CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) Information

Tuesday, 29. June 2021

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.
The regulations are based on the urgent measures taken by the Berlin Senate against further spread of COVID-19.

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.

The greenhouses will be open again from 14 June 2021!

Wearing an FFP2 or medical mask is mandatory in the greenhouses. To visit the greenhouses, please book the category "inkl. Gewächshäuser". Annual Pass holders and guests with free admission please book the free "Einlassticket Gewächshäuser" online in advance. Admission to the greenhouses can be granted only with pre-purchased online tickets! The ticket contingents are limited. Thank you for your understanding.

UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE:

OPEN / CLOSED

  • The Botanic Garden (outdoor area) is open.
  • The greenhouses are open daily till 6:30 p.m.
  • The Mediterranean House remaines closed.
  • 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 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: Please be sure to get your ticket in advance – tickets come with a 1-hour entrance slot to be chosen individually. For admission to the greenhouses, please book the desired ticket category "inkl. Gewächshäuser" (incl. greenhouses).Get your ticket here
  • You can also order tickets by phone on our ticket partner’s hotline: 0900 3000 019 (landline: EUR 0.60/min.; mobile: varies depending on provider).
    (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.)
  • 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 need the free online ticket “Einlassticket Gewächshäuser” to visit the greenhouses. Please show your verification upon admission (free admission including children up to 6 years of age, owner of annual tickets, members of the Verein der Freunde ... For details see our fee regulations).
  • Annual tickets can be ordered/ or extended online or at the entrances on account by filling out the form.

VISITOR REGULATIONS:

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

  • In the greenhouses, the legal limit of ten people from five households applies. Children under 14 years of age and fully vaccinated or recovered persons are not counted.
  • Please be sure to keep a distance of 1.5 m (5 feet) from persons of another housholds at all times.
  • An FFP2 or medical mask is required inside the greenhouses and at designated places in the Garden, for example in the checkout area and in the sanitary facilities.
  • 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)!
  • 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. Details

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 BOTANIC 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 are no public guided tours. Group tours can be booked by members of one household.
  • The event “Berliner Staudenmarkt im Botanischen Garten” (10+11 April and 04+05 September 2021) 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 27 + 28 August and 3 + 4 September 2021. All tickets remain valid. Info and tickets: www.botanische-nacht.de
  • The event "Orchideen Show" 2021 is cancelled.
  • The event “Christmas Garden Berlin" 2020/2021 is postponed to 19.11.2021 till 09.01.2022. All tickets remain valid.

PHOTO/VIDEO PERMITS and FACILITY RENTAL

Until further notice, photo shoots and filming are only possible in the outdoor area (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.