. A woman with a smarthone (drawing) and a headline saying "Free entry"

Museum Sunday

On each first sunday of the month, admission to more than 60 Berlin museums is free. Find all dates and important information here.

Karte mit den Standorten der Berliner Museen
© Kulturprojekte Berlin
Karte mit den Standorten der Berliner Museen

Berlin's Museums

Here you can find a short introduction to Berlin's 200 museums, palaces, collections and memorials and their permanent exhibitions.

Humboldt Forum Südfassade
© Stiftung Humboldt Forum im Berliner Schloss / Alexander Schippel
South Facade

Preview 2022

Exhibitions, new locations, reopenings

The new year holds numerous special exhibitions worth seeing. A number of museum relocations, reopenings and new openings are also to be expected. You can read about what we're particularly looking forward to here.

Museum für Kommunikation
Hoop-Künstlerin im blau beleuchteten Innenhof des Museums für Kommunikation.

Festivals and Events 2022

From transmediale to Berlin Art Week - many Berlin events attract thousands of guests year after year. These are events you won't want to miss if they can hopefully take place as planned!

Bode-Museum Am Kupfergraben, Museumsinsel Berlin, Berlin-Mitte
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / David von Becker
Blick auf das Bode-Museum am Kupfergraben bei Nacht, im Hintergrund links ist der Fernsehturm zu sehen. Bodemuseum und Straßen sind hell erleuchtet, Museumsinsel Berlin, Berlin-Mitte © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / David von Becker

Museum Quarters

The Museum Island +++ Cultural Forum and Potsdamer Platz +++ Around Charlottenburg Palace

Deutsches Historisches Museum, Zeughaus, Foyer
Thomas Bruns
Deutsches Historisches Museum, Zeughaus, Foyer, Fotograf: Thomas Bruns

Open on Mondays!

Unlike in other German cities, you can visit more than 60 museums in Berlin on Mondays. Click here for an overview.

Berlinische Galerie, Treppenhalle
Noshe
Berlinische Galerie, Treppenhalle mit Besucher*innen.

Free Entry!

Most memorials and regional museums as well as some historical museums and collections are free to visit. Some museums offer free admission on special days or on certain occasions.

Der museumstip.
© KPB / Museumsdienst Berlin
Verschiedene Ausgaben des Museumstips liegen verstreut auf einem Tisch.

museumstip

The museumstip provides quarterly information on guided tours, events and workshops by the Museum Service of Berlin's museums and memorials.

Eine Familie betrachtet Dinosaurierskelette im Museum für Naturkunde.
© Museum für Naturkunde Berlin. Foto: Thomas Rosenthal
Eine Familie betrachtet Dinosaurierskelette im Museum für Naturkunde.

Families Welcome

Going to the museum with the whole family? Almost all museums of interest to adults and children alike offer family tickets, and some also offer a "small family ticket" for single parents or mothers and fathers travelling alone with their children.