Carlo Pedersoli: actor, musician, entrepreneur, pilot, swimmer - the Italian multi-talented individual now has a museum dedicated to him.
Everyone knows his alter ego Bud Spencer. But only a few know more about the world-famous Italian actor Carlo Pedersoli and his multi-faceted life.
Now the Pedersoli family is honouring the artist, who died in 2016 at a ripe old age, with a multimedia exhibition in the heart of Berlin: the Bud Spencer Museum in Berlin-Mitte on Unter den Linden.
Original props from films starring Terence Hill: a red and yellow VW buggy and an ice cream cart
For the first time ever, hundreds of unique exhibits from Carlo Pedersoli’s private life as well as numerous props from Bud Spencer’s film life will be presented on 500 square metres of exhibition space on the ground floor of the Römischer Hof. The tour guides you through Pedersoli’s life and his films and also shows previously unpublished photos from the family collection. You can view famous film posters as well as original costumes and props from the blockbusters with Terence Hill. These include the red and yellow VW buggy from Watch Out, We're Mad! and the little ice cream cart with pistachio ice cream from Odds and Evens.
Carlo Pedersoli: not only a world-famous actor
The lesser-known sides of the Italian artist are also illuminated in the exhibition: For Carlo Pedersoli (1929 - †2016) was not only a passionate actor. He was also a successful inventor, founder of the airline Mistral Air, pilot, musician, composer and even a world-class swimmer in his younger years.
You can admire the first Bud Spencer monument in Germany in front of the museum. The exhibition is additionally complemented by a regular show, event and film programme.
Highlights of the Bud Spencer Museum
- The restored Ford Escort MK1 from Watch Out, We're Mad!
- The pinball machine from Odds and Evens
- The original Olympic bathrobe from Pedersoli’s career as a swimmer
- Photo points and other creative stations
- The cinema lounge with documentaries and iconic film clips
Our tips for your visit to the Bud Spencer Museum
The Bud Spencer Museum is centrally located on Unter den Linden. You can easily reach it by taking the U5 underground line and getting off at the Unter den Linden station. Alternatively, you can take the 100 or 200 bus, get off at the Lustgarten stop and then it’s a 5-minute walk from there.
The museum is open daily from 10 am to 7 pm. From November, the museum closes in the evening at 6 p.m. Children up to the age of six may visit the museum free of charge when accompanied by an adult. Admission for children and young people between the ages of 7 and 17 is €8.
Additionally, you can schedule a private visit with a group of more than 10 people.
From the Bud Spencer Museum, you can visit the German Historical Museum a little further down Unter den Linden. Equally easy to reach from here is Museum Island with the Berlin Cathedral and the new Humboldt Forum.
It takes about 15 minutes to reach the Palace of Tears. The permanent exhibition here is called “Border experiences - life during the division of Germany”. The old hall at the once-divided Friedrichstraße station shows what it must have felt like to be a GDR emigrant. The DDR Museum, on the other hand, presents the real everyday life of a GDR citizen. You can take a simulated Trabi ride and rummage through cupboards, listen to music from the Karat record player and even enter a Plattenbau prefabricated apartment.
From November, the museum closes in the evening at 6 p.m.