Kaiser Friedrich-Museums-Verein
The Kaiser Friedrich-Museums-Verein (KFMV) has supported both the Gemäldegalerie and Skulpturensammlung at the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin for more than 115 years. Wilhelm von Bode founded the KFMV in 1897 to serve the then newly opened Kaiser-Friedrich-Museum, which was renamed the Bode-Museum in 1956. Then as now, the KFMV principally supports the two collections, now held at separate locations, by making new acquisitions on their behalf.

An exclusive programme of guided tours, lectures, excursions, and art trips offers its members (currently numbering some 650) a stream of fresh insights into the two collections, their current projects, and the history of European art from the early Middle Ages to 1800.

In 2011, the KFMV was able to make several new accessions for both collections. The most notable of which was the 'Little Prince' (French Renaissance), purchased for the Skulpturensammlung. The friends group was also instrumental in assisting with the major exhibition project 'Renaissance Faces', held at the Bode-Museum in 2011.

Each year a children’s festival is held at rotating venues at the Gemäldegalerie or the Bode-Museum. With it, the traditional friends group aims to instil in the next generation a love for the old masters.

Members of the KFMV aged 18 to 30 are dubbed the 'Junge Kaiser'.  They continue the KFMV’s long-standing successful patronage and have their own members’ programme.
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Visitor entrance

10785 Berlin

Getting there

U-Bahn U2 (Potsdamer Platz)
S-Bahn S1, S2, S25 (Potsdamer Platz)
Bus M29 (Potsdamer Brücke); M41 (Potsdamer Platz Bhf / Voßstraße); M48, M85 (Kulturforum); 200 (Philharmonie)

Mon closed
Tue 10:00 - 18:00 o'clock
Wed 10:00 - 18:00 o'clock
Thu 10:00 - 20:00 o'clock
Fri 10:00 - 18:00 o'clock
Sat 11:00 - 18:00 o'clock
Sun 11:00 - 18:00 o'clock

Opening times on public holidays Plan your visit
Studiengalerie: Tue - Thu closed, Fri 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sat, Sun 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Last admission and ticket sales 30 minutes before closing time.

Admission ticket Old Master Paintings/Gemäldegalerie
10,00 EUR, Concessions 5,00
Onlineshop: 9,00 EUR, Concessions 4,50
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Pop up Cranach combination ticket Pop up Cranach. Alice - Museum für Kinder in der Gemäldegalerie
12,50 EUR, Concessions 7,50
Onlineshop: 11,50 EUR, Concessions 7,00
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Combination ticket Temporary exhibition "Nothing But The Moment" + Gemäldegalerie + Kunstgewerbemuseum
12,00 EUR, Concessions 6,00
Onlineshop: 11,00 EUR, Concessions 5,50

Pop up Cranach for children up to the age of 18
4,50 EUR, Concessions

Annual membership Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
from just 25,- EUR
Annual Tickets

Tel.: +49 (0)30 / 266424242 (Mon - Fri 9 am - 4 pm)
Fax: +49 (0)30 / 266422290

Postal address:
Stauffenbergstraße 40
10785 Berlin

Tel.: +49 (0)30 / 266424001
Fax: +49 (0)30 / 266424003


Tel:  030 / 266 42 4009
Fax: 030 / 266 42 4003

Director: Prof. Dr. Bernd Lindemann

Café and restaurant at the Kulturforum
Mrs. Rave
Tel.: +49 (0)30 / 266428501

Bookshop Walther König
Tel.: +49 (0)30 / 2655 8643