Tickets & Admission

On-Site and Online Tickets

Tickets can be purchased at the ticket counters on site or online. They may be purchased up to four weeks in advance. To ensure reliable planning of your visit and avoid waiting in line at the ticket counters, we recommend booking your tickets online in advance:

For the visit, either day tickets or time-slot tickets are offered, depending on the museum. A day ticket allow visitors access any time during opening hours on the date of the ticket. Time-slot tickets are valid for 15 minutes, during which time you can enter the venue. After entering you can stay as long as you like during opening hours.

Admission is free at the Friedrichswerderschen Kirche. The visit does not require a ticket.

Admission is free at the Ethnologisches Museum (Ethnological Museum) and the Museum für Asiatische Kunst (Asian Art Museum) at the Humboldt Forum. The visit does not require a ticket.


Holders of the following passes and cards receive Preferential Admission:

  • Annual passes – Basic, Classic, Classic Plus
  • Membership cards of Friends and sponsorship associations of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin*
  • Berlin Welcome Card – All Inclusive

Holders of the named passes and cards can go directly to the entrance at all venues. As a rule, no additional ticket is required.

For well-attended special exhibitions, it may also be necessary for the aforementioned visitors to book a free time slot-ticket.

For reliable planning of a visit without a wait, we recommend booking time-slot tickets online in advance:

* The prerequisite for preferential admission is a scannable barcode on the membership card. Otherwise, a free ticket is available at the ticket counter.

Holders of the following tickets, cards and passes are granted direct admission:

At venues with time-slot tickets, the holders of the above tickets and cards may obtain a free time-slot ticket at the ticket counter or book one in advance online. Both tickets are to be presented at the entrance without being asked.

Holders of the following tickets or concessions are requested to obtain a free time-slot ticket at the ticket counter or to book one in advance online and to present it at the entrance with the respective ID without being asked:

  • Children and young people under the age of 18
  • Designated caregiver accompanying a severely disabled visitor
  • Members of the press
  • ArtCard
  • Sotheby’s
  • Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz
  • Media partners and their clients

In venues with a time slot ticket, holders of the mentioned tickets receive a free time slot ticket in advance online or at the box office.