Get your kicks at 'Neues Kranzler Eck'
On 7th June 2005, the World Cup Ambassador, Michael Preetz (see photo below) officially opened the Buddy Bear table football and right at the beginning kicked the first goal himself. Even City Quarter Manager Dr. Bernd Andrich was unable to fight it off. Jochen Trus from the radio station 'Spreeradio', who reported live from the match, then joined 'LaOla' of the spectators and immediately declared Germany - or the Buddy Bears as the representing team in this case - as the World Champion.
The Buddy Bears are on the "pitch", wearing the outfits of the German national team and an opposing global team. The table football with a size of eleven times six meters had been built at the film studios in Babelsberg.