- About the show
- Time and location
- Highlights of the show
- List of exhibitors
- Floor Plan
- Buy tickets
- Special edition bear
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
Saturday, April 28th 2018, 10am to 5pm
Sunday, April 29th 2018, 11am to 4pm
2-Day-ticket: 10.00 Euro
Kids until 16 years: free
Friday, April 27th 2018, 10am to 8pm
Saturday, April 28th 2018, 7am to 9.45am
Sunday, April 29th 2018, 10.30am to 10.45am
Exhibition hall middle
Messe- und Congress Centrum Halle Münsterland
Albersloher Weg 32
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.
Exhibition – Teddy Bear Art Museum curates a display with high-class exhibits that will in the future be shown in Billund, Denmark.
Hand in hand – The Ukrainian Association for Handmade Arts and the Ukrainian Quilters Association demonstrate how different techniques merge into unique artworks.
Unique opportunity – Margot Schneegans celebrates 30 years of Margosch-Bären this year and the jubilee bear „Basti” – limited to 10 copies – will exclusively been sold at TEDDYBÄR TOTAL 2018.
Teddy doctor – TEDDYBÄR TOTAL bear‘s-doctor Barbara Wahnemühl offers her services.
Estimation point – Expert Daniel Hentschel gives information about the origin of the visitors bears
Family day – 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.
Police Car – 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.
Exhibition – A small teddy bear on the road. Photographer Olaf von Dombrowski shows the adventures of the Travelling Teddy Bear at TEDDYBÄR TOTAL in Münster.
List of exhibitors
Republic of Moldova
Special edition bear