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«Ich bin ein Berliner» Public Celebration

  • John F. Kennedy in Berlin (1)

    This historic photo shows the then U.S. President John F. Kennedy during his speech on June 26, 1963 in front of the Schöneberg City Hall in Berlin.

  • John F. Kennedy in Berlin (2)

    Then U.S. President John F. Kennedy stands at the microphones during his speech in front of Schöneberg City Hall in Berlin on June 26, 1963.

«Ich bin ein Berliner»! 60 years after then U.S. President John F. Kennedy expressed his solidarity with the people of Berlin, the Tempelhof-Schöneberg district is hosting a celebration commemorating the historic event.

On June 26, 1963, Kennedy delivered a now legendary speech in front of Schöneberg Town Hall. 60 years after this speech and 75 years after the start of the Airlift, the Tempelhof-Schöneberg district is inviting people to a public celebration commemorating the historic events.

Transmission of the Original Speech and Supporting Program

The festival is dedicated to the German-American friendship - a theme that will be highlighted musically and culinary. During an official ceremony, high-ranking speakers will debate the relevance of the Kennedy speech and the Airlift for Berlin and Germany. The original speech will be broadcast on a large screen. Further program items will be announced closer to the event.

At a Glance

"Ich bin ein Berliner" Public Celebration
John-F.-Kennedy-Platz in front of Schöneberg Town Hall
24 June 2023
Opening Hours
5 to 9 p.m.
Admission Fee


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Last edited: 4 July 2023