KW Institute for Contemporary Art
Auguststraße 69
10117 Berlin


Tel. +49 30 243459-0


Opening hours

KW Institute for Contemporary Art will be closed until 19 April 20


Due to circumstances revolving around the COVID-19 virus, KW Institute for Contemporary Art will be closed to visitors from 14 March until 19 April 20. No exhibitions and events will take place during this period.


We are thus following the decision of the Senate Department for Culture and Europe, Berlin, of 12 March 20.


We will carefully monitor further developments and keep you informed about the continuation of our program after 19 April 20.



8 € / reduced 6 €

berlinpass–holder: 4 €

Free admission to visitors up to and including 18, holders of the KW Lover* card, KW Friends, and on Thursday evenings from 6 to 9 pm


Combined day ticket KW  / me collectors room Berlin

10 € / reduced 8 €


Group ticket

Groups of 10 or more

Each person 6 €


Reduction is valid for students, retirees, those in community service, welfare recipients, unemployed, and disabled persons (at least 50% “GdB”) upon presentation of relevant identification.




Due to construction work, KW currently cannot provide barrier-free access to the exhibitions. In addition, the barrier-free restroom is currently not accessible. We kindly ask for your understanding. The nearest barrier-free restroom is located next door at me Collectors Room, which will be open daily from 12–6 pm (except Tuesday). We ask for your understanding. (As of: 24 February 20)


The courtyard of KW is paved with cobblestones.
Please ring the designated door bell at the main entrance gate (underneath the door bell panel), our staff members will assist you while entering the building as well as Café Bravo.


For further information please contact our staff at +49 30 243459-69.

Guided Tours


Free guided tours

During regular opening hours, visitors of KW can participate in short introductions to the exhibitions by the KW Guides. Please reach out to our staff at the counter. Participation is free of charge.


Public guided tours

In addition, we offer short tours through the building and the current exhibitions during the weekends.


Saturdays at 4 pm in English

Sundays at 4 pm in German


Curator’s tours

Current dates


Individual guided tours

Group tours can be organized on request. A guided tour for a group up to 25 people (or class size for school classes) takes approx. 60 minutes and can be offered in German or English. Please contact Katja Zeidler at or by phone at +49 30 243459 132.

Costs: regular 70 € / reduced 55 € / plus reduced entrance fee of 6 € per person (free admission up to and including 18 years)




Public Transport
S Hackescher Markt
S Oranienburger Straße
U8 Rosenthaler Platz
U8 Weinmeisterstraße
U6 Oranienburger Tor


Parking space

Due to very limited parking spaces, the journey is recommended by public transport. You can find further information about barrier-free travels in Berlin under as well as under

Annual Ticket—KW Lover*


The annual ticket KW Lover* grants you for the full length of a year free admission to all exhibitions at KW Institute for Contemporary Art during the regular opening hours, as well as the exclusive access to Pogo Bar events. 


As holder of the annual ticket you will be regularly informed about the program and all events of KW. You can furthermore purchase tickets for all events to a reduced price. 


*The name KW Lover* refers to the project Markierung by artist Nedko Solakov that was realized within the framework of Relaunch at KW in 2013 (curated by Ellen Blumenstein).


35 €, reduced 25 €


Café Bravo


Opening hours

Currently closed
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