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