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 visited the Champ de Mars for 5½ weeks from12th October til 18th November 2012. The exhibition in Paris underlined the good relationship between France and Germany and between the two cities Paris and Berlin.
The unique United Buddy Bears project features 140 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.
On 12th October 2012 at 11:00 am, a representative of the City of Paris,Pierre Schapira, launched the exhibition together with the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany in Paris, Dr. Susanne Wasum-Rainer and the project initiators, Eva and Klaus Herlitz.
The exhibition owes its origin and the possibility to be visited all over the world completely free of charge to the committed work of many institutions, organisations, administrative bodies, companies and individuals.
The exhibition in Paris takes place to mark the “50th anniversary of the Elysée Treaty” and 25 years of town twinning between Paris and Berlin. We would like to thank: