Around 1,600 “Wiesn” waitresses and waiters work at the biggest fair in Munich every year.
Each one of them walks an average of 230 km over the 16 days, delivering countless quantities of the beer steins – each one weighing over 2 kg – to happy revellers.
It’s a tremendous achievement, and one that Steiff is honouring as part of its Oktoberfest series with this new Teddy bear creation.
She is wearing an apron, blouse and scarf, and is carrying three beer steins in her paws.
This bear was issued by the German department store KaDeWe. She comes in a box with certificate of authenticity.
Steiff Wiesn Waitress Teddy Bear
Made for KaDeWe Germany 2015
Limited to 500 pieces
Material: brown tipped cream colored mohair
Size: 24 cm. / 10" tall
Fully jointed with safety eyes.
Hand stitched nose
With apron (trachtenkleid)
Holding 3 beer steins
On right paw pad embroidered Oktoberfest
With Knopf im Ohr.
For adult collectors only, not a toy
With certificate and box