Margarete Steiff Museum, Giengen an der Brenz
(4.6/5 based on 140+ reviews on the web)
Margarete Steiff founded the Steiff Toy Company in 1880, and Margarete Steiff Museum pays homage to her greatest legacy: plush toys. Steiff was known to build all the toy animal prototypes herself. She insisted that the toys be made of natural, safe materials, and her company motto was "Only the best is good enough for children." The company continues to make toys by hand using natural materials for the fur and eyes. You can distinguish a Steiff toy by the button sewn into the animal's ear. To visit Margarete Steiff Museum on your trip to Giengen an der Brenz, use our Giengen an der Brenz vacation planner.
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  • Go spend a few hours, very nice kids, only if you want to buy a toy so you must get a lot of your money.
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  • Large car park in front of the Museum. Reception with large porch. It then enters an elevator and go travel. Visitors travelling first plush teddy bears 'BUTTON' with his girlfriend "Frieda" in a 22-minute guided tour on the planet. There, they participate in an adventurous search. This leads to the South Pole. It rises from the elevator (Cabinet) from this and later again. There's also a Petting Zoo of life-size Steifftieren where children can ride. The Museum is housed on the top floor. The history of the Steiff company is shown here. Also the first Teddy bear will be presented. In adjoining room you can watch how together used as a stuffed animal by hand. Back on the ground floor you come out only through the shop. Here you can everything Steiff produced buy. Also great children's clothing. In the bistro you can food and drink very cheap and family-friendly. Also a small "beer garden" part of it. A piece around the corner there is still a very reasonable Steiff Outlett.
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  • With children, the Museum is an absolute must. It will tell the full story of the Steiff Teddy bear. Beautiful animals. For entry, the prices keep within limits. The shop is very nice.
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  • My wife and I visited here in September 2014 and spent 90 minutes on the tour and looking through the shop, another 30 minutes would have been good to spend a bit more time walking through and another 30-60 minutes if you're eating there (prices look very reasonable and food looks good). If you have children with you I'd allow another 60 minutes at least as there is a lot to do for all ages but especially children. The children we saw there were having a great time. Parking was free when we were there, the gates opened to let you out without needing a ticket but this may only be on weekends. Definitely worth a visit if you're in the area, it's close to a train station and the autobahn so access is easy.