As in last year, the Museum Europäischer Kulturen will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Christmas Eve. Visitors are invited to immerse themselves in the traditional festive spirit with the exhibition 'Stars over Bethany' and the twelve-metre-long Christmas mountain. All other museums at the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin remain closed on Christmas Eve (24 December) but will be open on Christmas Day and Boxing Day (25 and 26 December) from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
On New Year's Eve, only two museums will be open during the day: the Pergamonmuseum and Neues Museum, both with shorter opening hours, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. On New Year's Day (1 January) all museums will open at 12 noon.
As of 2 January 2014 a few slight changes will come into force for the opening hours of some museums. Current information on opening times is available here.