Special Offers for Tourists
Berlin’s Museums in Three Days: The Museum Pass
The Museum Pass Berlin allows you to explore a wide spectrum of Berlin’s museums on three consecutive days, for no extra charge. The pass is valid at over 30 of Berlin’s museums, including all institutions of the National Museums in Berlin (including the Museum Island), the Jewish Museum of Berlin, the Deutsches Technikmuseum and the Museum of Natural History. It covers all collections and permanent exhibitions, but does not apply to special exhibitions.
The Museum Pass costs 29 euros (14.50 euros for schoolchildren and students) and can be obtained at any participating museum, in the Berlin Tourist Infos or online. The brochure that comes with the pass gives you a listing of all Berlin museums together with essential information about them.
Explore the Whole of Berlin: The Berlin WelcomeCard
Berlin’s transport network is well developed – all museums, palaces and memorial sites can easily be reached by public transport. So all visitors to the capital would be well advised to purchase the Berlin WelcomeCard. This allows you to travel anywhere in Berlin by S-Bahn, underground, tram or bus for two, three, four, five or six days. Moreover, it gives you a discount of at least 25% for many museums, theatres, city tours and round trips. The Berlin WelcomeCard must be stamped like an ordinary ticket, and becomes valid from the time when it is first stamped. With this ticket, three children under the age of 15 can also travel free of charge (children aged 6 and under travel free of charge at any time). It can be obtained at the Tegel and Schönefeld airports, at many hotels, at ticket offices and automatic ticket dispensers at underground and S-Bahn stations, in the Berlin Tourist Infos and online. The Berlin WelcomeCard also comes with an informative guide which includes sightseeing tips, recommendations and information on all participating partners. The Welcome Card 2017 is obtainable in the following variants:
1. Berlin WelcomeCard for Berlin (Berlin AB tariff zones)
- for 48 hours: 19,90 €
- for 72 hours: 27,90 €
- for 4 days: 32,50 €
- for 5 days: 36,50 €
- for 6 days: 42,00 €
2. Berlin WelcomeCard for Berlin and Potsdam (Berlin ABC tariff zones)
- for 48 hours: 21,90 €
- for 72 hours: 29,90 €
- for 4 days: 35,50 €
- for 5 days: 41,00 €
- for 6 days: 46,00 €
3. Berlin WelcomeCard for Berlin + Museum Island
Valid for three days, on which you can visit the museums on the Museum Island (Old National Gallery, Altes Museum, Bode Museum, Neues Museum and Pergamon Museum) free of charge (does not include special exhibitions).
- for 72 hours (Berlin AB tariff zones): 44 €
- for 72 hours (Berlin ABC tariff zones): 46 €
The CityTourCard allows you to travel anywhere in Berlin by S-Bahn, underground, tram or bus. Additionally, it gives you a 15% discount on selected city tours, interactive exhibits, clubs and restaurants. The card can be purchased at ticket offices and automatic ticket dispensers at S-Bahn stations. It becomes valid from the time it is first stamped. The City Tour Card 2017 comes in the following variants:
CityTourCard for Berlin (AB tariff zones)
- for 48 hours: 16,70 €
- for 72 hours: 23,70 €
- for 4 days: 29,70 €
- for 5 days: 33,70 €
- for 6 days: 35,70 €
CityTourCard for Berlin and Potsdam (Berlin ABC tariff zones)
- for 48 hours: 17,70 €
- for 72 hours: 24,70 €
- for 4 days: 31,70 €
- for 5 days: 37,70 €
- for 6 days: 41,70 €
The Museum Island in One Day
Bode Museum © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. Photo: Atelier Tesar
Visitors to Berlin who want to visit several institutions on the Museum Island in one day would be well advised to purchase a Museum Island pass for 18 euros (concessions 9 euros). Individual tickets cost 12 euros (the Pergamon Museum and Neues Museum) or 10 euros (Old National Gallery, Altes Museum and Bode Museum).
Potsdam’s Palaces in One Day
Sanssouci Palace at Potsdam © SPSG / Photo: Leo Seidel
In the panorama of Potsdam’s palaces, many palaces and park buildings are just a short walk away from one another. If you have a whole day free and would like to visit more than two palaces, you should purchase a combined ticket. The sanssouci+ ticket costs 19 euros (concessions 14 euros), and includes Sanssouci as well as all palaces in Potsdam (Sacrow Palace and Stern Hunting Lodge are not included). It is obtainable at all palace ticket offices, at the visitor centre or online. Individual admission to Sanssouci Palace costs 12 euros (concessions 8 euros).
Partnerships Between Museums
Jewish Museum Berlin – Berlinische Galerie
A ticket for either of these two neighbouring museums gives you admission to the other on the same day or on the two following days at a discount rate.
Museum of Photography/Helmut Newton Foundation – C/O Berlin
Visitors who want to visit the Museum of Photography and the nearby C/O Berlin at the same day get 2 euro discount.