John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10
10557 Berlin

Wed—Mon 11am—7pm  
closed on Tue

Bus 100, Platz der Republik

9 €, reduced 6 € (incl. second visit)
Free admission up to the age of 16; Mondays

Photo © S. Wenzel

Haus der Kulturen der Welt

Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW) creates a forum for the contemporary arts and critical debates. In the midst of profound global and planetary transformation processes, HKW re-explores artistic positions, scientific concepts, and spheres of political activity, asking: How do we grasp the present and its accelerated technological upheavals? What will tomorrow’s diversified societies look like? And what responsibilities will the arts and sciences assume in this process?

HKW develops and stages a program that is unique in Europe, blending discourse, exhibitions, concerts and performances, research, education programs and publications. Its projects initiate reflection processes and devise new frames of reference. In its work, HKW understands history as a resource for alternate narratives.

In its extraordinary, modernist congress-hall architecture, HKW enables new forms of encounter and opens up experiential spaces between art and discourse. Together with artists, academics, everyday experts, and partners across the globe, it explores ideas in the making and shares them with Berlin’s international audience and the digital public.

Please note: Due to a state visit there will be significant road closures as well as traffic delays and parking obstructions in the government district around the Chancellery Office, Reichstag and Brandenburg Gate/Straße des 17. Juni until Großer Stern between Thu, Sep 27 and Sat, Sep 29. There may also be service disruptions on bus route 100. Please allow yourself sufficient time for your arrival. Another possibility is to arrive by bike or by S-Bahn to Berlin Central Station which is within walking distance to HKW.
Up-to-date information on the traffic situation can be found at Verkehrsinformationszentrale Berlin (in German): More at