To mark two occasions – 25 years of town twinning between Paris and Berlin and the 50th anniversary of the Élysée Treaty the United Buddy Bears will be visiting the Champ de Mars for 5½ weeks. The exhibition in Paris underlines the good relationship between France and Germany and between the two cities Paris and Berlin.
The unique United Buddy Bears project features 140 fibreglass bear sculptures representing as many countries recognised by the United Nations. Standing together hand in hand, the 2m tall bears promote tolerance and living together in peace.
Since June 2001, when the Buddy Bears appeared in Berlin’s streets and squares for the first time, Buddy Bear activities and help for children in need have formed an inseparable unit. Increasingly, individual bears have been auctioned off at charity events in aid of institutions for children in Berlin.