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.

Please note: Due to maintenance work, the online shop and online customer section for annual passes are currently unavailable.

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

Alte Nationalgalerie, Gemäldegalerie (Old Master Paintings), Hamburger Bahnhof, James-Simon-Galerie, Museum Berggruen, 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 4 to 6 pm, Thursday until 8 pm in museums with extended 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.

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.

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. It is only necessary to book a free time-slot ticket in advance online or at the ticket counters for the following very popular special exhibitions:

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.

Your personal annual ticket is individualised with your photo and is non-transferable.

The General Terms and Conditions for Annual Passes of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz apply (PDF, 450 KB, in German).

When purchasing your annual pass or at any time thereafter, you can take out a subscription that allows you to conveniently extend your pass for a year at a time.

We remind you of the renewal by email 3 1/2 months before the subscription expires. You receive an invoice for the amount due one month before the pass becomes valid. As of the second subscription year, you receive a high-quality plastic version of your pass for the following years. As a subscriber, you are eligible for one replacement pass per year at no cost in the event of loss.

For detailed subscription conditions, please refer to our GTC (PDF, 450 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 with a photo 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 the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, with a matching gift envelope if desired, are 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