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European Beard and Moustache Championships 2008

in Leinfelden-Echterdingen

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Date: Saturday, November 8, 2008
Location: FILDERHALLE Leinfelden, Bahnhofstraße 61, 70771 Leinfelden-Echterdingen, Germany

Info about the hall: The large banquet room of the Conference and Events Center (Kongress- und Veranstaltungszentrum) has a stage, a gallery, and a seating capacity of over 1000. The FILDERHALLE restaurant will offer gourmet cuisine for the most discriminating tastes. There will be excellent beard-styling facilities for the contestants. Ample parking is available at the hall. For further information:

Program: The European Beard and Moustache Championships will feature competition in 17 categories according to the rules adopted by the Association of German Beard Clubs (VDB). There will be an entertaining program with the theme Beard and Culture. The event will begin with pre-judging at 11:00 a.m. Opening cermonies will take place at 1:00 p.m. The entrance fee for contestants is 25 euros.

Event information: Beard and Culture Club "Belle Moustache"; c/o. Jürgen Burkhardt, Postfach 300109, 70756 Leinfelden-Echterdingen, Telephone (+49) 0711/791424 and 0171/4174716, Telefax (+49) 0711/791437, and


Car: Leinfelden-Echterdingen is conveniently located next to the autobahn A 8. Coming from Munich take exit 52a/52b, LE-Leinfelden. Coming from Karlsruhe take exit 52, LE-Leinfelden. After exiting the Autobahn, proceed toward Leinfelden, following the signs for the FILDERHALLE. Addtional signs will be posted. Distance from Stuttgart 12 kilometers (20 minutes).

Rail: ICE- and IC-trains serve the main station (Hauptbahnhof) in Stuttgart. From there, travel by commuter rail (S-Bahn) line S2 toward the airport (Flughafen) or line S3 toward Filderstadt to Leinfelden. Travel time from Stuttgart, 22 minutes. Alternatively take the underground/subway line U5 to the end station Leinfelden. Travel time from Stuttgart 25 Minutes. The commuter rail and underground station is just 200 meters from the FILDERHALLE.

Air: From the Stuttgart Airport take any commuter train (S-Bahn -- either line S2 toward Schorndorf or S3 toward Backnang) 6 minutes to the Leinfelden station.

Schedule information: German Railway:, Stuttgart Transit: www.

Hotels in Leinfelden: We can recommend three hotels within 200 meters of the FILDERHALLE.

Hotel Bahnhof, Bahnhofstraße 37, Tel. 0711/752739, 7 single rooms and 3 double rooms.

Hotel Drei Morgen, Bahnhofstraße 39, Tel. 0711/160560, 17 single rooms and 10 double rooms,

Hotel am Park, Lessingstraße 4-6, Tel. 0711/903100, 25 single rooms and 17 double rooms,

There are additional hotels in other parts of the city with bus or communter rail transportation available.

LE tourist information: can provide addtional information about hotels, directions, and the FILDERHALLE, along with city maps, route planners and much more.

Schedule for the EBMC 2008:

Rev. 9/2008

Event schedule for the European Beard and Moustache Championships 2008

Fri., 7. November 2008,

We will organize a welcoming party and additional activities for all contestants and guests.

Sat., 8. November 2008 FILDERHALLE Leinfelden

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Registration and pre-judging by the VDB pre-judges.

2:00 p.m. Opening ceremonies and presentation of beard clubs.

2:30 p.m. Moustache competition

4:00 p.m. Partial beard competition

5:00 p.m. Full beard competiton

7:30 p.m. Show and cultural program with awards presentation

Open End

During and after the competition you will be entertained by the music of the Uhlberg-Duo. We will put a great show and cultural program together for you. All times are subject to change for organizational reasons.

All contestants must attend final registration and pre-judging by the VDB between 11:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Contestants who do not attend pre-judging will not be permitted to compete!

Beard and moustache categories for the European Beard and Moustache championships 2008



02 Natural

03 English

04 Dali

05 Hungarian

06 Freestyle

Partial beards

07 Natural

08 Chinese

09 Musketeer

10 Imperial

11 Chin beard freestyle

12 Cheek beard Freistil

Full beards

13 Natural

14 Natural with styled moustache

15 Garibaldi

16 Verdi

17 Freestyle

These categories are in accordance with the current requirements of the Association of German Beard Clubs (VDB). The category descriptions and illustrations can be found here. The competition will take place in the order set forth above. In honor of Ferdinand Graf von Zeppelin whom we have named "Historical Beard," we will begin with the imperial moustache category. The European Beard and Moustache Championships is the closing event of "the Dream of Flight" celebration taking place in Leinfelden-Echterdingen in 2008.

Advice for press and TV:

Please direct all inquiries and accreditation requests to:

Beard and Culture Club "Belle Moustache" c/o. Jürgen Burkhardt, Postfach 300109, 70756 Leinfelden-Echterdingen, GermanyTelephone (+49) 0711/791424 and 0171/4174716, Fax (+49) 0711/791437

We will provide excellent cooperation with the press. Please request accreditation as soon as possible. by email, in writing, or by telephone at 0711/791424 and let us know your special requests. We will provide you with all needed press information and welcome your inquiries. Additionally we will provide the press with photos from the event as well from our extensive archives. We also appreciate pre-event publicity for the European Beard and Moustache Championships. We thank you in advance for providing us with copies!

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Revised 9/2008