Education and outreach

What is reality? What do Surrealists dream about? Why is prison architecture intriguing? Where does consciousness end and the unconscious begin? Which artists were inspired by obsessions? Just how real are surreal worlds?

The Scharf-Gerstenberg Collection comprises intriguing artworks of a fantastical nature. The images on view allow visitors to peer into psychological chasms, illogical scenes, secret longings, and artistic transgressions. A tour through the exhibition gives insight into the history of this important private collection.
Audio guides, guided tours, workshops, and other activities provide structured approaches to the exhibitions, background information, and space for reflection or experimentation. The museum also offers private guided tours. In booking your appointment, you can select a time as well as a topic that interests you.

Every third Thursday of the month, the ‘Film Salon Charlottenburg’ screens films related to Surrealism in the middle of the museum. A short, guided tour through the exhibition ‘Surreal Worlds’ is included in the film screening.

Equipped with magnifying glasses and flashlights, children can discover the secrets of art in the Scharf-Gerstenberg Collection. Workshops give them a chance to experiment with artistic techniques. They can illustrate stories from their dreams in comic book form or embark on a journey through time back to Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec’s Paris.

Offers for

"Les Klee du Paradis"

Sat 20.09.2014 3:00 PM
Sammlung Scharf-Gerstenberg

Vor dem Surrealismus ist nach dem Surrealismus ist vor dem...

Sat 27.09.2014 3:00 PM
Sammlung Scharf-Gerstenberg

Vera Chytilovà: Tausendschönchen

Thu 09.10.2014 8:00 PM
Sammlung Scharf-Gerstenberg

Anatomie des Surrealismus

Sat 11.10.2014 3:00 PM
Sammlung Scharf-Gerstenberg

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Moderne Zeitmaschine

Sat 20.09.2014 2:00 PM
Sammlung Scharf-Gerstenberg

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Geheimsache Kunst

Sat 06.12.2014 2:00 PM
Sammlung Scharf-Gerstenberg

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Visitor entrance

Schloßstraße 70
14059 Berlin

Getting there

Mon closed
Tue 10:00 - 18:00 o'clock
Wed 10:00 - 18:00 o'clock
Thu 10:00 - 18:00 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
Last admission and ticket sales 30 minutes before closing time.

admission ticket
10,00 EUR, Concessions 5,00
Onlineshop: 9,00 EUR, Concessions 4,50
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area ticket
12,00 EUR, Concessions 6,00
Onlineshop: 11,00 EUR, Concessions 5,50
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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:
Spandauer 7
14059 Berlin

Tel.: +49 (0)30 / 266424801
Fax: +49 (0)30 / 266424802  

Director of the Nationalgalerie: Udo Kittelmann
Head of the Sammlung Scharf-Gerstenberg: Dr. Kyllikki Zacharias

Café 'Kunstpause' at the Sammlung Scharf-Gerstenberg
Mr. Cheban
Tel.: +49 (0)30 / 77008939

Buchhandlung Walther König
Mrs. Kolb
Tel.: +49 (0)30 / 34 09 29 37