Questions & Answers

Which exhibitions are open?

The exhibition Akinbode Akinbiyi: Six Songs, Swirling Gracefully in The Taut Air has been extended until 19 July 2020; Lee Mingwei: 禮 Li, Gifts and Rituals can be seen from 11 May until 12 July 2020. Access to the exhibitions is restricted. Otobong Nkanga’s solo exhibition There’s No Such Thing as Solid Ground will open as soon as possible and will be on view through January 2021. The exhibition The Cool and the Cold. Painting from the USA and the USSR 1960-1990. Ludwig Collection will be presented from April to September 2021 and Thea Djordjadze’s exhibition from April to August 2021. Exact dates will be published soon on the Gropius Bau website.

Will events and tours take place? Will the art education programme be resumed?

Events and guided tours will be waived until further notice. Current information on online programme can be found on the Gropius Bau website.

Do regular opening times apply?

The Gropius Bau is open from 11 May until 31 July 2020 with extended opening hours: Saturday to Wednesday from 10:00 to 19:00, Thursday to Friday from 10:00 to 9:00, closed on Tuesday.

Are the restaurant and bookshop normally open?

Restaurant Beba is closed. Food and drinks are only available as an off-site service on the summer terrace area next to the Gropius Bau. Walther König bookshop is open under special conditions. Please note access restrictions and instructions on site.

Is the cloakroom open?

The cloakroom is closed for security reasons. Bags and backpacks no larger than A4 format are permitted in the galleries.

How can I get a ticket?

To ensure a safe environment for employees and visitors we recommend purchasing exhibition tickets in advance in our online shop. To avoid queues in the cash desk area, you will be assigned a time slot when purchasing your ticket. Because of the new entry limitations waiting times may still exist; we ask for your understanding.

Can tickets still be purchased at the box office?

We recommend that all visitors buy their tickets online in advance. Tickets will continue to be sold on site.

Which hygiene and conduct requirements must be observed?

The following measures can help you to protect yourself and others:

We ask that all visitors

  • wear their own mouth and nose mask
  • maintain a minimum distance of 1.5 meters from other visitors and employees
  • sneeze and cough into the crook of the arm or a tissue – and then dispose of the tissue in a bin with a lid
  • avoid touching surfaces if possible
  • wash your hands regularly with soap and wash for a sufficient amount of time (at least 20 seconds) especially after blowing your nose, sneezing or coughing
  • pay attention to on-site signage and the instructions of personnel

What other hygiene requirements apply to visitors?

The number of visitors in the foyer and entrance area is limited to max. ten people; one person per 15m² is allowed in the gallery spaces. The elevator may be used by max. one person – or by members of a household at the same time. Benches in the gallery spaces can be used by max. one person. We ask you to pay attention to the separation markers in the respective areas.

Entrances and exits are mostly separated. Routing is marked on the floor so that visitors can follow tours in the Gropius Bau. Please pay attention to the signage.

Some works in the exhibitions may be touched and entered; they are marked accordingly. Visitors are asked to wash and disinfect their hands before and after this interaction.

What are other preventive measures to contain the infection?

The house is cleaned and disinfected throughout the day, in particular frequently used areas such as door handles, elevator buttons, cash desks, toilets and handrails. Hand disinfectants are provided for visitors at the main entrance.