A large collection of arty bears statues in the Ku’Damm area of Charlottenberg in Berlin. The figures are part of the United Bears Project and are dotted throughout Berlin. The project was launched in German capital in 2002. There are 140 bears in the city and these have traveled around the world to five continents to promote global peace initiatives. Each of the bears represents a country or city. The bear itself is significant for Berlin as it is the symbol of the city and appears on its flag and has been integrated into various logos and designs.