Berliner Bär in Essen - Essen, Germany
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member g300td
N 51° 27.581 E 007° 00.249
32U E 361346 N 5702834
Quick Description: The bear at Berliner Platz
Location: Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Date Posted: 2/24/2015 7:35:00 AM
Waymark Code: WMNDYN
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
Views: 7

Long Description:
At the northwestern part of the city centre of Essen Berliner Platz is located. This plaza has got its name shortly after the building of the Berlin Wall.
The artist Herbert Lungwitz (* 1913 in Weimar; † 1992 in Essen) created this 3 m high sculprure, which was first placed in the Gruga Park.
On 7/10/1964 they brought it to the Berliner Platz.
On the base of the sculpture you can read: "Denkt an Berlin" (Think of Berlin).
Name or use 'Unknown' if not known: Berliner Bär

Figure Type: Animal

Artist Name or use 'Unknown' if not known: Herbert Lungwitz

Date created or placed or use 'Unknown' if not known: 1959

Materials used: Anröchter Dolomit

Location: Berliner Platz roundabout

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