KW Institute for Contemporary Art
Auguststraße 69
10117 Berlin


We look forward to welcoming you to our summer program.

Opening hours
Wed–Mo 11 am – 7 pm
Thu 11 am – 9 pm
Tue closed




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


Regular 10 € / reduced 6 €

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


Reduction is valid for students, those in community service, BBK members, ALG 1 recipients, trainees, 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. 
  • Berechtigungsnachweis holders 4 € (former berlinpass), Recipients of ALG II
  • students of Weißensee Kunsthochschule Berlin and Universität der Künste Berlin
  • ICOM Members
  • Museumsbund Members


Service animals are permitted throughout the exhibition spaces. Please provide identification at the counter. All other animals are not allowed.



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.


Exclusive group tours of the current exhibitions or the history of KW can also be booked through 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.

There is a parking space for people with disabilities directly in front of the KW next to the bicycle stands. You can park here during our opening hours and with the relevant identification.

You can find further information about barrier-free travels in Berlin under as well as under



KW is located in a former margarine factory in Auguststraße, Berlin-Mitte. The building, which is designed as a four-sided courtyard, is protected as a historic monument and therefore only partially accessible for visitors with limited mobility.


We would like to make the visit as smooth and barrier-free as possible for all visitors. To plan your visit with us, please write an email a week in advance to your visit to: or contact our staff via telephone: +49 30 243459-132.
Please note that there may be a waiting time for visits without prior registration.


Please find more detailed information on accessibility here

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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Coffee specialities, cakes and snacks.



Opening hours
Mon–Sun 10 am – 8 pm


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