The most incredible icon of the city is on top on the Google Doodle. Unique Berlin mascot is about 56 years old and the search engine of Big G noticed it.
Ampelmännchen, the iconic traffic light man of Berlin
The father of the Ampelmann was traffic psychologist, engineer and designer, Karl Peglau.
Peglau was concerned by the ever-increasing risk cars posed to pedestrians throughout the 20th century and presented his designs for a little human figure to the East Berlin traffic authorities on October 13th, 1961.
The Berlin ‘Ampelmann’ or ‘Ampelmännchen’, meaning little traffic-light man, is an icon of the city and today Google Germany is celebrating his 56th birthday with his very own animation.
Read the complete story at: https://www.thelocal.de/20171013/google-celebrates-ampelmanns-birthday-with-special-google-doodle