Museum The Kennedys

Museum The Kennedys

The Kennedys’ museum collection includes an astonishing 300 photographs and objects.

Museum The Kennedys

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Kennedy’s presidency at a time when the Cold War was intensifying was crucially bound up with Berlin’s history and the building of the Berlin Wall as well as the dramatic stand-off between US and Soviet tanks in October 1961 at Checkpoint Charlie when a Third World War became foreseeable.

JFK was given an enthusiastic reception in Berlin on June 26, 1963 when he saw for himself the reality of the Berlin Wall, erected two years before. “Ich bin ein Berliner”, the words with which he addressed Berliners at Schoneberg Rathaus (City Hall) were possibly JFK’s most famous quotes and an inspiration to the world.

The museum’s collection includes an astonishing 300 photographs and objects. Much of the memorabilia were the President’s personal belongings, providing snapshots of his public and personal life as well as the turns of fortune of America’s most illustrious family.

Guided tours available in English.


Auguststraße 11
10117 Berlin
+49 30 20 65 35 70
Opening Hours
Tuesday to Friday: 10:00-18:00, Saturday to Sunday 11:00-18:00
Please note: The museum The Kennedys is closing down from the 28th of January.
Admission Fee
5 Euro, red. 2.50 Euro
Guided Tours
by appointment

Public transportation


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| Last edited: 7. January 2019