Starbucks Berlin Icon Mug


Starbucks Berlin Icon Mug front design features the Berlin Bear.  

The Berlin bear is the heraldic emblem of Berlin since 1280 and still adorns the coat of arms of Berlin.

Speculated to Berlin’s heraldic animal, the bear, be

attributed to Albrecht I “the bear”, conqueror and founder of the Mark Brandenburg

Clearly the Bear shows up continuously since 1280 in the seal or crest. Exact details were not then written down or lost, and therefore the return of the name of the animal or to Albrecht the Bear questionable, is the prevailing opinion in the research from a Slavic origin. The first recorded seal with bear is dated 22 March 1280. It is on a Gildebrief the Berlin furriers and provides two armored bears is a plate holder, which are turned away with a raised paw each other and to look at but backwards. The seal bears the inscription “Sigillum burgensium de berlin sum” (I am the seal of the citizens of Berlin).

Mug # 46 | Berlin Starbucks Icon MugStarbucks Berlin Icon Mug back design

Mug # 46 | Berlin Starbucks Icon MugABOUT BERLIN

Berlin is the capital city of Germany and one of the 16 states of Germany

With a population of 3.5 million people, Berlin is Germany’s largest city and is the second most populous city proper and the eighth most populous urban area in the European Union. Located in northeastern Germany, it is the center of the Berlin-Brandenburg Metropolitan Region, which has 5.9 million residents from over 190 nations. Located in the European Plains, Berlin is influenced by a temperate seasonal climate.

Around one third of the city’s area is composed of forests, parks, gardens, rivers and lakes.


Starbucks Berlin Icon Mug is one of the 30 Icon Mugs released by Starbucks Germany.  It is still available in most Starbucks stores in Germany.

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