Once in Berlin, it is hard not to notice the bear sculptures scattered around town.  For instance, this one:

A United Buddy Bear dedicated to Taiwan, located in Berlin

A Buddy Bear dedicated to Taiwan, located in Berlin

And this one:

A United Buddy Bear selling beer, located in Berlin

A Buddy Bear selling beer, located in Berlin

It turns out that they are called Buddy Bears, which according to Wikipedia are sometimes called United Buddy Bears. Whatever they are called, I think they add character and bring greater cohesiveness to Berlin.

Here are a couple more:

A United Buddy Bear dedicated to Malaysia, located in Berlin

A Buddy Bear dedicated to Malaysia, located in Berlin

A green United Buddy Bear, located in Berlin

A green Buddy Bear, located in Berlin

A Buddy Bear at Berlin's main train station

A Buddy Bear at Berlin’s main train station, painted like a lion on one side…

...and a tiger on the other

…and a tiger on the other