The Show

About the show

TEDDYBÄR TOTAL is the mother of all teddy bear trade fairs. Collectors, enthusiasts, artists, producers, dealers, suppliers and interested parties have come together to participate in it since 1995. Throughout the world, no trade fair offers more internationality and diversity. From rare, antique teddies to present-day bears from artists and manufacturers as well as a full range for those who want to make their own, the trade fair leaves no wish unfulfilled.

What visitors can look forward to:

Artists from all parts of the world will offer their teddy bears and cuddly toys exclusively in Munster. They are often high-quality unique specimens, collector’s items or limited editions. All important manufacturers present their innovations as well as a wide range of cuddly toys and collector’s bears at TEDDYBÄR TOTAL. Well-known dealers offer high-quality products and a multitude of antique pieces here.

People who want to make their own bears will also have a great time. All important dealers in materials, tools and accessories offer their goods, often at attractive trade fair terms. Interested parties can naturally also get an extensive range of guides and patterns.

The event is accompanied by instructive workshops, exclusive events featuring rare exhibits and documents, as well as an assessment area where interested parties can have the origin and value of their teddies determined.

What exhibitors can look forward to:

TEDDYBÄR TOTAL is one of the pivotal and central events on the international teddy bear scene. Nowhere else can interested parties find such a diverse and international offering. Collectors, buyers and interested individuals therefore travel from around the world to order innovations, expand collections and discover new artists. More than 50 percent of visitors travel more than 100 kilometres, with around 20 percent coming from non-German-speaking countries. This makes TEDDYBÄR TOTAL a unique venue for making contacts, meeting collectors, finding new customers and concluding partnerships.

Ian Pout, with his business “Teddy Bears of Witney” one of the most important dealers in the world, said after TEDDYBÄR TOTAL 2012: “We had more to do than at any other trade fair in Germany in recent years.”

A new start:

After a varied history, TEDDYBÄR TOTAL enjoyed a new start in 2012 in Munster under new management and with a young team. Visitors and exhibitors were enthusiastic about the event’s pleasantly friendly atmosphere. (Link to exhibitor views) The joy and enthusiasm that make this hobby so fascinating were evident in all.

The highlight of this outstanding atmosphere was the GEORGE dinner, which saw the awarding of the GOLDEN GEORGE. The most renowned award in the teddy bear world honours outstanding artistic and entrepreneurial achievements within the framework of a “teddy bear world championships”. Alongside the prize-winners and artists, interested individuals who want to get close to the most important people in the industry are welcome to attend the GEORGE dinner. The party following the dinner and award ceremony ended in the small hours with lots of cheerful faces.

In 2014 the show celebrated its 20th anniversary. With 306 exhibitors from 27 nations TEDDYBÄR TOTAL once again proofed its position as most important international teddy meeting.

The journey to Munster is worth making for both visitors and exhibitors. The internationality, diverse offering and friendly atmosphere make the TEDDYBÄR TOTAL experience unique and thus incomparable.

Time and location

Photo: Presseamt Münster / MünsterView

Opening hours
Saturday, April 29th 2017, 10am to 5pm
Sunday, April 30th 2017, 11am to 4pm

2-Day-ticket: 10.00 Euro
Kids until 16 years: free

Booth Construction
Friday, April 28th 2017, 10am to 8pm
Saturday, April 29th 2017, 7am to 9.45am
Sunday, April 30th 2017, 10.00am to 10.45am

Exhibition hall middle
Messe- und Congress Centrum Halle Münsterland
Albersloher Weg 32
48155 Münster

Dear guests: Please note that your dogs are not allowed in the hall.

Highlights of the show

At the TEDDYBÄR TOTAL 2017 in Münster will be a lot to discover. The visitors of the show can look forward to many highlights – which in detail you get to know here.

Alfonzo, probably the most famous teddy bear in the world, will be in Münster. The bear, formerly owned by Princess Xenija of Russia, is part of a special exhibition in Münster before he travels to Billund, Denmark, where he will be shown in a new teddy bear museum that is going to be opened in 2018. You can learn more about the museum in Münster.

The TEDDYBÄR TOTAL in Münster is the first collector′s show of the year to present the latest products of some leading manufacturers. Teddy Hermann, Clemens Spieltiere as well as Martin Bären fully focus on the International Teddy-Meeting and exhibit only in Münster during the first half of the year.

At the entrance, visitors will be greeted by huge animals from Hansa Creation. And „greeted” is the right word – these animals can move and talk to visitors.

Teddy doctor in Münster: A ripped off eye or a worn-down fur? No problem. Barbara Wahnemühl professionally cures injured teddies.

This car can be seen only in the US. Or at TEDDYBÄR TOTAL. Connex-Product-Solutions both exclusively offers the German police bear by Steiff and brings a real US police car to Münster.

Learning by the pros: At the boothes of Monika Klier and Margot Schneegans you may learn by the experienced bear-makers how to fill and stitch up a stuffed animal the proper way.

Spectacular images: Wildlife photographer Dirk Schilder shows striking impressions from his trips to bears in pristine Alaska and a breeding center for pandas.

„The International Spring DOLL Festival will be held in hall north of the exhibition center in 2017. We expect more than 150 exhibitors from over 15 nations there. Moreover, additional visitors who will come to your booth as well. The ticket is valid for both shows.

As suggested by our exhibitors, the entrance ticket is now valid for the entire weekend and with a price of 10 euros much cheaper than the weekend ticket in the past.“

A new teddy bear museum is currently being constructed in Billund, Denmark. In Münster you can already get an impression of it – in a fantastic exhibition.

Mostly the „Number one” limitations never get into trade. But Hermann-Spielwaren shows and sells some of these rare „Number ones”.

TEDDYS kreativ expert Daniel Hentschel surveys the visitor‘s bears and provides information about their origin.

The VanderBear family has been very popular among collectors in the 1980s. Some selected family members will be shown in a huge exhibition on the TEDDYBÄR TOTAL.

The famous Danish bearmaker Gitte Thorsen presents an exhibition at the TEDDYBÄRT TOTAL with teddy bears from all around the world.

If you want to take a cuddly mouse home with you, you can make your own in a workshop by Margot Schneegans. Duration: avout 1 hour. Costs: 8,50 euros.

Sunday is family day at TEDDYBÄR TOTAL. In a special workshop children can learn how to make a teddy before trying their luck on the fun activity course offered by Steiff. Also there will be facepainting and a baloon artist.

Visitor survey 2016

List of exhibitors






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Floor Plan

Family day

On Sunday (April 30th) the show will gonna be some kind of adventure for the youngest visitors. At the traditional family day of TEDDYBÄR TOTAL children can, among other things, craft their own teddy bears under the guidance of a professional instructor. There will also be interactive stations of Steiff, a face-painting booth and a balloon artist.

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