Accessibility

Haus der Kunst welcomes everyone. Accessibility is just as important to us as a diverse educational program that enables different visitors to understand and access our exhibitions on site and digitally. Therefore, for several years now, Haus der Kunst has offered guided tours and an inclusive audio guide in the museum. In addition, we have digitally expanded our inclusive art education program, and, for the first time, we offer a digital tour in German Sign Language as well as digital audio tours with audio description.

Offers for individuals who are blind or have low vision

Haus der Kunst has no guidance system for individuals who are blind or have low vision. We recommend you are accompanied by someone for your visit. Guide dogs are permitted in the museum.
We offer scheduled ‘touch tours’ of all major exhibitions. We endeavor to enable tactile experiences of original artworks and other materials. The tours are designed by a visually impaired art educator and accompanied by one of the museum’s art educators.
For individual visitors, we offer audio description texts as part of the audio guides. These are literal descriptions of the artworks. We also offer these audio description texts as a digital audio tour free of charge online, so that you can listen to the tour from home.

Audio tour through the exhibiton "Franz Erhard Walther. Shifting Perspectives"

Audio tour through the exhibition "Theaster Gates. Black Chapel"

Audio tour through the exhibition "Interiorities. Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Leonor Antunes, Henrike Naumann, Adriana Varejão"

Offers in German Sign Language

Our sign language tours are designed for deaf visitors whose mother tongue is German Sign Language, as well as for those who are skilled in sign language. The art educators, who give the tours and are deaf themselves, have completed further training as museum signers. The tours take place without an interpreter. We now also offer a digital tour in German Sign Language and, thus, for the first time, insight into the exhibition “Franz Erhard Walther. Shifting Perspectives” in German Sign Language.

Watch the exhibition tour in sign language here

Offers for individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities

We offer an audio guide in simple language or individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities. The simple language aims to be easily understandable and therefore adheres to a clear set of rules. Texts in simple language are checked for comprehensibility by the target group before publication.

Visiting the museum for people with disabilities and in wheelchairs

The museum is located on Prinzregentenstraße and can be accessed via a ramp, which is located 100 meters from the bus stop “Königinstraße.”

There are two disabled parking spaces located behind Haus der Kunst that can be accessed via a small road between the Eisbach river and Haus der Kunst. We recommend coming with assistance to facilitate the way from the parking lot to the entrance.

Wheelchairs and portable stools are available free of charge at the ticket counter.

An elevator provides access to all floors. The museum shop and the “Goldene Bar” cafe are on the same level as the entrance hall.

More detailed information on the width of stairs, elevators and the ramp can be found in our test report of the “Reisen für alle” system, which elevated the accessibility status of Haus der Kunst in 2017. Only available in German language.