198. Editorial Note

On June 26 President Kennedy flew from Wiesbaden Air Force Base to Berlin, arriving at Tegel Airport at 9:45 a.m. After arrival remarks at Tegel the President traveled by motorcade to the Congress Hall where he addressed the German National Congress of the Industrial Trade Union of Construction Workers. The Presidential party then stopped at the wall and at Checkpoint Charlie, before arriving at City Hall to sign the Golden Book and address an enormous crowd that had gathered in the Rudolph Wilde Platz. After lunch he made an address at the Free University of Berlin and then, at 5:15 p.m., left Berlin for Ireland. For texts of the remarks and addresses cited above, see Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: John F. Kennedy, 1963, pages 522–530. For Brandt’s account of the visit, see Begegnungen und Einsichten, pages 72–74.