The official Long Night box offices are centrally located in front of the Berlin Cathedral at the Lustgarten (12pm to 2am), in front of the entrance to the S-Bahn station at Potsdamer Platz (12pm to 2am), and in front of the entrance to the museums at Kulturforum (4pm to 2am). Here you can purchase tickets, get a free copy of the programme or an overview of all the routes, and ask our English speaking staff for directions or tips. The box offices serve as meeting points for the guided tours as well.
Shuttle buses on eight different routes take Long Night guests right to the doors of almost all the museums. Four shuttle bus routes pass Potsdamer Platz and Kulturforum. The stops of each route are listed here on the website. Make the most of the U-Bahn, S-Bahn, tram and bus connections – the Long Night ticket is valid for these, too!
From 6pm to 2am Call a Bike bikes will be available at all Berlin station locations free of charge. You can register there or at www.callabike.de and get straight in the saddle.
Bring your kids along! Lots of exhibitions and events are suitable for families. Some museums start their programme for children earlier in the afternoon (Berlinische Galerie, Deutsches Historisches Museum, Labyrinth Kindermuseum and Machmit! Museum für Kinder).
Admission to all museums and using the shuttle buses is free for children up to 12 years. Please note that children will need a valid ticket if they use Berlin's public transport.
You’d like to get to know Berlin’s museums but don’t understand German? No problem! Many events are in English, in other foreign languages, or don’t require any specific language skills at all. Different filters on the website will help you to easily find these events.
The guides from the project ‘Multaka: Meeting Point Museum – Refugees as Guides in Berlin Museums’ are waiting to walk you through the Pergamonmuseum and the German History Museum. And in the Pergamonmuseum they will be recounting folk tales to children in Arabic.
There will be concerts and shows which you can enjoy without understanding German in the two planetariums, as well as in the Ephraim Palais, the Ibero-American Institute, the Museum for Communication, the Museum of Musical Instruments, Charlottenburg Palace, and the German Museum of Technology – Science Center Spectrum, to name just a few examples.
There will be late showings of two silent films, ‘The Golem, And How He Came Into The World’ (1920) in the Jewish Museum and ‘Carmen’ (1918) in the Museum of Musical Instruments.
More information about the participating museums in English, French, Spanish, Italian, Polish and Turkish is available at www.museumsportal-berlin.de
At 6pm the Deutsche Bank KunstHalle offers a guided tour for blind people with touch model and for deaf people in sign language. Information on accessibility is provided on the detail page of each participating museum. All buses are fully wheelchair accessible.
Museumsinformation Berlin offers advice from Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm. On Friday 26th August the service is available from 9am to 8pm, on Saturday 27th August from 9am to midnight.