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Clemens Bears of Germany since 1948 | teddy Bears and collectibles and soft toys | wholesale and retail

The Home of Clemens Bears

When Hans Clemens settled in Kirchardt - a small town near Heidelberg in Bavaria - after the war and started making teddy bears for children from old army blankets, he could scarcely have chosen a more beautiful place to commence a business.

Nestled in a sloping valley, surrounded by forests and steep cliffs, this historic city on the river Neckar in southwestern Germany is ranked as one of the most inspiring cities to visit globally.

Casting a watchful eye over the city is the magnificent ruins of the old Heidelberg Palace perched on the slopes of Mount Königstuhl some 70 metres above the Neckar. First built in the 13th century, Heidelberg Palace was one of the most beautiful examples of Renaissance architecture before it was destroyed by French troops in the 17th century, and set on fire by a series of lightning strikes in the 18th century

Completing the picture postcard city is the Old Bridge across the river, and the beautiful cobblestone roads weaving around the Old City.

Huckleberry Finn author Mark Twain found inspiration in Heidelberg during the few months he stayed in the city in 1878. The famous American satirist reflected: “One thinks Heidelberg by day - with its surroundings - is the last possibility of the beautiful; but when he sees Heidelberg by night, a fallen Milky Way, with that glittering railway constellation pinned to the border, he requires time to consider upon the verdict.”

Heidelberg emerged largely unscathed from Allied forces' allied bombings during the Second World War, meaning that, unlike many other German cities, much of its beautiful pre-war architecture can still astound a modern-day visitor. Heidelberg is also home to the oldest university in Germany, and one of the oldest surviving universities in the world.

And it is from this beautiful region that Clemens-Spieltiere dispatches its beautiful creations out to the four corners of the globe every year to hopefully bring some joy, love and peace to the lives of children and adults around the world.


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