KW Institute for Contemporary Art
Auguststraße 69
10117 Berlin


Opening Times


We are currently closed due to dismantling work. We welcome you to our summer program from 10 June 23 onwards.


Wed – Mo 11 am – 7 pm

Thu 11 am – 9 pm
Tue closed
Regular opening hours during the Easter and May holidays.




The purchase of tickets is only possible on site and by card payment.
The following cards are accepted: Girocard, Mastercard, Amex, VISA, Maestro, VISA Electron and ApplePay.


Regular 8 € / reduced 6 €

Berechtigungsnachweis holders 4 € (former berlinpass)

Berlin Welcome Card holders 6€ / reduced 4,50 €


Reduction is valid for students, those in community service, BBK members, unemployed, and disabled persons (at least 50 % “GdB”) and holders of the Berlin Ehrenamtkarte upon presentation of relevant identification.


Free admission

  • to visitors up to and including 18, Friends of KW and Berlin Biennale, and KW Lover* cardholders
  • Thursday evenings from 6–9 pm
  • every first Sunday of a month as part of Museum Sunday Berlin. Please book a time slot ticket in advance via the booking system. Remaining tickets can be purchased on-site. 
  • during Gallery Weekend on friday, 28 April 23 6–9pm




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


In addition to conversations with our KW Guides, you are welcome to join public guided tours through the exhibitions throughout the weekends.
Meeting point at the KW counter. Admission included in the exhibition ticket. Registration on site. We recommend arriving in good time, as the number of participants is limited.
In cooperation with the Museumsdienst Berlin.
More information and dates can be found 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

Monday + Wednesday: 9 am –7 pm

Thursday: 9 am – 9 pm

Friday – Sunday: 11 am –7 pm

Closed on Tuesday 

Café Bravo