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The Kennedys

One US president is associated with Berlin more than any other: John F. Kennedy, who famously made his "Ich bin ein Berliner" speech on his first and only visit to the divided city. In his memory - and to document the history of the Kennedy family, who have a long relationship with Germany - The Kennedys was opened in November 2006 on Pariser Platz facing the Brandenburg Gate. It contains books, historical documents, films and over a thousand photographs on JFK's life and political career, highlighting his famous 1963 trip.

The privately owned and managed museum has on permanent display around 300 photos and other objects, many of which were formerly in the Kennedy family's possession. They illustrate the public and private lives of the clan many see as America's "first family", documenting both the high and low points of their history.

For more information on Kennedy's "Ich bin ein Berliner" speech, see our article on Rathaus Schöneberg.


"The Kennedys" is located directly on the Pariser Platz, to the right of the French Embassy in Berlin next to the Starbucks. S-Bahn / U-Bahn station Brandenburger Tor has exits to Pariser Platz, while the 100 bus stops close by.

The Kennedys

Pariser Platz 4a
10117 Berlin
Tel.: (030) 20 65 35 70
Opening hours: Daily 10am - 6pm

Nearby places : Brandenburger Tor (Station) (0.1 km), French Embassy in Berlin (0.1 km), Hotel Adlon (0.1 km), Pariser Platz (0.1 km), Hungarian Embassy (0.1 km), Brandenburg Gate (0.2 km), The British Embassy in Berlin (0.2 km), Platz des 18. März (0.2 km), Russian Embassy (0.3 km)