Message of Greeting by the Mayor of Berlin, Klaus Wowereit. 29.07.2003
All over the world the Buddy Bears are ambassadors of Berlin nowadays. They are promoting the city’s international character. For the second time now the exhibition “United Buddy Bears” takes place. On the area of the American Embassy over a hundred bears designed individually by different artists are getting together before they’re going to take their posts as ambassadors in various places all over the world.
The Buddy Bears symbolise a world without frontiers and a city characterised by diversity and cosmopolitanism. I wish the exhibition a lot of success and the symbols of Berlin a lot of friends all over the world.