This is the "Ampelmann" (little traffic light man), the symbol shown on pedestrian signals in the former German Democratic Republic or East Germany. Prior to German reunification in 1990 the two German states had different forms for the Ampelmannchen, with a generic human figure in West Germany and a generally male figure wearing a hat in the east.
After the fall of the Berlin Wall the Ampelman has survived the end of the Iron Curtain with his popularity and acquired cult status. The pedestrian lights in Berlin still have this little man and it has become a popular souvenir item in the tourism business.
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