Gummibären

Did you know that gummy bears come from Germany?

That’s right! – Gummibären (gummy bears) are a German invention! They were first created by Hans Riegel all the way back in 1922.

Hans Riegel was the founder of the German sweet company Haribo and came from the city of Bonn in Germany . The name Haribo is an acronym of his name: HAns RIegel, BOnn! In the 19th century in Germany, dancing bears would perform at street festivals. Hans Riegel saw these bears and became inspired to created the Tanzbär gummy bear sweet, which later became the Goldbär gummy bear. You can now buy gummy bears all over the world!

Gummibären

Did you know?

There are lots of fascinating facts about gummy bears:

  • 14 January is the official day of the gummy bear!
  • Over 100 million gummy bears are produced each day!
  • In 2007, the shape of gummy bears was changed to give them a bigger smile.
  • The largest gummy bear weighed 512kg and was made in Germany in 2014!
Deutsch English
der Gummibär gummy bear
die Süßigkeiten sweets
der Zucker sugar
die Schokolade chocolate

Link

Find out more about the history of Gummibären on the Haribo company website.

www.haribo.com