“The Kunsthaus Göttingen is a house for everyone – regardless of age, education or budget. That’s why we’re offering free admission for the first few years, so that everyone can get to know and enjoy the house.”

– Dorle Meyer, Managing Director

Address and contact details

Kunsthaus Göttingen
Düstere Straße
37073 Göttingen
0551 / 507 68870
Opening hours
Thurs. 3-6pm (1st Thursday of the month until 8pm and Art after Work)
Fri.-Sun. 11am-6pm
Special opening hours:
23 December – 11am-15pm // 24 & 25 December (Christmas Eve & Christmas Day) – closed // 31 December & 1 January (New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day) – closed // Good Friday & Easter Monday (29.3.& 1.4.) closed, 30./31.3. opened
House of Words:
The “House of Words” can only be visited as part of special guided tours (see programme) with the appropriate registration.


Admission is free*.

Holders of an NDR Culture Card get discounted / free entry for guided tours with prior registration.

*This offer is brought to you with the financial support of our primary sponsor Sartorius AG during the Kunsthaus’ first five years of operation.

Energy saving measures

Dear visitors,

in order to save energy due to the current situation, we will not leave the doors to the exhibition rooms permanently open. However, the rooms are of course open and you can visit the exhibition as normal. The attic is currently only open in the context of educational offers and events.

We ask for your understanding with regard to all the measures presented, but due to the political and economic circumstances we see ourselves obliged to save energy.

Hygiene and protection measures

Currently there are no special measurements regarding hygiene and protection

Updated: September 2023


Access via the main entrance is at ground level. All exhibition rooms within the building and a disabled toilet can be accessed via a spacious elevator. To provide orientation for the visually impaired there are directions in braille in the stairwell and in the lift. The inner courtyard with the “House of Words” is also fully accessible. We will be happy to provide you with a portable folding stool for your visit. Accompaniment by trained assistance dogs is permitted in the Kunsthaus, however prior registration is required. Public disabled parking spaces can be found on Hospitalstraße (near the junction with Nikolaistraße).


The Kunsthaus is located in the southern part of downtown Göttingen. Düstere Strasse directly joins Groner Strasse, which leads to the pedestrian area.

By car

Düstere Strasse is closed to private traffic. The closest place to park is at the public multi-storey car park and the Hospitalstrasse car park. Public disabled parking spaces are available on Hospitalstrasse (near the junction with Nikolaistrasse).

Via the ring road (Bürgerstrasse / Berliner Strasse) it is possible to access other car parks that offer sufficient parking around the city centre and are within walking distance.

Parking in the city centre: https://www.goettingen.de/leben/mobilitaet/parken.html

Via the A7 Motorway

Junction 73 Göttingen – Kasseler Landstrasse into the city – Bürgerstrasse heading south (ring road) – Kurze Geismar-Strasse – Hospitalstrasse – Multi-storey / Hospitalstrasse car parks

Local public transport

Bus 31 / 32 / 41 / 42 / 50 / 62 / 71 / 72 / 80 Disembark at the Groner Strasse stop

Bus 61 / 91 / 92 Disembark at the Nikolaistrasse stop

Bus 130 / 140 / 150 / 154 / 155 Disembark at the Bunsenstrasse stop

Bus 11 / 12 / 21 / 22 Disembark at the Angerstrasse stop

The Kunsthaus can be reached on foot within five minutes from all these bus stops.

Bus schedule: https://www.goevb.de/