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Kempinski Buddy bear born in Ulaanbaatar

Kempinski Buddy bear born in Ulaanbaatar

A Buddy Bear, born in Ulaanbaatar, is from now on greeting guests from all over the world when arriving at the Kempinski Hotel Khan Palace in the Mongolian capital. Internationally known as a symbol of collaboration among nations and synonym for what can be achieved when working together for a better tomorrow, the United Buddy Bears have become unofficial ambassadors of Berlin, Germany since 2001. The very first Buddy Bear was developed by Klaus and Eva Herlits and realized in cooperation with famous sculptor Roman Strobl as a life-size fiberglass sculpture.

“The idea of having our own Buddy Bear was first born when we placed the Buddy Bear from the German Embassy in Ulaanbaatar during our hotel’s 10th anniversary celebration for some days in our lobby,” says Oliver Kuhn, General Manager of the Kempinski Hotel.

Khan Palace. “During three weeks from then on the artist Tsolmonkhuu Uugankhuu and his team from Arti Cour Gallery, worked on our own bear from scratch until it was brought to life beginning of October.”

The painting showcased on the Kempinski Hotel’s own Buddy Bear symbolizes a Mongolian family life in safe and rich nature and guarded by four dignities on both hands and legs from four directions. More information around the story of the United Buddy Bear can be found on

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