General Information


Emotions, empathy, cultural emergence: Learn more about transmediale 2019.

31 Jan – 03 Feb 2019
HKW, Berlin

The upcoming festival edition will focus on the role of emotions and cultural emergence within digital culture. One of the key questions of transmediale 2019 is “What moves you?,” referring not only to an emotional response but also to the way how affect becomes mobilized as a political force today. Read more


The kick-off of the upcoming festival edition — our opening night on 31 January 2019.

A tech-tutorial on emotions in machine learning, a CryptoRave, and an explosive mix of ruthless action and true love: Join us for the special opening program of transmediale 2019 ! As always, you don't need a pass or ticket — the admission is free. Read more

Photo Policy

More information on the festival's photo policy.

transmediale visitors may have their photo taken during their festival visit, and authorize transmediale and CTM to edit, copy, publish, or distribute these photos for purposes of documenting and publicizing the festival. In case you were photographed and would like us to delete the pictures taken of you, please contact us here.

Festival Visit

Address & Opening Hours

Where to find our festival venue — and when we are open.

Haus der Kulturen der Welt
John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10
10557 Berlin

Opening Hours:
31 January 2019, 19:00–01:00
(Opening – free admission)
01–03 February 2019, 10:00–00:00

Opening Hours Pass Counter:
29–30 January, 10:00–18:00
31 January, 10:00–23:00
01–03 February, 10:00–22:00


Plan your journey: Find possible routes to get to Haus der Kulturen der Welt.

By S-Bahn
Station Hauptbahnhof (S3, S5, S7, S9, S75)

By U-Bahn
Station Bundestag (U55)

By Bus
Station Haus der Kulturen Welt (100, M 85)

To plan your journey using public transport, visit

If you are going by bike or by car, get directions on


Practical information to get the best out of your festival visit.

Info Point
Our Info Point is located in the main foyer. Our staff is happy to help with any questions you have.

Pass Pick-up
Passes must be picked up at the transmediale / CTM Pass Counters; the pre-sale ticket itself does not give access to festival events. Please bring a valid document of identification at the time of pick-up (ID card, passport, driver’s license). Passes may be picked up by the authorized ticket-holder only and are non-transferable. Access to festival venues can only be granted with valid festival pass and wristband or ticket. Lost passes or tickets will not be refunded. Reduced Festival Pass holders will be asked to present their certification or student ID at the counter in order to exchange the pre-sale printout for their pass.

Coat Check & Lockers
HKW has a coat check in the upper foyer, next to the pass counter—the service is free of charge. In the short hallway on the left side of the coat check you can also find lockers which can be used for a deposit of 1 €.

Please connect to the network “transmediale” to use free wi-fi during the festival.

Power Plugs
In case you need to charge your phone or laptop, you can find power plugs in the basement and at the pillars in the main foyer.

Eat & Drink
At HKW you can find the restaurant Auster and Café Hirschfeld. Please note that credit or debit cards are not accepted (cash only). These are independent catering companies, which do not operate under the direction of transmediale. At Hauptbahnhof, within a walking distance of 15 minutes, there is a plenty of additional food options open every day.

The nearest ATM can also be found at Hauptbahnhof (approx. 15 minutes walking distance).

Next to the pass counter in the upper foyer you can find the HKW bookshop, which offers a selection of thematically related publications.



Find information on barrier-free entrances.

Our festival venue HKW has barrier-free, stepless entrances to the main foyer. Other barrier-free entrances are located on the west and north sides of the building. The entrances to the main foyer on the south side of the building have wheelchair-height intercom systems.


Where to find elevators, barrier-free toilets, and baby changing facilities.

A barrier-free elevator in the main foyer leads to the basement, upper foyer and auditorium. Another elevator on the upper foyer level leads to the roof terrace. The elevators are equipped with tactile writing.

Barrier-free toilets and all gender restrooms are located in both the basement and on the upper foyer level.

Baby changing facilities

Changing facilities can be found in the restrooms located in the short hallway of the upper foyer, on the left side of the coat check and pass counter.


More information on participation possibilities at transmediale 2019.

Please note that all events at transmediale 2019 take place in English. Simultaneous interpretation to German via headphones is offered for the opening event and the keynotes.

Free events
Each year, we offer a wide range of events which can be attended without buying a festival pass or ticket. Find an overview of free events here.

For everyone who cannot attend the festival, a live stream is available directly on our start page.

Video and Audio Documentation
Shortly after the festival, audio and video documentation of most events will be made available online.

Strobe Light Warning

In several performances at transmediale 2019, strobe lighting is used as a visual effect.

Individuals with photosensitive epilepsy may be negatively affected by flashing or strobe lighting, which is used in the following performances:

#04 | Fascia 18100619013
#05 | CryptoRave #8
#06 | Hybrid Set by J. G. Biberkopf
#09 | DJ Set by Rugile
#20 | Software Garden


Find tickets for all single events. To avoid queues and sold-out events, we recommend to buy tickets online — but you can also purchase them on-site at HKW.

transmediale & CTM Performance 2019

Once again we have joined forces with CTM to present two performance evenings at HKW.

Actress + Young Paint (live AI/AV) on 1 Feb and 2 Feb


Get tickets for our keynotes and keynote conversation.

Free Events

Find events you can attend without a pass or ticket.

As every year our program features a number of free events for everyone to join at HKW. You can find them listed in our schedule.


Festival and Day Passes are sold out. A small amount of remaining Day Passes for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday will be available directly at the venue on the respective day and sold on a first come, first serve basis (from 10:00).

transmediale Pass 2019

The pass you need to experience the 2019 edition of transmediale.

transmediale Pass – sold out
transmediale Pass [Reduced] – sold out

transmediale Passes grant access to all transmediale events, excluding workshops (which require pre-registration) and the transmediale/CTM performances by Actress + Young Paint (live AI/AV) on 1 February and 2 February 2019. Tickets for the performances are available here.

transmediale + CTM Connect Pass 2019

Get access to events of transmediale and CTM Festival 2019 with our Connect Pass.

transmediale + CTM Connect Pass – sold out
transmediale + CTM Connect Pass [Reduced] – sold out
transmediale + CTM Connect Gold Pass – sold out

transmediale + CTM Connect Passes grants access to most CTM 2019 and transmediale 2019 events, excluding the following exceptions: CTM 2019 Opening Concert at HAU1, The Mantis live performances by Nik Nowak and Kode9 at Halle am Berghain, Israel Martínez – Love and Rage at DAAD, Lightning Bolt at Festsaal, the CTM/transmediale collaborative concerts at HKW, the programme at MONOM in 4DSOUND, and the transmediale workshops which require pre-registrationand.

transmediale + CTM Connect Gold Passes grant access to all CTM and most transmediale 2019 events with the exception of transmediale workshops which require pre-registration.

Please note: As some CTM and transmediale festival locations have a limited capacity, access cannot always be guaranteed. We suggest to arrive on time to avoid disappointment. Access to CTMs nighttime events cannot be granted for persons under 18 years of age.

Passes for Student Groups

Planning a student group visit to transmediale 2019? Get in touch with us.

As in previous years, we at transmediale offer special prices to student groups consisting of five people or more. Please reach out to for more information.

Day Passes

Not here for the whole festival? These are our day passes.

Reduced Passes

Not sure whether you’re eligible for a reduced price? More information here.

Reduced festival passes are also available. We offer them to students, those officially serving German federal voluntary service, people receiving social welfare, or persons with disabilities (at least 50 v. H. MdE). Individuals with disabilities may also bring an accompanying person to the festival; please contact us via beforehand. Children up to 15 years of age have free admission. Anyone who is not eligible for a reduction but cannot afford to buy a full-price pass may apply as a volunteer to receive a free pass in exchange for their help.