KW Institute for Contemporary Art
Auguststraße 69
10117 Berlin


Tel. +49 30 243459-0


Opening hours

Wed–Mon 11 am–7 pm
Thu 11 am–9 pm
Closed on Tuesdays

Closed on 24, 25 and 31 December 20 as well as on 1 January 21
Construction work is currently taking place at KW. We apologize for any inconvenience.


8 € / reduced 6 €

berlinpass–holder: 4 €

Free admission to visitors up to and including 18, holders of the KW Lover* card, members of the KW Freunde e. V., 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 cannot currently provide barrier-free access to the exhibition on the 1st and 2nd floors. The exhibition in the hall and on the ground floor can still be reached by lift. In addition, the barrier-free restroom is currently not accessible. We ask for your understanding. (as of: October 28, 2019)


Please ring the designated door bell at the main entrance gate (underneath the door bell panel), our staff members will assist you while enter the building. All exhibitions are accessible by wheelchair. All floors can be reached by elevator. There is no barrier-free access to the KW Studio in our fronthouse. The courtyard of KW consists of cobblestones.


Please contact our staff for further information on your visit at +49 30 243459-41.

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


Public guided tours through the exhibition I Am The Single Work Artist by Hassan Sharif


Tour with assistant curator Cathrin Mayer

5 March 20, 6 pm

In English

Admission: included in exhibition ticket


Tour with curator Krist Gruijthuijsen

23 April 20, 6 pm

In English

Admission: included in exhibition ticket


Public guided tours through the exhibition Love Song Sing-Along by Kris Lemsalu Malone & Kyp Malone Lemsalu


Tour with assistant curator Léon Kruijswijk

12 March 20, 6 pm

In English

Admission: included in the exhibition ticket


Tour with curator Cathrin Mayer

2 April 20, 6 pm

In English

Admission: included in the exhibition ticket


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 Duygu Örs at or by phone at +49 30 243459 132.

Costs: regular 70 € / reduced 50 € / plus reduced entrance fee of 6 € per person




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 €


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Opening hours

Mon–Fri 9 am–7 pm
Closed on Tuesdays
Sat–Sun 11 am–7 pm
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