FC Grunewald Berliner Fechterbund e.V. Sportmetropole Berlin

The „White Bear of Berlin“ is a yearly fencing sport event of superlatives.

Fascinating fencing sport at the highest international level unfolds its effects with elegance in movement and blade play, with brute violence and emotions, via lightning-fast reactions and predictive strategies, with traditions and fairness.

The 60 years old tournament history is also of superlatives. The international men’s épée fencing tournament is a real Berlin original. Only the Berlin Six-Day Race (cycle sport) and the ISTAF (International Stadium Festival, athletics) can keep up with it.

Moreover the “White Bear” is with an average of 250 fencers the biggest regular international active fencing tournament on German grounds. The fencing level is almost not to to. The name of the winners are the “who is who” of épée fencing sport of their times.

The sport and event sites of the sporting metropolis Berlin in which the “White Bear” was hosted are another great attribute: Columbiahalle, Deutschlandhalle, Sportforum-Brlin and Horst-Korber-Sportzentrum are only a few names. The last site was the House of German Sport in the Olympia Park Berlin with its historic dome hall. Originally built for fencing tournaments in 1936, it is still today an absolutely inspirational scene for spectators and sportsmen.

The 61st "White Bear of Berlin" 2023 is waiting for you!

Visit the preliminary fights at the Horst Korber Sports Centre on Saturday, 11 February 2023. Watch, also at the Horst Korber Sports Centre, the knockout battles of the last 64 participants on Sunday morning incl. the 14th "Little White Bear", the youth foil tournament. Book your tickets now for the great Gala Final in the Historic Dome Hall on 12 February 2023 from approx. 13.00 in the House of German Sports in the Olympic Park Berlin with the fights of the best 4 tournament participants as well as the finals of the "Little White Bear"

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