EVENTS  :  Steiff trip
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On October 12th 2003 we all flew out to Germany to visit the Steiff factory.

This is Sparky!

Sparky decided to return to his "birthplace"
so as it was Bernies birthday
we all decided to go along with him.

Outside Munich airport.
No bears yet!

Sparky (and friends!)
go shopping in Munich!

The Toy Museum in Munich
had a special Teddy exhibition on!


Outside the Factory entrance.
Still no bears!

Except Sparky!

Steiff provided lunch in the showroom!

Ian entertains at lunch and.........

.....shows off the new
1904 Replica Baerle 43PAB
Limited edition for 2004.

Linda finds a new friend

             and Eve looks happy with her new hug......

Margarete Steiffs birthplace
in Giengen.

Margaret Steiffs first "factory"
The felt factory.
In Giengen we stayed at the Salzburger Hof Hotel

The Hotel

and our host Martina

The Christmas shop in Rothenburg
was a popular attraction.
Wednesday night was Bernies birthday party night!
Thanks to Ray and Eve Long, Chas and Linda McKenzie, for photos.
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