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Schoneberg Rathaus

John-F.-Kennedy-Platz, Berlin, Germany
+49 4930 78760
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Kennedy and the bear

Ich bin ein Berliner speech of JFK. A cute Berliner Tao bear in front. A really nice and quiet... read more

Reviewed 25 May 2017
Zagreb, Croatia
Ich bin ein Berliner

The historic Rathaus Schoeneberg and plaza is the site of President Kennedy's 'I am a Berliner... read more

Reviewed 18 March 2017
Denver, Colorado
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Once city hall for West Berlin, this building's most striking feature is its 230-foot clock tower and its Liberty Bell replica, a gift from America in 1949.
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  • Very good46%
  • Average25%
  • Poor0%
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John-F.-Kennedy-Platz, Berlin, Germany
+49 4930 78760
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Reviewed 25 May 2017

Ich bin ein Berliner speech of JFK. A cute Berliner Tao bear in front. A really nice and quiet neighbourhood. An old-schoold water pump.

Thank Balans2
Reviewed 18 March 2017

The historic Rathaus Schoeneberg and plaza is the site of President Kennedy's 'I am a Berliner' speech. It is an impressive town hall that was a hub in the former West Berlin. Although IMHO not a must see, it is interesting to see if you...More

Thank denver60
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Rathaus Schöneberg is one the many historic places to see in Berlin. For a tourist not much to see in particular, however here is the bell "Friedensglocke" located which you can hear mid day. It is close to a nice park and has a small...More

Thank FredKlein1104
Reviewed 29 December 2015

It was in this town hall that our beloved John F. Kennedy made his famous speech declaring "I am a Berliner" in 1963 through which he expressed his commitment to freedom of West Berlin. It is quite the amazing feeling to be there and imagine...More

Thank romazzino
Reviewed 10 June 2015

This is a real local market; vendors cleaned out kitchens, closets, and garages. Most items are definitely lower quality and cost than the other markets I was visited. Clothes for women and children were everywhere. There might be a gem, but there was too much...More

Thank Michael L
Reviewed 10 February 2014

Visited in January 2014. Good to see where JFK made he's speech but not much else there. Not to far to walk from the station.

3  Thank Darren T
Reviewed 8 December 2013

Made the trip to the Schoneberg Rathaus from the centre of Berlin. Its not too far & easy to find once you get out of the station. The building itself is quite impressive, and there is a commemerative plaque on the front to JFK. As...More

4  Thank Clairemorris
Reviewed 23 January 2013

While you're engrossed in the amazing history of Berlin, don't neglect to visit the historic Rathaus Schoeneberg and plaza. While you're refreshing yourself on--or just learning about--the Marshall Plan and life during wartime (and probably asking yourself, will it ever end?!), read through the text...More

4  Thank AnnaMaus
Reviewed 26 August 2012

This is the most impressive of Berlin's TOWN HALLS was the hub of WEST BERLIN during the days of the Berlin Wall. Schoenberg Borough is one of the most attractive and colourful residential parts of centre of the City full of Galleries, super-restaurants and markets.

1  Thank Geomeller1104
Reviewed 2 August 2012

great photos of the Schoeneberg townhall; however, the other pictures show the so-called red townhall which is located in former East Berlin.

Thank tfnormandy65
In 1963, Schöneberg was the centre of the political
west, inspiring John F. Kennedy to choose this area to
famously announce, "Ich bin ein Berliner." Times may
have changed, but modern-day Schöneberg still pays
tribute to its historical legacies. Once the richest
city outside of Berlin proper, the area's affluent
past is still visible in ornate housing facades dating
back to the Gründerzeit of the 19th century, while
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