CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) Information: Garden open (Greenhouses closed by the authorities)

Monday, 2. November 2020

Dear Visitors,
Welcome to the Botanic Garden Berlin!

In view of the current coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak, we would like to inform you about the current regulations for our visitors (last updated 2 November 2020).
The regulations are based on the urgent measures taken by the Berlin Senate against further spread of COVID-19 (published on 11+13+17 March 2020, 21 April, 7+28 May, 23 June and 20+27 October 2020).

Green recreation – safe and sound!

The safety of our guests and staff is our top priority – we are reopening under the government’s hygiene and behaviour guidelines to help prevent further spread of the coronavirus.
Thank you for your understanding and your support. You are helping everyone remain healthy and enabling us to allow visitors into the Garden during the current situation.

UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE:

OPEN / CLOSED

  • The Botanic Garden (outdoor area) is open.
  • The greenhouses are closed (by the authorities).
  • The Botanical Museum is closed (due to modernisation).
  • The library is open - further information
  • The mushroom advice service is open - further information (in German).

Please note the following when planning your visit:

Tickets are only available online. This is to prevent high-risk situations such as queues or crowding at the entrances and to spread the number of visitors evenly throughout the day for the best possible safety of our guests and staff.

ADMISSION

  • Admission with pre-purchased online tickets only
    Please be sure to get your ticket in advance – tickets come with a 1-hour entrance slot to be chosen individually
    Get your ticket here
  • You can also order tickets by phone on our ticket partner’s hotline: +49 30 201 696 006 landline tariff).
    (3,70 EUR per order, we therefore recommend planning more than one visit per order. Tickets will be sent via e-mail, we recommend booking well in advance.)
  •  Visits are limited to 4 hours.
  • For a reduced rate according to our fee regulations, please book a ticket online in advance and show your verification upon admission.
  • For free admission (according to our fee regulations) you do not need an online ticket. Please show your verification upon admission (free admission including children up to 6 years of age, owner of annual tickets, members V. d. Freunde ... For details see our fee regulations)
  • Tickets will be available online only, ticket sales at the entrances are closed.
  • Annual tickets can be ordered/ or extended on account by filling out the form
  • Annual tickets purchased before 18 March 2020 will be extended for one month because of the Garden closure.

VISITOR REGULATIONS:

Garden time for all – being responsible and keeping a distance!

  • A visit to the garden is permitted for members of a person's own household and two other persons from different households or from another household; there is a maximum of ten persons at the same time. This does not apply to children up to the age of 12 from childcare or teaching groups.
  • Please be sure to keep a distance of 1.5 m (5 feet) from persons of another housholds at all times.
  • Need a break? Sitting on our benches is allowed with a 1.5 m (5 feet) distance. On the lawn please keep a distance of 5 m (17 feet)!
  • Picnics in the Garden are currently not allowed.
  • Toilets: We allow 1 person at a time, or groups who live in one household.
  • Please also observe the notices on site.
  • Otherwise our general visitor guidelines apply.
  • The Garden’s café and restaurant are open.

OUR REQUEST TO YOU

Do not visit the Botanic Garden if:

  • you are currently suffering from a respiratory illness
  • you belong to a high-risk group
  • you have had contact with COVID-19 cases or suspected cases

FOR YOUR SAFETY

We have implemented higher hygiene standards:

  • Toilets will be cleaned more often
  • You will find information on the general hygiene recommendations to avoid infection on site
  • Staff will control regulations throughout the Garden

SUPPORT THE Botanical Garden in the time of Corona

We are very pleased to be able to reopen the outdoor facilities - and thus give Berliners back a place to breathe, enjoy nature and relax. Unfortunately, more security also means more costs - because employing more staff and limiting the number of visitors leads to significantly higher expenses with less income. Also several weeks of closure and cancellation of events such as the Berlin Staudenmarkt has already led to heavy losses. “We are therefore currently particularly pleased when Berliners support their capital city garden in the Corona crisis – with their visit or perhaps even with a donation. And of course we wish everyone a carefree time out in our Garden, which is currently in full spring bloom”, says Director Thomas Borsch.

Donate easily by bank transfer:
Freie Universität Berlin
DE35 1007 0848 0512 1587 00
DEUTDEDB110
Intended purpose: Fund 0459007102, Botanic Garden

Donations to the Botanical Garden and the Botanical Museum Berlin are tax deductible. From a donation amount of 200 € we always issue a donation receipt. For this we ask you for your postal address. For donations of less than 200 €, a copy of the remittance slip as an attachment to your income tax return is sufficient for the tax office.

EVENTS

  • There will be no public guided tours in November 2020. Group tours can be booked by members of one household in November 2020 (max. 9 persons + guide).
  • The event “Berliner Staudenmarkt im Botanischen Garten” (4+5 April 2020) is cancelled but will be online instead - for more information see www.berliner-staudenmarkt.de
  • The event “Botanische Nacht" (17 + 18 July 2020) is postponed to 16 + 17 July 2021. All tickets remain valid.
  • The event "Orchideen Show" (25-27 September 2020) is postponed to estimated September 2021.
  • The event “Christmas Garden Berlin" (20.11.2020 till 10.01.20211) is postponed to 2021. All tickets remain valid.

PHOTO/VIDEO PERMITS and FACILITY RENTAL

We will not handle any photo or video permit and rental requests until further notice (for more information check our German website here). Thank you for your understanding.

 

We are monitoring the situation on a daily basis and are in close consultation with the responsible authorities
As the situation changes, we will update these pages accordingly, so please check back before your visit.