Offers for groups and tour operators

There are a whole range of ways to visit the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin with your group. We’re only too happy to welcome you with friends and family, club members, employees or tour groups. We recommend exploring our range of permanent exhibitions or current special exhibitions as part of a guided tour. Experienced art and cultural facilitators will guide you through your tour and lead discussion.

We offer a broad range of themes and formats for groups, including short guided tours through current special exhibitions, tours through the highlights of our collections and museums, thematic tours on selected topics, or tours of the Museumsinsel.

You can also book a selection of our most popular tours directly from our online ticket shop 24 hours a day.

We recommend that you book your group tour with us in advance and then pick up your tickets on the day of your visit from the group ticket desk at the museum. There you will receive all the tickets that you will need on that particular day. Please note that we cannot offer group discounts on the entry prices. 

We’re only too happy to provide you with advice or to design tours that are specially tailored to your interests. In addition to guided tours in German, we offer tours in all our museums in English. It is also possible to organize a number of tours in other languages – such as French, Spanish, Italian, Polish, Russian, Turkish, Arabic or Greek.

Please note that all groups must register in advance, even if you have not booked a guided tour. Failing to register can lead to extended waiting times.

Groups wishing to do a tour with an external guide can register the tour with us for a fee.

We are more than happy to personally field your inquiry or booking. You can reach us by telephone from Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on 030 266424242.

With the opening of the James-Simon-Galerie, the administrations of group visits and the entrances to the Pergamonmuseum and the Neues Museum have changed. You can find more information here.

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.

You can book a selection of guided tours simply and easily online.

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.

PRICES

Guided tours in German
60 minutes | 80 EUR
90 minutes |120 EUR
120 minutes | 160 EUR
For special exhibitions plus 10 EUR per hour in each case.

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.

You can book some guided tours for the museums and exhibitions online.

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.

PRICES

60 minutes | 90 EUR
90 minutes | 135 EUR
120 minutes | 180 EUR
For special exhibitions plus 10 EUR per hour in each case.

Information and Bookings

Education, Outreach, Visitor Services
Phone: +49 30 266424242 (Mon – Fri, 9 am – 4 pm)
Contct form | booking

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 10 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. Further advantages are:

  • 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 educational activities receive free entry to the entire network of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. 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.

Our recommendation: selected group tours

Museum services

Site
James-Simon-Galerie
Bodestraße, 10178 Berlin

Visitor Services
Covering some 10,900 square metres and designed by David Chipperfield Architects, the building provides visitors not just the central service functions of an information desk, a group ticket desk and general ticket sales, but also individual and group cloakrooms, along with a café/restaurant, the largest museum shop in the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin network, an auditorium and a special exhibition space.

Entry to the Neues Museum and the Pergamonmuseum
As of 13 July 2019 and until the completion of phase A of the restoration and refurbishment of the Pergamonmuseum, the James-Simon-Galerie constitutes the sole entry to the Pergamonmuseum (via the stairs and the upper foyer). All groups visiting the Neues Museum are to enter the James-Simon-Galerie via the courtyard and the lower foyer.

Website James-Simon-Galerie

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) 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 exhibitions. 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
www.museum-location.de

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
Phone: +49 30 266424242 (Mon - Fri, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
Fax: +49 30 266422290
E-mail: service[at]smb.museum

For specific questions about tourism collaborations, marketing agreements, major special exhibitions or individual group bookings, please contact:

Phone: +49 30 266422261
E-mail:

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 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[LA1]  (which offers city tours by architects), we regularly offer public tours of the Museumsinsel. Groups can book tours in advance for specific dates.