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    Buddy Bear
    by Twan
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    Buddy Bear
    by Twan
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    Buddy Bears
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    Watch out! Berliner Bears!

    by Twan Updated Oct 28, 2011
    Buddy Bear
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    In Berlin you find lots of bears, lucky you they are not so dangerous!

    The Buddy Bear Story

    Everything started in Berlin in June 2001. In front of the KaDeWe (Kaufhaus des Westens – department store) the „Buddy Bear Berlin Show“ – so the title of our first Buddy Bear activity in Berlin – was launched. We wanted the people of Berlin and the visiting tourists to enjoy the painted bear sculptures. The raised arms of the upright Buddy Bears communicated a friendly attitude and optimism. Thus the bears created a positive atmosphere from day one, which was captured on camera by tourists from all over the world on a daily basis.

    The Buddy Bears were such a great success that the authorities not only suggested an extension of the street exhibition until the end of 2002, but also authorised it. At the same time, many companies and private individuals approached us and bought Buddy Bears for their home country or hometown, which increasingly turned the Buddy Bears into global ambassadors of Berlin.

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    Watch out for the bear - the symbol of Berlin

    by Luchonda Updated Sep 2, 2006

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    Marlene Bar - Budapester Strasse
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    Whenever strolling around in the center of Berlin – you will see bears.
    As a statue : Bears in all kinds of outfit – different colours and often staying before the entrance of a hotel or pub
    On flags : an upstanding black bear with the tongue and cralls in red
    Why and when this bear became symbol of the city is not clear
    Most probably it goes back to the 12th century :
    Albrecht Bear (Albrecht den Bären) was than the 1st Margrave of Brandenburg

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    Mind your step

    by chicabonita Updated Feb 27, 2004

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    Cafe at Prenzlauer Berg

    dog ***

    I never saw so much dog *** in the streets like at Prenzlauer Berg! It is unbelievable! When we got out of the car Jana warned and remainded us several times.

    "Look on the ground !!!"
    "Don't write SMS's while walking !!!"
    ...

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    Running Wild

    by nigelw6443 Written Jul 4, 2003

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    Was guckst du!

    If you take a walk in one of the forests in the Berlin area, keep your eyes open for wild boar. I have seen several in the forest near to where I live but have had no problems with them, but they can be dangerous and they are wild animals.

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    • Eco-Tourism
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    Snakes

    by barryg23 Updated May 16, 2003

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    Euugh!

    Watch out for the snakes in Friedrichstrasse station! I'd hate to be a night-watchman here. On display in the main shopping area are many different types of snakes. I'm not sure of the reason behind this - maybe to entice people to visit Berlin Zoo.

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    Grunehogs on the Ku'damm

    by hersheybar Written Dec 23, 2003

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    Sights along the Ku'damm

    .......here's a look at the wild boars that roam the Gruenwald and ocassionally come into town and walk the Ku'damm

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    Hhm...

    by Mandy23 Updated Dec 20, 2003

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    Beware of wild animals :P Nah, he was actually too tired and just being lazy, laying around on the floor. Pic take in the Berlin Zoo.

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    bears doing it?!

    by richiecdisc Updated Mar 24, 2003

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    only in the city of the Love Parade

    Cover your kiddie's eyes, but in this the city of the Love Parade, even their mascot bears are not above fornicating right in a city park. ;=>

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