FAQ

Tickets & Shop

Tickets are available on our website at www.documenta-fifteen.de/tickets and at many advance booking offices in Germany.

Here you can find an advance booking office near.

You can also purchase tickets locally in Kassel:

Bahnhof Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe, Willy-Brandt-Platz 1, 34131 Kassel Servicepoint between Tracks 6 and 7

Hübner-Areal, Agathofstraße 15, 34123 Kassel

Kassel Marketing Wilhelmsstraße 23, 34117 Kassel

ruruHaus, Obere Königsstraße 43, 34117 Kassel

Messeplatz Schwanenwiese, 34123 Kassel

Furthermore, tickets can be purchased via tickets@documenta.de and via our ticket hotline at +49 30 84108908 (available daily 10 am – 4 pm).

 

 

The following tickets are available for visits over the duration of the event from June 18 to September 25, 2022 and these are valid for all documenta fifteen exhibition locations. We also offer tickets for exhibition tours, our “Walks and Stories”, with the sobat-sobat art mediators (sobat = Indonesian for friend). You can obtain these here.

Day ticket
(valid on a day of your choice)
27 Euro / reduced 19 Euro

2-day ticket
(valid on two consecutive days, the first of which can be chosen freely)
45 Euro / reduced 32 Euro

Season ticket – Print@Home
(valid for the entire exhibition period)
125 Euro / reduced 100 Euro

Season ticket – as card
(valid for the entire exhibition period)
129 Euro / reduced 104 Euro

Evening ticket
(valid on a day of your choice from 5 to 8 pm)
12 Euro / reduced 8 Euro

School class ticket
(per pupil or teacher)
7 Euro

Family ticket
(valid on a day of your choice for up to two adults with up to three children up to and including the age of 18)
60 Euro

Solidarity ticket
(can be picked up by another person as a free ticket)
27 Euro

Free admission
Children up to and including twelve years of age and users of a solidarity ticket

Each ticket entitles the holder to visit all documenta fifteen exhibition venues. You can find out about the exhibition venues here.

Locations are:

documenta Halle
Du-Ry-Straße 1, 34117 Kassel

Fridericianum
Friedrichsplatz 18, 34117 Kassel

Grimmwelt Kassel
Weinbergstraße 21, 34117 Kassel

Hallenbad Ost
Leipziger Straße 99, 34123 Kassel

Hübner areal
Agathofstraße 15, 34123 Kassel

Museum for Sepulchral Culture
Weinbergstraße 25–27, 34117 Kassel

Museum of Natural History Ottoneum
Steinweg 2, 34117 Kassel

ruruHaus
Obere Königsstraße 43, 34117 Kassel

WH22
Werner-Hilpert-Straße 22, 34117 Kassel

Bootsverleih Ahoi
Blücherstraße zwischen Nr 20 und 22, 34123 Kassel

Hafenstraße 76
Hafenstraße 76, 34125 Kassel

St. Kunigundis
Leipziger Str. 145, 34123 Kassel

Hotel Hessenland
Obere Königsstraße 22, 34117 Kassel

Rondell
Johann-Heugel-Weg, 34117 Kassel

Stadtmuseum
Ständeplatz 16, 34117 Kassel

Hessisches Landesmuseum
Brüder-Grimm-Platz 5, 34117 Kassel

Pupils, students, trainees, recipients of basic social security benefits (e.g. ALG II or supplementary pension benefits), persons in the Federal Volunteer Service or FSJ, refugees and people in the asylum process as well as people with severe disabilities (from 50%) receive reduced admission upon presentation of appropriate proof. People with severe disabilities who are dependent on an accompanying person may take this accompanying person into the exhibition free of charge.

Proof must be presented at the ticket inspection. The Teilhabecard Kassel can replace the corresponding official proof. It is only valid in conjunction with a valid identification document.

For visits by school classes, we recommend purchasing the discounted school class ticket in our webshop.

A solidarity ticket is based on the principle of solidarity: one person buys a solidarity ticket and thus enables another person free admission to documenta fifteen. The use of a solidarity ticket is depending on how many people buy a solidarity ticket and thus make free tickets available to other people. Accordingly, there is no entitlement to a solidarity ticket.

The solidarity tickets are available at ruruHaus during the exhibition period. No special authorization is required to receive the solidarity ticket. If you would like to buy a solidarity ticket, it is already possible via our online shop and at advance ticket sales points.

Yes, currently the tickets can be passed on in principle, with the exception of the season ticket. For more information, please refer to the Ticketmaster Terms and Conditions.

Yes, 1 and 2-day tickets can be redeemed on any day from June 18 to September 25, 2022 at the respective locations, with the 2-day ticket being valid on two consecutive days.

In the event of legal or official hygiene regulations on the occasion of the Covid-19 pandemic, we will inform you in our Covid-19 notes about the essential measures (e.g. scheduled visits).

The 2-day ticket is valid for two consecutive days, whereby the first day can be chosen freely.

No, for the time being no personalized tickets are planned with the exception of season tickets. Of course, we will inform you should data collection become necessary due to current developments in the Covid-19 pandemic. More information about your visit and Covid-19, will be updated regularly in our Covid-19 notes.

Tickets for documenta fifteen—with the exception of the season ticket—are also valid as tickets for local public transport in the entire KasselPlus area. Visitors can use the public transport free of charge until the end of operation on the day for which the ticket is valid.

Holders of a season ticket can purchase discounted MultiTickets at the NVV automats and ticket offices during the exhibition period.

The KasselPlus area public transport network can be found here.

If you ordered as a guest, your tickets were sent to you by e-mail.

If you have created an account in our webshop, you will find your tickets in your e-mail inbox as well as in your personal account at www.documenta-fifteen.de/tickets.

No, you can also show your tickets purchased in the webshop on a mobile device.

There can be different reasons for this message, most of which are temporary. We ask you to place your order again.

If you have created an account in our webshop, you can download your ticket again. If you ordered your ticket as a guest, you find your ticket in your e-mail inbox. If you can no longer find your ticket, please contact us at tickets@documenta.de.

No. However, our tickets are redeemable on any day and therefore make a good gift.

documenta fifteen is based on a broad understanding of sustainability. For this reason, for the first time, visitors will be entitled to use their purchased ticket (except season tickets) for local public transport in the KasselPlus area. In addition, documenta fifteen will contribute 1 Euro per ticket sold to sustainability projects in Germany and Indonesia.

Free tickets are not provided. Teachers have the possibility to use the school class ticket for 7 Euro (more information in the section “Which tickets are available?“).

In principle, purchased tickets cannot be returned. In the event of cancellation of documenta fifteen, tickets will generally be refunded. If you have accidentally bought the wrong ticket, there is the possibility to exchange it. Further information can be found in the Terms and Conditions of Ticketmaster.

 

You are be responsible for the loss of a physical ticket. However, it is helpful to ask at the lost and found office or our stores if you lost a personalized season ticket. Additional fees may be charged by our ticket service provider Ticketmaster for the replacement of the physical season ticket.

Tickets purchased via the webshop as a guest will be sent to you by e-mail. If you can no longer find this e-mail, please contact us at tickets@documenta.de.

If you have created an account in the webshop, your ticket is stored there and can be downloaded again at any time.

For more information, please refer to Ticketmaster’s Terms and Conditions.

 

Our ticketing is handled by the world’s leading provider of ticketing solutions Ticketmaster GmbH.

Exhibition walks

documenta fifteen offers exhibition walks accompanied by the art-mediators sobat-sobat. These exhibition walks are called Walks and Stories.

The exhibition walks with the art mediators sobat-sobat are called Walks and Stories. In Indonesian, sobat means friend or companion. The plural of this is sobat-sobat. As friends, the art mediators sobat-sobat accompany visitors through the exhibitions of documenta fifteen.

As part of lumbung knowledge, the art mediators use the practice of storytelling for the Walks and Stories. There are nine different exhibition walks to choose from. These feature different locations. It is possible to explore the exhibition on foot or seated at ruruHaus.

You can book the Walks and Stories in different languages and as accessible options here. Participation in an exhibition walk requires a valid exhibition ticket. Cancellation is not possible.

The exhibition walks with the art mediators sobat-sobat are called Walks and Stories. Walks and Stories are available as public tours for individuals as well as for groups of up to 15 people. You can choose between nine different exhibition walks, each of which has a different starting and/or end point. On these walks you explore the exhibition on foot. Alternatively, ruruHaus Talk offers the opportunity to engage in conversation while seated. For school groups you can book School Walks and School Workshop Tours. There are also Walks and Stories for young children, an exhibition walk from Friedrichsplatz to the Fridericianum.

All options are bookable in different languages: German, English, Easy Language, German Sign Language, International Sign Language, with descriptive and multisensory content, with hearing assistance/induction loop, French, Spanish, Arabic, Turkish, Chinese, Indonesian, and Vietnamese. Other languages available upon request.

Accessible options are available each weekend for groups of no more than 15 people. Bookings must be made four weeks in advance.
Hearing assistance/induction loops are included free of charge in each exhibition walk with art mediators subject to availability. You can also book options in Easy Language, German Sign Language, International Sign Language or with descriptive and multisensory content. Accessibility advice: accessibility@documenta.de.

Walks and Stories (exhibition walks accompanied by the art mediators sobat-sobat) run several times a day at fixed times between 10 am and 6 pm for the public and for groups along the following routes:

Bootsverleih Ahoi: From Bootsverleih Ahoi to Hallenbad Ost

documenta Halle: From Friedrichsplatz via documenta Halle to Karlsaue

Fridericianum: From Friedrichsplatz to the Fridericianum

Grimmwelt Kassel: From Grimmwelt Kassel via Museum for Sepulchral Culture to Karlsaue

Hafenstraße 76: Through Hafenstraße 76

Hübner areal: From Hübner areal to Sandershaus / Haferkakaofabrik

ruruHaus: From ruruHaus via Friedrichsplatz to the Museum of Natural History Ottoneum

WH22: From WH22 via Trafohaus to ruruHaus

ruruHaus Talk: Sitting: Talk in ruruHaus

Early and Late: From Friedrichsplatz to documenta fifteen’s outdoor locations

With small kids: From Friedrichsplatz to the Fridericianum

If you wish to book an exclusive exhibition walk for one or several groups, please visit here the exhibition walks for groups page. A maximum of 15 people can participate per group.

Up to 15 people can participate in an exhibition walk. This group size cannot be exceeded under any circumstances. Larger groups will be split into several exhibition walks which can be booked here. Should you have any questions you can contact us at tickets@documenta.de.

Yes, non date-specific admission tickets to the exhibition can be supplemented with tickets for exhibition walks (Walks and Stories) at a later date.

Yes, it is possible to book walks and talks with pedagogically trained staff as well as workshops with the art mediators sobat-sobat and artists for school groups.

As of now you can purchase a School class ticket, which costs 7 Euro each per student and teacher, via our webshop. You can book the exhibition walks for school groups here.

A valid exhibition ticket is required to participate in an exhibition walk with the art mediators sobat-sobat (Walks and Stories).

Groups of friends of museums and art associations have the option of organizing their own exhibition walk after registering and paying a license fee. Tour operators are excluded from this. You can book licensed tours here.

All holders of a NVV annual ticket can attend the exhibition walks at a reduced price. This does not apply to group walks.

A maximum of 15 people can take part in an exhibition walk for groups. If fewer people are participating in the exhibition walk than you have indicated, you do not need to inform us of this. The price of 180 Euro is regardless of group size. If the group exceeds the maximum size of 15 people, subject to availability you can book additional exhibition walks here or use the Ticketmaster (mail contact: tickets@documenta.de, ticket hotline: +49 30 84108908), or alternatively book individual places for the extra people.

documenta fifteen

documenta is an exhibition of contemporary art held in Kassel every five years under changing Artistic Direction. documenta is considered one of the most important exhibitions of contemporary art worldwide.

In its own way, each documenta has steered the international conversation about art in new directions. Every five years, Kassel’s “Museum of 100 Days,” as documenta is often called, welcomes thousands of artists and cultural professionals as well as millions of visitors from all parts of the world. documenta has become a seismograph for international contemporary art and its engagement with current social issues.

documenta exhibition has existed since 1955. documenta was founded by Arnold Bode and since then has displayed modern and contemporary art every five (initially every four) years.

The documenta und Museum Fridericianum gGmbH is a non-profit organization supported and funded by the City of Kassel and the State of Hesse as shareholders. The organization is responsible for the documenta exhibition, which takes place every five years, as well as the Fridericianum, the documenta archiv, the documenta Institut, and the documenta Halle.

The fifteenth edition of documenta will take place in Kassel.

documenta fifteen will take place from June 18 to September 25, 2022. Each documenta exhibition lasts 100 days. A wide range of events will also take place in the run-up to the exhibition.

ruangrupa is the Artistic Direction of documenta fifteen. With ruangrupa, an artists’ collective is curating documenta for the first time. The nine-member collective from Jakarta, Indonesia, realizes exhibitions, festivals, and other projects.

ruangrupa was founded in 2000. The collective’s way of working is based on a holistic social, locally rooted, and personal practice that is strongly connected to Indonesian culture. In it, friendship, solidarity, sustainability, and community have a central meaning. Loosely translated, “ruangrupa” means “art space” or “spatial form”.

ruangrupa has based documenta fifteen upon the values and ideas of “lumbung”. lumbung is the Indonesian word for a communal rice barn where the surplus harvest is stored for the benefit of the community and distributed according to collectively determined criteria. lumbung is not be understood as an exhibition concept, but with its values and ideas symbolizes the curatorial and artistic practice of documenta fifteen. Here, lumbung can be seen as a kind of collective resource fund based on the principle of communality.

The idea of solidarity and participation expressed in the lumbung model is realized above all in the local anchoring of documenta fifteen and its participants, including the Kassel and international lumbung network and the exhibiting artists. With a view to the common good, they invite us to think about new economies and distribution practices within the framework of documenta fifteen and to try out ways of solidarity in this regard.

All lumbung members and artists can be found here.

In line with ruangrupa’s artistic concept and lumbung practice, the theme of sustainability is approached holistically at documenta fifteen and reflected throughout all aspects of exhibition planning and implementation. In addition to addressing ecological factors, the focus is on cultural, social, political and economic aspects. More

With every documenta fifteen ticket sold, one euro goes to long-term sustainability projects, including a reforestation project in the Reinhardswald forest near Kassel and a project for the ecological enrichment of oil palm and rubber plantations in the Jambi region of Sumatra.

Yes, you can donate up to 195 euros in the webshop in the tickets section.

Please direct larger donations to:

IBAN: DE37 5205 0353 0000 1114 07
SWIFT: HELADEF1KAS
Bank Name: Kasseler Sparkasse

 

 

Visit

The regular opening hours are from 10 am–8 pm daily. Event times may vary from this.

The health of our visitors is very important to us. For this reason, documenta fifteen pursues a safety and hygiene concept that is constantly adapted to meet current developments and regulations.

As soon as there are any changes to these regulations, you will always find the latest version in our Covid-19 notes.

In order to make the overall experience of the exhibition accessible to people with disabilities, inclusivity is an essential component of the organization even before the exhibition begins.

This includes, for example, developing a website in easy read and offering special guided tours for people with disabilities. The exhibition venues are also being made as barrier-free as possible. More information on accessibility at documenta fifteen

A key guiding principle of documenta fifteen is to allow as many people as possible access to the exhibition. For this reason, there will be a variety of offers, such as family tickets, guided tours for children to the age of seven years and tickets for school classes.

Located in the Fridericianum, RURUKIDS is a place where babies, children, and adults find a safe and aspirational environment to learn and explore in playful ways. Every day there are activities like workshops, performances for and by children, making music together, film screenings, and readings in the library with children’s books.

A comprehensive concept is currently being developed to take the special needs of families, children and adolescents into account.

Changing tables are located in every accessible restroom.

For lost children, it is best to go to the lost&found office at Friedrichsplatz. The staff there can activate the security officer. Alternatively, it is possible to approach the admission staff at any exhibition location.

It is not permitted to eat or drink in the exhibition buildings.

Animals are not permitted in the exhibition buildings. Assistance dogs are an exception.

Photography for private purposes without flash is allowed, photography with flash or tripod, filming of exhibition videos etc. is not allowed. Commercial photography and video recording require prior permission.

You will find luggage storage for smaller pieces of luggage (hand luggage size) at all main exhibition venues. Lockers for larger pieces of luggage (travel bags, suitcases, trolleys, etc.) are available at the central train station and at the Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe long-distance Railway Station.

Backpacks up to a size of 20 cm x 30 cm x 10 cm and bags up to a size of 40 cm x 30 cm x 15 cm are allowed in the exhibition rooms. Bags, handbags and shoulder bags are to be carried in the hand or close to the body (not on the back).

All larger backpacks or bags, as well as cane umbrellas, walking sticks, etc., must be left outside in the rain barrel or at the luggage storage area. Medical walking aids, such as crutches, are excluded from this policy.

Due to developments in regard to Covid-19, there may be changes in baggage acceptance for hygienic reasons. As soon as changes to these regulations occur, you will find the current version in our Covid-19 notes.

There will be a guidance system on site as well as a documenta fifteen site plan, which will be available free of charge online and in printed form, so that visitors can find their way around.

Information on outdoor artworks from previous documenta exhibitions can be found here.

To travel to Kassel you have the following options:

By public transport:

We expect that all venues can be reached by tram or bus. The tickets (except the season ticket) entitle the holder to use public transport in the KasselPlus tariff area.

Please note: Visitors with an evening ticket can only use public transport free of charge between 4 and 9 pm. Holders of a season ticket can purchase discounted monthly tickets during the exhibition period.

By train:

Please contact Deutsche Bahn for timetable details and prices. The Intercity Express (ICE) for long-distance travel stops at Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe station, whilst regional trains stop at Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe and Kassel Main Station (Hauptbahnhof).

Current travel times by ICE:

Berlin 380 km / 2 hours 40 minutes.

Frankfurt am Main 193 km / 1 hour 23 minutes.

Hamburg 307 km / 2 hours 11 minutes.

Hanover 164 km / 54 minutes.

Munich 482 km / 3 hours 16 minutes.

By plane:

From Kassel-Calden Airport
Take bus 100 or a taxi to the city center of Kassel. Taxi: +49 561 881 11, Minicab: +49 561 811 081.

From Frankfurt Airport
Direct connection with Deutsche Bahn (ICE) to Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe. Information on departure times and tickets can be found here.

From Hanover Airport
S-Bahn to Hanover main station, from there by ICE to Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe. Information on departure times and tickets can be found here.

From Paderborn-Lippstadt Airport
Train connection (regional train) to Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe. Information on departure times and tickets can be found here.

If you need help or assistance with hotel reservations in Kassel, please contact Kassel Marketing GmbH info@kassel-marketing.de or you can book your favorite accommodation directly here.

Tourist Information:
Wilhelmsstraße 23, 34117 Kassel

We recommend that all visitors arriving by parking lot at the documenta fifteen Park & Ride (P&R) parking lot “Schwanenwiese” at Platz der Deutschen Einheit.

Park & Ride Schwanenwiese
Access via Waldauer Fußweg (enter for the navigation system: Kleiststr.
9, 34123 Kassel).

This P&R is the ideal entry point for your exhibition visit. With the documenta fifteen day, 2-day, evening and family ticket, you can reach the exhibition focal points in Kassel’s east and center in just a few minutes by streetcar or bus free of charge. Permanent ticket holders can purchase discounted monthly tickets. The tram stop “Platz der Deutschen Einheit” can be reached safely from the P&R Platz via an underpass.

For car drivers with disabilities there are parking spaces on the opposite side of the Platz der Deutschen Einheit at the P&R Platz Leistersche Wiese, access via Dresdner Str. / B83. There are parking spaces from which you can reach the Platz der Deutschen Einheit stop (barrier-free) via two crosswalks with lowered curbs. 

At the P&R Schwanenwiese there are a large number of Volkswagen-sponsored charging facilities for electric cars as well as overnight parking spaces for motorhomes, parking spaces for coaches and public toilets.  

Other Park & Ride parking lots:

  • P&R Parkplatz Auestadion
  • P&R Bahnhof Niedervellmar
  • P&R Dresdner Straße (at Platz der Deutschen Einheit)
  • P&R Druseltal (at the final destination of Linie 3)
  • P&R Holländische Straße (out of town, behind Schenkebier Stanne on the left side)
  • P&R Ihringshäuser Straße (corner Linderweg)
  • P&R Papierfabrik (Kaufungen)

City Center

In the city center, we recommend finding a parking garage. If you park outside the city center, you can use the well-developed public transport network free of charge with the documenta fifteen day, 2-day, evening and family tickets. Permanent ticket holders can purchase discounted monthly tickets.

Parking options in the city center

  • City-Point (220 parking spots; 1 Euro for 1 hour)
  • Friedrichsplatz/Königs-Galerie (980 parking spots; 1 Euro for 1 hour)
  • Garde-du-Corps-Platz (360 parking spots; 1 Euro for 1 hour)
  • Kurfürstengalerie (602 parking spots; 2 Euro for 1 hour)
  • Martinskirche (113 parking spots; 1 Euro for 1 hour)
  • Rathaus (Parkhaus) (298 parking spots; 2 Euro for 1 hour)
  • Theaterplatz (228 parking spots; 1 Euro for 1 hour)
  • Wilhelmsstraße (350 parking spots; 1,50 Euro for 70 minutes)
  • Entenanger (60 parking spots; 2 Euro for 1 hour)
  • Galeria ehem. Galeria Kaufhof (255 parking spots; 1,50 Euro for 2 hours)
  • Hauptbahnhof (51 parking spots; 1 Euro for 1 hour)
  • Hinter der Komödie (90 parking spots; 1 Euro for 1 hour)
  • Kölnische Straße (372 parking spots; 1,50 Euro for 1 hour)
  • Karlsplatz (96 parking spots; 2 Euro for 1 hour)
  • Pferdemarkt (24 parking spots; 1 Euro for 1 hour)
  • Ständeplatz (109 parking spots; 2 Euro for 1 hour)
  • Vaterland (344 parking spots; 1 Euro for 1 hour)

Parking options at the university of Kassel

  • Holländischer Platz (85 parking spots; 1 Euro for 1 hour)
  • Kurt-Wolters-Straße (38 parking spots; 1 Euro for 1 hour)

Partially free parking is available at Karlsaue along the Auedamm. From there it is only a short walk to the Orangerie and Friedrichsplatz.

The main cloakroom at Friedrichsplatz also acts as a lost & found office.

Merchandise can be purchased in Kassel for the duration of documenta fifteen at ruruHaus and the bookstore Hofbuchhandlung Vietor.

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