Extended opening hours during evening programmes.
Closed from 22 December 2023 to 7 January 2024.
Free admission on Mondays and on every first Sunday of the month (Museumssonntag Berlin).
HKW is located at:
The U5 and 100 bus are the most direct, barrier-free forms of transport to HKW. For a detailed guide to barrier-free transportation and accessibility provisions within the building, please see our overview here.
By train: Regional, national, and international trains stop at Berlin Hauptbahnhof, which is located close to HKW. See below for walking directions from the station.
By S-Bahn: Take the S3, S5, S7, or S9 to Hauptbahnhof or the S1, S2, S25, or S26 to Brandenburger Tor.
By U-Bahn: Take the U5 to Bundestag, Hauptbahnhof, or Brandenburger Tor.
By Bus: Take the 100 bus and get off at the stop ‘Haus der Kulturen der Welt’.
By boat: There is a riverboat station called ‘Haus der Kulturen der Welt’ located directly in front of the restaurant terrace on Bettina-von-Arnim Ufer which is served by several river tour operators.
Bike and scooter sharing: HKW is located within many bike and scooter sharing operators’ zones. A nextbike docking station is located on Bettina-von-Arnim Ufer in front of the restaurant terrace.
Walking to HKW from Berlin Hauptbahnhof
Please note: this route is less than one kilometre long.
Leave Hauptbahnhof heading south via the Washingtonplatz exit and head straight across the square towards Rahel-Hirsch-Strasse. Cross the street at the traffic light and take the pedestrian bridge, Gustav-Heinemann-Brücke, over the river.
Once across, turn right onto Ludwig-Erhard-Ufer, the pathway through the gardens. Take the stairs down to Bettina-von-Arnim-Ufer, the footpath along the river.
Follow the pathway beyond the grounds of the Federal Chancellery (Bundeskanzleramt) on the left until you see the river terrace of Weltwirtschaft, HKW’s restaurant. Walk to the end of the terrace and enter through the glass doors underneath the neon HKW sign.
Alternatively, you can take a slightly longer but step-free route:
Leave Hauptbahnhof in the same way and cross Gustav-Heinemann-Brücke and then carry on walking straight ahead through the park, crossing Otto-von-Bismarck-Alle. Carry on through the pedestrianized square in front of the Federal Chancellery (Bundeskanzleramt) building. When you reach the corner of Paul-Löbe-Allee, turn right and head straight ahead. At the end of the road, take a left and then turn right onto the ramp that leads up to the Nawal El Saadawi Entrace or continue straight to the Spree entrance right past the restaurant
The restaurant is open daily, from 12:00–00:00 on weekdays and 10:00–00:00 on weekends. For more information, please see the Weltwirtschaft site.
Haus der Kulturen der Welt
Tel. +49 (0) 30 397 87 0
Fax +49 (0) 30 394 86 79
This page was last updated in September 2023.