Offers for groups and tour operators
If you and your friends, family, club members or co-workers want to find out more about art and culture or are planning a trip to Berlin, the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin have various offers tailored to the needs of different visitor groups.
Come and discover our numerous permanent exhibitions, exclusive, intimate one-room exhibitions, and temporary shows. You can use the audio guides for your tour of the museums or book a guided tour for your group that can be adapted to cover your particular interests: the Staatliche Museen has a wide range of topics and formats available for all groups.
If you do not want to book any additional offers, please remember that we must be notified in advance of your visit of groups of 12 people or more.
You can register and make bookings online around the clock online.
Tickets are bought directly at the group admissions desk at the museum. There you will be issued with the exact number of tickets that you actually need.
Please note, there is NO discount available on admission prices for groups.
Prior notice of groups & group bookings
Qualified tour guides accompany visitors on an exclusive tour through the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. Is there a specific topic that you are interested in or a question that needs answering? On request, we can organize guided tours for children or young people, for example, or tours based on special themes or topics for professionals or other interested people. The number of participants per guided tour is limited (depending on the exhibition, max. 20 to 25 persons). Larger groups will be divided among several tour guides.
Guides in German
60 minutes | 80 EUR
90 minutes |120 EUR
120 minutes | 160 EUR
You can book guided tours for the museums and exhibitions online.
If you are interested in specific themes call us and let us know of your wishes. Our staff on the infoline will be glad to advise you further.
Guided tours in other languages
In addition to our guides in German, you can also book guided tours in English at all of our museums. Depending on the desired time and date and the museum in question, it is possible to organize tours in other languages on request – for example, in French, Spanish, Italian, Polish, Russian, Turkish, Arabic, or Greek.
If you would like to book a guided tour in a foreign language, please contact us by telephone or send us an email.
60 minutes | 90 EUR
90 minutes | 135 EUR
120 minutes | 180 EUR
Travel guides, city guides, and others must first register their groups before bringing them on a tour of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. A licence fee of 35 EUR is charged per group (up to 25 persons). If the museum is very busy, these licensed tours are only possible at certain times and have to be registered at least two weeks in advance.
Please notify us of all groups of 12 persons or more at least two weeks in advance of your proposed visit to the museum. This is required so that we can ensure that the museum rooms are not overcrowded and that your whole group will be admitted at the same time. A further advantage is that you will not have to queue to get in and do not have to buy your tickets in advance. Simply pay for the number of tickets that you actually need at the special group admission desks and use our special group entrances.
Reservations for group visits are free of charge.
Please note that groups without reservations may be denied entry.
Free admission for student groups
Students taking part in a course or seminar and accompanied by a lecturer may visit all of the museums at the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin free of charge.
You must, however, register your visit in advance and bring a letter of confirmation from your college or university with you to the museum. The letter should clearly state the date of the visit, the name of the course or seminar and the purpose of the visit.
The use of audio guides is included in the price of a ticket. If you require a large number of audio guides for your group, please let us know when you make your group reservation.
Audio guides are available at all museums (except for: Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin and Neue Nationalgalerie) in both German and English. Many museums offer other languages too.
There are cafés and restaurants at many of the SMB’s museums that also welcome groups. If you are planning on visiting with a larger group and would like to reserve a table, please contact the respective café operators. You can find their telephone numbers on the homepages of each museum.
For security reasons, larger bags and backpacks may not be taken into the museum. Free cloakrooms and lockers are available at all museums. Unfortunately, we do not have the capacity to accommodate luggage or travel baggage.
Please allow enough time for the cloakroom so that you can be at your meeting point (admissions desk/information) at the appointed time.
The Staatliche Museen zu Berlin hire out rooms and lecture halls for special events to external parties too. All details are taken care of by the event company Museum&Location.
Managing director: H.-G. Jan Oelmann/Katrin Hansch
Potsdamer Strasse 58, 10785 Berlin, Germany
Further information on trips to Berlin
The information service at the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin will be glad to advise you on all questions related to your group’s visit to the museum:
Information | Advice | Bookings
Tel.: 0049 (0)30 - 266 42 4242 (Mon - Fri, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
Fax: 0049 (0)30 - 266 42 2290
If you have specific questions on large special exhibitions, booking individual combinations, guided tours in foreign languages or other group offers, please contact:
Tel.: 0049 (0)30 - 266 42-2261
Would you like to be notified about exhibition highlights at the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, along with all necessary information on available services? Then send an e-mail to m.bode[at]smb.spk-berlin.de We are happy to add travel agents and tour operators to our mailing list.
visitBerlin and Ameropa offer various package deals in cooperation with the Staatliche Museen Berlin, which include being granted priority for admission to special exhibitions or tickets to permanent exhibitions.
Together with Ticket B - Stadtführungen von Architekten in Berlin (which offers city tours by architects), we regularly offer public tours of the Museumsinsel. Groups can book tours in advance for specific dates.