Important Information for Your Visit

By following the guidelines below you can help protect yourself and others.

We request that all HKW visitors:

  • Wear your own textile, valveless face coverings while inside the building. This is not necessary on the roof terrace and outdoor areas. If, for health reasons, you are unable to wear a mask over your mouth and nose and have a corresponding physician’s certificate, we request that you wear a visor for your own protection and out of consideration for other visitors. Without a certificate, access to our events is not possible with a visor in place of a mask.
  • Maintain a minimum distance of 1.5 meters (approx. 5 feet) from other visitors and employees at all times
  • Sneeze and cough into the crook of your arm or into a tissue and then dispose of the tissue in a trash can with a lid
  • Avoid touching surfaces if possible
  • Wash hands regularly with soap and water for a sufficient time (at least 20 seconds) – especially after blowing your nose, sneezing or coughing
  • Pay attention to the signs on site and the employees’ instructions

What other sanitary measures are required of the visitors?

Limited numbers of visitors will be permitted in the exhibition rooms and at all events; these numbers will be checked and monitored by the entrance staff. Visitors who purchase tickets or items in the book shop on site are requested to make cashless payments. The elevators may each be used by one person – or members of one household – at a time. We ask that you pay attention to the distance markings in the respective areas.

The exhibition Aby Warburg: Bilderatlas Mnemosyne provides a contactless exhibition experience. Gloves will be distributed at the entrance to the installation The Current in order to use the exhibited materials. We recommend that you bring your own headphones or earbuds.

If you suffer from a chronic respiratory disease, we advise you not to attend our exhibitions and events. If you have had contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days or if you yourself have an upper respiratory infection, please do not visit the HKW.

We also recommend that you use the Corona-Warn-App.

What other measures can be followed to prevent infection?

In order to ensure a safe environment for employees and visitors, we recommend purchasing your tickets in advance from our online shop.

Free admission tickets may be required for events that are free of charge. These are available either online or at the box office. Please inform yourself in advance online at for the respective event.

More information about tickets...

Visits to the exhibition Aby Warburg: Bilderatlas Mnemosyne are only possible with a timed entry ticket.

Admission to the The Current installation is free of charge. If there are large numbers of visitors, there may be waiting times; we apologize for any inconvenience.

Other events
Participation in events at the HKW is only permissible with a textile, valveless face covering, which must also be worn while seated. Please remain in your seat during the entire event.

Our event rooms have fixed seats and are ventilated with a sufficient supply of fresh air. According to the latest general hygiene scheme for Berlin’s cultural institutions, a reduced minimum distance of 1 meter (about 3 feet) is permissible if spectators wear a textile covering over their mouth and nose during the entire event.

Blue seats will be marked in the main lobby during the events for The Shape of a Practice. Visitors are permitted to be seated here only; standing is not permitted.

The number of places at events is very limited. Please plan to be there in good time before the start of the event to avoid waiting lines.

For contact tracing purposes, we are obliged to register our visitors’ data at events when purchasing tickets. We destroy this data after a period of 4 weeks.

The house is cleaned and disinfected throughout the day, in particular frequently used areas such as door handles, elevator buttons, cash desks, restrooms and handrails. Hand sanitizer is provided for visitors at the entrances and in front of the exhibition halls.