Details for this year's Christmas Trip!

Christmas Trip 28th November – 2nd December 2015

Saturday 28th November

  • Meet in Heathrow Terminal 5 from 06.30 to be checked in by 07.00. 
  • Depart for Berlin at 08.40 with BA. Arrive 11.30 local time.
  • Depart for Leipzig. We may stop for a snack on the way.
  • 15.00 Arrive in Leipzig to visit the Christmas market.
  • 15.00 – 17.00 Free time in Leipzig. This will give everyone a chance to visit the Christmas market, explore the town centre and maybe indulge in a first mug of glühwein!
  • 17.00 Depart via coach for Bad Kösen.
  • 18.30 Arrival at the hotel Mutiger Ritter in Bad Kösen.
  • Check in and time to freshen up before the proposed gala dinner. More details of which will follow.

Sunday 29th November

  • Breakfast.
  • Day to enjoy 1st Kösen Teddy Bear and Soft Toy Fair
  • Leave at 16.30 for Hotel Schiller
  • 19.00 Arrive Hotel Schiller
  • Check in and time to freshen up before dinner at 20.00.

Monday 30th November

  • 8.30 Depart hotel for Teddy Hermann.
  • 8.45 Arrive at Teddy Hermann for welcome. Spend the morning at Teddy Hermann to include:
    • Welcome from the joint Managing Directors of Teddy Hermann.
    • Tour of production.
    • Visit to the factory shop, which includes special offers, discontinued items and sample pieces. Always a very popular part of the trip!
    • Refreshments to keep our energy levels up. As always there will be plenty of mulled wine, coffee and lebkuchen!
  • 12.00 Depart via coach for Giengen.
  • 14.00 Stop at Rothenburg for a visit to the Christmas market. We always love visiting this beautiful town. There is also the bonus of the famous Christmas shop Käthe Wohlfahrt and the teddy bear shop Teddys Rothburg.
  • 18.00 Depart for Giengen.
  • 19.30 Arrive at the Lobinger Hotel in Giengen. Check in and freshen up before dinner at 20.30.

Tuesday 1st December

  • 09.00 Depart hotel.
  • Short journey to Steiff for 09.20. Welcome at Steiff.
  • Day to include:
    • Tour of The World of Steiff followed by plenty of time to look in The World of Steiff shop.
    • Visit to the seconds shop.
    • Visit to Margarete Steiff’s birthplace.
    • Lunch in the Steiff Bistro Knopf at the factory.
    • Visit into the factory.
  • 17.00 Return to hotel. 
  • 19.00 Transfer to Sud Italia Restaurant for dinner.
  • 22.00 Transfer back to the hotel.

Wednesday 2nd December

  • 08.30 Depart hotel. Coach journey to Munich.
  • 10.30 Visit to the Steiff department at the Oberpollinger store, which will act as our base for the day.
  • Free time to visit the Christmas market and explore the city centre.
  • 18.00 Transfer to Munich airport and depart at 21.10 for Heathrow. 
  • With the 1-hour time difference, we arrive back at Heathrow 22.10.