- Avoid the queues and explore one of the largest and most extensive collections of art in an experience which combines a fascinating museum with an active research library
- Examine historic artifacts for yourself in the study rooms
- See various temporary exhibitions covering a broad range of artistic endeavor
In the 21st century, traveling has become part of everyday life. It's the subject of blogs, photos shared online, literature, documentaries, and commercial media. But when and how did travel become such a central topic? To mark its 150th anniversary, the Kunstbibliothek investigates this question with its latest exhibition: ABC of Travel. Setting out on a voyage of discovery through its own many eclectic collections of architecture, book art, photography, graphic design, and fashion design, the exhibition covers from medieval pilgrimages to the jet-setting, flashy advertising of the mass tourism of the 20th century.
Feeling arty? This 'art library' is one of the world's largest museums dedicated to all aspects of art. Inside you'll find thousands of paintings, drawings, photographs, and examples of graphic design, fashion, and multimedia art. With regularly rotating exhibitions, it's an art lover's dream!
Berlin's Kunstbibliothek is committed to the study and preservation of art, so it's fitting that you'll find plenty of it inside. Its mammoth permanent collections range from architecture (with over 50,000 drawings charting European architecture through the ages), to the costume library, and even an ornamental engravings collection!
Combining an active research library and engaging museum, you're free to request and examine artifacts in the specially equipped study room, or simply browse the exhibitions and soak everything in at your own pace.
Who knows, maybe you'll be inspired to pick up a paintbrush yourself!
- Entrance to the Kunstbibliothek
- Audio guide in English or German
- Access to the temporary exhibition (if available)
Go straight to the ticket check and show your smartphone ticket to get in.
Cancellations are not possible for this ticket.
- Metro: U2 to Potsdamer Platz
- S-Bahn: S1, S2, S25 to Potsdamer Platz
- Bus: M29 to Potsdamer Brücke; M41 to Philharmonie Süd, M48 or M85 to Kulturforum, 200 to Philharmonie