The Staatliche Museen zu Berlin offer bookable guided tours for groups to their collections and selected special exhibitions.
Duration: 60 minutes, Unless otherwise stated
German: 80 € plus admission
English: 90 € plus admission, unless otherwise stated
Limited number of participants.
The number of participants is currently limited to 15 people.
Please book your guided tour at least 2 weeks before the desired date.
Please refer to the admission prices on the individual museum pages. When booking a tour, we reserve the specified number of admission tickets for you. On the day of your visit, you can buy the actually required number of tickets at the museum ticket office. It is not necessary to book online time slot tickets in advance. Please note that we cannot grant group discounts on admission prices.
Other foreign languages available on request. A booked tour can be cancelled free of charge up to one week before the date.
From now on, third-party tours and group visits without a guided tour can be booked again. The maximum group size is 15 people. Larger groups may be split up and admitted to the exhibition time delayed.
Please register you group until one week before the desired date in our online-shop (groups).
These regulations apply to visits on or after July 1, 2023.
Unless otherwise stated herein, the booking conditions remain valid as described.
The maximum number of participants will be increased to 20 people per group.
Unless otherwise noted, the price is for German and other languages, permanent exhibitions and special exhibitions
60 minutes: 100 € plus admission
90 minutes: 150 € plus admission
120 minutes: 200 € plus admission
Group visits without guide
Handling fee per booking: 10 € per group
Should larger groups be split, the fee is per subgroup.
Changes within the booking are included.
In case of cancellation the fee will not be refunded.
The handling fee is waived for school and student groups.
Please book your group registration up to one week before the desired date in our online-shop (groups): shop.smb.museum
You pay the fee in our online-shop by instant bank transfer or credit card. If an invoice is required, please contact our service team (see Information and booking).
Groups without reservations may be denied entry.The purchase of a bigger amount of tickets for individual guests in our online-shop may cause technical problems when sending the tickets. Rebooking or cancellation of online tickets is not possible.
Guided tours by third parties
Guided tour fee: 50 EUR per group.
Please book your guided tour in our online-shop under groups: store.sb.museum
You pay the fee in our online-shop by instant bank transfer or credit card. If an invoice is required, please contact our service team (see information and booking).
The entrance tickets for the group are reserved. On the day of the visit, only the actual number of tickets needed will be paid at place.
Travel guides, city guides, and others can do guided tours in all our museums, but they 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 15 persons). Depending on the museum and capacity, these licensed tours are only possible at certain times. Licensed tours always have to be registered at least one week in advance.
The guide buys the number of tickets actually needed at the admission desk, where the tickets are reserved for his group.
Please book your guided in our online shop (groups): shop.smb.museum
Please register all groups from 10 persons at least one week in advance of your proposed visit to the museum. Depending on the capacity of the museum groups will be split up to enter time delayed in to the exhibition.
The advantages of the registering a group are:
_The museum rooms are not overcrowded.
_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.
_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.
Please register your group here: shop.smb.museum
For the special exhibition: Caspar David Friedrich. The rediscovery (19.4.2024 to 4.8.2024)
Caspar David Friedrich is one of the most important painters of German Romanticism. His timeless landscapes of longing are world famous. At the beginning of the 20th century, Friedrich's work was rediscovered in Berlin. Explore his greatest masterpieces in the special exhibition. Book your desired date now.
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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
For specific questions about tourism collaborations, marketing agreements, major special exhibitions or individual group bookings, please contact:
Phone: +49 30 266422261
The use of multimedia guides is included in the ticket price. If you need a larger number of multimedia guides, please let us know.
Multimedia guides are available for almost all museums in German and English. Other languages are available in many museums. For more information please see here.
Bodestraße, 10178 Berlin
David Chipperfield Architects created the building, which covers some 10,900 square metres. It offers visitors a central service area with information counters, group counters and ticket counters as well as individual and group cloakrooms, a café / restaurant, the largest museum shop of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, an auditorium and a special exhibition area.
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).
There are cafés and restaurants at many of the Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin’s museums. If you 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
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