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Annual Passes for the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

Imagine being able to see your favourite work every day. Are yo looking forward to discovering what's new in the collections? You can't wait for the next special exhibition? With an annual pass (Jahreskarte) to the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, you’ll be able to enjoy art and culture as often as you like!

For enquiries about your annual pass, please contact: jahreskarte[at]smb.museum.

Gift certificates for annual passes are now available online.

Gift certificates for annual passes can also be purchased at all ticket counters in our museums. The following venues offer the sale and issue of annual passes:

Alte Nationalgalerie, Gemäldegalerie (Old Master Paintings), Hamburger Bahnhof, James-Simon-Galerie, Museum Europäischer Kulturen (Museum of European Cultures), Museum für Fotografie (Museum of Photography), Neue Nationalgalerie, Neues Museum, Pergamonmuseum. Das Panorama, Schloss Köpenick.

This particularly inexpensive pass grants you access to all permanent exhibitions of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin for one year at times when there are fewer visitors.

With the BASIC Annual Pass, admission to the museums is possible as follows:

Tuesday to Friday from 3 pm until closing time in the evening according to opening hours. Saturday and Sunday 11 am to 1 pm.

You may stay in the museum for as long as you like during opening hours.

In all museums, including those with time-slot tickets, you can go directly to the ticket control at the entrance with your annual pass.

Annual Passes are not valid on Berlin Museum Sunday. Free tickets are available online and at the museum ticket desks.

The classic among the annual passes for anyone who wants to visit their favourite works in the permanent exhibitions on a regular basis.

The CLASSIC Annual Pass grants you access to all permanent exhibitions at the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin throughout opening hours.

In all museums, including those with time-slot tickets, you can go directly to the ticket control at the entrance with your annual pass.

Annual Passes are not valid on Berlin Museum Sunday. Free tickets are available online and at the museum ticket desks.

This is the right choice for adventurous art enthusiasts wanting to experience unlimited exhibition enjoyment.

The CLASSIC PLUS Annual Pass grants you access to all permanent and special exhibitions at the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin throughout opening hours and at no extra charge. With the CLASSIC PLUS Annual Pass, you receive priority admission. In all museums, including those with time-slot tickets, you can go directly to the ticket control at the entrance with your annual pass.

Please note: Annual Passes are not valid on Berlin Museum Sunday. Free tickets are available online and at the museum ticket desks.

The annual passes are valid for twelve months from the selected starting date.

Depending on the type of pass, annual passes are valid for all permanent exhibitions of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin or additionally for all of its special exhibitions as well.

Annual tickets are not valid on Museum Sunday and the Long Night of Museums.

The annual passes are personal and non-transferable. They are only valid in conjunction with a photo ID.

General Terms and Conditions for the Purchase of Tickets and Educational/Informative Offers apply (PDF, 80 KB, in German).

Reduced annual passes are available for

  • Schoolchildren,
  • University/college students,
  • Military and voluntary service members (BFD/FSJ),
  • Unemployed persons and severely disabled persons (with a minimum of 50% disability)

upon presentation of appropriate identification. The reduction is 50%.

Children and young people under 18 are admitted free of charge.

All types of annual passes can be purchased at all of our museum ticket counters.

The production of annual passes is possible at the following venues:

The ticket counters accept Visa, MasterCard, and EC debit cards.
All annual passes can be purchased as a gift certificate.

Are you looking for an individual gift? With a gift certificate for an annual pass to the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, you are giving a full year of art enjoyment. 

Gift certificates for annual passes are now available online.

Gift certificates for the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, with a matching gift envelope if desired, are also available at all museum ticket offices.

The annual passes with photo can be purchased or issued at the following venues:

The ticket counters accept Visa, MasterCard, and EC debit cards.

The CLASSIC and CLASSIC PLUS annual passes are available at a special price when booking at least one lecture or discussion series of the Akademie der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin.

Customers and members of the following educational and cultural partners can also purchase CLASSIC and CLASSIC PLUS annual passes at a reduced price. Information on the conditions can be obtained from these partners.

  • Berliner Volkshochschulen (from September 2022)
  • GasthörerCard-Programm of the Freie Universität Berlin
  • pro seniores e.V.
  • Verlag Der Tagesspiegel
  • Theatergemeinde Berlin e.V.

Phone: +49 30 266424242 (Mon-Fri, 9 am-4 pm)
Fax: +49 30 266422290
E-Mail: service@smb.museum