The Berlin Buddy Bears are all over the city! They are lifesize fiberglass bears that have been sponsored by a company and are often painted/decorated by an artist of note. I found this particular model outside a restaurant near the Berliner Dom when I visited at the end of January. I'm not sure about his origins or history, but I thought the glasses were a cute idea. I'll post some more of the bears I've seen around town in the coming weeks. It's always fun to keep an eye out for them!
An ice version of the Buddy Bear was even seen recently in Ottawa!