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The Kennedys

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Address: Auguststr. 11-13, 10117 Berlin, Germany
Phone Number: +49 30 20653570
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When you can find it.. it's well worth a visit

It is not clear where the museum actually is, a road sign says 50m with an arrow... but we walked past it several times - it is in a building with a cafe behind a huge red door... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 April 2016
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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We actually stumbled onto this extraordinary museum after having lunch at Pauly Saal, one of Berlin's best restaurants. We've visited the Kennedy Library in Boston but actually found this photographic history more satisfying in many ways. As a private museum, it is not well publicized, but its content is remarkable and it's layout very well conceived and organized. The collection... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

It is not clear where the museum actually is, a road sign says 50m with an arrow... but we walked past it several times - it is in a building with a cafe behind a huge red door that quite frankly is not welcoming and looks as though whatever is behind it would be closed. The picture shown on this... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2015

The staff was very nice and welcoming. We expected to learn more on the biography of Kennedy but the movie we watched is all about Kennedy's speech and without an overall look on his life and that was disappointing for us.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2015

My grandmother always told me about the Kennedys when I was growing up, so I've become very interested in the family history, and of course, JFK and Jackie's 'Camelot". If you're like me, then this small museum in Berlin is not to be missed! There are mostly photo displays, but of course you also get to hear Kennedy's famous "Berliner"... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2014

Small easy to get through photo documentary of JFK and his connection to Berlin via his 1963 speech which is being played as a documentary movie as part of this museum. The museum is in the old Jewish girls school and also houses another museum and Paaly Saal Restaurant, which is supposed to be quite good. Even if you know... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2014

We stumbled across this little museum and it proved to be one of the highlights of our week's stay in Berlin. Really well constructed and moving record of an extraordinary time in Berlin and the world generally. You could hear a pin drop in the movie room as the film of Kennedy's famous visit to West Berlin was played. Highly... More 

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Lancashire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2014

Found this Kennedy tribute by accident because we'd taken lunch at a restaurant in the same building (don't recognise the outside photo - maybe of previous location?). It is well worth the 5euro fee & very interesting. To see JFK's Hermes black croc brief case makes me want one! Recommended if you're in the area - or a Kennedy scholar.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2014

If you like photography or history you'll enjoy this exhibit about JFK's life, death and visit to Berlin.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2014

The museum has moved from near the Brandenburg Gate to Auguststraße 11-13 and has expanded in area. The Kennedy era has fascinated me for a long time and it was very informative to be able to see the role of President Kennedy in the negation of the division of the city and his close association with Mayor Willy Brandt. As... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2014 via mobile

The JFK museum is interesting and features a variety of different artefacts. It is not too big though.

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Mitte
The centre of Berlin, Mitte is most famous for sights like the Brandenburg Gate, Alexanderplatz, and Museum Island. The central location makes this one of the city's most expensive places to live. It is here the oldest traces of the city can be found, and evidence of some significant transformations, as well. The gangsters that once ruled the impoverished streets between Alexanderplatz and Hackescher Markt have given way to an international crowd pursuing fashionable designer clothes, the newest food trends and frequenting the many craft shops. Graphic designers have taken up residence in what used to be backyard barns and stables. There are still vestiges of the old days, however. The occasional housing complex is a reminder of the neighbourhood’s past. And if you look carefully, an old 1920s ball house nestled amongst the art galleries and exhibitions of Auguststrasse can still teach you how to dance the old fashioned way.
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