Location and directions

The Staatliche Institut für Musikforschung Preußischer Kulturbesitz is part of the "Kulturforum Berlin", an area of urban development between the Landwehr Canal, Großer Tiergarten and Potsdamer Platz in the Tiergarten quarter of Berlin Mitte. The Institute is located in the lee of the Philharmonie, opposite the Staatsbibliothek in Potsdamer Strasse. The nearest bus, subway and commuter train stations are within a five to ten minute walk. There are lock-up facilities for bicycles on the Institute's premises. Paid parking is available in the vicinity.

Lageplan und Eingang Bibliothek SIMPK

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No barrier-free access

While the Musikinstrumenten-Museum (Musical Instruments Museum) has offered its visitors barrier-free access since 2005, the library and service rooms of the Institute are not yet accessible barrier-free. To some extent and by appointment, access can be made possible through the Musikinstrumenten-Museum.

Arriving by public transport

Underground and S-Bahn station Potsdamer Platz
Bus M 29 stop Potsdamer Brücke
Buses M 48, M 85, 200 stop Varian-Fry-Straße

Arriving by long-distance train

Central Station: Continue with bus M 85 to stop Varian-Fry-Straße or with S-Bahn S 1 (Wannsee), S 25 (Teltow Stadt), S 26 (Teltow Stadt) to Friedrichstraße, change there to any southboud train and disembark at S+U Potsdamer Platz, or with the regional express to S+U Potsdamer Platz.

Arriving by plane

Schönefeld Airport (BER): Regional trains FEX to Potsdamer Platz station, RB 14, S-Bahn S 9 and S 45 to Friedrichstraße, then S-Bahn lines 41 or 46 to Potsdamer Platz

Arriving by car

A 115, exit AVUS, then A 100 direction Kurfürstendamm – Halenseestraße – Kurfürstendamm – Tauentzienstraße – Nürnberger Straße – Budapester Straße – Stülerstraße – Tiergartenstraße – Ben-Gurion-Straße

Please use the parking facilities at Kulturforum and Potsdamer Platz. Parking at the Kulturforum is free of charge on Sundays, unless otherwise indicated.

Arriving by ferry

Numerous passenger ferries stop at the Potsdamer Brücke pier. From there it is about 500 m north to the Staatliche Institut für Musikforschung.

Opening hours

Tuesday to Thursday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Additional opening hours within the scope of our possibilities by arrangement



+49 30 254 81 155