KW Institute for Contemporary Art
Auguststraße 69
10117 Berlin


12. Berlin Biennale
Wed – Thur open from 11 am – 7 pm.



Fridays 2–5 pm 

Please register: 
Free admission. 




Admission, all exhibition venues 18 euros / reduced* 9 euros

Groups of 10 or more, per person 16 euros / reduced* 7 euros


Tickets for the 12th Berlin Biennale are available at KW Institute for Contemporary Art; Akademie der Künste, Pariser Platz; Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin; and online. Please note that there is no ticket sale at Akademie der Künste, Hanseatenweg.

Tickets provide single admission to each exhibition venue of the 12th Berlin Biennale, including other exhibitions at Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin, and are valid for the entire duration of the exhibition.
Respective in-house visitor regulations apply at all exhibition venues.


Free admission for those 18 and under, berlinpass holders, Freunde of KW and Berlin Biennale (KW Freunde e. V.) members, and on the first Sunday of every month.

* Reduction is valid for students, those in Federal Volunteer Service, BBK members, unemployed persons, and disabled persons (at least 50 % “GdB”) upon the presentation of relevant identification.


Tickets for Museum Sunday can only be booked online.



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. Please find more information on accessibility here

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

Guided Tours


Please find the public program of 12th Berlin Biennale here.




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


Coffee specialities, changing lunch specials, cakes and pastries


Opening hours

Sunday–Wednesday from 11 am–6 pm

Wednesday–Saturday from11 am–9 pm

Closed on Tuesday 

Café Bravo