Opening hours & directions

Museum opening hours

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Monday closed

On Sundays, when concerts in our Early Music Live series take place, the museum does not open until 1 p.m.

Special opening hours 2023

May Day
Monday, 1 May: closed                                    

Ascension Day 
Thursday, 18 May: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.                 

Whit Sunday, 28 May: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Whit Monday, 29 May: closed

German Unity Day
Tuesday, 3 October: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.        

Christmas Eve, Sunday, 24 December: closed
Christmas Day, Monday, 25 December: closed
Boxing Day, Tuesday, 26 December: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

New Year's Eve
Sunday, 31 December: closed

New Year
Monday, 1 January 2024: closed

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Visitor entrance on Ben-Gurion Street.
Due to renovation work on the lifts, barrier-free access to the upper floor of the museum and the Folkloresaal will not be possible until around mid-June 2023.

Arriving by public transport

U-Bahn and S-Bahn stop 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 Varian-Fry-Straße, or with S-Bahn S 1 (Wannsee), S 25 (Teltow Stadt), S 26 (Teltow Stadt) to Friedrichstraße, change there to any southbound 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 fü Musikforschung (State Institute for Music Research).

Museum box office

+49 30 254 81 178


Prices and tickets