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Visiting Berlin's museums: Free admission for children and teens

Visit Berlin's museums for free: numerous museums give free admission to children and teens younger than 18. All of the museums owned by the state of Berlin, the national museums in Berlin, and the German Historical Museum only charge adults admission. Others stagger the admission price based on the visitor's age. Here are just some of the museums that children and teens can visit for free:

Free admission for children younger than 6

Whether it's history, science, or a day out in the open, even the smallest visitors to Berlin can visit many of the city's most important museums free of charge. Children younger than 6 are given free admission to:

Free admission for children younger than 12

How does a phone actually work? Which artists once lived in Berlin? Where can I find where kings and queens once lived in Berlin? For explorers younger than twelve, these museums answer these questions and more, for free:

Free admission for children younger than 16

The Martin-Gropius-Bau, C/O Berlin and the Hamburger Bahnhof museum regularly host major special exhibitions of painting, photography and sculpture. Everyone younger than 16 with an interest in art have free admission to all three institutions.

Free admission for children younger than 18

The Museum Island with its five massive museums is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. But it's not just here where visitors can learn much about art, culture and history. The nearby Deutsches Historisches Museum (German Historical Museum) vividly conveys the history of Germany. And for those who want to learn more about the founding and growth of Berlin, the city's museums are a fine place to start. For people younger than 18, entry is free to all of these museums:

Free Museums

The eventful history of Berlin is reflected in numerous museums and memorials across the city that also often offer free admission. The Museum in der Kulturbrauerei presents the history of everyday life in East Germany under Communism. The Tränenpalast (“Palace of Tears”) adjacent to Friedrichstraße station preserves one of the key former border crossings between the two Berlins and presents stories of people once divided by the Wall. The Deutsch-Russisches Museum (German-Russian Museum) recalls the horrors of the Second World War at the site where the Germans surrendered on 8 May 1945. Other institutions that are free to visit are listed here.

Discounts and savings at Berlin's museums

Other discounts at Berlin's museums are offered to holders of Museumspass Berlin. Holders of this museum pass can visit as many of the approx. 50 participating museums as they wish over three consecutive days for just €24 (concessions €12). Holders of the Berlin WelcomeCard also save on admission to the museums, covering the gamut from the asisi Panorama to Spandau Citadel. Visitors can save up to 50% off admission fees when they present their Berlin WelcomeCard. Save time standing in queues: many tickets can also be ordered in advance from the visitBerlin online shop.