Information about the Reopening of Additional Locations as of September 2020


Further exhibition venues of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin are opening successively as of September 2020: The Museum Berggruen and the Sammlung Scharf-Gerstenberg in Berlin-Charlottenburg reopen on 5 September, the James-Simon-Galerie on the Museumsinsel Berlin on 18 September, and as of October, the Bode-Museum, the Pergamonmuseum, and the Friedrichswerdersche Kirche will be accessible again. Similarly, all the reopened museums will return (as closely as possible) to their regular opening hours. Corona-related health regulations in all the museums continue to apply; at this time museum visits are only possible with time-slot tickets, which can be booked in advance online:

“We are now in a fortunate position to be able to reopen other institutions of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin”, Director-General Michael Eissenhauer said. “We are indebted to Monika Grütters, Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, without whose crucial support such a comprehensive solution would not have been possible. The opening hours will also be extended nearly to their full extent so that many of our museums can once again offer visitors the return of the popular “Thursday evenings”.

The dates of the reopenings of the Kunstgewerbemuseum at the Kulturforum and its branch in Schloss Köpenick (Köpenick Palace) will be announced.

Opening Hours

The special opening hours currently in place will be adjusted as of 5 September 2020or according to the following dates as noted:

Museumsinsel Berlin (as of 18 September 2020)

Altes Museum, Alte Nationalgalerie, James-Simon-Galerie, Neues Museum, Pergamonmuseum. Das Panorama:

  • Tuesday and Wednesday, Friday – Sunday, 10 am – 6 pm
  • Thursday, 10 am – 8 pm


Gemäldegalerie, Kupferstichkabinett, Kunstbibliothek (Art Library), Sonderausstellungshalle (Special Exhibition Hall)

  • Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 10 am – 6 pm
  • Thursday, 10 am – 8 pm
  • Saturday and Sunday, 11 am – 6 pm

Friedrichswerdersche Kirche (as of 27 October 2020)

  • Tuesday and Wednesday, Friday – Sunday, 10 am – 6 pm
  • Thursday, 10 am – 8 pm

Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin

  • Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 10 am – 6 pm
  • Thursday, 10 am – 8 pm
  • Saturday and Sunday, 11 am – 6 pm

Museum Berggruen

  • Tuesday – Friday, 10 am – 6 pm
  • Saturday and Sunday, 11 am – 6 pm

Museum Europäischer Kulturen (MEK)

  • Tuesday – Friday, 10 am – 5 pm
  • Saturday and Sunday, 11 am – 6 pm

Museum für Fotografie

  • Tuesday and Wednesday, Friday – Sunday, 11 am – 7 pm
  • Thursday, 11 am – 8 pm

Sammlung Scharf-Gerstenberg

  • Tuesday – Friday, 10 am – 6 pm
  • Saturday and Sunday, 11 am – 6 pm

Tickets for the Museums

Free admission for children and teens under 18.

  • Altes Museum: 10, reduced 5 €
  • Alte Nationalgalerie: 10, reduced 5 € (until 17 September 2020)
  • Friedrichswerdersche Kirche: Free admission (as of 27 October 2020)
  • Gemäldegalerie: 10, reduced 5 €
  • Hamburger Bahnhof: 14, reduced 7 € (as of 6 September 2020)
  • Kunstbibliothek: 6, reduced 3 €
  • Kupferstichkabinett: 6, reduced 3 €
  • Museum Berggruen and Sammlung Scharf-Gerstenberg: 10, reduced 6 € (combination ticket)
  • Museum Europäischer Kulturen: 8, reduced 4 €
  • Museum für Fotografie: 10, reduced 5 €
  • Neues Museum: 12, reduced 6 €
  • Pergamonmuseum. Das Panorama: 12, reduced 6 €

Tickets for Special Exhibitions

The following conditions apply to special exhibitions about to start:

Alte Nationalgalerie

Decadence and Dark Dreams: Belgian Symbolism (18 September 2020 – 17 January 2021): 12 reduced 6 €

James-Simon-Galerie and the Neues Museum

The Germanic Tribes: A Critical Look (18 September 2020 – 17 January 2021): 14, reduced 7 €

Special exhibitions are included with the annual pass Classic Plus Neues Museum. There is a surcharge of 4 €, reduced 2 €, with the “Bereichskarte Museumsinsel” (Museum Island Ticket) as well as with the annual pass Classic and Basic. An additional gratis time-slot ticket must be booked in advance, regardless of which pass or type of ticket is used.


ATMOISM – Designed Atmospheres (12 September 2020 – 10 January 2021): 20, reduced 15 €

Until further notice, the exhibition is accessible on Saturdays and Sundays at 2 pm and 3:30 pm as part of a guided tour with a limited number of participants. Tickets must be purchased in advance online.

Special Exhibition Hall, Kulturforum

STATUS POWER MOVEMENT: Delight and Drudgery of Physical Activity (11 September 2020 – 10 January 2021): 6, reduced 3 €

Time-Slot Tickets

Until further notice, museum visits are only possible with a time-slot ticket. To avoid lines forming on site, we recommend purchasing all tickets online in advance:

Children and teens under 18, persons accompanying severely disabled individuals, holders of annual passes, press, ICOM or DMB IDs, as well as members of the Friends or Supporter Associations of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, are requested to reserve a gratis time-slot online or at the ticket counter and to present the corresponding ID upon admission without being asked. Time-slot tickets can also be purchased on site at the ticket counters, subject to availability.

Public Health and Safety Measures

  • The number of visitors is limited and determined by the space available.
  • All visitors aged 6+ are obliged to wear a mask/nose and mouth covering, which they bring with them. Some exceptions are allowed under § 4 of the Berlin Senate Chancellery’s Infection Protection Ordinance.
  • A distance of at least 1.5 metres should be maintained from other people (visitors and staff).
  • Visitors are to follow signs that mark the designated courses through the museum buildings and to avoid forming groups while indoors.
  • Visitors are asked to use cashless payment methods at all museum registers, in the shops and cafés.
  • Audio guides are disinfected on return.

Shops and Cafés

Most museum shops are open Tuesday to Sunday from 12 noon to 6 pm.


  • Altes Museum (Friday to Sunday, 12 noon – 6 pm)
  • Alte Nationalgalerie (as of 18 September 2020: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday to Sunday, 10 am – 6 pm, Thursday, 10 am – 8 pm, with café)
  • Hamburger Bahnhof (Tuesday to Friday, 10 am – 6 pm, Saturday and Sunday, 11 am – 6 pm)
  • James-Simon-Galerie (as of 18 September 2020: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday to Sunday, 10 am – 6 pm, Thursday, 10 am – 8 pm)
  • Museum Berggruen (Tuesday to Friday, 11 am – 6 pm, Saturday and Sunday, 12 noon – 6 pm)
  • Sammlung Scharf-Gerstenberg (Tuesday to Friday, 10 am – 6 pm, Saturday and Sunday, 11 am – 6 pm)

The cafés and restaurants at Hamburger Bahnhof, the James-Simon-Galerie, the Neues Museum, and Pergamonmuseum. Das Panorama are open during regular opening hours. The café at the Museum Europäischer Kulturen (Museum of European Cultures, MEK) is open Saturday and Sunday from 12 noon to 6 pm; the restaurant is open from Monday to Friday, 12 noon to 3 pm.

Special Events and Guided Tours

Group reservations and tours by outside guides are not permitted until further notice. Guided tours for groups of up to four people are available and can be booked for select venues. Starting in September, the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin is making available a wide variety of cultural and educational offers for individual visitors in new formats that conform with pandemic regulations.

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